1. The first author of literature in the world, known by name, was the high-priestess of Ur, Enheduanna (2285 BCE).
  2. The Vatican City drinks more wine than anywhere else in the world: 105 bottles per person per year.
  3. Pandas are considered to be endangered, with about 1,600 in the wild and another few hundred in captivity.
  4. Spiders can get high and build different kinds of webs while on weed, caffeine, mescaline and LSD.
  5. If one of your grandparents are Irish, you could claim Irish citizenship no matter where you live or born without knowing anything about Ireland.
  6. In 86 AD, the Colosseum was filled with water to stage a full naval battle.
  7. Adolf Hitler was member #555 in the Nazi Party, but the party started counting at 500 to look bigger.
  8. About a quarter of all residential energy consumption is used on devices in idle power mode.
  9. One third of murders in the U.S. go unsolved.
  10. The saliva of a chameleon is 400 times more sticky than human saliva.
  11. A 110-year-old's odds of seeing a 111th birthday is about 50-50.
  12. It takes about 37 gallons (140 liters) of water to grow the coffee beans and process them to make one cup of coffee.
  13. 73% of college students report sleep problems, a study found.
  14. Pope Francis gained 1 million followers on Instagram after just 12 hours of starting his account, a world record.
  15. The first ever 3D movie was "The Power Of Love," a silent film released in 1922.
  16. Kobe Bryant has the most missed shots in NBA history: 14,481.
  17. There's a high school scholarship just for redheads.
  18. Duck rape is fairly common.
  19. Nearly Half Of U.S. College Students Drop Out Before Receiving A Degree
  20. If you find a lost driver's license in the U.S., you can just drop it in a mailbox. The Postal Service will take it back to the right person.
  21. Beyonce can run a mile while singing, which helps her to perform on stage without becoming exhausted.
  22. Sony sold 385 million Walkman units between 1979 and 2009.
  23. It's impossible
    to burp
    in space.
  24. The brains of some small spiders overflow into their legs.
  25. Less than 10% of Manhattan buildings with 13 or more stories actually label a floor with the number 13.
  26. There's a museum of broken relationships in Croatia.
  27. Apollo 14 astronaut Al Shepard played golf on the moon in 1971.
  28. The longest spacewalk ever lasted almost 9 hours.
  29. Pointing a laser at an airplane in the U.S. can get you up to 20 years in prison.
  30. Samoa is 24 hours ahead of American Samoa, even though they are just 70 km (43 mi) apart.
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