1. In Germany, there's a specific word for analyzing and learning to live with the past, in particular the Holocaust: "Vergangenheitsbewaltigung."
  2. President Obama has read every Harry Potter book.
  3. Google owns many domains
    to cover mistypes
    such as: Gooogle, Gogle,
    Googel, and even 466453.
  4. The youngest recorded suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge was a 5-year-old girl called Marilyn Demont.
  5. McLaren F1's engines are built with gold.
  6. The evidence linking humans and global warming is as strong as the link between smoking and lung cancer, according to the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  7. Up until 2008, the Santa Barbara Zoo had a giraffe named Gemina that had a permanent 90-degree bend in her neck caused by fused vertebrae.
  8. In three decades, the world's oceans will contain more discarded plastic than fish when measured by weight, researchers say.
  9. Only around 1% to 5% of marijuana users end up developing psychosis.
  10. Finland has more heavy metal bands per capita than any other country in the world.
  11. The Simpsons crew sent flowers to South Park studios when they parodied Family Guy.
  12. There's a laser procedure to change one's eye color from brown to blue, as blue eyes exist under all brown eyes.
  13. Understanding English actually hurts professional players of English scrabble. Some of the world's best Scrabble players are Thai and can't speak English.
  14. Bob Dylan didn't speak to anyone for a week after Elvis Presley died.
  15. Cats, from lions and tigers right down to domestic felines, cannot taste anything sweet.
  16. Elephants know to come to humans for help (like if they've been poisoned) and can find us even over long distances.
  17. Inscribed pottery from the Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt list 3 human genders. The reason is uncertain.
  18. The 1556 Shaanxi earthquake in China was the deadliest earthquake on record with 830,000 deaths.
  19. A 2-headed dolphin was discovered on a beach in Turkey in 2014.
  20. Dogs have only recently been able to watch TV, since they need about 70 images per second, which older TVs couldn't deliver.
  21. Dinosaurs are not, technically, extinct, since birds are considered by science as a type of dinosaur.
  22. "Sahara" means "desert"
    in Arabic
    so the "Sahara Desert"
    is the "Desert Desert."
  23. Belarus is the last UN member country in Europe that still uses the death penalty. Convicts are shot with a pistol.
  24. Penis enhancement surgery is free in Cuba.
  25. It has been estimated it would take 70 cups of coffee to kill a 154-pound (70 kg) person.
  26. In 1994, a 75-pound bag of cocaine fell out of a plane and landed in the middle of a Florida crime watch meeting.
  27. The entire student body of the University of Mississippi enlisted for the American Civil War. They suffered a 100% casualty rate.
  28. The first Frenchman known to visit Japan was imprisoned, tortured and killed because he tried to promote Christianity.
  29. Cats share 95.6% of their DNA with tigers.
  30. Lying flat on your back is your best bet for surviving a falling elevator.
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