1. The Greek language has 4 words for love. Agape: Charitable love; Eros: Sexual love; Philia: Love between friends; and Storge: Family love.
  2. Martin Luther King Jr. required hours of delicate surgery to remove a steel letter opener from his chest in 1958.
  3. Snakes have flexible jaws which allow them to eat prey bigger than their head.
  4. Killing someone to prevent the theft of property is legal in Texas.
  5. One of the assassins of Archduke Franz Ferdinand threw a grenade but missed the car. He swallowed cyanide and jumped to the River Miljacka. The cyanide was expired and did not work, and the river was only 10cm deep. He was captured seconds later.
  6. Since 2007, an unfinished skyscraper in Caracas, Venezuela, has been re-appropriated by squatters into a vast 'vertical slum' which now includes grocery stores, hairdressers, and an unlicensed dentist.
  7. Steve Jobs did not let his kids use iPads and limited their use of technology to a minimum.
  8. There is a 6000-year-old tree in South Africa that has a bar inside.
  9. The cost per flight hour for Air Force One is US$206,337.
  10. Harry Potter's author J.K. Rowling lost her billionaire status because she donated so much of her money to charity.
  11. Female elephants have the longest reproductive anatomy of any land mammal: her vagina is located 1.3 meters into her body.
  12. Osama Bin Laden was obsessed with Whitney Houston and wanted to make her one of his wives.
  13. Rio de Janeiro's beaches have 1.7 million times the disease-causing viruses of what would be considered hazardous on a California beach.
  14. The symbol "lb" for pound comes from an abbreviation of the constellation Libra, the scales.
  15. The chinese Giant Salamander can grow to be 6 feet (1.8 m) long, making it the largest amphibian in the world.
  16. Between 1990 and 2005, a new prison opened in the U.S. every 10 days.
  17. Alexander the Great once held a drinking contest among his soldiers. When it was over, 42 people had died from alcohol poisoning.
  18. It is estimated that only 2% of all humans have green eyes, making it the rarest eye colour.
  19. Lancaster, Pennsylvania,
    was the U.S. Capital
    for just 1 day
    September 27, 1777.
  20. In 1999, the U.S. government paid the Zapruder family US$16 million for the film of JFK's assassination.
  21. The founder of Alcoholics Anonymous demanded alcohol during the last few days of his life.
  22. New Mexico State's first graduating class in 1893 had only one student —and he was shot and killed before graduation.
  23. Several hundred people in the U.S. die every year from liver failure after Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose.
  24. There are more than 1,200 water parks in North America.
  25. The term "astronaut" comes from greek words that mean "star" and "sailor."
  26. A 2009 search for the Loch Ness Monster came up empty. Scientists did find over 100,000 golf balls.
  27. If your dog's feet smell like corn chips, you're not alone. The term "Frito Feet" was coined to describe the scent.
  28. The verb "unfriend" dates back to 1659. It existed even earlier as a noun, as far back as 1275.
  29. The highest wave ever surfed reached a height of 24.3m (80ft).
  30. The world's largest swimming pool is in Chile. It's 1,013 m (3,323 ft) long and contains some 250 million litres (66 million US gallons) of seawater.
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