1. McDonald's is set to have fewer locations in 2016, for first time ever.
  2. A Death Row study found that ice cream and pie were the most popular desserts for a last meal, followed by cake.
  3. Sharks can see up to 10 times better than humans in clear water.
  4. Alfred Hitchcock never won an Oscar as a director.
  5. Actor Michael Keaton's real name is Michael Douglas. He decided for a stage name to avoid confusion with the well-known actor of the same name.
  6. Nelson Mandela was banned from entering the U.S. and needed a special waiver until 2008.
  7. In 1977, 3 men attempted to steal Elvis Presley's remains for ransom. That's why his body was moved to Graceland where they are monitored by security.
  8. A city in Texas renamed itself to "DISH, Texas" in order to receive free Dish Satellite service for 10 years.
  9. Snakes use their tongues to smell.
  10. Catnip is a natural cockroach repellent.
  11. An eerie prophecy attributed to Nostradamus regarding the 9/11 attacks was in fact fabricated by a college student in 1997 to show how easily such prophecies can be misused.
  12. Anne Frank wrote most of her diary in the form of letters to a person named "Kitty."
  13. "Tinku" is a festival in Bolivia where people beat each other for 2 or 3 days straight.
  14. When notified of his selection for the Nobel , Martin Luther King Jr. announced he would turn over the prize money to the furtherance of the civil rights movement.
  15. Tom Cruise grew up in near poverty and was regularly beaten by his father.
  16. 10%
    of the general population suffers from Alexithymia, the inability to identify and describe their own emotions.
  17. Before compasses, Vikings navigated the ocean using birds, whales, celestial bodies, chants and rhymes.
  18. If you could jump proportionally as high as a locust, you would be able to jump 18m (59 ft).
  19. Around Central Park, New York, it can cost almost US$300,000 a year just for the right to operate a hot dog stand.
  20. A flock of starlings is called a murmuration.
  21. American astronauts have been able to vote in elections from space since 1997.
  22. Bubble wrap was originally designed as an easy-to-clean textured wallpaper.
  23. Each species of peacock spider has its own courtship dance.
  24. Norway is ranked as the country least likely to be affected by climate change. Chad is the most vulnerable.
  25. Milk stored in the freezer will stay safe for consumption indefinitely.
  26. Vincent Van Gogh's last words were, "The sadness will last forever."
  27. Despite their walnut-sized brain, octopuses are highly intelligent, possibly more so than any other order of invertebrates.
  28. The Earth is smoother than a billiard ball, if both were the same size.
  29. 70%
    of Tasmanian devils have died since 1996 due to a contagious facial cancer with a 100% fatality rate.
  30. Up To 77% Of Viagra Bought Online May Be Fake, And Possibly Dangerous, a 2013 Research Found.
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