1. 6 months before the Challenger disaster a lone engineer told his superiors about the O-Ring problem and warned the result "would be a catastrophe of the highest order: loss of human life."
  2. Wedding rings are placed on the left ring finger because in ancient times people used to believe it was the only finger where a vein connected straight to the heart.
  3. A reservoir of water 3 times
    the volume of all the oceans
    is located deep beneath
    the Earth's surface.
  4. The Hebrew language essentially died between 200 and 400 CE and was revived in 19th century Germany, now having about 9 million speakers.
  5. Brad Pitt was banned from China for his role in the movie "7 Years in Tibet."
  6. Ronald Reagan,
    idolized by Republicans,
    was actually a Democrat
    until he was 52 years old.
  7. Worldwide, women earn US$18 trillion but spend US$28 trillion.
  8. Only about 1 in every 10,000 people has "perfect pitch", the ability to identify a musical note just by hearing it, with no reference note.
  9. The Philippines accounts for 43% of the world's gin consumption.
  10. There are Victoria's Secret models from every continent except Antarctica.
  11. Scars continue to look the same year after year because, while skin cells are replaced periodically, the underlying collagen is not.
  12. If two octopuses approach each
    other and display dark colors
    the encounter is likely to escalate
    to physical confrontation.
  13. Hummer drivers get almost 5 times as many tickets as the U.S. national average for all vehicles, according to a 2009 study.
  14. The U.S. military has a 26-page manual on baking brownies and oatmeal cookies.
  15. Central Park costs about as much money as the entire state of Alaska.
  16. The winner of the 2015 French-language Scrabble World Championships doesn't speak French.
  17. During the World War I, the British Army attempted to train seagulls to poo on the periscopes of enemy submarines.
  18. Michael Jackson's autopsy report confirmed he was bald and wore wigs to conceal it.
  19. When it Comes to Coughs, Chocolate Is More Effective than Codeine.
  20. Stephen Hawking's son once added swear words to his dad's voice synthesizer as a prank.
  21. Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash once caught David Bowie naked with his mother.
  22. John Bonham, the drummer of the band Led Zeppelin, died from drinking the equivalent of 40 shots of vodka in one day.
  23. The average American lives 18 miles from their mom, according to a study.
  24. The U.S. has more people of Norwegian descent than Norway.
  25. Americans spend more money on pets yearly than Germany spends on its entire defense budget.
  26. Many nursing homes in Germany have fake bus stops to collect residents with dementia who try to leave.
  27. The flag of Nepal is so complicated that the country's constitution includes 24-step instructions on how to create it.
  28. YouTube has a production space in Los Angeles that is free to use if you have 10,000 subscribers.
  29. 60% of the Fat and 31% of the calories in Burger King's Chicken Sandwich come from the mayonnaise alone.
  30. By 1850, American slaves were worth US$1.3 billion, one-fifth of the nation's wealth.
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