1. 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.
  2. Female glow-worms attract mates by the green luminescence of their "lanterns."
  3. Some interns at Google earn up to US$90,000.
  4. Denver, Colorado, has more marihuana dispensaries than liquor stores or public schools.
  5. Human beings have as many brain cells in their stomachs as cats have in their brains.
  6. Billionaire Howard Hughes stored his own urine in bottles.
  7. The term "Banana republic" was coined in 1904 to describe Honduras.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. For about US$800 a night, you can stay at the Caverns Suite, located 220 feet below the Grand Canyon.
  11. Only the 5 first U.S. presidents were never photographed.
  12. Africa had up to 10,000 different states and autonomous groups with distinct languages and customs before it was colonized.
  13. Looking at a photo of a loved one reduces pain by 44%, a study found.
  14. 85%
    people survive breast cancer beyond 5 years.
  15. The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space.
  16. Over 800,000 women served in the Soviet armed forces in WW2.
  17. The first computer programmers were women.
  18. The U.S. military spent over US$20 billion a year on air conditioning in Iraq and Afghanistan. That's more than NASA's budget.
  19. The typical American lives no more than 18 miles from their mom.
  20. Christopher Walken likes to edit the punctuation of every script he gets, so he can say things the way he wants to.
  21. The man who invented the Frisbee was cremated and made into Frisbees after he died.
  22. Two-thirds of the world's polar bears live in Canada.
  23. Qatar is the only country that begins with a Q and Iraq is the only country that ends with one.
  24. When last names were created in Thailand in 1913, law required all names to be unique, so the only way two Thais would have the same last name would be if they were related.
  25. A cat's brain can store 1,000 times more data than an iPad.
  26. During Bill Clinton's entire eight-year presidency he only sent two emails.
  27. There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S. than real flamingos.
  28. Syngenesophobia is the fear of relatives.
  29. In 2015, engineering students in China worked out how to control live cockroaches using a brain-to-brain interface technique.
  30. Disney owns 80% of ESPN.
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