1. Snapchat was originally marketed as an app to send nude pictures called Picaboo.
  2. "Hello" didn't become a greeting until the telephone arrived.
  3. A homeless man held up and robbed a bank in Portland for $1, then sat down and waited for police to arrest him so he could receive healthcare in prison.
  4. Ignorant people are more likely to believe they are brilliant, while intelligent people are more likely to underestimate their abilities.
  5. The smell of freshly-cut grass is actually a plant distress call due to trauma.
  6. When Salvador Dali was asked if he did drugs, he said "I don't do drugs... I am drugs."
  7. Mother Teresa considered suffering a gift from God and was criticized for her clinics' lack of care and malnutrition of patients.
  8. Still-beating hearts of live cobras are eaten as a delicacy in Vietnam.
  9. Chimpanzees can identify each other from pictures of their butts.
  10. Sea otters have skin pockets where they keep their favorite rocks to use for crushing seashells.
  11. Google offers employees free condoms that come in blue, red, green, and yellow and have the phrase "I'm Feeling Lucky!" printed on them.
  12. The acceptance rate for NASA's astronaut applications in 2015 was .08%.
  13. The Tetris theme song is actually a 19th-century Russian folk song called "Korobeiniki."
  14. When men drink coffee, Caffeine goes to the semen just like it goes to the blood.
  15. In 1891, Juan Vucetich, an Argentine Police Official, made the first criminal fingerprint identification.
  16. Marilyn Monroe was a size 12 in the 60s, but would now be a size 6, as women's clothing measurements have changed a lot since.
  17. During the Mormon War in 1838, the governor of Missouri made it legal to kill Mormons. The law was rescinded in 1976.
  18. Actor Vin Diesel has never met his father, and doesn't know what race he is
  19. Antidepressant drugs, already known to cause sexual side effects, may also suppress the basic human emotions of love and romance.
  20. The phrase ‘Time Person of the Year' contains the first, second and third most commonly used nouns in English, in order.
  21. Ants can survive in a microwave: they are small enough to dodge the rays.
  22. We lose over a pound of weight during sleep by exhaling.
  23. Despite its reputation as being a rainy city, London receives less precipitation in a year than Rome, Toulouse, Naples and even Sydney in Australia, but those are spread over more days.
  24. Monkey brains are eaten as a delicacy in parts of China, South Asia and Africa.
  25. When it comes to human tragedy, no creature comes close to the devastation caused by mosquitoes.
  26. Queen, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix and Tupac never won a Grammy, while Milli Vanilli and Justin Bieber did.
  27. The movie "Sideways" sent Pinot Noir sales through the roof and had a negative impact on Merlot, following the main character preferences.
  28. Approximately 70% of the freshwater used by humans goes to agriculture and livestock.
  29. Some holocaust survivors died of chocolate and candy overdose within their first week of freedom.
  30. Bill Gates changed his school's program codes so he was placed in class with mostly female students.
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