1. 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.
  2. An elephant's trunk has more than 40,000 muscles. In comparison a human being only has 639 muscles total.
  3. 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.
  4. One in three newlyweds say their spouse's spending habits are different than what they expected, according to a U.S. survey.
  5. Scientists detected traces of Cannabis on pipes found in William Shakespeare's garden.
  6. 56%
    of Russians regret the collapse of the Soviet Union, a 2016 survey found.
  7. 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."
  8. Nude tourism is a recent trend in Machu Picchu. People caught in the act are fined, deported and even banned from visiting the country.
  9. At birth, a baby's eye is about 75% of the size of an adult eye.
  10. Benjamin Franklin lived his life by 13 rules which he called "the 13 virtues." He wrote them when he was 20.
  11. Ozzy Osborne had his genome sequenced to better understand how he's still alive after years of hard drug and alcohol abuse.
  12. 1.5 trillion dollars are paid in bribes every year, according to a World Bank estimate.
  13. At least 71% of dinosaur fossil records remain to be discovered, according to a 2006 study.
  14. Liam Neeson, now an action movie star, declined the role of James Bond in 1994 because he "wasn't interested in starring in action movies."
  15. The spiciness of a chili pepper is not in its seeds but in the white pith inside the pepper.
  16. The common experience of arriving somewhere only to realize you've forgotten what you went there to do is called the "doorway effect."
  17. No flat map is accurate because a sphere's surface can't be represented on a flat plane without distortion.
  18. Texting while driving increases the chances of a crash by 23 times.
  19. England's junction known as the "Magic Roundabout" consists of 5 mini-roundabouts arranged around a sixth central, anti-clockwise roundabout.
  20. The drop in temperature from Jupiter's shadow demolishes its moon Io's atmosphere, which then rebuilds once the shadow passes.
  21. Bearded vultures are the only birds known to wear cosmetics. They deliberately dye their feathers with red soil.
  22. During WW2, Hajimi Fuji volunteered for the kamikaze but was refused because he had a wife and two children. His wife then drowned her two young girls and herself.
  23. 3 AM is when most Americans are sleeping (95.1%). Conversely, 6 PM is when most Americans are awake (97.5%).
  24. An Iran Air passenger flight was shot down by a U.S. Navy missile in 1988. All 290 people on board died. The U.S. never apologized or acknowledged wrongdoing.
  25. The world's oldest tattoos ever found were on Ötzi, who lived 5300 years ago. He had 61 tattoos.
  26. Mail was delivered 12 times per day in Victorian London.
  27. In 1978, North Korea kidnapped two famous South Korean filmmakers, a director and a leading actress, and forced them to work on propaganda films.
  28. The parliament of Iceland, established in 930, is the oldest active parliament in the world.
  29. During WW1, the Ottoman Empire slaughtered over 1.5 million Armenians. It gave origin to the word "Genocide", although it is not officially recognized as such by most countries.
  30. Lyudmila Pavlichenko, the most successful female sniper in history, was credited with 309 kills during WW2, including 36 snipers.
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