1. More people watch online video game play than major cable networks and subscription entertainment services.
  2. Finland had the third smallest gender gap in the world in 2017.
  3. The Burj Khalifa stands 828 metres tall. It has 24,000 windows, contains 330,000 cubic metres of concrete and took 22 million man hours to build.
  4. World renowned cellist Yo Yo Ma once left his 266 year old cello, worth $2.5 million, in the back of a NYC taxi. It was returned to him in time for his evening concert.
  5. There are four times as many species of orchid as there are species of mammal.
  6. Quantophrenia is an obsessive reliance on statistics.
  7. Except for a few species of bats, New Zealand has no native mammals.
  8. General George Patton believed he was a reincarnation of either a military leader from Napoleon's army or a Roman legionary.
  9. More than half of U.S. mobile users check
    Facebook's app several times a day.
  10. The “Latte Index”, developed by The Wall Street Journal, compares the cost of a tall Starbucks latte in dozens of cities around the world to estimate which currencies are overvalued and undervalued.
  11. Civilians account for more than 70% of total deaths since the Syrian Civil War began in 2011. In 2016, children made up 23% of total civilian deaths.
  12. More countries are now democratic than at any point since WW2.
  13. Finland refers to itself as the “Land of a Thousand Lakes”, but it actually has 188,000 lakes to be precise.
  14. 90% of adolescent pregnancies in developing countries are among married girls.
  15. The biggest Netflix streaming day of 2017 was January 1st.
  16. For most of its 4,000-year history, Chocolate was actually consumed as a bitter beverage rather than as a sweet edible treat.
  17. Angelina Jolie once tried to hire a hitman to kill her, instead of committing suicide. The would-be-hitman talked her out of it by asking her to wait a month.
  18. Advertisers spent more on digital ads in 2017 than on traditional TV, for the first time ever.
  19. Research found that kids aged 4-6 perform better during boring tasks when dressed as Batman.
  20. Joseph Pulitzer, who established the Pulitzer prize, was famous for yellow journalism and extreme sensationalism.
  21. Scientists discovered a dinosaur tail perfectly preserved in amber in 2017. It's full of feathers.
  22. About half of the world's gold supply is devoted to jewelry or industrial use.
  23. Playing Super Mario 64 increases hippocampal grey matter in older adults, a study found.
  24. Every winter, great white sharks swim for 40 days to meet up between Mexico and Hawaii, and nobody knows why.
  25. The average American throws away 70 pounds of clothes a year.
  26. The Rwandan genocide in 1994 saw between 500,000 and 1,000,000 Tutsi killed during a 100-day period.
  27. 90% of the population of Dubai is non-Emirati.
  28. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the most translated document in the world. It is available in 370 languages.
  29. Every 2 seconds, a girl becomes a child bride.
  30. 1 in 5 U.S. households has zero or negative wealth, meaning they owe more than they own.
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