1. 3 of the 5 wealthiest people in Brazil got rich off beer.
  2. Killer Whales are actually dolphins, not whales.
  3. 199 journalists were imprisoned worldwide in 2015.
  4. In 2013, a parent filed a bullying report on a Texas high school football coach for beating his son's team 91-0.
  5. In 2010, some schools in southern California banned a dictionary for including a definition of oral sex.
  6. Around 6% of people have narcissistic personality disorder. They have a strong sense of self-importance and lack empathy.
  7. Contrary to popular belief,
    Coffee does not
    dehydrate you,
    studies have found.
  8. One "dog year" is not equivalent to 7 human years. Dogs age at various rates, depending on their size.
  9. When George Washington was elected president, no one knew what to call him. No other nation had ever elected a president.
  10. In 1973, the crew of Skylab 4 staged the first strike in space. They requested time off to "look out the window and think."
  11. Isaac Newton developed a sunlight phobia from staring at the sun.
  12. Rainbows are actually Circular. We don't typically see a full circle rainbow because the Earth's horizon blocks the lower part.
  13. The largest functional Rubik's Cube has 22x22 squares on each face.
  14. Crocodiles can live from 30 to 75 years.
  15. A woman's risk of breast cancer approximately doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
  16. Many American Civil War soldiers had "nostalgia" listed as their cause of death, meaning homesickness.
  17. Peanuts are not nuts.
    They are legumes.
  18. President Roosevelt collapsed while being painted. He never regained consciousness before dying. The unfinished painting captures his last waking moment.
  19. The smallest wage gap between men and women is to be found in New Zealand: under 5%.
  20. Iran sentences its citizens to the death penalty on cases of corruption.
  21. While you sleep, your brain filters out noises that might wake you up if it doesn't think you're in danger.
  22. An egg that is old or bad will float in water, while fresh eggs will sink in water.
  23. Billy Bob Thornton cheated on Angelina Jolie with the therapist he was seeing about his sex addiction.
  24. Men with Down syndrome are sterile and cannot father children, except for a few documented cases.
  25. Prostitution is illegal in Israel, yet 12,000 women work in the sex trade, along with roughly 1,000 men.
  26. The largest recorded earthquake in the U.S. was a magnitude 9.2 that struck Prince William Sound, Alaska in 1964.
  27. Martin Luther King Jr. spent his wedding night in a funeral home, since there were no honeymoon suites for African-Americans.
  28. Homosexuality and abortion were decriminalised in Russia under Lenin's leadership.
  29. In 1972, a pocket of uranium in Africa was found to have undergone self-sustaining nuclear fission for hundreds of thousands of years, making it the only known naturally formed nuclear reactor.
  30. A nanometre is about as much as your nails grows every second.
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