1. In 2008, Guatemala became the first country to officially recognise femicide, the murder of a woman because of her gender, as a crime.
  2. 1 in 3 worldwide deaths in 2012 were caused by Cardiovascular diseases.
  3. In Morocco, inhaling the smoke of the hedgehog's burnt skin or bristles is a purported remedy for fever, male impotence and urinary illnesses.
  4. Kangaroos' tails act as a third leg rather than just a balancing strut.
  5. On July 2012, the computers of Iran's nuclear program were hacked, causing them to blare "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC.
  6. Some monuments stones
    from Stonehenge
    were brought to the site
    from 150 miles away.
  7. Before he married Martha, George Washington was in love with Sally Fairfax, his best friend's wife.
  8. Mormons believe that the U.S. Constitution is a divinely inspired document.
  9. Outbreaks of the Black Death (bubonic plague) continue to this day in various parts of the world.
  10. The U.S. and Papua New Guinea are the only two countries in the world that do not offer paid maternity leave.
  11. Iceland was the most peaceful place on Earth for six years straight since 2010, according to the Institute for Economics and Peace.
  12. The ozone layer is showing signs of healing, thanks to the worldwide ban on chlorofluorocarbons.
  13. 14.8 million American adults have depression. That's 6.7% of the U.S. population age 18 and older.
  14. Pogonophobia is the fear of beards.
  15. There are 52,000 tonnes of minable gold still in the ground worth US$2 trillion.
  16. Honey has antiseptic properties due to its ability to produce hydrogen peroxide within.
  17. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most populated officially Francophone country, not France.
  18. Less than 10% of tiger's hunts end successfully.
  19. Machu Picchu wasn't known to the world until a Yale Professor , Hiram Bingham, re-discovered it in 1911.
  20. Deforestation rates in Africa are twice the average. More than 4 million hectares (9.9m acres) of forest are lost every year.
  21. Tardigrades are the most durable of known organisms, withstanding temperature ranges from −458 °F (−272 °C) to 300 °F (150 °C), and pressures 6 times greater than those found in the deepest ocean trenches.
  22. Female glow-worms attract mates by the green luminescence of their "lanterns."
  23. Some interns at Google earn up to US$90,000.
  24. Denver, Colorado, has more marihuana dispensaries than liquor stores or public schools.
  25. Human beings have as many brain cells in their stomachs as cats have in their brains.
  26. Billionaire Howard Hughes stored his own urine in bottles.
  27. The term "Banana republic" was coined in 1904 to describe Honduras.
  28. When Eminem won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, he didn't attend the ceremony. He was taking a nap after watching cartoons with his daughter.
  29. Mercury has the greatest temperature difference from day to night in the solar system: 840°F in the day, plummeting to minus 275°F at night.
  30. For about US$800 a night, you can stay at the Caverns Suite, located 220 feet below the Grand Canyon.
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