1. In 1961, a little girl wrote a letter to JFK asking if Santa Claus was OK during the Soviet's nuclear testing at the North Pole. Kennedy wrote back to her saying that he spoke with Santa and that he's okay.
  2. India planted nearly 50 million trees in 24 hours on Monday, July 11, 2016, a new Guinness World Record.
  3. As of 2016, Bill Gates could give US$10 to every human being on Earth and still keep US$3 billion for himself.
  4. Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Super Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong, is not allowed to bike to work because his safety is too important to Nintendo.
  5. Michael Jordan was fined US$5000 for every game that he wore Air Jordans, as the shoes violated NBA policies. But he made an estimated US$90 million in 2013 alone, mostly from NIKE.
  6. 162,719 pints of Guinness beer are wasted each year due to mustaches.
  7. In 2015, U.S. home ownership rate reached a 48-year low.
  8. Penguins can't taste sweet or savory flavors, only sour and salty ones.
  9. The famous "Here's Johnny!" scene in "The Shining" took 3 days to film and the use of 60 doors .
  10. Barack Obama was the first sitting President to publish an academic paper.
  11. In 1993, the U.S. Congress and President Clinton apologized for overthrowing the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893 and acknowledged that the U.S. annexed Hawaii unlawfully.
  12. Human hair was found in fossilised hyena dung dating back 195,000 to 257,000 years.
  13. Kissing
    involves a total of
    34 facial muscles
    and 112 postural muscles.
  14. In 1902, a lightning strike damaged the upper section of the Eiffel Tower, requiring the reconstruction of its top.
  15. 2,520 is the smallest number that can be exactly divided by all the numbers 1 to 10.
  16. The dots in Gmail addresses don't make any difference . An email sent to hom.er.j.sim.ps.on@gmail.com still goes to homerjsimpson@gmail.com.
  17. Walt Disney borrowed most of the US$1.5 million needed to make Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It took 3 years to complete and became the highest-grossing sound film of its time.
  18. "Mortimer Mouse" was the original name of Mickey Mouse before Walt Disney's wife, Lillian, convinced him to change it.
  19. Cristiano Ronaldo funded the education of a 7-year-old survivor of the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia. He was found wearing a Portuguese jersey. The boy grew up to be a soccer player and was signed by Sporting Lisbon in 2015.
  20. In 2008, Guatemala became the first country to officially recognise femicide, the murder of a woman because of her gender, as a crime.
  21. 1 in 3 worldwide deaths in 2012 were caused by Cardiovascular diseases.
  22. In Morocco, inhaling the smoke of the hedgehog's burnt skin or bristles is a purported remedy for fever, male impotence and urinary illnesses.
  23. Kangaroos' tails act as a third leg rather than just a balancing strut.
  24. On July 2012, the computers of Iran's nuclear program were hacked, causing them to blare "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC.
  25. Some monuments stones
    from Stonehenge
    were brought to the site
    from 150 miles away.
  26. Before he married Martha, George Washington was in love with Sally Fairfax, his best friend's wife.
  27. Mormons believe that the U.S. Constitution is a divinely inspired document.
  28. Outbreaks of the Black Death (bubonic plague) continue to this day in various parts of the world.
  29. The U.S. and Papua New Guinea are the only two countries in the world that do not offer paid maternity leave.
  30. Iceland was the most peaceful place on Earth for six years straight since 2010, according to the Institute for Economics and Peace.
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