1. The British monarchy has nominal assets worth about US$34.8 billion. They're among the world's top 20 richest people.
  2. In 1973, Nixon gave Colombia a lunar rock collected during the Apollo 17 landing. The plaque reads "Presented to the People of the Republic of Columbia."
  3. Wife beating was not illegal in all U.S. States until 1920.
  4. Jose Maria Velasco was elected 5 times to be the President of Ecuador and was ousted 4 times.
  5. 91%
    of Egypt's women aged 15 to 49 have been subjected to genital mutilation, according to the World Health Organization.
  6. From the Middle Ages up to 1809,
    Finland was part of Sweden.
  7. Genghis Khan was originally named Temujin which means "blacksmith."
  8. During Spanish colonial rule,
    Texas was officially known as the
    New Kingdom of the Philippines
    Province of the Texas.
  9. The English word "Callipygian" means having a beautiful ass.
  10. Australia has 31% of the world's uranium supply.
  11. In Vietnam, marriage applicants must acquire a Certificate of Good Mental Health from a doctor before being allowed to marry.
  12. In 1984, New Zealand's Prime Minister got drunk and decided to spontaneously call a general election. He lost.
  13. The world is running out of sand. We use 40 billion tons of sand each year.
  14. Over 95% of supercentenarians (people who live to be 110) are women.
  15. In 1970, Bill Murray jokingly said to a fellow passenger that he had two bombs in his bag. U.S. marshals searched his luggage and found US$20,000 worth of marijuana. Murray was arrested.
  16. Shaquille O'Neal has a doctorate in education and wrote his thesis on humour in the workplace.
  17. In 2013, PayPal accidentally credited US$92 quadrillion to a Pennsylvania man.
  18. Women who get married after 30 in the U.S. end up making about US$18,000 more than their early-marrying peers.
  19. Storing all the genetic information on Earth would require 1 sextillion of the world's most powerful supercomputers.
  20. "Wannabe" by Spice Girls was deemed as the UK's catchiest song after a study found it only takes 2.29 seconds for listeners to recognize it.
  21. Pigs can often outsmart dogs and are on about the same intellectual level as chimpanzees, a study found.
  22. Stephen Hawking married the ex-wife of the man who first designed his speech synthesiser.
  23. A finnish soldier fought for Finland, the Nazis, and the US Army Special Forces. He escaped a POW camp, earned a Bronze Star, Five Purple Hearts and disappeared in Vietnam in 1965.
  24. There are 500 identified plant species depicted in the painting "Primavera" by Boticelli.
  25. Albert Einstein was among the 5,000+ people who signed a petition to overturn Germany's ban on Homosexuality.
  26. "Otherkin" are people who identify as mythical creatures instead of humans.
  27. In 2015, a man dressed up as an armored truck driver and tricked Walmart into giving him US$75,000.
  28. After being shot, U.S. President James Garfield was fed through his rectal cavity by his doctors.
  29. J.D. Salinger started writing "The Catcher in the Rye" after a stint in a mental hospital.
  30. The line "ass so fat" is used in over 140 rap songs.
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