1. Descendants of Japan's samurai –140 years after the end of the order– remain elites in Japan, research has found.
  2. The wealthy in Florence, Italy, today are the same families as 600 years ago, researchers found.
  3. George W. Bush was the head cheerleader during his high school senior year. At Yale, he also was a cheerleader.
  4. Trypophobia
    is the fear of objects with small holes.
  5. The Moon is now about 18 times further away from Earth than when it was formed 4.5 billion years ago.
  6. While you inherit DNA from both parents, you end up using your father's DNA more. Genetically, you are more like your dad than your mom.
  7. 1 in every 30 million lobsters is yellow.
    1 in every 50 million lobsters is white.
  8. Multiplying 21,978 by 4 reverses the order of the numbers to 87,912.
  9. Japan
    has the highest
    life expectancy
    in the world with 83.7 years.
  10. Covering nearly 40 square miles, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is about the size of San Francisco or two Manhattan islands.
  11. Parasites can get parasites, called hyperparasites, and they can get their own parasites too.
  12. Elvis Presley's last words were, “I'm going to the bathroom to read."
  13. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  14. 50%
    of the world is under 30.
  15. Two cups of coffee a day were found to reduce the risk of alcohol-related cirrhosis by 43%.
  16. Looking at the Sun Can Trigger a Sneeze in 10 to 35% of people.
  17. There's a ghost town in Arizona called "Nothing." It has one abandoned building and a couple of signs.
  18. Your fingerprint is not protected under the 5th amendment, so police in the U.S. can force you to unlock a phone with a fingerprint but not a password.
  19. Cuddling with your partner can significantly relieve pain and improve the healing of bruises due to the increased release in oxytocin.
  20. A man with a rare bone cancer gets his marijuana —300 joints at a time, one shipment every 25 days— courtesy of the U.S. federal government.
  21. Gamophobia is the fear of getting married or being in a relationship.
  22. Brazil's Congress in 2016 includes suspects accused of murder and drug trafficking, a judo champ and a clown.
  23. From bottom to top, Mount Everest is not the world's tallest mountain. Mauna Kea in Hawaii is about 1 km (3280 feet) taller.
  24. William Bullock, inventor of the web rotary press, was killed by his own invention.
  25. Just HALF of women surveyed in the UK could locate the vagina on a diagram of the female reproductive system.
  26. Recovering from a break-up is like a kicking an addiction to a drug, researchers found from looking at the brain scans of the broken-hearted.
  27. The average Facebook user has 155 friends but would turn to just 4 for help, a survey found.
  28. Detroit
    was the most dangerous U.S. city in 2015, with a violent crime rate of 1,988.63 per 100,000 people.
  29. Handwriting has declined so much that 1 in 3 respondents to a UK survey said they had not written anything by hand in the previous 6 months.
  30. The average single male in the UK changes his sheets just four times a year, a survey found.
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