1. Classic ethics books are twice as likely to be stolen in the U.S. than other philosophy books, a study found.
  2. A Burger King in Finland has an in-store sauna.
  3. Justin Timberlake had a company figure out his concerts' carbon footprint and paid to have trees and bushes planted in those cities.
  4. George Lucas, creator of Star Wars, claims he has not used the internet since the year 2000.
  5. The Golden Gate Bridge has approximately 1,200,000 rivets.
  6. The Confederacy was never recognized by any foreign country during the American Civil War.
  7. Oxytocin is believed to have a more significant impact on women than on men, which may be why women associate sexual attraction or sexual activity with romance and love more than men do.
  8. There's a Chinese deity, Tu'er Shen ("rabbit deity"), who manages the love and sex between homosexual men.
  9. After being shot in the head, Abraham Lincoln remained in a coma for 9 hours.
  10. Men have nipples because every fetus is female until the Y chromosome kicks in.
  11. One study found neutered male cats live 62% longer than unneutered ones.
  12. Female bears give birth during the hibernation period, and are roused when doing so.
  13. A genetic study in 2007 concluded that domestic cats are descended from Near Eastern wildcats, having diverged around 8,000 BCE in West Asia.
  14. The prehistoric Finns, along with most Siberian peoples, considered the bear as the spirit of one's forefathers.
  15. The Chollima, a mythical winged horse, is the national animal of North Korea.
  16. Politicians tend to express lies and inaccuracies through longer sentences, a study found.
  17. Millionaire Harris Rosen adopted an urban neighborhood in Florida, giving all families daycare, boosting the graduation rate by 75%, and cutting the crime rate in half.
  18. George Washington never chopped down a cherry tree. Parson Weems, author of The Life of Washington, created the myth.
  19. 3.5% of cancer deaths worldwide are attributable to the consumption of alcohol. The World Health Organization has classified alcohol as a Group 1 carcinogen.
  20. Snakes are immune to their own venom of the venom of close relatives, but not to the venom of other species of snakes.
  21. Pope Francis only has one lung.
  22. The script for the movie "Back to the Future" was rejected over 40 times by every major studio and by some more than once.
  23. Nearly one tourist has died every week in Hawaii, on average, from 2012 to 2015.
  24. Giant Pacific octopus moms have over 50,000 babies, of which, only a few survive, while moms die.
  25. The Harry Potter brand has been estimated to be worth as much as US$15 billion.
  26. Smoking costs the U.S. US$333 billion per year in health-care expenses and lost productivity to boot.
  27. The average smoker in the U.S. spends US$1,500 to US$3,300 a year.
  28. In China, human trafficking is punished with the death penalty.
  29. The Great Barrier Reef is greater in size than the United Kingdom, Holland and Switzerland combined.
  30. The air pressure on the surface of
    Venus is extreme: about 90 times higher than the pressure
    at sea level here on Earth.
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