1. The motto of Russia's nuclear strike missile force is: "After us, it is silence."
  2. Every U.S. president with a beard has been a Republican.
  3. There are albino bottlenose dolphins.
  4. King of the French Louis Phillippe survived 7 assassination attempts.
  5. You can visit the Grand Canyon using Google Street View.
  6. If we all consumed as much as the average U.S. citizen, we would need 4.8 Earths to sustain ourselves.
  7. In the U.S., people think one-third of the population are immigrants. In reality, it's just 14%.
  8. The name "Jessica" first appeared in Shakespeare's play "The Merchant of Venice."
  9. Streaming services like Netflix and Hulu save kids from over 150 hours of commercials a year.
  10. About 8% of human DNA actually comes from viruses.
  11. 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.
  12. Children in the war-torn city of Aleppo, Syria, have been seen using a bomb crater as a makeshift swimming pool.
  13. 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."
  14. Australians are the world's biggest meat eaters, consuming almost 200lbs each every year, closely followed by Americans.
  15. 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.
  16. 50% of the world's population lives in just 1% of its land.
  17. Liars blink less frequently than normal during the lie, and then speed up to around eight times faster than usual afterwards.
  18. Spanking children makes them more likely to be defiant to their spanking parent, a study found. It also makes them more likely to have anti social and mental issues.
  19. An elephant's trunk has more than 40,000 muscles. In comparison a human being only has 639 muscles total.
  20. In 2015, two day care employees in New Jersey were imprisoned for running a toddler "fight club" among a dozen boys and girls aged 4-6.
  21. One in three newlyweds say their spouse's spending habits are different than what they expected, according to a U.S. survey.
  22. Scientists detected traces of Cannabis on pipes found in William Shakespeare's garden.
  23. 56%
    of Russians regret the collapse of the Soviet Union, a 2016 survey found.
  24. When David Bowie wanted walk around in New York without being bothered, he simply carried a newspaper in Greek, so that people would think "no, that can't be him."
  25. Nude tourism is a recent trend in Machu Picchu. People caught in the act are fined, deported and even banned from visiting the country.
  26. At birth, a baby's eye is about 75% of the size of an adult eye.
  27. Benjamin Franklin lived his life by 13 rules which he called "the 13 virtues." He wrote them when he was 20.
  28. Ozzy Osborne had his genome sequenced to better understand how he's still alive after years of hard drug and alcohol abuse.
  29. 1.5 trillion dollars are paid in bribes every year, according to a World Bank estimate.
  30. At least 71% of dinosaur fossil records remain to be discovered, according to a 2006 study.
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