1. The head of the CIA had his AOL email account hacked by a teenager in 2015.
  2. About 18% of the far side of the moon is occasionally visible from Earth due to libration.
  3. There 2.5 million of Zero Rupee bank notes in India. They are "paid" in protest by angry citizens to government functionaries who solicit bribes.
  4. A black hole the width of a nickel would have slightly more mass than Earth.
  5. About 5% of babies of both sexes can lactate.
  6. Humans, killer whales and short-finned pilot whales are the only species in which females live well beyond menopause.
  7. Dinosaurs lived on Earth for 150 million years. We've been around for just 0.1% of that time.
  8. Gallium is a metal that melts in your hand.
  9. Around 1 in 10 convicts in Finland escaped prison in 2013, making it the prison-break capital of Europe.
  10. Some birds around Chernobyl appear to be evolving to suit the radioactive environment.
  11. Dr. Seuss was the first to publish the word "nerd."
  12. An alligator's jaw is U-shaped, while a crocodile has a V-shaped jaw. That's a quick way to identify one or the other.
  13. Some Buddhist monks in Japan used to practice self-mummification by adhering to a special diet, then sealing themselves alive into burial chambers.
  14. Sympathizing with Kim Jong-un, leader of North Korea, is an illegal act in South Korea. Even blogging can land you in jail.
  15. Cashews are not nuts. They are drupes.
  16. In 1981, a man who had been bullying residents of a small Missouri town was murdered in broad daylight when 46 people rose up against him, in an act of vigilante justice.
  17. In developing countries, women are half as likely as men to speak out online.
  18. In 2016, a court in Saudi Arabia sentenced a man to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes for asserting his atheism through Twitter posts.
  19. 3 of the 5 wealthiest people in Brazil got rich off beer.
  20. Killer Whales are actually dolphins, not whales.
  21. 199 journalists were imprisoned worldwide in 2015.
  22. In 2013, a parent filed a bullying report on a Texas high school football coach for beating his son's team 91-0.
  23. In 2010, some schools in southern California banned a dictionary for including a definition of oral sex.
  24. Around 6% of people have narcissistic personality disorder. They have a strong sense of self-importance and lack empathy.
  25. Contrary to popular belief,
    Coffee does not
    dehydrate you,
    studies have found.
  26. One "dog year" is not equivalent to 7 human years. Dogs age at various rates, depending on their size.
  27. When George Washington was elected president, no one knew what to call him. No other nation had ever elected a president.
  28. In 1973, the crew of Skylab 4 staged the first strike in space. They requested time off to "look out the window and think."
  29. Isaac Newton developed a sunlight phobia from staring at the sun.
  30. Rainbows are actually Circular. We don't typically see a full circle rainbow because the Earth's horizon blocks the lower part.
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