1. Male ladybirds can spend up to four hours mating with a dead female before realising something is wrong.
  2. 97% of motorcycle riders in Paraguay don't wear helmets.
  3. Amazon employed over half a million workers in 2017.
  4. During the Industrial Revolution, 10-to-16-hour workdays were normal. Ford was the first company to experiment with an eight-hour day – and found its workers were more productive.
  5. People who work more than 11 hours a day are almost 2.5 times more likely to have a major depressive episode than those who work 7 to 8.
  6. Katherine Switzer was attacked in 1967 for being the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. She ran it again 50 years later.
  7. Usain Bolt's running gait is asymmetrical due to scoliosis, which has resulted in his left leg being longer than his right leg. Scientists aren't sure if his record-breaking sprint speeds are because of this or in spite of this.
  8. Jimi Hendrix served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army's elite 101st Airborne division.
  9. Brazilians attested to showering more frequently than anybody else in the world with 12 times a week, a survey found.
  10. A Septuagenarian from Japan came to fame for creating magnificent paintings using nothing but Microsoft Excel.
  11. Las Vegas is not the largest gambling centre in the world. Macau surpassed its gambling revenues in 2006.
  12. Ancient Greek and Roman statues were actually brilliantly colored and not just bare marble or stone.
  13. In 2015, a Chinese father, fed up with his son's unemployed ways which he blamed on his daily feed of video games, hired a virtual “hit man” to knock him off at the game.
  14. The Japanese word "tsundoku" means buying books and not getting around to reading them.
  15. Viking names included ‘desirous of beer', ‘lust-hostage', ‘short penis', ‘able to fill a bay with fish by magic', ‘the man who mixes his drinks' and ‘the man without trousers'.
  16. The longest Cricket Test match was played over 12 days between England and South Africa in 1939 and it was eventually abandoned, otherwise the England team would have missed the boat for home.
  17. Samuel Morse, inventor of the Morse Code, sent the first telegram from Washington to Baltimore in 1844. It read “WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT?”
  18. Dolphins are not automatic air-breathers like we humans are. Every breath is a conscious effort.
  19. Christopher Walken was a lion tamer before becoming a famous actor.
  20. Barack Obama scooped ice cream in high school.
  21. The Movie "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" title was translated in Israel to "It's Raining Falafel".
  22. Many Church bells in Europe ring every day at noon. It started out in 1456 as a call for believers to pray for the defenders of the city of Belgrade.
  23. 60% of Jamaicans would prefer to become a British territory again, a 2011 survey found.
  24. Rapper B.o.B. has been a vocal proponent of the theory that claims the Earth is flat and started a crowd-funding campaign to prove it.
  25. King Sobhuza II of Swaziland, who died in 1982, had 70 wives, who gave him 210 children.
  26. A total eclipse of the sun occurs on any given point on the Earth's surface once every 375 years.
  27. William Shatner sold his kidney stone for US$25,000, which paid for the building of a house by Habitat for Humanity.
  28. The word ‘hundred' derives from ‘hundra' in Old Norse, which originally meant 120.
  29. Testosterone evolved 500 million years ago — from estrogen.
  30. In 2013, Star Wars was dubbed in Navajo, making it the first major film to be dubbed in a Native American language.
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