1. Tom Monaghan, the founder of Domino's Pizza, met his wife on his first pizza delivery.
  2. Singer Lady Gaga once bought US$1000 worth of pizza for fans waiting in line for her autograph.
  3. The "Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge" is offered to anyone who can demonstrate a supernatural ability under agreed-upon scientific testing criteria. In 40 years, no one ever won.
  4. There are more payday lenders in the U.S. than there are McDonalds.
  5. Bayer, famous for producing aspirin, bought prisoners from Auschwitz to use as research subjects for testing new drugs.
  6. The U.S. has more Spanish speakers than Spain.
  7. Birds "see" the earth's magnetic field as spots in their normal vision.
  8. There are four times as many abandoned houses as there are homeless people in New York City.
  9. The animal in the Firefox logo isn't a Fox. It's a Red Panda.
  10. During WW2, a Japanese Consul saved 6,000 Jews from the Holocaust by writing them all Visas to Japan even after the government told him not to.
  11. In 1954, a CIA operation overthrew a democratically elected government in Guatemala for the benefit of an American fruit company.
  12. Japan has over 70 flavors of Fanta including 'The Mystery Fruit', 'Genius Energy' and 'Hip Hop' flavor.
  13. 2200 years ago, Eratosthenes estimated the Earth's circumference using math, without ever leaving Egypt. He was remarkably accurate. Christopher Columbus later studied him.
  14. All Jewish people who are between 18 and 26 years old are entitled to a free 10-day trip to Israel.
  15. The eruption of the Krakatoa volcano in Indonesia is believed to be the reason why the sky is red in Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream", set in Norway.
  16. The weird offspring of a donkey and a zebra is called a "zonkey."
  17. Norway had a nationwide "butter crisis" in 2011: a single 250 g (8.8 oz) pack of butter would cost about US$50.
  18. Without your pinky finger, you would lose about 50% of your hand strength.
  19. More people still use Windows XP than Mac OS X as of May, 2015.
  20. 11% of people have "1234" as their ATM pin.
  21. The village of Dull, Scotland, is a "sister community" with the US town of Boring.
  22. During prohibition, the U.S. Congress had their own bootlegger so senators and congressmen could still drink alcohol.
  23. In North Korea, people don't celebrate birthdays on July 8 and December 17, since those are the dates that Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il died.
  24. Paris taxi drivers have to pay nearly 200,000 euros for their licenses. That's why there are so few.
  25. Almost a third of Americans work on the weekend.
  26. In Mozambique, overhead power lines have to be at least 12 m (39 ft) high to permit safe passage of giraffes.
  27. Cockroaches can make group decisions. When 50 cockroaches are presented with 3 shelters that can only house 40, they'll split evenly into two groups and leave one shelter empty.
  28. There's an Owl on the dollar bill.
  29. The at-sign, @, is not a modern invention. It has been found on documents as far back as the year 1345.
  30. 1%
    of Germany's population is genetically immune to HIV.
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