1. Jimi Hendrix was the highest-paid performer at Woodstock, making US$18,000 at the festival. That's US$114,624 today.
  2. In Japan, homosexual relations among Buddhist samurai and clergy were actually quite common.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The constitutions of 7 U.S. states (Arkansas, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas) specifically ban atheists from holding public office.
  7. 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.
  8. By cutting down on alcohol, keeping a healthy bodyweight, and exercising, you can reduce the risk of cancer by 30%.
  9. People who get married between 28 and 32 split up least in the ensuing years, a study found.
  10. Research on naps, meditation and nature walks reveals that mental breaks increase productivity, replenish attention, solidify memories and encourage creativity.
  11. Researchers in the field of interruption science have found that it takes an average of 25 minutes to recover from a phone call.
  12. Descendants of Japan's samurai –140 years after the end of the order– remain elites in Japan, research has found.
  13. The wealthy in Florence, Italy, today are the same families as 600 years ago, researchers found.
  14. George W. Bush was the head cheerleader during his high school senior year. At Yale, he also was a cheerleader.
  15. Trypophobia
    is the fear of objects with small holes.
  16. The Moon is now about 18 times further away from Earth than when it was formed 4.5 billion years ago.
  17. While you inherit DNA from both parents, you end up using your father's DNA more. Genetically, you are more like your dad than your mom.
  18. 1 in every 30 million lobsters is yellow.
    1 in every 50 million lobsters is white.
  19. Multiplying 21,978 by 4 reverses the order of the numbers to 87,912.
  20. Japan
    has the highest
    life expectancy
    in the world with 83.7 years.
  21. Covering nearly 40 square miles, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is about the size of San Francisco or two Manhattan islands.
  22. Parasites can get parasites, called hyperparasites, and they can get their own parasites too.
  23. Elvis Presley's last words were, “I'm going to the bathroom to read."
  24. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  25. 50%
    of the world is under 30.
  26. Two cups of coffee a day were found to reduce the risk of alcohol-related cirrhosis by 43%.
  27. Looking at the Sun Can Trigger a Sneeze in 10 to 35% of people.
  28. There's a ghost town in Arizona called "Nothing." It has one abandoned building and a couple of signs.
  29. Your fingerprint is not protected under the 5th amendment, so police in the U.S. can force you to unlock a phone with a fingerprint but not a password.
  30. Cuddling with your partner can significantly relieve pain and improve the healing of bruises due to the increased release in oxytocin.
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