1. 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.
  2. During WW1, New Zealand raised an army of 100,000 men, about 10% of its population.
  3. Cuba was caught sending Weapons to North Korea in 2013.
  4. Benjamin Franklin
    the bifocals eyeglasses
    in 1784.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. In 2013, two physicist managed to
    "tie" water into knots.
  8. 51% of Americans fear snakes, most than any other thing in the world.
  9. 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.
  10. There's a nightclub inside a prison in Venezuela.
  11. A survey found that almost 9% of Americans fear zombies, which don't even exist.
  12. 56% of Germans and 52% of Britons believe that aliens exist, according to a survey.
  13. The first online transaction ever was
    Stanford students buying marijuana from MIT students.
  14. 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.
  15. There are approximately
    3.04 trillion trees on earth.
  16. After 3 months in the womb, a fetus already has a preference for which hand it uses the most.
  17. Two tablespoons of honey would be enough to fuel a bee's entire flight around the world.
  18. If Manhattan had the same population density as Alaska, only 28 people would live on the island.
  19. Tuberculosis killed 1.5 million people worldwide in 2014, making it a larger cause of death than AIDS.
  20. Miami is the only major U.S. city that was founded by a woman.
  21. 80% of volcanic eruptions happen underwater.
  22. 35%
    of the world's population drives on the left side of the road.
  23. It is estimated that 1% of society are psychopaths.
  24. Lead was used as an artificial sweetener in Ancient Rome.
  25. Some monkeys and apes can recognize when a situation is unfair.
  26. When you sneeze, you release an invisible gas cloud along with mucus.
  27. The terms "UK" and "Great Britain" are not interchangeable: the United Kingdom includes Northern Ireland, while Great Britain does not.
  28. The cost to construct a new Golden Gate Bridge today would be approximately US$1.2 billion.
  29. Chocolate is the only edible substance to melt around 93° F, just below human body temperature. That's why chocolate melts in your mouth.
  30. There are at least 5,000 people in the U.S. who identify themselves as real vampires, a survey found.
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