1. In zero gravity, a candle's flame is round and blue.
  2. A group of frogs is called an army.
  3. 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.
  4. The most Eastern and Western and Northern state in the U.S. is Alaska.
  5. All humans are 99.9% identical in their DNA.
  6. Just 1 in 4233 U.S. high school football players actually make it to the NFL.
  7. 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.
  8. Dogs may look ashamed, but they can't feel guilt, experts say, just submission.
  9. Some Chinese farmers use plastic molds to sculpt pears into the likeness of Buddhas.
  10. You can swim in pools of beer in Austria.
  11. In Japan, tipping a server is considered rude.
  12. 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.
  13. The first transaction of Bitcoins was to buy pizza for 10,000 Bitcoins, which later increased in value to over US$12 million.
  14. The word "music" comes from the Muses, goddesses of the arts in Greek mythology.
  15. On the night of the D-Day invasion, only 15% of paratroopers landed in the right place.
  16. Recycling a single run of the Sunday New York Times would save 75,000 trees.
  17. The average time it takes for a new habit to stick is 66 days.
  18. Xenoglossophobia
    is the fear of foreign languages.
  19. The first author of literature in the world, known by name, was the high-priestess of Ur, Enheduanna (2285 BCE).
  20. The Vatican City drinks more wine than anywhere else in the world: 105 bottles per person per year.
  21. Pandas are considered to be endangered, with about 1,600 in the wild and another few hundred in captivity.
  22. Spiders can get high and build different kinds of webs while on weed, caffeine, mescaline and LSD.
  23. If one of your grandparents are Irish, you could claim Irish citizenship no matter where you live or born without knowing anything about Ireland.
  24. In 86 AD, the Colosseum was filled with water to stage a full naval battle.
  25. Adolf Hitler was member #555 in the Nazi Party, but the party started counting at 500 to look bigger.
  26. About a quarter of all residential energy consumption is used on devices in idle power mode.
  27. One third of murders in the U.S. go unsolved.
  28. The saliva of a chameleon is 400 times more sticky than human saliva.
  29. A 110-year-old's odds of seeing a 111th birthday is about 50-50.
  30. It takes about 37 gallons (140 liters) of water to grow the coffee beans and process them to make one cup of coffee.
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