1. Two engineering students developed a way to extinguish fires using sound waves.
  2. Research shows that drama classes are particularly useful for improving the social skills of autistic children.
  3. Actor Michael B. Jordan's father is named Michael A. Jordan.
  4. Eleutheromania
    is an intense and irresistible desire for freedom.
  5. All the gold ever mined in the world could fit into a cube with sides of 20.7m (68ft).
  6. Frances Bean Cobain, Kurt Cobain's daughter, doesn't like Nirvana. She prefers Oasis.
  7. Researchers have found that people with a large network of friends outlive their counterparts by 22%.
  8. A man from the Philippines had 23 surgeries to look like Superman.
  9. The only English word with three "Y" is "syzygy," which happens to describe the alignment of 3 celestial bodies in a straight line.
  10. Grown pandas have to eat as much as 80 pounds of bamboo per day to meet their nutritional needs.
  11. On 9/11, four people in the South Tower of the WTC managed to escape from a floor above the plane's impact.
  12. Kanye West Was Once Busted Torrenting Music Software From The Pirate Bay.
  13. Antarctica was once covered in rich green forests and inhabited by dinosaurs, during one of Earth's warmest cycles.
  14. Nearly 1 in 5 people in South Africa is HIV positive, one of the biggest rates in the world.
  15. Boanthropy is a psychological disorder where people think they're cows.
  16. France has no official racial statistics, due to being an "ideally colorblind republicanism."
  17. Bolivia has had as much coups and revolutions in its history (above 190) as years it has been independent for.
  18. An Art professor created a tree that can produce 40 different fruits, including peaches, apricots and cherries.
  19. 5% of people have a biological disdain for music, called "musical anhedonia."
  20. Rapper Jay-Z shot his drug-addicted brother when he was 12 over a stolen ring.
  21. Australia uses the motion of the ocean to generate zero-emission electricity and desalinate water simultaneously.
  22. 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.
  23. Only one word in all of English has an X, Y, and Z in order: "Hydroxyzine."
  24. Martin Luther King Jr. had Irish ancestry through his paternal great-grandfather.
  25. Barack Obama was the first president who mentioned gay rights or the word "gay" in an inaugural address.
  26. Penguins don't have teeth. Instead, they have backward-facing fleshy spines that line the inside of their mouths.
  27. The Longest Tunnel in the World is 57 km long and goes from Switzerland to Italy underneath Alps. It took 17 Years to Build.
  28. "Dreamt" and its derivatives are the only common English words that end in "mt."
  29. During the American Civil War, visiting prostitutes was called enjoying "horizontal refreshments."
  30. If your TV is smaller than 75 inches and you normally sit 10 feet away, 4K resolution is useless.
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