1. In 19th-century Sweden, 380 kids were strangled by their mothers or nurses every year, according to the Swedish Statistical Bureau.
  2. A blind man successfully kayaked the Grand Canyon in 2013.
  3. If you ever get lost in Central Park, each one of the 1,600 lampposts around the grounds have a special code to help you map where you are.
  4. About 300,000 pedestrians, the population of Iceland, pass through Times Square every day.
  5. Marie Curie couldn't legally attend College, so she did it illegally, going to what was known as the "Flying University," a secret organization.
  6. Search Engines can only access 0.03% of the Internet. The rest is known as the "deep web."
  7. Some non-redheaded men have red beards because they have one copy of the MC1R gene. Two copies would make them fully redheads.
  8. You spend 10% of your waking life blinking.
  9. In 1898, Nikola Tesla predicted drone warfare.
  10. At the peak of his power, infamous Medellin cartel boss Pablo Escobar brought in an estimated US$420 million a week in revenue.
  11. Sultan Moulay Ismail, who ruled Morocco in the 17th century, is said to have fathered around 1000 children .
  12. Male ducks have been observed engaging in necrophilic gay sex.
  13. A British research study found that watching a horror film prior to viewing abstract art enhances the enjoyment of the art for most people.
  14. The motto of Russia's nuclear strike missile force is: "After us, it is silence."
  15. Every U.S. president with a beard has been a Republican.
  16. There are albino bottlenose dolphins.
  17. King of the French Louis Phillippe survived 7 assassination attempts.
  18. You can visit the Grand Canyon using Google Street View.
  19. If we all consumed as much as the average U.S. citizen, we would need 4.8 Earths to sustain ourselves.
  20. In the U.S., people think one-third of the population are immigrants. In reality, it's just 14%.
  21. The name "Jessica" first appeared in Shakespeare's play "The Merchant of Venice."
  22. Streaming services like Netflix and Hulu save kids from over 150 hours of commercials a year.
  23. About 8% of human DNA actually comes from viruses.
  24. In the 1980s, the financial sector claimed just 10% of U.S. corporate profits. By the 2010s, it's almost 30%, supplanting manufacturing as the biggest profit center in the economy.
  25. Children in the war-torn city of Aleppo, Syria, have been seen using a bomb crater as a makeshift swimming pool.
  26. In 2012, a Cleveland woman, arrested for a traffic infraction, was ordered to stand for 2 days holding a sign that read "Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus."
  27. Australians are the world's biggest meat eaters, consuming almost 200lbs each every year, closely followed by Americans.
  28. Anne Frank rewrote her diary in 1944 to improve content and language after hearing the Dutch government-in-exile's advise to keep diaries as a record of what went on under the Nazis.
  29. 50% of the world's population lives in just 1% of its land.
  30. Liars blink less frequently than normal during the lie, and then speed up to around eight times faster than usual afterwards.
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