1. In the Bible, God sent two bears to murder 42 children because they had mocked a man for being bald.
  2. In 2002, the comptroller of the City of New York estimated the impact of 9/11 on the city's wealth to be US$30.5 billion.
  3. Orb spiders mummify their prey before they kill it.
  4. During his time as a Congressman and later as U.S. President, John F Kennedy donated all of his salary to charity.
  5. The 15-minute chimes on Big Ben have lyrics: "All through this hour / Lord be my guide / And by Thy power / No foot shall slide."
  6. The Blue-ringed octopus is one of the world's most venomous marine animals: it can kill you in one bite, there is no antivenom.
  7. Smoking makes breasts sag faster than normal by breaking down a protein in the skin called elastin, which gives youthful skin its elastic appearance and supports the breast.
  8. The lead singer of Chicago died after he picked up a 9mm pistol, said, "Don't worry about it... Look, the clip's not even in it," then held it to his head and pulled the trigger.
  9. Bullying affects nearly 1 in 3 American schoolchildren in grades six through 10.
  10. The Vatican has its own phone company, radio, T.V. stations, money and stamps.
  11. Alexander the Great founded 70 cities, naming at least 20 after himself and one after his horse.
  12. The phrase "God never gives you more than you can handle" never appears in the Bible and actually the opposite is said many times.
  13. In military terms, D-Day means a date and H-Hour a time for combat operations.
  14. Uruguay is, by population, the smallest country to win a soccer World Cup.
  15. There is a version of the Bible translated into Hawaiian Pidgin called 'Da Jesus Book'.
  16. There's a massive abandoned supercollider in Texas.
  17. The process of getting torn apart by a black hole is called "Spaghettification".
  18. An Octopus
    doesn't have
    8 arms
    but 6 arms and 2 legs.
  19. The mortality rate of a Black Mamba snake bite is almost 100%.
  20. The attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11 resulted in the largest loss of life by a foreign attack on American soil.
  21. No other country in Europe has as many volcanoes as Italy: the peninsula stands on a fault line.
  22. The Vatican is the only nation in the world that can lock its own gates at night.
  23. The Confederate general Stonewall Jackson was accidentally shot by his own men during a major American Civil War battle.
  24. The 2008 Constitution of Ecuador recognized nature as an entity with legally enforceable rights, making it the first country in the world to do so.
  25. One of Bolivia's oldest silver mines has claimed the lives of an estimated 8 million people in the past 500 years. It is known as the "Mountain that eats men" and is still mined with pick and shovel today.
  26. There is a section of the Berlin Wall in the men's bathroom of the Main Street Station casino in Las Vegas.
  27. Many female black widow spiders eat their males after mating.
  28. 2% of people have armpits that never smell because of an unusual genetic variant.
  29. In 15 years of conquest, Alexander The Great never lost a battle.
  30. An 11-year-old girl gave Pluto its name.
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