1. A gram of cocaine costs
    €207 in Australia
    but just €9 in Brazil.
  2. The only country to have a Bible on its national flag is the Dominican Republic.
  3. In 2011, a man crashed his motorcycle and died because he wasn't wearing a helmet during a protest ride against mandatory helmet laws.
  4. According to Marco Polo's writings, Genghis Khan died from an injury caused by an arrow to the knee.
  5. Oxygen
    took up residence
    in the Earth's atmosphere
    2.45 billion years ago.
  6. Living in sight of water can make you calmer, happier and more creative, a study found.
  7. There's a tattoo ink called "Ephemeral" that lasts just one year.
  8. People who have received bone-marrow transplants have two sets of DNA, one in their blood and another in their cells.
  9. A 2016 Twitter hack found that 123456 was the site's most common password, more than 120,000 people were using it.
  10. There's a competitive sport called "joggling" that combines jogging and juggling.
  11. The first and last British soldiers that died in WW1 are, by coincidence, buried 15 feet away from each other.
  12. Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all died within 10 months of each other, all of drug-related causes, all at 27 years old.
  13. Donald Trump was the inspiration for the character Biff Tannen in the "Back to the Future" trilogy.
  14. It is illegal to own a hamster in Hawaii .
  15. It can take 2,700 liters of water to produce the cotton needed to make a single T-shirt.
  16. Scientists can reduce the fat in chocolate by 20% by passing it through an electric field.
  17. Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo refuses to get any tattoos on his body just so he can continue on donating blood.
  18. The current existing nuclear waste can power the world for 72 years.
  19. 42% of Americans believe in ghosts, 26% in witches and 24% in reincarnation.
  20. Winston Churchill was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the U.S.
  21. In Venezuela, 4 in 100,000 adult males opt for penis enlargement surgery, the second highest rate in the world.
  22. A lightning bolt carries X-ray radiation.
  23. In 1961, a little girl wrote a letter to JFK asking if Santa Claus was OK during the Soviet's nuclear testing at the North Pole. Kennedy wrote back to her saying that he spoke with Santa and that he's okay.
  24. India planted nearly 50 million trees in 24 hours on Monday, July 11, 2016, a new Guinness World Record.
  25. As of 2016, Bill Gates could give US$10 to every human being on Earth and still keep US$3 billion for himself.
  26. Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Super Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong, is not allowed to bike to work because his safety is too important to Nintendo.
  27. Michael Jordan was fined US$5000 for every game that he wore Air Jordans, as the shoes violated NBA policies. But he made an estimated US$90 million in 2013 alone, mostly from NIKE.
  28. 162,719 pints of Guinness beer are wasted each year due to mustaches.
  29. In 2015, U.S. home ownership rate reached a 48-year low.
  30. Penguins can't taste sweet or savory flavors, only sour and salty ones.
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