1. The USPS is a year older than the United States.
  2. If the Statue of Liberty was built today, it would cost about US$1.2 million.
  3. Astronauts aboard the ISS change clothes near a filter that sucks up the skin particles that would otherwise float around.
  4. California holds 12% of the U.S. population and produces 6.9% of the country's total greenhouse gas emissions. Texas has 8.5% of the population and produces 12.8%.
  5. Half of the top 20 cities in the world with the highest murder rates are in Brazil.
  6. The world record for the farthest flight by a paper aircraft is 226.8 feet (69.1 meters).
  7. A single LEGO brick can take 432 kg (950 lbs) of pressure before it cracks.
  8. Sea lions are the only non-human mammals that have demonstrated the ability to keep a beat.
  9. The Hindenburg made 17 successful transatlantic trips before catching fire.
  10. On August 10, 2015, NASA astronauts ate food that had been grown in space for the first time.
  11. Your voice would be deeper on Venus. Its dense atmosphere would cause your vocal cords to vibrate more slowly.
  12. British Pennies are used to adjust the time in London's Big Ben clock tower.
  13. Over 30 of Paul Walker's cars were stolen from a warehouse within 24 hours of his tragic death.
  14. 8%
    of Americans sleep naked.
  15. New York Times crossword puzzle editor, Will Shortz, is the only person in the world to have a degree in enigmatology, the study of puzzles.
  16. The world record for most claps in one minute is 1,020.
  17. Nguyen Ngoc Loan, the executioner from the famous Vietnam War photo, opened a pizza joint in Virginia after the war.
  18. There's a prison in Brazil that allows inmates to pedal stationary bicycles, providing electricity to a nearby city in exchange for reduced sentences.
  19. The welcome sign to Kurt Cobain's hometown reads "Welcome to Aberdeen. Come as You Are."
  20. Sex before marriage is still illegal in Virginia.
  21. Tibetans say hello by sticking their tongues out at each other.
  22. A group of barracudas is called a battery.
  23. The most valuable legal tender coin in the world is a US$1 million coin from Australia. Since it weighs 1,000 kg and is 99.99% pure gold, it is worth almost US$45 million.
  24. Larry King crashed into John F. Kennedy's car in 1958. JFK said he'd forget the whole thing if King promised to vote for him when he ran for president.
  25. Benjamin Franklin was an advocate of "air baths", during which he would spend up to an hour reading or writing in his house completely naked.
  26. More than half of the U.S. is now abnormally dry or officially in a drought.
  27. Nearly 1 in 10 soldiers who fought in the Civil War were African-American.
  28. Almost half of adults in the U.S. have Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes, a study found.
  29. Will Smith is now older than Uncle Phil was at the beginning of the TV Show "The Fresh Prince."
  30. The "cheerleader effect", the theory that girls look more attractive in groups, is scientifically proven.
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