1. Michigan State University will identify any insect, arthropod, plant, or weed for free if you send a picture of the specimen via email.
  2. John F. Kennedy, had he lived, would have inherited a fortune from his father estimated at US$1 billion in today's dollars, adjusted for inflation.
  3. Mexico is named after its capital
    Mexico City, not the other way around.
  4. David Copperfield has sold 40 million tickets and grossed over US$4 billion, which is more than any other solo entertainer in history.
  5. Puerto Rico has more American citizens than 21 U.S. states, but can't vote in presidential elections.
  6. Before criticizing propaganda in his classic novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four," George Orwell worked as a propagandist for BBC.
  7. "El Colacho" is a traditional holiday in Burgos, Spain, where men dressed as the Devil leap over infants who are lying on mattresses in the street.
  8. If Malaria was eradicated
    670,000 deaths
    would be avoided
    every year.
  9. Most oysters can live up to 20 years in captivity.
  10. The world's most expensive wine averages over US$15,000 per bottle.
  11. If the U.S. got rid of guns, 12,000 deaths and 84,300 injuries would be avoided.
  12. If the Internet went down for a day, 196 billion emails and 3 billion Google searches would have to wait.
  13. Life expectancy in the UK was around 47 in 1900; it is now 80.
  14. Germany is the world capital of penis enlargement, with roughly 8 in 100,000 adult German males opting for the procedure.
  15. Michael Jackson donated more than US$500 million to charity, a Guinness World Record.
  16. The toxin in puffer fish is 1200 times deadlier than cyanide.
  17. Oysters have three-chambered hearts that pump colorless blood throughout their bodies.
  18. In 1993, Tupac shot two cops and had all the charges dropped on account of the cops drunkenly pointing a stolen gun at pedestrians.
  19. 6 out of 10 teenagers in the U.S. say they witness bullying in school once a day.
  20. Facebook's first annual Hacker Cup coding challenge was won by a programmer at Google. He showed up at Facebook headquarters to collect his prize wearing his Google employee badge.
  21. Scientists have created glow-in-the-dark cats by inserting the jellyfish protein that codes for bioluminescence into their genome.
  22. 2% of people who jump off the Golden Gate Bridge survive the fall. One man even jumped off for "fun".
  23. The "No Animals Were Harmed" moniker on movies only applies while film is actually recording.
  24. Argentina was the first
    country in Latin America
    to legalize
    same-sex marriage in 2010.
  25. Thomas Jefferson's net worth is measured at about US$212 million in today's dollars, adjusted for inflation.
  26. Adolf Hitler was obsessed with America's Old West.
  27. 1.1 million people died during the four and a half years of Auschwitz's existence.
  28. There have been serious scientific attempts to study whether or not our "reality" is, in fact, a computer simulation a la "The Matrix."
  29. The first TV advertisement was broadcasted in 1941 for Bulova watches.
  30. The whole Harry Potter series contains 199 chapters, 4,224 pages and 1,090,739 words and has been made into 19 hours and 39 minutes of film.
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