1. Stonehenge was built at least 300 years before the Egyptian pyramids.
  2. 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.
  3. The median age for depression in the U.S. is 32.
  4. Elvis Presley was occasionally bullied by classmates who viewed him as a 'mama's boy'.
  5. Hylophobia is the fear of trees.
  6. To plan for D-Day, the BBC ran a competition for French beach holiday photographs as a way of gathering intelligence on suitable beaches.
  7. 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.
  8. Up to 10% of invasive cancers are related to radiation exposure.
  9. Eddie Eagan is the only person to ever win gold medals in both the Winter and Summer Olympics: boxing and bobsled.
  10. Jupiter doesn't orbit the sun's center. It orbits a spot in empty space between it and the sun called the barycenter.
  11. In Korea, everyone is one year old from the time they are born, and everyone gets a year older on New Year's day.
  12. 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.
  13. In Victorian London, people were paid to collect dog poop. It was used to tan leather.
  14. Alaska has a longer coastline than all the other U.S. states combined.
  15. 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.
  16. The Masaya Volcano located in Managua, Nicaragua, is getting Wi-Fi. Researchers are installing it to better predict the volcano's eruptions.
  17. The air pressure weighing down on you at any given time is the equivalent of a small car about 1 ton.
  18. 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.
  19. Jimmy Carter reported seeing a UFO before he was president, in 1969.
  20. The original name of Liberty Island, home of the Statue of Liberty, was Bedloe's Island.
  21. Vietnamese don't call it the "Vietnam War," they call it the "Resistance War Against America."
  22. A hippopotamus can swallow a man whole.
  23. Humans first used tools to eat meat at least 250,000 years ago.
  24. "Police police Police police police police Police police." is a valid sentence, since "police" is both a noun and a verb.
  25. 95%
    of humans are naturally immune to leprosy.
  26. The U.S. gave Israel US$3.1 billion on foreign aid in 2014. That's almost US$10 per American citizen.
  27. Before finding success and making over US$100 million as a comedian, Steve Harvey was homeless for 3 years.
  28. The Chinese are twice as willing to purchase products "Made in America" than Chinese products.
  29. 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.
  30. Africans are more genetically diverse than the inhabitants of the rest of the world combined.
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