1. In 2015, Astronaut Chris Hadfield released the first album of songs recorded entirely in space.
  2. White people consume 60-80% of all rap music in the U.S.
  3. The U.S. didn't install the 911 emergency number until 1968.
  4. Rihanna has officially sold more digital singles than any other artist ever.
  5. The United States is obliged to go to war for 67 different countries should the situation arise, thanks to decades of complicated treaties.
  6. Once a year, the Prince of Liechtenstein invites the residents of his tiny country to have a beer in the garden of his castle.
  7. Octopuses have copper-based blood instead of iron-based blood, which is why their blood is blue rather than red.
  8. In classical Athens, the punishment for sleeping with another man's wife was to be publicly sodomized with a spicy radish.
  9. In the UK, it is illegal to ride a hoverboard scooter in public.
  10. 819,105 Americans claim at least one Cherokee ancestor.
  11. There are more guns than people in the United States.
  12. The probability of two whole fingerprints matching is around 1 in 64 billion.
  13. We collectively spend over 3 billion hours a week playing online games.
  14. In 1981, the first commercial GPS receiver weighed 50 pounds and cost over US$100,000.
  15. Once a dog hits the age of 10, its chance of dying from cancer is 50%.
  16. Since 1940, about 85% of those who have attempted to break the water speed record have died in the attempt.
  17. Squirrels will adopt other squirrels babies if they are abandoned.
  18. The sun is the most perfectly round natural object known in the universe.
  19. No M1 Abrams tank has ever been destroyed by an enemy tank.
  20. Cacti are native to the Americas.
  21. 15% of iPhone users in the U.S. use an iPhone with a broken screen.
  22. There is a persistent storm at Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela. Lightning storms occur for about 10 hours a night, 140 to 160 nights a year, for a total of about 1.2 million lightning discharges per year.
  23. A San Francisco Highway Patrol Officer, called Kevin Briggs, has talked approximately 200 people out of suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge since 1994.
  24. When George Washington
    passed away in 1799,
    Britain's entire Royal Navy
    lowered its flags at half mast.
  25. Iquitos, Peru is the largest city in the world inaccessible by road. It's located deep in the Amazon rainforest and has over 400,000 people.
  26. The bonobo monkey, the closest relative to humans, is naturally bisexual.
  27. The common basilisk is also known as the "Jesus Christ Lizard" for its ability to run on the surface of water.
  28. USPS mail carriers are attacked by 6000 dogs per year.
  29. Outer space begins at 100 kilometers (62 mi) above sea level.
  30. The British Empire at its height was larger than Africa and was even comparable in size to the Moon.
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