1. Two-thirds of the world's polar bears live in Canada.
  2. Qatar is the only country that begins with a Q and Iraq is the only country that ends with one.
  3. When last names were created in Thailand in 1913, law required all names to be unique, so the only way two Thais would have the same last name would be if they were related.
  4. A cat's brain can store 1,000 times more data than an iPad.
  5. During Bill Clinton's entire eight-year presidency he only sent two emails.
  6. There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S. than real flamingos.
  7. Syngenesophobia is the fear of relatives.
  8. In 2015, engineering students in China worked out how to control live cockroaches using a brain-to-brain interface technique.
  9. Disney owns 80% of ESPN.
  10. The first movie in color was made already in 1901.
  11. Arthur Guinness, founder of Guinness Brewery, had 21 children with just one wife.
  12. More than 1,100 people have been diagnosed with cancer as a result of "exposure to toxins at Ground Zero" from 9/11.
  13. In zero gravity, a candle's flame is round and blue.
  14. A group of frogs is called an army.
  15. In the 19th Century, streets, sidewalks and buildings of Central Chicago were raised between 4 and 14 feet using jacks in order to build its sewage system.
  16. The most Eastern and Western and Northern state in the U.S. is Alaska.
  17. All humans are 99.9% identical in their DNA.
  18. Just 1 in 4233 U.S. high school football players actually make it to the NFL.
  19. Alchemist Hennig Brand believed that he could distill gold from human urine. After stockpiling 1,500 gallons of urine and boiling it, he discovered phosphorus.
  20. Dogs may look ashamed, but they can't feel guilt, experts say, just submission.
  21. Some Chinese farmers use plastic molds to sculpt pears into the likeness of Buddhas.
  22. You can swim in pools of beer in Austria.
  23. In Japan, tipping a server is considered rude.
  24. On July 23, 2012, the Earth had a near miss with a solar flare. Had it occurred a week earlier, it would've wiped out communication networks, GPS and electrical grids.
  25. The first transaction of Bitcoins was to buy pizza for 10,000 Bitcoins, which later increased in value to over US$12 million.
  26. The word "music" comes from the Muses, goddesses of the arts in Greek mythology.
  27. On the night of the D-Day invasion, only 15% of paratroopers landed in the right place.
  28. Recycling a single run of the Sunday New York Times would save 75,000 trees.
  29. The average time it takes for a new habit to stick is 66 days.
  30. Xenoglossophobia
    is the fear of foreign languages.
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