1. A peasant couple from Russia holds the record for the most children a couple has parented: 69 children in 27 births.
  2. The average U.S. adult reads 5 books per year.
  3. In 1992, a man fell to his death at the Grand Canyon while failing to pretend to fall off the railing.
  4. Machu Picchu means "Old Peak" or "Old Mountain" in the Quechua Indian language.
  5. An Austrian fertility doctor fathered up to 600 children by using his own sperm to impregnate customers between 1943 and 1962.
  6. A 2-hour movie plus 5 minutes of previews uses 2.1 miles (3.4 km) of 35mm film.
  7. Time magazine named Gandhi the Man of the Year in 1930. Later in 1938, they named Hitler.
  8. The average male would have to drink 149 cans of Red Bull to die from a caffeine overdose. But it would vomit before drinking that much.
  9. Pigeons can be trained to detect breast cancer in mammogram scans.
  10. Happy cows produce more milk, and simply the act of calling them by their name ups the production by an extra 3.5%
  11. The only survivors of the 2003 Columbia space shuttle disaster were some parasitic worms called nematodes.
  12. Coffee has been found to reverse liver damage caused by alcohol.
  13. Muscle comes from the Latin musculus, which means "little mouse," because a flexed muscle was thought to resemble a mouse.
  14. The last song Frank Sinatra ever performed live was "The Best is Yet to Come." Those words are also inscribed on his tombstone.
  15. Most of Las Vegas' iconic hotels and even its famous welcome sign aren't technically located in the city of Las Vegas. They are in an unincorporated township called Paradise, Nevada.
  16. Switzerland has the second highest life expectancy in the world with 83.4 years.
  17. In 1766, Sweden became the first country in the world to introduce a constitutional law to abolish censorship.
  18. The number of days Phil spends in the time loop of the movie Groundhog Day was estimated to be around 30 to 40 years.
  19. 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.
  20. 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."
  21. 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.
  22. Winston Churchill's daughter, Diana, committed suicide. She worked at a suicide prevention center.
  23. Riding a horse while intoxicated is considered a traffic offense in Colorado, U.S.
  24. 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.
  25. There are viruses that infect bacteria.
  26. 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."
  27. A gram of cocaine costs
    €207 in Australia
    but just €9 in Brazil.
  28. The only country to have a Bible on its national flag is the Dominican Republic.
  29. In 2011, a man crashed his motorcycle and died because he wasn't wearing a helmet during a protest ride against mandatory helmet laws.
  30. According to Marco Polo's writings, Genghis Khan died from an injury caused by an arrow to the knee.
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