1. The Iconic "Do you know where you are?! You're in the Jungle Baby!" line was actually yelled at Axl Rose by a Homeless man in New York.
  2. The core of the Sun has a temperature of about 15,000,000 ° C (27,000,000° F).
  3. 1 in 50,000 penguins are born with brown rather than black plumage.
  4. In the 14th Century alone, the Black Death is estimated to have killed 200 million people. That's roughly the population of Brazil.
  5. There's an experimental township in India founded in 1968 and called Auroville, where citizens are from all over the world and there's no money or religion.
  6. Mercury's New Year occurs every 88 Earth days.
  7. A majority of Hindus eat meat, only 30% do not.
  8. George Washington suffered from diphtheria, tuberculosis, smallpox, dysentery, malaria, tonsillitis, carbuncle, pneumonia, and epiglottitis.
  9. It took approximately 1500 years to build Stonehenge.
  10. About 80% of New Orleans was under water after Hurricane Katrina, which was up to 20 feet deep in some places.
  11. Gratitude can boost dopamine and serotonin, just like antidepressants.
  12. 75% of the world's active and dormant volcanoes are in the Ring of Fire, an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean.
  13. YouTube's early headquarters were situated above a pizzeria and Japanese restaurant in San Mateo, California.
  14. Military commandos in Lebanon eat live snakes, a tradition to display their strength and daring.
  15. A frenzied scrum of Hyenas can dismantle and devour a 400-pound zebra in 25 minutes.
  16. Tristan da Cunha is the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world, lying 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) from the nearest civilization.
  17. North Korea, independent since 1948, is not recognised by Japan and South Korea.
  18. Ashton Kutcher tried Steve Jobs' fruitarian diet when getting into character for the jOBS movie and ended up in the hospital because it messed up his pancreas levels.
  19. The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 in Texas was the deadliest natural disaster ever to strike the U.S., killing between 6,000 and 12,000 people.
  20. A male Black widow spider avoids being eaten by a female by smelling how ravenous she is.
  21. Instead of mating, female octopuses will sometimes strangle males and eat them.
  22. Sharks have eyelids, but they do not blink because the surrounding water cleans their eyes.
  23. The inventor of intermittent windshield wipers tried to sell his idea to the auto industry and was turned away. When they began showing up on new cars, he sued, and won.
  24. Elephants have 3 times the number of neurons that humans have, and no-one knows why they aren't smarter than us.
  25. Thousands of condoms were issued to soldiers for D-Day. Most were used to keep their rifles dry.
  26. Every Cuban household has a ration book entitling it to a monthly supply of food and other staples, which are provided at a nominal cost.
  27. One of the biggest hits during the Great Depression was “Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?” by Bing Crosby.
  28. Humans have been hunting whales since the Stone Age. Ancient whalers used harpoons to spear them from boats out at sea.
  29. People with unfortunate initials, such as P.I.G. or A.S.S. have significant lower life expectancy, due to psychological stress related to childhood bullying.
  30. On Earth, the only ice is frozen water. On Pluto, nitrogen, methane and carbon monoxide also freeze solid.
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