1. The entirety of the world's population would fit into a city the size of Texas if the population density was the same as New York.
  2. Cockroaches can run on two legs, and that they can reach speeds of almost 5 feet per second.
  3. Open up a conversation in Facebook Messenger and type @fbchess play to start a game of chess with a friend.
  4. You don't catch a cold because of cold weather. People just spend more time indoors when it's cold, which allows germs to transfer between people more easily.
  5. Tibetan monks practicing a rare form of meditation known as "g-tummo" can raise their core temperature at will.
  6. While floating in lunar orbit, astronaut Al Worden was 2,235 miles (3,600 km) away from his companions, making him the most isolated human being ever.
  7. The Titanic crew had no binoculars , which may have helped them see the iceberg. They were inside a locker and the key was lost.
  8. Chimpanzees in West Africa have entered their own Stone Age: they have been using stone tools for generations.
  9. Tim Storms, the man with the world's deepest voice, can hit notes so low that only animals as massive as elephants are able to hear them.
  10. The human body emits upwards of 10^6 biological particles per hour, creating a detectible microbial cloud into surrounding indoor air.
  11. The largest prime number ever found is more than 22 million digits long.
  12. A single asteroid can contain US$20 trillion worth of metals.
  13. A cooling cap can prevent breast cancer patients facing chemotherapy from losing their hair.
  14. Duct tape can lift a 5,000-pound car.
  15. Only one of Sweden's
    top 20 surnames
    doesn't end in “son”:
  16. There are approximately 38,000 known species of spiders.
  17. Snakes are unable to close their eyes. They can't blink and they must sleep with their eyes open.
  18. The U.S. is currently in it's longest period of not having a president die in office.
  19. Colonel Sanders got fired from dozens of jobs. He found himself broke at the age of 65, and decided to start KFC.
  20. 6 months before the Challenger disaster a lone engineer told his superiors about the O-Ring problem and warned the result "would be a catastrophe of the highest order: loss of human life."
  21. Wedding rings are placed on the left ring finger because in ancient times people used to believe it was the only finger where a vein connected straight to the heart.
  22. A reservoir of water 3 times
    the volume of all the oceans
    is located deep beneath
    the Earth's surface.
  23. The Hebrew language essentially died between 200 and 400 CE and was revived in 19th century Germany, now having about 9 million speakers.
  24. Brad Pitt was banned from China for his role in the movie "7 Years in Tibet."
  25. Ronald Reagan,
    idolized by Republicans,
    was actually a Democrat
    until he was 52 years old.
  26. Worldwide, women earn US$18 trillion but spend US$28 trillion.
  27. Only about 1 in every 10,000 people has "perfect pitch", the ability to identify a musical note just by hearing it, with no reference note.
  28. The Philippines accounts for 43% of the world's gin consumption.
  29. There are Victoria's Secret models from every continent except Antarctica.
  30. Scars continue to look the same year after year because, while skin cells are replaced periodically, the underlying collagen is not.
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