1. The official city motto of Paris is "Fluctuat nec mergitur", meaning "She is tossed by the waves but does not sink."
  2. The piano Freddie Mercury plays in Bohemian Rhapsody is the same exact piano Paul McCartney plays in Hey Jude.
  3. Sea cucumbers eat with tube feet surrounding their mouths.
  4. Hawaii is the only U.S. state with a majority Asian American population, at 58%.
  5. When Benjamin Franklin invented his own harmonica, it became so popular in Europe that Mozart and Beethoven composed music for it.
  6. The world's smallest periodic table was carved on a strand of hair.
  7. The largest passenger plane, as of 2015, has seats for 615 people.
  8. Elephants rarely get cancer because they have 40 copies of genes that code for the tumor suppressor protein p53—humans have two.
  9. Some volcano eruptions are capable of creating powerful electrical charges that can lead to bolts of lightning as large as two miles long.
  10. Latinos now outnumber whites
    in California since 2015.
  11. Popping bubble wrap makes you feel calmer and more awake, a study found.
  12. The "x" in "x-ray" indicates an unknown quantity, much like it does in mathematics.
  13. Nearly 4 in 10 Americans
    have never moved
    from their
  14. In 1781, Benjamin Franklin attended a concert in which he narrowly escaped death when the opera house caught fire and burned.
  15. The world's deadliest recorded earthquake occurred in 1556 in China, killing an estimated 830,000 people.
  16. Student loans have passed credit cards and auto loans to become the second biggest source of personal debt in the U.S., trailing only mortgages.
  17. The RMS Titanic
    was built
    in Belfast,
    Northern Ireland.
  18. The average lifespan of a dolphin is 15 years. However, some of them lived 50 years.
  19. Southern California has about 10,000 earthquakes each year, though most are so small that they are never felt.
  20. You have about 70,000 thoughts a day.
  21. Magellanic penguins always return to same mate after solo journeys totalling 200,000 miles.
  22. The world's oldest yacht club is the Royal Cork Yacht Club which opened in Ireland in 1720.
  23. Only 6% of people work in the profession they aspired to in childhood, a study in Spain found.
  24. Guy Fawkes wanted to blow up the Parliament in order to start a Catholic government, not to put England in a state of anarchy.
  25. While less than 5 percent of the
    world's population lives in the U.S.,
    they consume almost 37%
    of the world's cocaine.
  26. Each tree can absorb 4.8 pounds of CO2. In a year, an acre of trees absorbs equal the amount of CO2 produced by driving a car 26,000 miles.
  27. There are 4 states in the U.S. that ban oral sex but allow necrophilia.
  28. The number of H2O molecules
    in 10 drops of water
    are equal to the number of
    all the stars in the universe.
  29. Ronald Reagan
    was the only
    U.S. president
    to have been divorced.
  30. The average person in France sleeps 8.83 hours per day, the most in the developed world.
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