1. In August 2001, actor James Woods reported 4 suspicious individuals on his flight. Authorities did not act on his claim and they later turned out to be the 9/11 hijackers.
  2. In 2011, a small town in Spain, on the brink of financial ruin, bet on the world's biggest lottery and won.
  3. Albert Einstein denounced segregation, calling it a "disease of white people" and worked against racism in America.
  4. More people live in caves today than during the Stone Age.
  5. Cats can swallow and digest their food without chewing it.
  6. The average 3-hour baseball game contains only 18 minutes of game action.
  7. In 2003, Leonardo Da Vinci's machines were built and tested according to his original designs for a documentary. Some were successful and others proved to be impractical.
  8. The Golden Gate uses the largest bridge cables ever made, long enough to encircle the world more than 3 times at the equator.
  9. Pope Francis said he has not watched television since July 15, 1990.
  10. Germany and Japan have the lowest birth rate in the world.
  11. It would take a snail nearly 4,575 years to circle Earth .
  12. A group of zebras is called a "dazzle".
  13. When Germany won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, it was the first time as a united country. The three previous times, the soccer World Cup was won by West Germany.
  14. James Cameron sought Hollywood funding for the movie "Titanic" not because he wanted to make the movie, but because he wanted to dive to the shipwreck.
  15. The main exporter of Brazil nuts is not Brazil. It's Bolivia.
  16. Earth, Texas is the only place on Earth named "Earth."
  17. 47%
    of Americans say they cannot cover a US$400 emergency expense without borrowing money or selling something.
  18. In 2009, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton was turned down for a job at Facebook. Five years later, Facebook purchased WhatsApp for US$19 billion.
  19. The average shower in the UK lasts about 8 minutes.
  20. Led Zeppelin got their name from a fellow musician, who said their band would go down like a "lead balloon."
  21. The average rent for a one-bedroom in Manhattan, New York is US$3,400.
  22. You can't name your child "Matti" in Germany because it doesn't indicate gender.
  23. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute or even overtly sexual.
  24. During a TED talk about Malaria, Bill Gates opened a jar full of mosquitoes onstage so the audience would be able to empathize better.
  25. While sudden heart attacks during sex are rare, 75% of them happen to men who are cheating on their wives.
  26. When the World Cup was hosted in the U.S. in 1994, they only spent US$30 million on infrastructure improvements. For the 2014 World Cup, Brazil spent US$11 billion.
  27. New Zealand will deny people residency visas if they are overweight. There have been cases of people rejected because of obesity.
  28. The keys to the holiest site in Christianity, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, are held by a Muslim family that opens the church every morning. This arrangement has been in place since 1187 CE.
  29. Otto Frank wrote Audrey Hepburn asking her to portray his daughter Anne in the movie "The Diary of Anne Frank". Audrey kindly declined the part.
  30. In 2012, Singapore, a country of over 5 million people, had 80 days of a year in which no robberies or thefts were reported.
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