1. Research found that kids aged 4-6 perform better during boring tasks when dressed as Batman.
  2. Joseph Pulitzer, who established the Pulitzer prize, was famous for yellow journalism and extreme sensationalism.
  3. Scientists discovered a dinosaur tail perfectly preserved in amber in 2017. It's full of feathers.
  4. About half of the world's gold supply is devoted to jewelry or industrial use.
  5. Playing Super Mario 64 increases hippocampal grey matter in older adults, a study found.
  6. Every winter, great white sharks swim for 40 days to meet up between Mexico and Hawaii, and nobody knows why.
  7. The average American throws away 70 pounds of clothes a year.
  8. The Rwandan genocide in 1994 saw between 500,000 and 1,000,000 Tutsi killed during a 100-day period.
  9. 90% of the population of Dubai is non-Emirati.
  10. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the most translated document in the world. It is available in 370 languages.
  11. Every 2 seconds, a girl becomes a child bride.
  12. 1 in 5 U.S. households has zero or negative wealth, meaning they owe more than they own.
  13. Plants can tell when one of their leaves is being eaten, and react to try to stop it.
  14. Three-quarters of Americans are in debt when they die. And the average debt at death is nearly $62,000.
  15. During the First World War, 1,000 double-decker London buses, complete with drivers and mechanics, were sent to the front line.
  16. Germany has a Museum of Snoring.
  17. In 2016, a 155-year-old mousetrap, kept as an exhibit in a Berkshire museum, caught a mouse.
  18. The first animal to be ejected from a supersonic jet with a parachute was a bear.
  19. If a Formula One driver puts on 11 lb in weight, it can add 0.2 seconds to their lap time.
  20. The average U.S. gamer is 35 years old.
  21. China invests more each year in renewable power than any other country on earth.
  22. Iceland and Finland have the lowest infant mortality rate in the world.
  23. Macaulay Culkin was the first child actor to earn $1 million for a movie.
  24. Ta'u island in American Samoa runs on 100% solar energy.
  25. Of the 56 million abortions that take place worldwide every year, 45% are not considered safe by WHO standards.
  26. Sharks are older than trees.
  27. Older fish live longer if fed the faeces of younger fish.
  28. The tea genome is four times longer than the coffee genome.
  29. There's evidence that hominids were controlling fire already one million years ago.
  30. Pablo Escobar offered to pay the whole of Colombia's national debt in an attempt to avoid extradition to the U.S.
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