1. Kurt Cobain dropped out of high school, then worked there as a janitor.
  2. The creator of Legos made a policy of no military sets because he didn't want war to seem like child's play.
  3. Santa Claus received 670 votes in the 2012 U.S. presidential election.
  4. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer used to work 130 hours a week.
  5. A scientist used magnetism to levitate a frog. Magnetic fields lightly distorts the orbits of electrons in the frog's atoms.
  6. A USB memory stick is more powerful than the computer system that guided the Apollo spacecraft to the moon.
  7. Venus spins in the opposite direction from most other planets so that on Venus the sun rises in the west.
  8. A bolt of lightning is 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun.
  9. The first person in history whose name we know is "Kushim," an accountant from Mesopotamia who lived around 3200 B.C.
  10. Charlie Chaplin's daughter played Charlie Chaplin's mother in the 1992 biopic "Chaplin."
  11. The word 'Nicotine' is derived from Frenchman Jean Nicot who introduced tobacco to France in 1560.
  12. CAPTCHA stands for "Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart"
  13. Marijuana absorbs nuclear radiation. In 1998, the Ukraine's Institute of Bast Crops planted industrial marijuana to help remove contaminants in the soil near Chernobyl.
  14. The brain can't actually feel pain despite its billions of neurons.
  15. A bolt of lightning contains enough energy to toast 160,000 pieces of bread.
  16. If you could see as well as the Camera on the Hubble Space Telescope, you would be able to read the fine print on a newspaper 1 mile away.
  17. Earth spins at around 1,000 mph and hurtles through space in its orbit around the sun at about 67,000 mph.
  18. A large raindrop, about the size of a house fly, has terminal fall speeds of about 10 meters per second (20 mph).
  19. 13 people died of alcohol poisoning in 1875 in Ireland when a brewery caught fire causing whiskey to flow through the streets.
  20. The solar system is 4.54 billion years old.
  21. Scientists have been able to genetically modify mosquitos so that they are unable to transmit malaria to humans.
  22. A Martian day is about 44 minutes longer than an Earth day.
  23. The average human will spend around 180 days of their life exercising.
  24. A man in Michigan has 29 college degrees, and is currently studying to get his 30th.
  25. The number of Americans who don't read books has nearly tripled since 1978.
  26. The world's largest underwater volcano, Tamu Massif, is the size of New Mexico.
  27. Lenticular clouds are rare formations that can look like UFOs. They are formed when wind encounters an obstruction such as a mountain.
  28. The Shenandoah salamander doesn't have lungs and breathes through its skin.
  29. The average human will spend 6.8% of their lives socializing with someone they love, or the equivalent of around 1,769 days.
  30. The Australian Plate is moving about 7 centimeters (2.8 inches) northwards every year.
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