1. Cacti are native to the Americas.
  2. 15% of iPhone users in the U.S. use an iPhone with a broken screen.
  3. There is a persistent storm at Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela. Lightning storms occur for about 10 hours a night, 140 to 160 nights a year, for a total of about 1.2 million lightning discharges per year.
  4. A San Francisco Highway Patrol Officer, called Kevin Briggs, has talked approximately 200 people out of suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge since 1994.
  5. When George Washington
    passed away in 1799,
    Britain's entire Royal Navy
    lowered its flags at half mast.
  6. Iquitos, Peru is the largest city in the world inaccessible by road. It's located deep in the Amazon rainforest and has over 400,000 people.
  7. The bonobo monkey, the closest relative to humans, is naturally bisexual.
  8. The common basilisk is also known as the "Jesus Christ Lizard" for its ability to run on the surface of water.
  9. USPS mail carriers are attacked by 6000 dogs per year.
  10. Outer space begins at 100 kilometers (62 mi) above sea level.
  11. The British Empire at its height was larger than Africa and was even comparable in size to the Moon.
  12. Children and wives whose fathers failed to meet rubber collection quotas in the Belgian Congo were often punished by having their hands cut off.
  13. Isaac Newton's Principia Mathematica contained a simple calculation error that went unnoticed for 300 years.
  14. Nintendo has such a large cash reserve it could lose US$250 million every year and wouldn't go bankrupt until 2052.
  15. The world's oldest recorded joke is a Sumerian saying from around 1900 BC about a wife's fart.
  16. The term "cowboy" was originally a derogatory term for a black cowhand.
  17. Mountain Lions will bury and leave their prey, then return to it when they are hungry.
  18. The only verified person to reach the age of 120 once met Vincent Van Gogh and later called him "dirty, badly dressed and disagreeable."
  19. Ninjas never wore black. Mostly they wore the inconspicuous clothing of peasants, merchants, traveling priests, etc.
  20. Scientists have discovered that monkeys are susceptible to optical illusions, just like humans.
  21. When a hurricane is expected, Wal-Mart's top-selling items are strawberry Pop-Tarts and beer.
  22. In 1900, 40% of American cars were powered by steam, 38% by electricity, and 22% by gasoline.
  23. The Labrador dog is from Newfoundland and the Newfoundland dog is from Labrador.
  24. In 2015, a 4-year-old searching for fossils found 100 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Bones.
  25. The average American golf course consumes around 312,000 gallons of water per day.
  26. Hours before his death, Einstein was still
    attempting to prove his Theory of Everything.
  27. The word "infant" comes from the Latin word "infans", meaning "unable to speak" or "speechless".
  28. Bolivia was not a landlocked country. Its territory on the Pacific Ocean was lost to Chile after the War of the Pacific in the mid 19th century.
  29. Novelist Stephen King said that Professor Umbridge from the Harry Potter series is the "greatest make-believe villain to come along since Hannibal Lecter."
  30. The Irish surname prefix "Mac" means "son of," while "O" means "descendant of."
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