1. Google's internet services run on 2 billion lines of code. That's 5000 times as many lines as the original Space Shuttle.
  2. By the time "The Oprah Winfrey Show" made its national debut, Oprah was already an Oscar nominee for her role in "The Color Purple."
  3. People who cannot afford to live in a house in Hong Kong and Japan take advantage of McDonalds' "doors are always open" policy and live in their restaurants. They are known as "McRefugees."
  4. In 2013, female stockings covered in fake male hair became a fashion hit in China as a way to deter unwanted male attention.
  5. More than 3% of people are born with phonagnosia: they can't recognize the voices of familiar people.
  6. More than 28,000 people died during terrorist events in 2015.
  7. Wall Street was named after a 12-foot wall that was built by the 17th-century citizens of New Amsterdam to discourage pirate attacks.
  8. UPS trucks get about 15,000 parking tickets a month in New York City.
  9. One of Oprah's biggest regrets is wheeling 67 pounds of fat on stage to illustrate how much weight she lost in a 1988 episode of her show.
  10. In Serbia, you're legally allowed to vote two years early (at age 16) if you're employed.
  11. Queen Victoria survived at least 7 assassination attempts.
  12. Facebook runs on 61 million lines of code. That's more than twice the amount needed for an F-35 Fighter Jet.
  13. Each year, 15 million girls get married before the age of 18.
  14. During the Cold War the United States military misplaced at least 8 nuclear weapons permanently.
  15. More than a third of Europeans have a mental health disorder.
  16. U.S. President Lyndon Johnson had an amphibious car and would scare guests by driving into a lake while while shouting about malfunctioning brakes.
  17. One of the assassins of Malcolm X is still alive. He was released from prison in 2010.
  18. The Tree of Tenere was considered the most isolated tree on Earth, being the only one for 250 miles in the Sahara Desert, until a drunk driver hit it in 1973.
  19. It took Victor Hugo 12 years to write the classic novel "Les Miserables."
  20. The largest sea evacuation in the U.S. happened on 9/11. Almost 500,000 people got evacuated by boat in less than 9 hours.
  21. Over 77% of people surveyed in the U.S. believe men should pay the bill on a first date. About 19% felt it should be split in some way.
  22. In the UK, the cost of raising a child from birth to 21 years old is over US$300,000.
  23. Octopus blood is blue.
  24. At 67 years old, a Polish adventurer made the longest open-water kayak crossing of the Atlantic in history, going from Lisbon to Florida in 6 months.
  25. The movie "Saving Private Ryan" was so realistic, it triggered Posttraumatic stress disorder in some WW2 veterans.
  26. Studies show that parents tend to exaggerate how much joy they get from their children to justify the huge investment that kids require.
  27. In 2006, CNN listed Mark Zuckerberg and the founder of Netflix among the "10 People Who Don't Matter."
  28. The current Dalai Lama was selected for the role when he was 2 years old, and formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama when he was 4.
  29. The ancient Egyptians respected dwarfs, and did not see them as having a physical handicap.
  30. Tigers that breed with lions give birth to hybrids known as "tigons" and "ligers."
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