1. The 'de-militarized' zone between North and South Korea is the world's most militarized zone.
  2. Nearly 90 million children have spent their whole lives war zones, according to the UN.
  3. The average Bugatti customer has about 84 cars, 3 jets and one yacht.
  4. Due to its isolation from the European mainland, Ireland lacks several species common elsewhere in Europe, such as moles, weasels, polecats or roe deer.
  5. Although some individual zebras have been domesticated, most cannot. They are unpredictable and known to attack people.
  6. U.S. troops in Vietnam employed over 5,000 'war dogs'.
  7. In 1833, Britain used 40% of its national budget to buy freedom for all slaves in the Empire.
  8. Writer Agatha Christie was a keen surfer.
  9. A cat nicknamed "Unsinkable Sam" survived the sinking of three separate ships during WW2.
  10. September 3, 1967, was "Dagen H" day in Sweden: traffic switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right.
  11. In 1930, Albert Einstein patented a fridge. It was not a commercial success.
  12. Mark Twain was born shortly after a visit by Halley's Comet and died the day after the comet returned.
  13. Around 5,000 people attempted to escape over the Berlin Wall, with an estimated death toll ranging from 136 to more than 200.
  14. In 2004, gay rights activists in Australia started a micronation in the Great Barrier Reef called the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands.
  15. 1 in 5 employees would sell their work passwords for money, a survey found.
  16. Male giraffes determine if a female is fertile by tasting their urine.
  17. Obama was the first sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba in almost a century.
  18. Mexico City is the Most Traffic-Congested City in the World.
  19. Alien hand syndrome is a disorder that causes one's hand to move without being aware or having control over it.
  20. After eating "miracle fruit," very sour foods will taste sweet for one or two hours.
  21. One gram of your DNA could store all of Facebook and Google's data.
  22. Earth has lost a third of its
    arable land in past 40 years.
  23. A beach was stolen from Jamaica in 2008. The 500 truckloads of sand are still missing to this day.
  24. Temperatures in Venus can reach a 870 degrees Fahrenheit (470 degrees Celsius).
  25. In 2013, a man from Wales threw away a hard drive with US$7.5 million worth of bitcoin on it.
  26. After the American Civil War, one third to one half of the currency was counterfeit.
  27. Hawaii, Vermont, Alaska, and Maine have all banned billboards.
  28. Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet status not because it was too small, but because it's not unique among a mass of objects that orbit the sun beyond Neptune.
  29. The last German WW2 POWs weren't released from the Soviet Union until 1956.
  30. Since 1981, Mexico does not extradite to countries that are seeking the death penalty, and has successfully defended 400 of its citizens charged with a capital offence in the U.S.
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