1. Jimmy Carter reported seeing a UFO before he was president, in 1969.
  2. The original name of Liberty Island, home of the Statue of Liberty, was Bedloe's Island.
  3. Vietnamese don't call it the "Vietnam War," they call it the "Resistance War Against America."
  4. A hippopotamus can swallow a man whole.
  5. Humans first used tools to eat meat at least 250,000 years ago.
  6. "Police police Police police police police Police police." is a valid sentence, since "police" is both a noun and a verb.
  7. 95%
    of humans are naturally immune to leprosy.
  8. The U.S. gave Israel US$3.1 billion on foreign aid in 2014. That's almost US$10 per American citizen.
  9. Before finding success and making over US$100 million as a comedian, Steve Harvey was homeless for 3 years.
  10. The Chinese are twice as willing to purchase products "Made in America" than Chinese products.
  11. Over 8 million horses died in WW1. Of those who survived, most were sent to Belgian butchers, being regarded as unfit for any other purpose.
  12. Africans are more genetically diverse than the inhabitants of the rest of the world combined.
  13. The game "Pokemon Go" earned an estimated US$200 million in its first month.
  14. When Charles Manson was a child, his mother sold him for a pitcher of beer.
  15. The "Back to the Future" movie franchise is safe from reboots for as long as the original director and writer are alive.
  16. A ton of iPhones yield 300 times more gold than a ton of gold ore.
  17. In 2016, a Dutch woman who was raped in Qatar was convicted of adultery, fined over US$800, and spent months in jail for reporting the crime.
  18. No country in the world has a lower life expectancy than the the countries with the highest life expectancy in 1800.
  19. Louis Armstrong spent his adult life celebrating the wrong birthday. He believed it was July 4th, 1900, but it was actually August 4th, 1901.
  20. Sanitary pads can take 500 to 800 years to decompose in landfills.
  21. The man who inspired the 2004 Tom Hanks movie "The Terminal" spent 18 years living at the departure lounge of Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  22. Legends say China began in a great flood, some 4,000 years ago. Scientists found geological evidence that the flood was real.
  23. A study in Canada found that people now have a shorter attention span than goldfish, just 8 seconds.
  24. Being attentive to your partner and making your partner feel special will boost sexual desire, a study found.
  25. The Nazis invented the Olympic Torch Relay.
  26. The 'fuel efficiency' of walking is roughly equivalent to 360 miles per gallon.
  27. Apple recovered 2,204 pounds of gold from broken iPhones in 2015. That's worth about US$40 million.
  28. A study found that nearly 16,000 American babies are born premature each year at least in part because of air pollution.
  29. In 1909, Teddy Roosevelt and his son went on a "conservation mission" to Africa on which they killed a whopping 512 animals.
  30. 93% of the Great Barrier Reef is now damaged by coral bleaching.
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