1. Theodore Roosevelt Jr was the only General involved in the initial assault on D-Day, after insisting to his superiors to be one of the first ones off the boats. He survived, then died of a heart attack one month later.
  2. Two zebras died of hunger in a zoo in Palestine and were replaced with donkeys painted with black and white stripes.
  3. At the age of 11, Benjamin Franklin invented a pair of swim fins. He was later recognized by his induction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
  4. There's a Native American tribe still living at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
  5. The 'intense world theory of autism' suggests that autistic people shut down because they experience and feel too much.
  6. Martin Luther King Jr. was a huge Star Trek fan.
  7. A complete revolution around the Sun takes about 365 days and 6 hours. That's why our Gregorian calendar has a leap day.
  8. Estonian ID cards have a chip with public-private key pair used to sign documents and vote in elections via the internet. For their 2011 election, 24% of the votes were cast online.
  9. Barack Obama had the most followers on Twitter of any world leader in his last year in power, 2016.
  10. In 2008, a chimpanzee named Anjana adopted and raised two baby white tigers named Mitra and Shiva after a hurricane.
  11. At least 55 people have
    accidentally fallen
    from the rim of the Grand Canyon
    to their death.
  12. The ancient pyramids of Giza are located right up against the modern city of Cairo.
  13. The doctor who claimed a link between vaccines and autism, Andrew Wakefield, created fraudulent data for his paper and lost his medical license as a result.
  14. Astronauts aboard Apollo 10 heard unexplained "outer spacey" music while orbiting the dark side of the moon.
  15. Musk, used in high-end perfume, was originally an animal secretion that smells like urine.
  16. Martin Luther King Jr. received a C+ in public speaking at seminary school.
  17. Ostriches and zebras often live together to protect each other from predators. The ostrich can see better and the zebra can hear or smell danger better.
  18. The average American spends US$ 7,852 on food every year.
  19. Ancient Romans ran cold aqueduct water in pipes through their houses in an early form of air conditioning.
  20. Koalas, Iguanas, Komodo dragons and
    most marsupials have a bifurcated penis.
  21. About half of Americans born at the turn of the 20th century had blue eyes. Today, only about 1 in 6 Americans has them.
  22. The U.S. has more museums than Starbucks and McDonald's locations combined.
  23. In 1963, Albert Heineken created a beer bottle that could also be used as a brick to build sustainable housing in impoverished countries.
  24. Christopher Columbus thought that the world was shaped like a woman's breast.
  25. Barack Obama won a Grammy in 2006 for the audio version of his memoir, "Dreams From My Father."
  26. The 100 richest people in the world earned enough money in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times.
  27. When the Spice Girls first met Nelson Mandela in 1997, he joked: "This is one of the greatest moments of my life."
  28. There are approximately 1,600 pizza restaurants in New York City.
  29. Ovarian cancer is linked to the use of Johnson and Johnson's talc-based Baby Powder.
  30. Over 900 streets in the United States are named after Martin Luther King Jr.
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