1. Several long-duration Russian cosmonauts have reported that months after coming back to Earth, they occasionally let go objects in mid-air, still expecting them to float.
  2. The fastest ascent from base camp to the summit of Mount Everest took just 8 hours and 10 minutes.
  3. In 1962, John F Kennedy secretly installed a taping system in the White House.
  4. Academy award winner Sir Ben Kingsley real name is Krishna Pandit Bhanji.
  5. Satan was never named "Lucifer." The only use of the word Lucifer in the Bible was by Isaiah, who was referring to the fall of Babylon, not Satan.
  6. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is one of the most commonly overdosed substances in the world. It puts about 60,000 Americans in the hospital every year.
  7. In 1961, Robert F Kennedy said the U.S. would have a black president within 40 years.
  8. The average women in Bolivia, Indonesia, and Guatemala is short enough to be considered a Dwarf (4'10 or under).
  9. Pluto, Mickey Mouse's dog, was named after the planet, not the other way around.
  10. In addition to aches, fever and pains, Tylenol (acetaminophen) also alleviates psychological pain, such as social rejection.
  11. Christopher Columbus correctly predicted an eclipse to trick the native inhabitants of Jamaica into giving him food and supplies.
  12. Since 1990, South Dakota has celebrated Native American Day instead of Columbus Day.
  13. Anne Frank's father was an officer in the German army during World War I.
  14. Earth is the only known place where a fire can occur naturally.
  15. Alexander the Great was simultaneously the King of Macedonia, Pharaoh of Egypt, King of Persia, and King of Asia.
  16. Prehistoric Humans hunted giant Volkswagen-sized armadillos and used their massive shells as shelters.
  17. Steven Spielberg declined to direct the Harry Potter movies and said "It's just like withdrawing a billion dollars and putting it into your personal bank accounts. There's no challenge."
  18. In Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Lao, the Buddhist New Year is celebrated for three days.
  19. John F Kennedy had such concerns about the space program's high cost, that he proposed partnering with the Soviet Union on a joint expedition to the moon.
  20. The average adult in Switzerland has a net worth of US$513,000.
  21. Two F16 pilots went on a suicide mission to stop Flight 93 on 9/11. In the end, the flight's passengers took the plane down.
  22. Nuclear power prevented an average of over 1.8 million deaths between 1971-2009 as a result of lower air pollution from reduced coal usage according to NASA.
  23. Harvard offers free tuition if your family makes under US$65,000 per year.
  24. If you're caught failing to flush a public toilet after using it in Singapore, there's a fine of around US$150.
  25. There is one-tenth of a gram of fecal matter in most people's underwear.
  26. Cy Twombly's painting "Untitled" is worth up to US$2,3 million.
  27. Fewer than half the world's cultures engage in romantic kissing, a study found.
  28. There is a "Gospel of Judas" not found in the Bible that speaks of Judas as the only one of Jesus' disciples who fully understood his teachings. He turned Jesus over to the Romans because Jesus asked him to.
  29. In 80% of rapes the victim knows the attacker, and he often exploits the trust of a relationship or rapport.
  30. Alexander the Great was tutored by Aristotle until the age of 16.
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