1. Kissing
    involves a total of
    34 facial muscles
    and 112 postural muscles.
  2. In 1902, a lightning strike damaged the upper section of the Eiffel Tower, requiring the reconstruction of its top.
  3. 2,520 is the smallest number that can be exactly divided by all the numbers 1 to 10.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. "Mortimer Mouse" was the original name of Mickey Mouse before Walt Disney's wife, Lillian, convinced him to change it.
  7. 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.
  8. In 2008, Guatemala became the first country to officially recognise femicide, the murder of a woman because of her gender, as a crime.
  9. 1 in 3 worldwide deaths in 2012 were caused by Cardiovascular diseases.
  10. In Morocco, inhaling the smoke of the hedgehog's burnt skin or bristles is a purported remedy for fever, male impotence and urinary illnesses.
  11. Kangaroos' tails act as a third leg rather than just a balancing strut.
  12. On July 2012, the computers of Iran's nuclear program were hacked, causing them to blare "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC.
  13. Some monuments stones
    from Stonehenge
    were brought to the site
    from 150 miles away.
  14. Before he married Martha, George Washington was in love with Sally Fairfax, his best friend's wife.
  15. Mormons believe that the U.S. Constitution is a divinely inspired document.
  16. Outbreaks of the Black Death (bubonic plague) continue to this day in various parts of the world.
  17. The U.S. and Papua New Guinea are the only two countries in the world that do not offer paid maternity leave.
  18. Iceland was the most peaceful place on Earth for six years straight since 2010, according to the Institute for Economics and Peace.
  19. The ozone layer is showing signs of healing, thanks to the worldwide ban on chlorofluorocarbons.
  20. 14.8 million American adults have depression. That's 6.7% of the U.S. population age 18 and older.
  21. Pogonophobia is the fear of beards.
  22. There are 52,000 tonnes of minable gold still in the ground worth US$2 trillion.
  23. Honey has antiseptic properties due to its ability to produce hydrogen peroxide within.
  24. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most populated officially Francophone country, not France.
  25. Less than 10% of tiger's hunts end successfully.
  26. Machu Picchu wasn't known to the world until a Yale Professor , Hiram Bingham, re-discovered it in 1911.
  27. Deforestation rates in Africa are twice the average. More than 4 million hectares (9.9m acres) of forest are lost every year.
  28. Tardigrades are the most durable of known organisms, withstanding temperature ranges from −458 °F (−272 °C) to 300 °F (150 °C), and pressures 6 times greater than those found in the deepest ocean trenches.
  29. Female glow-worms attract mates by the green luminescence of their "lanterns."
  30. Some interns at Google earn up to US$90,000.
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