1. Deforestation accounts for
    10% of greenhouse gas emissions.
  2. The 9th of November is a significant day in Germany. In 1918, Germany became a republic. In 1923, the Bier Hall Putsch in Munich. In 1938, Kristallnacht. In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell.
  3. People pay thousands of dollars to hunt Zebras and other African wildlife on large ranches in Texas.
  4. 1 in 3 women
    in the UK
    have an abortion
    in their lifetime.
  5. During the past 40 years, at least 20% of the Amazon rainforest has been cut down.
  6. Having red hair and blue eyes is the rarest combination.
  7. The outside of shark teeth is made up of fluoride, the active component of most toothpaste, so Sharks never get cavities.
  8. When a crocodile loses a tooth, it is quickly replaced. They can go through 8,000 teeth over a lifetime.
  9. Mammals remained relatively small until 65 million years ago, when the demise of the dinosaurs gave them a chance to survive.
  10. Of all the solar system's planets, Venus is the closest to a twin of Earth, with a similar size, orbit and composition.
  11. The actor who played "Scotty" on Star Trek was shot 6 times on D-Day: 4 times in the leg, one in the chest and one through his finger.
  12. Pluto was discovered
    by a young
    research assistant
    in 1930.
  13. Over 250 cinemas in the UK have Autism Friendly Screenings (AFS) in which the volume is lower, the lighting is darker and you can take your own food and drink.
  14. Some snakes, komodo dragons, sharks and turkeys are capable of "virgin births", meaning, asexual reproduction.
  15. Because of female sharks' resistance, fewer than 10% of mating attempts actually succeed.
  16. 15,000 billboards were taken down in 2006 when Sao Paulo, Brazil, banned outdoor advertising.
  17. People who weigh more than others see distances as farther away.
  18. In 2015, the marijuana market in the U.S. was bigger than craft beer, wine and organic food.
  19. Charles Domery, a Polish soldier of the 18th century, was recorded as having eaten 174 cats in a year.
  20. There's no "zero gravity" in space. Astronauts are in a constant state of free fall, which is why they appear to float.
  21. The modern concept of women shaving their armpits only began in 1915.
  22. Dogs and cats tend to be right-pawed or left-pawed.
  23. The first music video shown on MTV was "Video Killed the Radio Star."
  24. The head of the CIA had his AOL email account hacked by a teenager in 2015.
  25. About 18% of the far side of the moon is occasionally visible from Earth due to libration.
  26. There 2.5 million of Zero Rupee bank notes in India. They are "paid" in protest by angry citizens to government functionaries who solicit bribes.
  27. A black hole the width of a nickel would have slightly more mass than Earth.
  28. About 5% of babies of both sexes can lactate.
  29. Humans, killer whales and short-finned pilot whales are the only species in which females live well beyond menopause.
  30. Dinosaurs lived on Earth for 150 million years. We've been around for just 0.1% of that time.
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