1. 5% of people have a biological disdain for music, called "musical anhedonia."
  2. Rapper Jay-Z shot his drug-addicted brother when he was 12 over a stolen ring.
  3. Australia uses the motion of the ocean to generate zero-emission electricity and desalinate water simultaneously.
  4. For the release of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," over 9,000 FedEx trucks were used with no other purpose than to deliver the book.
  5. Only one word in all of English has an X, Y, and Z in order: "Hydroxyzine."
  6. Martin Luther King Jr. had Irish ancestry through his paternal great-grandfather.
  7. Barack Obama was the first president who mentioned gay rights or the word "gay" in an inaugural address.
  8. Penguins don't have teeth. Instead, they have backward-facing fleshy spines that line the inside of their mouths.
  9. The Longest Tunnel in the World is 57 km long and goes from Switzerland to Italy underneath Alps. It took 17 Years to Build.
  10. "Dreamt" and its derivatives are the only common English words that end in "mt."
  11. During the American Civil War, visiting prostitutes was called enjoying "horizontal refreshments."
  12. If your TV is smaller than 75 inches and you normally sit 10 feet away, 4K resolution is useless.
  13. Without its smell, coffee would have only a sour or bitter taste due to the organic acids. Try it: hold your nose as you take a sip.
  14. The name Fez from "That 70s Show" was actually an acronym for "Foreign Exchange Student."
  15. During WW2, the Japanese slaughtered as many as 30 million Filipinos, Malays, Vietnamese, Cambodians, Indonesians and Burmese.
  16. Modern versions of enslavement are estimated to trap about 45 million people worldwide.
  17. The village of Shani Shingnapur, India, had no doors, locks or crime for over 400 years until 2010.
  18. Oysters create pearls as a defense mechanism.
  19. Elementary school students in Virginia built a satellite that was later deployed into space by NASA in 2016.
  20. Injecting gold into the body can help fight cancer.
  21. Researchers found that when jazz musicians improvise, their brains turn off areas linked to self-censoring and inhibition, and turn on those that let self-expression flow.
  22. When Eminem was in rehab, Elton John would call him weekly to check up on him.
  23. Groucho Marx last words were "Die, my dear? Why, that's the last thing I'll do!"
  24. Xanthophobia
    is the fear of the colour yellow.
  25. From 2020, all scientific publications on the results of publicly funded research in the European Union will be freely available.
  26. During WW2, the Japanese killed more Chinese than the Nazis killed Jews.
  27. In Ancient Greece, a crucial part of a wealthy teenager's education was a mentorship with an elder, which in a few places and times may have included pederastic love.
  28. It takes a single one-page form and about 4 minutes to apply to become an official presidential candidate in the U.S.
  29. Scatomancy is the act of telling the future through someone's poop. It was popular in ancient Egypt.
  30. The poorest 5% of people in the U.S. are still
    richer than 68% of the world's inhabitants.
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