1. 90%
    of plastic bags in the U.S. are not recycled.
  2. A fulgurite is a type of mineral formation that only occurs in nature when lightning strikes sandy soil.
  3. James Capone, Al Capone's older brother was a federal prohibition agent.
  4. Leonardo Da Vinci signed his initials on the right pupil of the Mona Lisa.
  5. Thinking about money makes people more determined and focused, but less sensitive to the needs and feelings of others, a study found.
  6. Scientists estimate that 150 to 200 species of plant, insect, bird and mammal become extinct every day.
  7. King David I of Scotland gave tax rebates to subjects with good table manners.
  8. In 1990, two men posing as police officers pulled off the largest property robbery in U.S. history, stealing 13 pieces of art worth US$500 million in 81 minutes.
  9. Crocodiles' faces are 10 times more sensitive than human fingertips.
  10. Urea, the main ingredient in urine, is added to cigarettes to enhance their flavor.
  11. The world's largest producer of cigarettes is a company owned by the Chinese government.
  12. Louis XIV of France had a coat with 123 diamond buttons on it.
  13. Barack Obama was the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, 71 years after the atomic bomb.
  14. Heinz sells an average of 2 sachets of ketchup each year for every person on Earth.
  15. Joseph Stalin ordered the KGB to assassinate John Wayne because he considered his anti-communist rhetoric a threat to the Soviet Union.
  16. Pandas walk with their front paws turned inward.
  17. The Louvre was built in 1190 as a defense against Viking raids.
  18. Polar bears can swim 60 miles (96 km) without stopping.
  19. Rounded corners on rectangular electronic devices have been patented in the U.S. by Apple.
  20. Parrots can live for up to 80 years.
  21. Pakistan means "Land of the Pure" in Urdu.
  22. Dogs can tell when people are untrustworthy and will stop listening to a person if they prove unreliable.
  23. The U.S. spends US$500 million annually on military marching bands. That's more than Ethiopia's total military expenditure in 2015.
  24. Esperanto is an international second language invented in the 19th century and spoken by 2 million people today. It was designed to have a perfectly regular grammar.
  25. The use of chemical weapons such as mustard gas resulted in more than 1.3 million casualties during WW1.
  26. Aztecs raised Chihuahuas in order to eat them.
  27. The Pentagon runs a staggering 234 golf courses around the world.
  28. At YouTube's headquarters, employees can either take the elevator, stairs or a big slide.
  29. Dogs can tell the difference between happy and angry human faces.
  30. Those who don't eat breakfast have a 21% higher risk of developing diabetes than those who do.
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