1. Facebook's first annual Hacker Cup coding challenge was won by a programmer at Google. He showed up at Facebook headquarters to collect his prize wearing his Google employee badge.
  2. Scientists have created glow-in-the-dark cats by inserting the jellyfish protein that codes for bioluminescence into their genome.
  3. 2% of people who jump off the Golden Gate Bridge survive the fall. One man even jumped off for "fun".
  4. The "No Animals Were Harmed" moniker on movies only applies while film is actually recording.
  5. Argentina was the first
    country in Latin America
    to legalize
    same-sex marriage in 2010.
  6. Thomas Jefferson's net worth is measured at about US$212 million in today's dollars, adjusted for inflation.
  7. Adolf Hitler was obsessed with America's Old West.
  8. 1.1 million people died during the four and a half years of Auschwitz's existence.
  9. There have been serious scientific attempts to study whether or not our "reality" is, in fact, a computer simulation a la "The Matrix."
  10. The first TV advertisement was broadcasted in 1941 for Bulova watches.
  11. The whole Harry Potter series contains 199 chapters, 4,224 pages and 1,090,739 words and has been made into 19 hours and 39 minutes of film.
  12. Los Angeles has the worst traffic of any city in the U.S. and the 10th worst of any city in the world.
  13. Artist Frida Kahlo was bisexual and cheated his husband with the women that he would cheat on her with.
  14. Vultures often vomit when threatened or approached. It lightens their stomach load to make take-off easier.
  15. The world record for the largest number ever counted to belongs to Jeremy Harper. He streamed the entire process online and raised money for charity. He reached 1,000,000. It took him 3 months.
  16. 100 pounds of chocolate are eaten in the U.S. every second.
  17. George Washington was worth US$525 million in his day, when adjusted for inflation.
  18. Of a total of about 7,000 staff at Auschwitz, only 750 were ever punished.
  19. Bolivia was named after Simon Bolivar, a military leader who led Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Panama and Bolivia to independence.
  20. The name "Argentina" comes from the Latin word for silver, argentum. The original European settlers believed the country was full of silver.
  21. Snakes don't have eyelids.
  22. In New York, 6.5 hectares of buildings were directly affected when the Twin Towers collapsed in 9/11.
  23. About 60 million Reichmarks, equivalent to £125m today, was generated for the Nazi state by slave labour at Auschwitz during the Holocaust.
  24. Tim Harris, the owner of "Tims Place," is the only person with down syndrome to own a restaurant in the U.S.
  25. Abraham Lincoln wore size 14 shoes, the biggest in U.S. president history.
  26. The current library at Alexandria has a copy of all the web pages on every website on the Internet since it started in 1996.
  27. The sport of 'Ultimate Frisbee' is recognised by the International Olympic Committee.
  28. Vultures have stomach acid so corrosive, they can even digest anthrax.
  29. In Islam, a man may divorce his wife three times, taking her back up after the first two times.
  30. London's Big Ben clock tower is leaning much like the Tower of Pisa.
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