1. After the Vietnam war, farmers recycled thousands of external fuel tanks from U.S. aircraft to create river boats and canoes
  2. Onomatomania is the frustration at being unable to think of an appropriate word.
  3. At the end of the WW2, U.S. censors kept the news of Germany's unconditional surrender secret from the public for 11 hours.
  4. The human brain has enough memory to hold three million hours of television.
  5. Kansas is flatter than a pancake.
  6. The change from "Arthur Andersen" to "Accenture" was one of the most expensive rebrandings of all time at US$100 million.
  7. 74% of travelers feel the most stressful aspect of travel is figuring out the details, a study found.
  8. One of the thirteen articles in the 1781 U.S. Articles of Confederation states that if Canada wants to be admitted into the U.S., it will automatically be accepted.
  9. Neil Armstrong's boots are still floating around in space.
  10. In the 1890s, Donald Trump's grandfather ran a restaurant that doubled up as a brothel.
  11. The insect Issus coleoptratus has joints that function like mechanical gears.
  12. In Denmark, if you are unmarried at 25, you'll get cinnamon thrown all over you on your birthday.
  13. There are between 25 to 50 serial killers active in the United States at any one time.
  14. Sheep were grazing in Central Park until 1934, when they were moved during the Great Depression for fear they would be eaten.
  15. At Stalin's funeral, 500 people were trampled to death.
  16. Four million years ago, rats in South America were the size of hippos.
  17. Anthophobia is the fear of flowers.
  18. Hugo Chávez, as president of Venezuela, hosted a TV show every Sunday from 1999 to 2012.
  19. The world suicide rate has risen by 60% in the last 45 years.
  20. A full Kindle weighs a billionth of a billionth of a gram more than a brand-new one.
  21. Human brains are 10% smaller than they were 20,000 years ago.
  22. The last English woman tried for witchcraft was convicted in 1944.
  23. Philip is Greek for "horse-lover."
  24. If a bald eagle loses a feather on one wing, it'll shed a corresponding feather on the other to stay balanced.
  25. Religion in the U.S. is worth US$1.2 trillion per year, more than America's 10 biggest tech companies.
  26. The least common PIN number is 8068.
  27. A ‘singlewoman' was medieval slang for a prostitute.
  28. When the Hindenburg exploded, over half of the 97 passengers survived.
  29. The chemical name for titin, the world's largest known protein, is 189,819 letters long.
  30. Disney was sued by a biologist for defaming the character of hyenas in The Lion King.
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