1. New Mexico isn't really named after Mexico, since it was named in 1563 and Mexico didn't drop its "New Spain" name until 1821.
  2. Microsoft had offered to buy Yahoo for US$44.6 billion in 2008. Yahoo rejected the offer. In 2016, it sold for just US$4.8 billion.
  3. At least a dozen Americans were killed by the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, a fact that the U.S. did not acknowledge until the 1970s.
  4. In one year, a 100-bat colony can drink the blood of 25 cows.
  5. While receiving a single tattoo temporarily weakens your immune system, receiving several tattoos over time could strengthen it.
  6. Even a small meteoroid of 5 kg (10 lbs) can excavate a huge crater over 9 meters (30 ft) across the lunar surface because the Moon has little or no atmosphere.
  7. "In God We Trust" was declared the U.S.national motto in 1956. It first appeared in 1861 because of the increased religious sentiment existing during the Civil War.
  8. Drinking 2 to 4 cups of coffee daily has been found to drop the risk of suicide by 50% compared to non-coffee drinkers.
  9. It's not strictly true that no sound vibrations can travel through space at all, but humans would not be able to hear any sounds in space.
  10. Mexico and Thailand are the most common countries for American tourists to die abroad.
  11. Infanticide has been observed in bottlenose dolphins.
  12. "Evil" behaviours can be categorised into four basic groups: machiavellianism, psychopathy, sadism and narcissism. They are far from being unique to our species.
  13. Bonobos are the only non-human animal to have been observed engaging in tongue kissing and oral sex.
  14. "That 70s Show" was set 22 years in the past. If a nostalgic show like it aired in 2016, it would be set in the year 1994.
  15. A tomato plant was found on a volcanic island. It had grown from the feces of a scientist that took a dump there.
  16. The more money you make, the less time you spend on the internet, a U.S. study found.
  17. If a self-driving car gets in an accident that is clearly its fault, the owner doesn't pay damages. The manufacturers do.
  18. President Jimmy Carter pardoned all Vietnam draft dodgers on his second day in office.
  19. Hitler himself was never elected by the people. He lost the presidential election but the Nazis formed a coalition that got them enough seats to demand the position of Chancellor for Hitler.
  20. Henry Kissinger convinced Pele to play soccer in the U.S.
  21. Isaac Newton lost the equivalent of US$3 million in today's money on stock market in 1720.
  22. Jose Cuervo is still produced on land granted to the family by the King of Spain in 1758. It was the first business to receive a license to produce tequila and is the oldest family run business in Mexico.
  23. President Banana, first president of Zimbabwe, passed a law forbidding citizens from making jokes about his name.
  24. A man in California got a personalized license plate that said "No Plate" and received more than 2500 parking tickets.
  25. Research shows that
    just thinking about a Plan B
    can make it less likely
    that you'll achieve Plan A.
  26. Homosexual
    parenting
    is very common
    in birds.
  27. The top 1% of bands and solo artists earn 77% of all revenue from recorded music, a 2014 report found.
  28. Data is a plural term, so we should write "the data are" not "the data is." Datum is singular.
  29. Bread is actually unhealthy for ducks.
  30. In 2015, San Jose police stopped a man from committing suicide by sending him pizza and a phone using a bomb disposal robot.
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