1. Tuberculosis killed 1.5 million people worldwide in 2014, making it a larger cause of death than AIDS.
  2. Miami is the only major U.S. city that was founded by a woman.
  3. 80% of volcanic eruptions happen underwater.
  4. 35%
    of the world's population drives on the left side of the road.
  5. It is estimated that 1% of society are psychopaths.
  6. Lead was used as an artificial sweetener in Ancient Rome.
  7. Some monkeys and apes can recognize when a situation is unfair.
  8. When you sneeze, you release an invisible gas cloud along with mucus.
  9. The terms "UK" and "Great Britain" are not interchangeable: the United Kingdom includes Northern Ireland, while Great Britain does not.
  10. The cost to construct a new Golden Gate Bridge today would be approximately US$1.2 billion.
  11. Chocolate is the only edible substance to melt around 93° F, just below human body temperature. That's why chocolate melts in your mouth.
  12. There are at least 5,000 people in the U.S. who identify themselves as real vampires, a survey found.
  13. Emotional tears contain leucine enkephalin, a natural painkiller.
  14. James Holmes, the perpetrator of the Colorado movie theater mass shooting in 2012, was sentenced to 3,318 years in prison.
  15. In the U.S., as much as 40% of produce grown is never sold or eaten because it is too ugly.
  16. The world record for the longest accurate shot in archery is 230 yards and is held by Matt Stutzman, a man born without arms.
  17. In 2015, a man legally named 'Santa Claus' was elected to city council in North Pole, Alaska.
  18. The act of vomiting spreads about 13,000 aerosolized virus particles—it takes as few as 20 particles to make a person sick.
  19. Fauja Singh, the world's oldest runner, was the first 100-year-old to finish a marathon.
  20. Shorter women have shorter pregnancies, a study found.
  21. More than 780 million adults around the world cannot read or write.
  22. In 2014, 24 female babies in the Unites States were named "Goddess."
  23. Around 42% of Americans play video games regularly.
  24. November 28, 2012 was the most peaceful day New York City ever had—not a single violent crime was reported.
  25. In Norway , "Texas" is slang for "crazy."
  26. The longest baguette in the world is 400 feet long and took 60 bakers and seven hours to make.
  27. In the 90s, the average American supermarket had 9,000 products. Today, there are around 40,000.
  28. It is estimated that about 600,000 people die in China each year from issues related to overwork.
  29. An employee spends an average of 1.5 to 3 hours a day on private activities at work.
  30. We consume about 74 gigabytes -- nine DVDs worth -- of data every day.
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