1. During WW2, India produced the largest volunteer Army in world history: over 2.5 million men. At least 38 Indians received the Victoria Cross or the George Cross.
  2. Hawaii's largest-ever earthquake occurred in 1868 and the aftershocks are still being observed.
  3. The classic Michael Jackson song "Thriller" was originally titled "Starlight" and had the same melody, but different lyrics.
  4. Polish midwife Stanislawa Leszczynska helped pregnant women in Auschwitz deliver over 3,000 babies.
  5. Neil Armstrong claims he said "one small step for *A* man" when he set foot on the moon and that audio analysis of the recording backs that up and it's been misquoted this entire time.
  6. During WW2, Allied forces sunk 3 ships carrying concentration camp survivors by accident, killing almost 10,000 survivors.
  7. The words 'idiot,' 'imbecile,' and 'moron' were originally medical categories for intellectual disability.
  8. There has never been snakes in Ireland because being cold-blooded, snake couldn't survive the frozen ground during the ice age in the past.
  9. In Germany, there's a specific word for analyzing and learning to live with the past, in particular the Holocaust: "Vergangenheitsbewaltigung."
  10. President Obama has read every Harry Potter book.
  11. Google owns many domains
    to cover mistypes
    such as: Gooogle, Gogle,
    Googel, and even 466453.
  12. The youngest recorded suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge was a 5-year-old girl called Marilyn Demont.
  13. McLaren F1's engines are built with gold.
  14. The evidence linking humans and global warming is as strong as the link between smoking and lung cancer, according to the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  15. Up until 2008, the Santa Barbara Zoo had a giraffe named Gemina that had a permanent 90-degree bend in her neck caused by fused vertebrae.
  16. In three decades, the world's oceans will contain more discarded plastic than fish when measured by weight, researchers say.
  17. Only around 1% to 5% of marijuana users end up developing psychosis.
  18. Finland has more heavy metal bands per capita than any other country in the world.
  19. The Simpsons crew sent flowers to South Park studios when they parodied Family Guy.
  20. There's a laser procedure to change one's eye color from brown to blue, as blue eyes exist under all brown eyes.
  21. Understanding English actually hurts professional players of English scrabble. Some of the world's best Scrabble players are Thai and can't speak English.
  22. Bob Dylan didn't speak to anyone for a week after Elvis Presley died.
  23. Cats, from lions and tigers right down to domestic felines, cannot taste anything sweet.
  24. Elephants know to come to humans for help (like if they've been poisoned) and can find us even over long distances.
  25. Inscribed pottery from the Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt list 3 human genders. The reason is uncertain.
  26. The 1556 Shaanxi earthquake in China was the deadliest earthquake on record with 830,000 deaths.
  27. A 2-headed dolphin was discovered on a beach in Turkey in 2014.
  28. Dogs have only recently been able to watch TV, since they need about 70 images per second, which older TVs couldn't deliver.
  29. Dinosaurs are not, technically, extinct, since birds are considered by science as a type of dinosaur.
  30. "Sahara" means "desert"
    in Arabic
    so the "Sahara Desert"
    is the "Desert Desert."
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