1. There are at least 5,000 people in the U.S. who identify themselves as real vampires, a survey found.
  2. Emotional tears contain leucine enkephalin, a natural painkiller.
  3. James Holmes, the perpetrator of the Colorado movie theater mass shooting in 2012, was sentenced to 3,318 years in prison.
  4. In the U.S., as much as 40% of produce grown is never sold or eaten because it is too ugly.
  5. The world record for the longest accurate shot in archery is 230 yards and is held by Matt Stutzman, a man born without arms.
  6. In 2015, a man legally named 'Santa Claus' was elected to city council in North Pole, Alaska.
  7. The act of vomiting spreads about 13,000 aerosolized virus particles—it takes as few as 20 particles to make a person sick.
  8. Fauja Singh, the world's oldest runner, was the first 100-year-old to finish a marathon.
  9. Shorter women have shorter pregnancies, a study found.
  10. More than 780 million adults around the world cannot read or write.
  11. In 2014, 24 female babies in the Unites States were named "Goddess."
  12. Around 42% of Americans play video games regularly.
  13. November 28, 2012 was the most peaceful day New York City ever had—not a single violent crime was reported.
  14. In Norway , "Texas" is slang for "crazy."
  15. The longest baguette in the world is 400 feet long and took 60 bakers and seven hours to make.
  16. In the 90s, the average American supermarket had 9,000 products. Today, there are around 40,000.
  17. It is estimated that about 600,000 people die in China each year from issues related to overwork.
  18. An employee spends an average of 1.5 to 3 hours a day on private activities at work.
  19. We consume about 74 gigabytes -- nine DVDs worth -- of data every day.
  20. In 2015, Astronaut Chris Hadfield released the first album of songs recorded entirely in space.
  21. White people consume 60-80% of all rap music in the U.S.
  22. The U.S. didn't install the 911 emergency number until 1968.
  23. Rihanna has officially sold more digital singles than any other artist ever.
  24. The United States is obliged to go to war for 67 different countries should the situation arise, thanks to decades of complicated treaties.
  25. Once a year, the Prince of Liechtenstein invites the residents of his tiny country to have a beer in the garden of his castle.
  26. Octopuses have copper-based blood instead of iron-based blood, which is why their blood is blue rather than red.
  27. In classical Athens, the punishment for sleeping with another man's wife was to be publicly sodomized with a spicy radish.
  28. In the UK, it is illegal to ride a hoverboard scooter in public.
  29. 819,105 Americans claim at least one Cherokee ancestor.
  30. There are more guns than people in the United States.
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