1. Before the Berlin Wall's erection, 3.5 million East Germans defected from their country.
  2. Although Autism is generally assumed to be lifelong, there's evidence that between 3% and 25% of affected people eventually recover, a 2008 study found.
  3. About 50% of Asians have trouble metabolizing alcohol due to a missing liver enzyme needed to process it.
  4. Suicide is a crime in Islam. Suicide attempts may lead to prosecution.
  5. The University of Texas study followed 474 diet soda drinkers for nearly ten years and found that their waists grew 70% more than the waists of non-drinkers.
  6. Jellyfish are the ocean's most efficient swimmers, consuming 48% less oxygen than any other swimming animal.
  7. In the U.S., staged wrestling is called "pro wrestling" while real wrestling is called "amateur wrestling."
  8. At age 15, Jim Carrey quit school and became a janitor to support his family. They were living out of a van.
  9. Hinduism accepts a man's right to commit suicide through fasting to death, called "Prayopavesa."
  10. Men are 3 to 4 times more likely to attempt suicide and succeed than women.
  11. The world record for crossing the Sahara Desert by bicycle was set in 2011 by a British man who made the 1,084-mile journey in 13 days and 5 hours.
  12. Villagers in central China have long been using dinosaur bones as medicine, thinking they were from dragons.
  13. Male brains, on average, have a total volume that is between 8% and 13% larger than that of females.
  14. New York City's Subway serves up to 6 million riders per day.
  15. Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms, including 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms, 514 doors and 760 windows.
  16. As a rule of thumb, darker and bitter beers have higher alcohol content.
  17. The peak blood alcohol concentration level can be 3 times higher in people who drink with an empty stomach than in those who had a meal before drinking.
  18. Saturn's moon Enceladus has ice volcanoes.
  19. You can play "Sweet Child O' Mine" on your phone by dialing 185405*5 185405*5 285405*5 285405*5 485405*5 485405*5 185405*5 185405 *5 885405*5 775405*5.
  20. "Mwahahaha" and "lolz" were added to the Oxford English Dictionaries Online in 2012.
  21. The ability of the brain to tell what's important from what's not is compromised by lack of sleep.
  22. Amputation of hands or feet is the Islamic punishment for theft and highway robbery without homicide.
  23. At over 162.6 ha (401 acres), the Hindu temple Angkor Wat in Cambodia is the largest religious structure in the world.
  24. Scientists discovered in 2016 a massive coral reef at the mouth of the Amazon River, covering over 3,600 square miles.
  25. Shanty towns were built by homeless people during the Great Depression. They were named "Hoovervilles" after President Hoover, widely blamed for the Depression.
  26. Before 1977, tourists were allowed to climb the stones at Stonehenge, and until the early 20th century, tourists were given chisels to facilitate souvenir-taking.
  27. Bathing was actively discouraged during the Black Death, which made the spread of the disease even worse.
  28. Bill Gates and other investors have secured a 'doomsday seed vault' to preserve a wide variety of plant seeds in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago.
  29. Smiling
    gives the brain as much pleasure as 2000 bars of chocolate or $25,000.
  30. During a mating bout, lions have sex 20 to 40 times a day for a couple of days.
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