1. When asked what his IQ was, Stephen Hawking said "I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers."
  2. There's a 10,000-seat replica of Solomon's Temple in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  3. More people died in Auschwitz than the British and American losses of WW2 combined.
  4. Spiders don't have penises. They mate with the appendages on their face.
  5. The word "volcano" originally comes from the name of the Roman god of fire, Vulcan.
  6. Dutch people are the tallest in the world with an average
    height of 6 ft (184 cm) for men and 5,6 ft (171 cm) for women.
  7. The name "Cappuccino" comes from the resemblance of the drink to the clothing of the Capuchin monks.
  8. Andromeda is the nearest major
    galaxy to our Milky Way
    at 2.5 million light-years away.
  9. Martin Van Buren was the first U.S. president to be born a citizen of the U.S. and not a British subject.
  10. Lobster was fed to slaves because it was considered a mark of poverty prior to the 20th century.
  11. For the Pope's visit to Paraguay in 2015, an altar was built using 32,000 ears of corn, 200,000 coconuts and 1,000 pumpkins.
  12. Eminem wrote and recorded "The Real Slim Shady" just 3 hours before his album was due.
  13. North Korea is the world's only necrocracy: a government that still operates under the rules of a former, dead leader.
  14. In the Netherlands, there are dozens of public facilities where you can bring recreational drugs including marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy to test if they are safe.
  15. The Emperor Penguin is able to dive to depths of over 500m and stay under water for up to 27 minutes.
  16. There are giant carnivorous snails living in New Zealand.
  17. The word "Dinosaur" comes from the ancient Greek and means "terrible lizard".
  18. Slandering or defaming the Royal family in Spain can carry a sentence of up to two years in prison.
  19. Faith in organized religion dropped in 2015 to just 42% in the U.S., the lowest ever.
  20. Thomas and George Crittenden were brothers who were both generals during the American Civil War: one for the North and the other for the South.
  21. The major figure of the Cuban Revolution, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, was born in Argentina.
  22. Google Maps' Streetview includes 360-degree views of the Mount Everest base camp.
  23. Disputes could legally be settled by a duel in Uruguay until 1992.
  24. "Ttongsul" is a traditional Korean wine made from feces, particularly that of humans.
  25. The first arrest for Marijuana possession and selling in the U.S. occurred in Denver, Colorado on October 2, 1937.
  26. Snakes can open their mouth up to 150 degrees.
  27. California's economy has surpassed Russia and Italy to become the eight-largest in the world.
  28. There's Wi-Fi waiting for you at the top of Mount Fuji.
  29. 75%
    of school shooting incidents have been linked to bullying and harassment.
  30. There are no penguins
    in the Arctic.
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