1. In 1963, Albert Heineken created a beer bottle that could also be used as a brick to build sustainable housing in impoverished countries.
  2. Christopher Columbus thought that the world was shaped like a woman's breast.
  3. Barack Obama won a Grammy in 2006 for the audio version of his memoir, "Dreams From My Father."
  4. The 100 richest people in the world earned enough money in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times.
  5. When the Spice Girls first met Nelson Mandela in 1997, he joked: "This is one of the greatest moments of my life."
  6. There are approximately 1,600 pizza restaurants in New York City.
  7. Ovarian cancer is linked to the use of Johnson and Johnson's talc-based Baby Powder.
  8. Over 900 streets in the United States are named after Martin Luther King Jr.
  9. According to NASA, it would cost about US$18,000 to send a letter to Mars.
  10. Sanskrit has 96 words
    for "love"
    ancient Persian has 80
    and English only one.
  11. 20%
    of all women in London during the 1700s were prostitutes.
  12. The last words Abraham Lincoln heard were "you sockdologizing old man-trap," a punchline from the play "Our American Cousin."
  13. Left-handed people process things faster than righties while playing computer games or sports.
  14. Leonardo Da Vinci was the illegitimate son
    of a wealthy Florentine legal notary and a peasant.
  15. The White House Correspondent's Dinner was men-only until 1962, when JFK refused to attend unless women did.
  16. Facebook offers 4 months of paid parental leave to new fathers who work for the company.
  17. Iran sentences its citizens to the death penalty if they decide to change their religion from Islam.
  18. Over 500 girls have been named Hermione since the first 'Harry Potter' movie came out.
  19. Lake Michigan is so clear after winter, you can see shipwrecks from the sky.
  20. A smoker would theoretically have to consume nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana within about 15 minutes to die of an overdose.
  21. No one knows what Christopher Columbus looked like. No authentic contemporary portraits of him were found. Most just reconstructed his appearance from written descriptions.
  22. Barack Obama's late father was a senior economist for the Kenyan government.
  23. Women undergoing abortion after 18 weeks gestation sometimes give birth to a fetus that may survive briefly. It happens in about 4 per 100,000 abortions.
  24. Germany was the first country ever to implement Daylight Saving Time in order to save energy during WW1.
  25. Most of a sperm whale's head is filled with a fatty, yellow tissue called "junk."
  26. The chemical element Uranium, discovered in 1789, was named after the newly discovered planet Uranus.
  27. Scientists believe cats are afraid of water because their ancestors lived in an area with very few large bodies of water and never had to learn how to swim.
  28. There are about 1,500 active volcanoes in the world.
  29. Venezuela's name comes from the Italian word "Veneziola" (little Venice). Explorer Amerigo Vespucci saw native stilt houses built in Lake Maracaibo, reminding him of Venice.
  30. The population of Ireland still hasn't recovered from the famine of 1845-1852. It was at 8 million before the famine and is at 6.5 million today.
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