1. 270 scientists re-ran 100 studies published in the top psychology journals in 2008. Only half the studies could be replicated successfully.
  2. In 2016, a man blaming a game company for "ruining his life" with game addiction, crashed a car into their head office in South Korea.
  3. Neither
    of George W. Bush's
    are Republican.
  4. Brain age decreases by 0.95 years for each year of education, and by 0.58 years for every daily flight of stairs climbed, a study found.
  5. After being the King of Spain, Naples and Sicily, the elder brother of Napoleon Bonaparte moved to New Jersey.
  6. When he first moved to Los Angeles, the actor who plays "The Most Interesting Man in the World" worked as a garbage truck driver.
  7. Thanks to the "ice bucket challenge," donors raised US$100 million for ALS research in just one month of 2014, compared with US$2.8 million during the same period the previous year.
  8. Tango originated in the brothels surrounding Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was meant to dramatize the relationship between a prostitute and her pimp.
  9. There's up to US$60 billion in sunken treasure sitting at the bottom of the world's oceans.
  10. Starting in 2017, San Francisco will require new buildings to have solar panels.
  11. 30% of mass killings appear to have been inspired by previous killings covered by media, a study found.
  12. New Mexico isn't really named after Mexico, since it was named in 1563 and Mexico didn't drop its "New Spain" name until 1821.
  13. Microsoft had offered to buy Yahoo for US$44.6 billion in 2008. Yahoo rejected the offer. In 2016, it sold for just US$4.8 billion.
  14. At least a dozen Americans were killed by the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, a fact that the U.S. did not acknowledge until the 1970s.
  15. In one year, a 100-bat colony can drink the blood of 25 cows.
  16. While receiving a single tattoo temporarily weakens your immune system, receiving several tattoos over time could strengthen it.
  17. Even a small meteoroid of 5 kg (10 lbs) can excavate a huge crater over 9 meters (30 ft) across the lunar surface because the Moon has little or no atmosphere.
  18. "In God We Trust" was declared the U.S.national motto in 1956. It first appeared in 1861 because of the increased religious sentiment existing during the Civil War.
  19. Drinking 2 to 4 cups of coffee daily has been found to drop the risk of suicide by 50% compared to non-coffee drinkers.
  20. It's not strictly true that no sound vibrations can travel through space at all, but humans would not be able to hear any sounds in space.
  21. Mexico and Thailand are the most common countries for American tourists to die abroad.
  22. Infanticide has been observed in bottlenose dolphins.
  23. "Evil" behaviours can be categorised into four basic groups: machiavellianism, psychopathy, sadism and narcissism. They are far from being unique to our species.
  24. Bonobos are the only non-human animal to have been observed engaging in tongue kissing and oral sex.
  25. "That 70s Show" was set 22 years in the past. If a nostalgic show like it aired in 2016, it would be set in the year 1994.
  26. A tomato plant was found on a volcanic island. It had grown from the feces of a scientist that took a dump there.
  27. The more money you make, the less time you spend on the internet, a U.S. study found.
  28. If a self-driving car gets in an accident that is clearly its fault, the owner doesn't pay damages. The manufacturers do.
  29. President Jimmy Carter pardoned all Vietnam draft dodgers on his second day in office.
  30. Hitler himself was never elected by the people. He lost the presidential election but the Nazis formed a coalition that got them enough seats to demand the position of Chancellor for Hitler.
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