1. Southern California has about 10,000 earthquakes each year, though most are so small that they are never felt.
  2. You have about 70,000 thoughts a day.
  3. Magellanic penguins always return to same mate after solo journeys totalling 200,000 miles.
  4. The world's oldest yacht club is the Royal Cork Yacht Club which opened in Ireland in 1720.
  5. Only 6% of people work in the profession they aspired to in childhood, a study in Spain found.
  6. Guy Fawkes wanted to blow up the Parliament in order to start a Catholic government, not to put England in a state of anarchy.
  7. While less than 5 percent of the
    world's population lives in the U.S.,
    they consume almost 37%
    of the world's cocaine.
  8. 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.
  9. There are 4 states in the U.S. that ban oral sex but allow necrophilia.
  10. The number of H2O molecules
    in 10 drops of water
    are equal to the number of
    all the stars in the universe.
  11. Ronald Reagan
    was the only
    U.S. president
    to have been divorced.
  12. The average person in France sleeps 8.83 hours per day, the most in the developed world.
  13. In middle school, 74% of girls express interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, but when choosing a college major, just 0.4% of high school girls select computer science.
  14. During WW1, New Zealand raised an army of 100,000 men, about 10% of its population.
  15. Cuba was caught sending Weapons to North Korea in 2013.
  16. Benjamin Franklin
    the bifocals eyeglasses
    in 1784.
  17. The company that owned the WTC had scheduled a meeting for 9/11/2001 on Tower 1 to discuss what to do in the event of a terrorist attack, but rescheduled the night before because someone couldn't attend.
  18. Before his passing, George Washington had become opposed to slavery, and in his will he ordered his 300 slaves to be freed after his wife's death.
  19. In 2013, two physicist managed to
    "tie" water into knots.
  20. 51% of Americans fear snakes, most than any other thing in the world.
  21. 90% of all wine produced in the world is meant to be consumed within a year or two from when it's made —an older wine is not always better.
  22. There's a nightclub inside a prison in Venezuela.
  23. A survey found that almost 9% of Americans fear zombies, which don't even exist.
  24. 56% of Germans and 52% of Britons believe that aliens exist, according to a survey.
  25. The first online transaction ever was
    Stanford students buying marijuana from MIT students.
  26. The naked mole rat is unable to feel pain, is the only known thermoconforming mammal, is resistant to cancer, and possesses extraordinary longevity for a rodent.
  27. There are approximately
    3.04 trillion trees on earth.
  28. After 3 months in the womb, a fetus already has a preference for which hand it uses the most.
  29. Two tablespoons of honey would be enough to fuel a bee's entire flight around the world.
  30. If Manhattan had the same population density as Alaska, only 28 people would live on the island.
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