1. Giraffes are kosher for eating, according to Judaism.
  2. In their first year of life, baby blue whales gain 200 pounds (91 kg) every day.
  3. 90%
    of all meteorites ever found have come from Antarctica.
  4. In 2012, divers discovered a 2,000-year-old Roman shipwreck that was so well preserved even the food was intact in its storage jars.
  5. The estimated value of the cash, bonds and jewellery carried by The Titanic's passengers was US$6,000,000.
  6. Martin Luther King Jr.'s last public speech foretold his death.
  7. The 2011 earthquake near Japan increased the Earth's rotation speed, shortening the day by 1.8 microseconds.
  8. Leonardo Da Vinci was a prankster: he would put fake wings and horns on lizards to scare people in the Vatican.
  9. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
  10. The dot over the letters i and j is called a "tittle."
  11. When Apollo 11 landed on the moon, it only had about 25 seconds of fuel left.
  12. The CIA had a secret office on the 25th floor of 7 World Trade Center, another nearby building that collapsed after the 9/11 attacks.
  13. During the Black Death, incoming ships were forced to wait for 40 days to prevent possible infection. The Italian word for 40, "quaranta", is where we get the word "quarantine".
  14. During WW2, Canada gave out buttons to people who tried to enlist but were refused due to medical reasons to show their willingness to fight.
  15. Bald Eagles can swim and have a butterfly-like stroke.
  16. Breast cancer is one of the most survivable types of cancers over a five year period.
  17. Anne Frank was posthumously baptized "by proxy" into Mormonism at least 9 times.
  18. China has mobile "execution vans" to enforce the death penalty without moving to a proper execution ground.
  19. California is the world's 5th largest supplier of food.
  20. Beans increase flatulence because they carry a type of sugar called "oligosaccharides", which are hard for bacteria to break down, so they release gas in the process.
  21. Playing dead will help you survive a shark attack, MythBusters confirmed.
  22. Dr. Ruth, the famous sex therapist, was once a sniper in the Israeli army.
  23. Martin Luther King Jr. is a Grammy Award winner for Best Spoken Word Album.
  24. Mr. T's gold collection is worth over US$120,000.
  25. It is possible to set up a holiday meal inside a car's engine compartment and drive long enough to fully cook all of the food.
  26. Sugary drinks kill more people than violent crime in Mexico.
  27. Whale Fossils
    have been found
    on top of the
    Andes mountains.
  28. Martin Luther King Jr. was jailed 29 times.
  29. The President of Ecuador offered to let the U.S. keep an airbase in his country, but only if Ecuador could have a base in Miami.
  30. If you shout or make a sound that's 1,100 dB strong, it will create a black hole that would destroy our galaxy.
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