1. Google handles over 2 trillion searches per year. That's about 270 searches per person on Earth.
  2. When female servers draw a happy face on the bill, their tips increase by 20%.
  3. By law, only dead people can appear on U.S. currency.
  4. The total amount of money owed by every single person and country in the world is US$199 trillion, but the world has only US$80.9 trillion in cash and bank deposits.
  5. Flight attendant Vesna Vulovic fell 33,333 ft (10,160 m) from an airplane that had broken up mid flight and survived, a world record for the highest fall without a parachute.
  6. Ontario, Canada, has more than 250,000 lakes. They contain about 1/5 of the world's fresh water.
  7. Astronauts often lose their fingernails after conducting spacewalks.
  8. Manhole covers are round so that they don't fall into the opening.
  9. Bill Gates once said that he always gives the laziest people the hardest jobs, because they'll find the easiest way to do it.
  10. Since 2011, there have been at least 4 incidents of people cooking meth inside of a Walmart.
  11. The earliest known intelligible recording of a human voice was made in 1860.
  12. 30% of adult women surveyed reported they had some pain the last time they had sex.
  13. 4 billion years ago, Mars had an ocean covering 19% of the planet's surface.
  14. Researchers place humanity's risk of extinction before the year 2100 at 19%.
  15. A survey revealed that 52% of women say their husband is not their soulmate.
  16. Cockroaches have distinct personalities, a study found.
  17. Over 80% of Australian adults engage in gambling of some kind, which is the highest rate of gambling in the world.
  18. Daylight Saving Time costs the U.S. an estimated US$434 million in lost productivity and decreased health.
  19. Jimi Hendrix was the highest-paid performer at Woodstock, making US$18,000 at the festival. That's US$114,624 today.
  20. In Japan, homosexual relations among Buddhist samurai and clergy were actually quite common.
  21. China's "SkyCity", planned in 2013 to be the tallest building in the world with a record-breaking construction time of just 90 days, is now a massive fish pond.
  22. Julian Lennon had to buy at an auction the letters he wrote to his father, John Lennon, because Yoko Ono wouldn't give them to him.
  23. During WW2, the U.S. Air Force dropped more than 5 million leaflets warning Japanese civilians to evacuate cities that were going to be bombed.
  24. The constitutions of 7 U.S. states (Arkansas, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas) specifically ban atheists from holding public office.
  25. American soldiers started a riot in New Zealand during WWII because they didn't segregate their bars and they didn't want to drink with non-white people.
  26. By cutting down on alcohol, keeping a healthy bodyweight, and exercising, you can reduce the risk of cancer by 30%.
  27. People who get married between 28 and 32 split up least in the ensuing years, a study found.
  28. Research on naps, meditation and nature walks reveals that mental breaks increase productivity, replenish attention, solidify memories and encourage creativity.
  29. Researchers in the field of interruption science have found that it takes an average of 25 minutes to recover from a phone call.
  30. Descendants of Japan's samurai –140 years after the end of the order– remain elites in Japan, research has found.
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