1. Enya, one of the world's best-selling artists, sold over 100 million albums, but had never went on tour.
  2. Guy Fawkes is the reason guys are called "guys".
  3. For the first time since 1974, nobody climbed to the top of Mount Everest in 2015.
  4. A defector used balloons to air drop thousands of copies of the film "The Interview" into North Korea.
  5. Sweden has a bigger share of
    foreign-born residents than the U.S.
  6. An octopus will eat its own arms if it gets really hungry.
  7. Until 1950, U.S. Weathermen Were Forbidden From Talking About Tornadoes.
  8. Canada consumes the most doughnuts and has the most doughnut shops per capita of any country in the world.
  9. 70,000 women worldwide die each year from back-street abortions.
  10. The C.K. is in Louis C.K. doesn't stand for anything it's just how is real last name, Szekely, sounds phonetically.
  11. Ant queens can live for up to 30 years, while workers live from 1 to 3 years.
  12. Each head on Mount Rushmore is 60 feet high, and the entire project took 14 years and about US$1 million to complete.
  13. Indonesia has the world's highest rate of deforestation, with Brazil as a close second.
  14. The people of North Sentinel Island, India, are among the last people to remain virtually untouched by modern civilization.
  15. Venus has more volcanoes than any other planet in the solar system, with over 1600.
  16. In 2005, an Ethiopian girl was being brutally beaten by 7 men when a pride of lions chased them away. They even stayed with her until help arrived.
  17. In WW2, the Allies estimated German average monthly tank production using statistical analysis of their serial numbers. They were off by just one.
  18. 69% of marriages in Ethiopia occur through abduction.
  19. Pluto has a heart shape on its surface.
  20. Deforestation accounts for
    10% of greenhouse gas emissions.
  21. The 9th of November is a significant day in Germany. In 1918, Germany became a republic. In 1923, the Bier Hall Putsch in Munich. In 1938, Kristallnacht. In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell.
  22. People pay thousands of dollars to hunt Zebras and other African wildlife on large ranches in Texas.
  23. 1 in 3 women
    in the UK
    have an abortion
    in their lifetime.
  24. During the past 40 years, at least 20% of the Amazon rainforest has been cut down.
  25. Having red hair and blue eyes is the rarest combination.
  26. The outside of shark teeth is made up of fluoride, the active component of most toothpaste, so Sharks never get cavities.
  27. When a crocodile loses a tooth, it is quickly replaced. They can go through 8,000 teeth over a lifetime.
  28. Mammals remained relatively small until 65 million years ago, when the demise of the dinosaurs gave them a chance to survive.
  29. Of all the solar system's planets, Venus is the closest to a twin of Earth, with a similar size, orbit and composition.
  30. The actor who played "Scotty" on Star Trek was shot 6 times on D-Day: 4 times in the leg, one in the chest and one through his finger.
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