1. During WW2, an American pilot fell over 20,000 feet (6,700 m) and survived by crashing through the glass roof of a train station.
  2. In 1915, millionaire Cecil Chubb bought Stonehenge as a gift for his wife. she didn't like it so he gave it to the nation in 1918.
  3. The modern Ouija Board got its name by asking the board what it should be called.
  4. There are more black men in prison today than there were black male slaves before the American Civil War.
  5. During WW1, Marie Curie attempted to donate her Gold Nobel Prize medals for the war effort but the French National Bank refused to accept them.
  6. Only one home in the U.S. receives more visitors per year than Elvis Presley's home, Graceland: the White House.
  7. The Amazon River discharges 5 times as much water as any other river on the planet.
  8. Every single spy Hitler thought he had in Britain during WW2 was a double agent under British control.
  9. Cat kidneys
    are so efficient
    they can rehydrate
    by drinking seawater.
  10. Each episode of the last season of TV Show "Friends" cost US$10 million.
  11. Between the 1940s and the 1970s, Harvard and Yale took nude photos of all their incoming freshmen students.
  12. In 539 BC, Persian King Cyrus the Great issued the world's first charter of human rights. He freed slaves, declared that all people had the right to choose their own religion, and established racial equality.
  13. Jerusalem, Israel, has been destroyed twice , besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, captured and recaptured 44 times and it's one of the world's oldest cities.
  14. In 1988, a customer closed out his million-dollar account after his bank refused to validate a 50¢ parking ticket.
  15. There's a restaurant built into a grotto in Italy.
  16. Indian housewives hold 11% of the World's Gold. That is more than the reserves of the U.S., IMF, Switzerland and Germany put together.
  17. The average serial killer in the U.S. has an IQ of 94.7.
  18. The average cost of a night out in New York is US$82.
  19. Elvis Presley was a karate black belt.
  20. Martin Luther King Jr. had previously used his "dream" rhetoric many times before his famous speech in other lesser-known speeches.
  21. The Taj Mahal was covered with a scaffold during WWII to make it look like a stockpile of Bamboo and misguide any enemy bombers.
  22. More than 86,000 people are injured by tripping over their cats and dogs every year in the U.S.
  23. It is estimated that the average person in the U.S. will have spent some 10,000 hours gaming by the time they are 21 years old.
  24. Moon landing conspiracy theories were proven wrong in 2011 when a NASA probe revealed high-resolution photos of the Apollo Moon landing sites.
  25. 21%
    of all New York City elementary students from all income levels are obese.
  26. It's okay to pee in the ocean since 95% of urine is water and the nitrogen in urea is used to feed ocean plants.
  27. Uranus rotates sideways and "rolls" around the sun rather than "spinning" like the other planets.
  28. There's an ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth's oceans: they are 30% more acidic than in 1751.
  29. The surface gravities of Venus, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are all quite similar (within 15%) to Earth's.
  30. The "Doggone Project" in Germany works recycling deceased pets into fertilizer.
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