1. If you were a Nazi prisoner of war from the Allies (except Russia) you faced a 4% chance of not surviving the war. If you were an Allied held by the Japanese, you faced a 30% chance of dying.
  2. The sole term in English to begin with "tm" is "Tmesis," the insertion of words between a compound phrase, as in "what-so-ever" inserted in the middle of "whatever."
  3. When a crow dies, the other crows investigate if there's a threat where the death occurred, so they can avoid it in the future.
  4. Winston Churchill's daughter, Diana, committed suicide. She worked at a suicide prevention center.
  5. Riding a horse while intoxicated is considered a traffic offense in Colorado, U.S.
  6. Uber's first CEO was an unpaid intern at Foursquare who got hired after he answered a job advert on Twitter. He's now worth billions.
  7. There are viruses that infect bacteria.
  8. Steve Irwin's last words before being pierced in the chest by a stingray spine were "Don't worry, they don't usually swim backwards."
  9. A gram of cocaine costs
    €207 in Australia
    but just €9 in Brazil.
  10. The only country to have a Bible on its national flag is the Dominican Republic.
  11. In 2011, a man crashed his motorcycle and died because he wasn't wearing a helmet during a protest ride against mandatory helmet laws.
  12. According to Marco Polo's writings, Genghis Khan died from an injury caused by an arrow to the knee.
  13. Oxygen
    took up residence
    in the Earth's atmosphere
    2.45 billion years ago.
  14. Living in sight of water can make you calmer, happier and more creative, a study found.
  15. There's a tattoo ink called "Ephemeral" that lasts just one year.
  16. People who have received bone-marrow transplants have two sets of DNA, one in their blood and another in their cells.
  17. A 2016 Twitter hack found that 123456 was the site's most common password, more than 120,000 people were using it.
  18. There's a competitive sport called "joggling" that combines jogging and juggling.
  19. The first and last British soldiers that died in WW1 are, by coincidence, buried 15 feet away from each other.
  20. Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all died within 10 months of each other, all of drug-related causes, all at 27 years old.
  21. Donald Trump was the inspiration for the character Biff Tannen in the "Back to the Future" trilogy.
  22. It is illegal to own a hamster in Hawaii .
  23. It can take 2,700 liters of water to produce the cotton needed to make a single T-shirt.
  24. Scientists can reduce the fat in chocolate by 20% by passing it through an electric field.
  25. Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo refuses to get any tattoos on his body just so he can continue on donating blood.
  26. The current existing nuclear waste can power the world for 72 years.
  27. 42% of Americans believe in ghosts, 26% in witches and 24% in reincarnation.
  28. Winston Churchill was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the U.S.
  29. In Venezuela, 4 in 100,000 adult males opt for penis enlargement surgery, the second highest rate in the world.
  30. A lightning bolt carries X-ray radiation.
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