1. One third of leprosy cases in the U.S. come from contact with armadillos.
  2. Mother Teresa was born as Anjeze Gonxhe Bojaxhiu.
  3. Loneliness increases a person's risk of mortality by 26%, according to a study.
  4. An Indian woman who lost her leg after being thrown from a moving train became the first female amputee to climb Mount Everest in 2013.
  5. 90%
    of doctors believe working while sick could cause harm. But 83% do it anyway, a survey found.
  6. You are more likely to die as a drug dealer in Chicago than as a death row inmate in Texas.
  7. The World's Oldest Sperm was discovered in Antarctica: 50-million-year-old sperm cells from a worm.
  8. John F. Kennedy won a Pulitzer Prize in 1957, although much of the book was ghostwritten by his aide Theodore Sorensen.
  9. Peter Hillary, Sir Edmund Hillary's
    son, climbed Mount Everest in 1990
    making the pair the first
    father and son to do so.
  10. In the Bible, God sent two bears to murder 42 children because they had mocked a man for being bald.
  11. In 2002, the comptroller of the City of New York estimated the impact of 9/11 on the city's wealth to be US$30.5 billion.
  12. Orb spiders mummify their prey before they kill it.
  13. During his time as a Congressman and later as U.S. President, John F Kennedy donated all of his salary to charity.
  14. The 15-minute chimes on Big Ben have lyrics: "All through this hour / Lord be my guide / And by Thy power / No foot shall slide."
  15. The Blue-ringed octopus is one of the world's most venomous marine animals: it can kill you in one bite, there is no antivenom.
  16. Smoking makes breasts sag faster than normal by breaking down a protein in the skin called elastin, which gives youthful skin its elastic appearance and supports the breast.
  17. The lead singer of Chicago died after he picked up a 9mm pistol, said, "Don't worry about it... Look, the clip's not even in it," then held it to his head and pulled the trigger.
  18. Bullying affects nearly 1 in 3 American schoolchildren in grades six through 10.
  19. The Vatican has its own phone company, radio, T.V. stations, money and stamps.
  20. Alexander the Great founded 70 cities, naming at least 20 after himself and one after his horse.
  21. The phrase "God never gives you more than you can handle" never appears in the Bible and actually the opposite is said many times.
  22. In military terms, D-Day means a date and H-Hour a time for combat operations.
  23. Uruguay is, by population, the smallest country to win a soccer World Cup.
  24. There is a version of the Bible translated into Hawaiian Pidgin called 'Da Jesus Book'.
  25. There's a massive abandoned supercollider in Texas.
  26. The process of getting torn apart by a black hole is called "Spaghettification".
  27. An Octopus
    doesn't have
    8 arms
    but 6 arms and 2 legs.
  28. The mortality rate of a Black Mamba snake bite is almost 100%.
  29. The attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11 resulted in the largest loss of life by a foreign attack on American soil.
  30. No other country in Europe has as many volcanoes as Italy: the peninsula stands on a fault line.
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