1. In the 13th century, some people in Norway would baptize their children with beer.
  2. The wombat's poop is cubic.
  3. Duct tape was originally called "duck" tape.
  4. In the 1800s, people bought mummies and held "mummy unwrapping" parties.
  5. 50% of the caffeine you've consumed may be cleared from your body within 5 hours, but it will take over a day to fully eliminate it from your system.
  6. Ostrich kicks can kill a human and even a lion.
  7. The vice presidency of the U.S. has been vacant due to resignation or death a total of 37 years and 290 days, about a fifth of the time.
  8. The tower where Big Ben is located is officially known as "Elizabeth Tower." It was completed in 1859.
  9. 63% of Americans consider their pets to be family members while 1% consider their pets to be property.
  10. A Liverpool fan killed himself when his team was 3-0 down in the 2005 Champions League final's first half. They came back to win the game in the second half.
  11. The Humr people of Sudan consume Umm Nyolokh, a drink made from the liver and bone marrow of giraffes believed to contain traces of DMT and other psychoactive components.
  12. 1 in 10 known species in the world
    lives in the Amazon Rainforest.
  13. Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs made slaves fan their wine all night to cool it down.
  14. Toddlers Have Shot More People in the U.S. Than Muslim Terrorists in 2016.
  15. The odds of a coin flip are not 50-50, but actually 51-49. It will most likely land facing the same direction as it started.
  16. Just 9 months after his inauguration, Barack Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
  17. Twitter has 310 million monthly active users, almost the same as the U.S. population.
  18. Since 1900, there have been an average of 18 major earthquakes and one great earthquake per year.
  19. Before the Berlin Wall's erection, 3.5 million East Germans defected from their country.
  20. 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.
  21. About 50% of Asians have trouble metabolizing alcohol due to a missing liver enzyme needed to process it.
  22. Suicide is a crime in Islam. Suicide attempts may lead to prosecution.
  23. 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.
  24. Jellyfish are the ocean's most efficient swimmers, consuming 48% less oxygen than any other swimming animal.
  25. In the U.S., staged wrestling is called "pro wrestling" while real wrestling is called "amateur wrestling."
  26. At age 15, Jim Carrey quit school and became a janitor to support his family. They were living out of a van.
  27. Hinduism accepts a man's right to commit suicide through fasting to death, called "Prayopavesa."
  28. Men are 3 to 4 times more likely to attempt suicide and succeed than women.
  29. 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.
  30. Villagers in central China have long been using dinosaur bones as medicine, thinking they were from dragons.
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