1. The first words of the third man on the moon were, "Whoopee! Man, that may have been a small one for Neil, but that's a long one for me."
  2. The Khasi people in Meghalaya, India, grow living bridges with tree roots.
  3. Most aphids are born pregnant.
  4. The word "OK" originated in 1839 when a newspaper used it as a funny abbreviation of "oll korrect."
  5. Night and day on Earth only appear to last 45 minutes from the International Space Station.
  6. A six-limbed octopus was found by an American family on vacation in 2013. It was only the second recorded worldwide. They ate it.
  7. The octopus' suction cups are equipped with chemoreceptors so it can taste what it is touching.
  8. Comet Lovejoy released as much alcohol as the amount found in 500 bottles of wine every second during its peak activity.
  9. In about 5 billion years, the Sun will deplete its supply of hydrogen and helium, turning into a red giant star, consuming Mercury and Venus and maybe even Earth.
  10. The Fastest Goal in Soccer history was scored just over 2 seconds after kick-off.
  11. Isaac Newton's last words were, "the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."
  12. Although Porsche is owned by Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen Group is owned by Porsche Holdings.
  13. Two engineering students developed a way to extinguish fires using sound waves.
  14. Research shows that drama classes are particularly useful for improving the social skills of autistic children.
  15. Actor Michael B. Jordan's father is named Michael A. Jordan.
  16. Eleutheromania
    is an intense and irresistible desire for freedom.
  17. All the gold ever mined in the world could fit into a cube with sides of 20.7m (68ft).
  18. Frances Bean Cobain, Kurt Cobain's daughter, doesn't like Nirvana. She prefers Oasis.
  19. Researchers have found that people with a large network of friends outlive their counterparts by 22%.
  20. A man from the Philippines had 23 surgeries to look like Superman.
  21. The only English word with three "Y" is "syzygy," which happens to describe the alignment of 3 celestial bodies in a straight line.
  22. Grown pandas have to eat as much as 80 pounds of bamboo per day to meet their nutritional needs.
  23. On 9/11, four people in the South Tower of the WTC managed to escape from a floor above the plane's impact.
  24. Kanye West Was Once Busted Torrenting Music Software From The Pirate Bay.
  25. Antarctica was once covered in rich green forests and inhabited by dinosaurs, during one of Earth's warmest cycles.
  26. Nearly 1 in 5 people in South Africa is HIV positive, one of the biggest rates in the world.
  27. Boanthropy is a psychological disorder where people think they're cows.
  28. France has no official racial statistics, due to being an "ideally colorblind republicanism."
  29. Bolivia has had as much coups and revolutions in its history (above 190) as years it has been independent for.
  30. An Art professor created a tree that can produce 40 different fruits, including peaches, apricots and cherries.
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