1. The longest prison sentence served in the U.S. was over 68 years long.
  2. 64% of children who were bullied did not report it.
  3. Currency shaped like knives was in circulation in China from 770 to 220 BC.
  4. During WW2, most people believed Germany would quickly crush the Soviet Union in 3 to 6 months. It took three and a half years and they lost.
  5. Dubai man Mohammad Basheer bought a lottery ticket before boarding an Emirates flight that crashed. He escaped the crash and won the lottery.
  6. Ten trillionths of your suntan comes from the light of other galaxies.
  7. We can't remember much of our first few years because the hippocampus wasn't developed enough to build a rich memory of an event.
  8. Tigers wait until dark to hunt. Their night vision is six times better than that of humans.
  9. In the Saxon Kingdoms of Britain, 240 "sterlings" were minted from a pound of silver, hence the currency "Pound Sterling."
  10. Omphalophobia is the fear of bellybuttons.
  11. The IRS has tax rules about how to claim your child as a dependent if they have been kidnapped.
  12. George Washington did not have wooden teeth. They were made of gold, ivory, lead, human and animal teeth.
  13. Stonehenge was built at least 300 years before the Egyptian pyramids.
  14. The Hawaiian creation myth relates that the present cosmos is only the last of a series of failed universes. The octopus is the lone survivor of the previous alien universe.
  15. The median age for depression in the U.S. is 32.
  16. Elvis Presley was occasionally bullied by classmates who viewed him as a 'mama's boy'.
  17. Hylophobia is the fear of trees.
  18. To plan for D-Day, the BBC ran a competition for French beach holiday photographs as a way of gathering intelligence on suitable beaches.
  19. For 2 years during WW1, the Big Ben's bells were silenced and the clock was not illuminated at night to avoid guiding attacking German Zeppelins.
  20. Up to 10% of invasive cancers are related to radiation exposure.
  21. Eddie Eagan is the only person to ever win gold medals in both the Winter and Summer Olympics: boxing and bobsled.
  22. Jupiter doesn't orbit the sun's center. It orbits a spot in empty space between it and the sun called the barycenter.
  23. In Korea, everyone is one year old from the time they are born, and everyone gets a year older on New Year's day.
  24. An inmate filed a US$5 million lawsuit against himself. He claimed that he violated his own civil rights by getting arrested. He then asked the state to pay because he has no income in jail.
  25. In Victorian London, people were paid to collect dog poop. It was used to tan leather.
  26. Alaska has a longer coastline than all the other U.S. states combined.
  27. Canada is the only host nation in the history of the games not to win a gold medal in their own Summer Olympic Games, Montreal 1976.
  28. The Masaya Volcano located in Managua, Nicaragua, is getting Wi-Fi. Researchers are installing it to better predict the volcano's eruptions.
  29. The air pressure weighing down on you at any given time is the equivalent of a small car about 1 ton.
  30. The Waldorf Astoria Hotel once had its own private railroad track at Grand Central so that its guests could clandestinely enter and exit New York City.
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