1. The U.S. has more people of Norwegian descent than Norway.
  2. Americans spend more money on pets yearly than Germany spends on its entire defense budget.
  3. Many nursing homes in Germany have fake bus stops to collect residents with dementia who try to leave.
  4. The flag of Nepal is so complicated that the country's constitution includes 24-step instructions on how to create it.
  5. YouTube has a production space in Los Angeles that is free to use if you have 10,000 subscribers.
  6. 60% of the Fat and 31% of the calories in Burger King's Chicken Sandwich come from the mayonnaise alone.
  7. By 1850, American slaves were worth US$1.3 billion, one-fifth of the nation's wealth.
  8. A young Isaac Newton once threatened to burn his mother and stepfather alive.
  9. In Japan, the leading cause of death for men aged 20 to 44 is suicide.
  10. Prince Charles has been first in line as heir to the UK's throne for more than 64 years.
  11. A child that was Bart's age when The Simpson's first premiered would now be the same age as Homer.
  12. The average prisoner in the U.S. is visited only twice during their entire incarceration.
  13. Because of the Chernobyl disaster, radioactive wild boars are currently roaming around Germany.
  14. Peanut Butter was invented as a source of protein for people with no teeth.
  15. Automatic knives, such as switchblades, are illegal to own in Michigan, except for one-armed people.
  16. Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack are widely credited with helping end segregation in Las Vegas, by refusing to perform in venues that wouldn't allow blacks.
  17. There's a hotline filmmakers can call for science advice with the goal of helping filmmakers incorporate accurate science into their films .
  18. "Ukraine" roughly means "Borderlands" and was referred to as "the Ukraine" during Soviet times.
  19. Despite smoking in numerous films, Clint Eastwood has never smoked habitually.
  20. If you take caffeine and mix it with sperm in a test tube, it makes the sperm swim better.
  21. London only reached its pre-WW2 population level in January, 2015.
  22. David Bowie declared himself gay in 1972 then bisexual in 1976, but ultimately admitted that those declarations were a mistake.
  23. When the Queen dies, no comedy programming on BBC will be aired for 12 days.
  24. The term "junkie" comes from the fact that recreational heroin users in the early 1900s would collect and sell scrap metal to pay for their heroin.
  25. Christian Atheists believe in the teachings of Christ but not that they were divinely inspired. They see Jesus as a humanitarian and philosopher rather than the "son of God."
  26. Scientists estimate that the moon's width has shrunk by about 600 feet (182 meters) since the rocky body first formed.
  27. 1 in 4 American children receive a book written by Dr. Seuss as their first book.
  28. An emperor penguin in the middle of a huddle can reach temperatures of 99.5°F (37.5 °C), despite the frigid cold of an Antarctic winter.
  29. Keeping your pee in a few hours past when you feel you need to go, for years at a time, causes kidney damage and urinary tract infections.
  30. During the Gulf War, the British shipped 500,000 camouflage condoms to troops in Saudi Arabia to protect their guns from filling with sand.
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