1. In 1942, four Auschwitz inmates successfully escaped by stealing SS officer uniforms and driving a stolen Nazi car through the camp's front gate.
  2. 15% of the air you breathe in a metro station is human skin, a study found.
  3. There are currently 23 nations that maintain no army, including Andorra, Costa Rica and Liechtenstein.
  4. In 1939, Adolf Hitler's nephew wrote an article called "Why I Hate My Uncle."
  5. In China, some families pay for "ghost marriages," employing a matchmaker to help find a suitable spouse for their deceased loved ones.
  6. The BBC can't run ads. It is financed instead by a TV licence fee paid by households.
  7. A single company, Luxottica, controls 80% of all glasses and sunglasses brands in the world, including Rayban, Oakley, Prada, Chanel and Versace.
  8. Air-conditioning in casinos is oxygen enriched to help players stay alert and gamble longer.
  9. Lady Gaga has won 12 separate Guinness World Records including, "Most Product Placement in a Video."
  10. Jackie Chan was scheduled to be on top of the WTC on the morning of 9/11 for a movie, but the screenwriter failed to deliver the script on time.
  11. The world's lightest metal was created by Boeing. It's called Microlattice and is 99.99% air.
  12. The Library of Congress is the largest in the world, with more than 162 million items on approximately 838 miles of bookshelves.
  13. Google's Artificial-Intelligence Bot says the purpose of living is 'to live forever'
  14. "Goodbye" is a contraction of "God be with ye."
  15. Soccer player Ronaldinho came to media attention at 13 years old when his team won 23-0. He'd scored all 23 goals.
  16. NASA astronauts can vote from space.
  17. In 1960, 59% of American adults aged 18-29 were married. Today, only 20% are married.
  18. September 16 is the most common birthday in the U.S.
  19. Blockbuster had the chance to buy Netflix for US$50 million in 2000 but turned it down to go into business with Enron.
  20. A person from Las Vegas is called a "Las Vegan".
  21. It is illegal to distribute "revenge porn" (video or photos of your ex) in California since 2016.
  22. Monkeys floss their teeth.
  23. William Shakespeare's six surviving signatures have different spellings, including "Shakspere", "Shaksper" and "Shakspeare.". The right spelling has been in dispute for centuries.
  24. Over the past two centuries, every year has added 3 months to average life expectancy.
  25. In 2015, a Michigan doctor was sentenced to 45 years in prison for giving chemotherapy to patients who didn't actually have cancer.
  26. Every ten minutes, someone is murdered in Brazil.
  27. When Pablo Escobar's daughter wanted a unicorn, he bought her a horse and stapled a cone to its head and wings to its back. The horse died from infection.
  28. No more than 40 people live 800 feet (243 m) above the ground of New York City. It's an exclusive privilege for the super rich.
  29. Only 4 modern countries were never colonized by Europe: Japan, Korea, Thailand and Liberia.
  30. A study found having a teacher who believes climate change is real is a strong positive predictor of students' belief in global warming.
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