1. There are more phone calls placed on Mother's Day than any other day of the year.
  2. Atheists and Agnostics in the U.S. are one of the highest scoring groups when it comes to general religious knowledge, a survey found.
  3. The first commercial telefax service was introduced in 1865, some 11 years before the invention of telephones.
  4. The word "set"
    has over 100 definitions.
  5. In 1969, NASA possessed the technology to land on the moon but not the technology to fake the moon landings.
  6. Octopuses move with a simple elegance, but they have no rhythm, unlike most animals.
  7. People who work 11 hours or more a day are 67% more likely to have a heart attack than people with an 8-hour work day, according to a study.
  8. 44%
    of the people who didn't evacuate for Hurricane Katrina stayed because they didn't want to abandon their pets.
  9. It's been over 30 years since we had a cooler-than-average month.
  10. More than 60% of Bolivia's citizens are indigenous, predominantly Quechua and Aymara.
  11. English is Louis C.K.'s second language. He was raised in Mexico and exclusively spoke Spanish until age seven.
  12. In 1999, Norway granted refuge to a U.S. drug smuggler because the Supreme Court declared that U.S. prisons do not meet "minimum humanitarian standards."
  13. A baby is born on its predicted due date just 4% of the time.
  14. The cost of college in the U.S. went up 500% from 1985 to 2013.
  15. The Eiffel Tower was almost temporarily relocated to Canada in 1967.
  16. New Yorkers spent 74 hours of their lives in traffic jams in 2014.
  17. The fork came to Italy before any other European country because of pasta.
  18. You can see underwater sea life, coral reefs and wrecks using Google Maps.
  19. Polar bears are nearly invisible under infrared photography.
  20. The Emperor of Japan is the only remaining monarch in the world reigning under the title of "Emperor".
  21. Mother Teresa just was 5 feet (1.52) tall.
  22. There were ancient stone tablets in Japan's 2011 tsunami struck areas with inscriptions "Do not build your homes below this point!".
  23. Morgan Freeman didn't appear in a movie until age 34, and didn't get a big role until he was 52, with Driving Miss Daisy and Glory.
  24. During the 70s, a suicide jumper from the Golden Gate Bridge left a note that read "I'm going to walk to the bridge. If one person smiles at me on the way, I will not jump."
  25. If a zebra is attacked, its family will come to its defense circling the wounded zebra and attempting to drive off predators.
  26. In 1944, by a huge coincidence, a crossword puzzle was printed with answers all containing D-Day operation "code names", which sent MI-5 into a panic thinking their invasion plans had been discovered.
  27. Over 3 million people perished from war, slavery, and the mines in Hispaniola under the rule of Christopher Columbus.
  28. In 1963, an East German soldier stole a tank drove it through the Berlin Wall to escape.
  29. Benjamin Franklin published a paper saying America's population growth was so fast, it would surpass Britain in 100 years. This alarmed British leadership and was a factor in their oppression of the colonies.
  30. The Chernobyl power plant didn't go completely off line until the year 2000.
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