1. More than half of all Americans have one or more allergies.
  2. Fetuses don't develop fingerprints until 3 months' gestation.
  3. An apple didn't hit Isaac Newton in the head, but it did make him wonder if the force that makes apples fall influences the moon's motion around Earth.
  4. Someone who weighs 150 pounds on Earth would weigh a whopping 354 pounds on Jupiter.
  5. Tsunamis can go as fast as a jetliner's cruising speed: up to 800 kilometers per hour (500 mph).
  6. When building the Golden Gate Bridge, the lead structural engineer insisted on the installation of a safety net at an exorbitant cost of US$130,000. It saved 19 workers.
  7. IKEA consumes
    1% of the Earth's
    wood supply
    every year.
  8. A rare Apple-1 computer built in Steve Jobs' garage in the summer of 1976 was sold at an auction in 2014 for US$905,000.
  9. Portland is home to more strip clubs per capita than anywhere else in the U.S.
  10. Demand for quinoa in Western nations has pushed up prices so much that poorer people in Peru and Bolivia , where quinoa is from, can no longer afford their staple crop.
  11. Karl Marx and his wife Jenny named all four of their daughters "Jenny".
  12. Miami has never recorded a temperature over 100°F (37°C).
  13. There is a limit of 12 minutes of commercials, per hour of television, in the UK.
  14. There are 328 people named "Abcde" in the U.S.
  15. Armenia became the first nation to adopt Christianity as a State Religion in the year 301.
  16. The Roman Empire was not the largest empire in history. It was only the 28th largest.
  17. About 46,000 square miles of arable land turn to desert every year due to climate change and practices such as forest clear-cutting.
  18. Android was originally conceived as a camera operating system.
  19. Musician Eddie Van Halen blamed guitar picks for giving him tongue cancer.
  20. During Apartheid, Glasgow renamed the street where the South African Consulate was located to "Nelson Mandela Place." Consular officials would be forced to look at his name when reading and addressing postal correspondence.
  21. 31% of rock star deaths are related to drugs or alcohol.
  22. Coca-Cola owns every domain variation of ahh.com, from 2 H's up to 62 H's.
  23. The world's oldest flamingo ever known was badly beaten by four teenagers, survived, and lived another 5 years to the age of 83.
  24. U.S. President Hoover and his wife would talk in Mandarin Chinese to prevent their staff from eavesdropping.
  25. Facebook has 95 million users in China despite being blocked.
  26. Sia wrote Rihanna's song "Diamonds" in 14 minutes.
  27. Anne Frank's sister, Margot, also had a diary. It was never found.
  28. Despite the title, most of the dinosaurs from "Jurassic Park" lived during the Cretaceous period.
  29. In Auschwitz, an SS guard fell in love with a Jewish prisoner. He saved her life multiple times and she testified on his behalf during his post-war trial.
  30. George Washington died after his doctors removed 40% of his blood (80 ounces) over a 12-hour period to cure a throat infection.
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