1. Mark Twain called The Book of Mormon "Chloroform in Print".
  2. The homicide rate in the Middle Ages was 35 times greater than it is today.
  3. Viruses are not alive: They do not have cells, they cannot turn food into energy, and without a host they are just inert packets of chemicals.
  4. Liechtenstein has just 7 people in prison.
  5. In South India, people roll over food leftovers served to Brahmins in the belief that all troubles and ailments will be cured.
  6. In 2001, Pope John Paul II entered and prayed in a mosque and even kissed the Qur'an to improve relations with Islam.
  7. The NAZIs considered Native Americans to be part of the Aryan race.
  8. Each day, up to 4 billion meteoroids fall to Earth.
  9. Fur and hair are essentially the same thing, constructed of identical protein building blocks called keratin.
  10. There are 16,000 recognized species of bees.
  11. 359 years after the Catholic Church forced Galileo Galilei to recant his theory that the Earth moves around the Sun, it declared he was right in 1992.
  12. An average adult's skin spans 21 square feet (2 m2) and weighs 9 pounds (4 kg).
  13. An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards.
  14. Diamonds are not forever. Under very high heat, they turn into graphite, the stuff of pencils.
  15. A grizzly bear has to eat almost 20,000 calories a day.
  16. 1 in 5
    top 100 country songs
    will refer to
  17. The letter combination "USA" is banned on Saudi Arabian license plates.
  18. Charles Darwin suffered from panic disorder and agoraphobia.
  19. GPS is owned and controlled by the U.S. Government. It can be 'switched off' at any time.
  20. Drug lord Pablo Escobar had a prison built to his specifications and to choose his own guards. It featured a soccer field, a giant doll house, a bar, jacuzzi and a waterfall.
  21. City of Industry, California,
    has a population of 219
    but is home to
    80,000 jobs.
  22. Alaska is so big, you could fit 75 New Jerseys in it.
  23. Grizzly bears have a bite-force of over 8,000,000 pascals, enough to crush a bowling ball.
  24. Inca architecture was built to be earthquake resistant. Inca masonry is effective in withstanding even major tremors.
  25. During the Vietnam War, American troops would eat small amounts of C4 plastic explosive to get high.
  26. There's a direct descendant of Christopher Columbus alive today. He's a Spanish noble.
  27. Richard Johnson, the 9th Vice-President of the U.S., openly treated an African-American woman as his wife, although legally she was his slave.
  28. The scientific name of the llama is "lama glama."
  29. In Judaism, there's a blessing thanking God for having the ability to excrete.
  30. Instagram banned the tags #curvy #sex and #nude as they violate their nudity guidelines.
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