1. Anne Frank is on YouTube. She was captured on film while leaning out of her window to get a good look of a wedding.
  2. After 9/11, the Maasai tribe of Kenya gave 14 of their most important cattle to America as aid.
  3. Being hit by lightning causes weird skin designs called "Lichtenberg figures."
  4. The weird bright dots you see floating when you look at the sky are your white blood cells.
  5. A man can be arrested in Italy for wearing a skirt in public.
  6. There is a gypsy tribe in India that celebrates death as one of the happiest events in their lives, while treating births with great grief.
  7. If New York City were its own country and the NYPD was its army, it would be the 20-best-funded army in the world.
  8. The youngest king ever was Alfonso XIII of Spain, who became king the day he was born.
  9. During a visit to Egypt in 2012, Hillary Clinton was pelted with tomatoes and shoes, while the protesters chanted "Monica, Monica".
  10. Almost a third of the world's languages are spoken only in Africa.
  11. A koi fish named "Hanako" lived for 225 years.
  12. Antarctica is almost 1.5 times the size of the U.S.
  13. There were over 10 million koalas before British settlers arrived in Australia. Now, there are around 43,000 in the wild.
  14. Cats can dream. They produce the same brain wave patterns that we do when we dream.
  15. The company that created Zyklon B, the gas that was used to kill millions of Jews in the Holocaust, still exists as a pest control company.
  16. During WW2, the Japanese invaded Alaska, and more Americans were killed or wounded defending Alaska than at Pearl Harbor.
  17. 20% of the Earth's oxygen is produced by the Amazon rainforest.
  18. Abraham Lincoln practiced law without a degree. He had less than 12 months of formal schooling.
  19. Ikea names sofas, coffee tables and bookshelves after places in Sweden; beds, wardrobes and hall furniture after places in Norway; carpets after places in Denmark and dining tables and chairs after places in Finland.
  20. People drink more slowly when alcohol is served in straight-sided glasses than when it's served in glasses with curved sides, a research found.
  21. 789 grams of 2,700-year-old marijuana were found in a Chinese tomb in 2008.
  22. California has built 23 prisons since 1980. In the same period, the University of California system has opened just one new campus.
  23. Alcohol is prohibited in the UK Parliament with one exception: the chancellor can drink while delivering the annual budget statement.
  24. In 2008, wine started flowing through taps in dozens of homes during a grape festival in Italy due to a technical error.
  25. 37%
    of Americans think global warming is a hoax.
  26. Martin Luther King Jr. plagiarized a significant portion of his doctoral dissertation from one written by another student 3 years earlier.
  27. There's an Island in Brazil where civilians are forbidden to go: it has up to 5 snakes per square meter.
  28. Uranus' moons are named after characters from the works of Shakespeare and Alexander Pope.
  29. The critical factor that led to Robin Williams suicide was diffuse Lewy body dementia from his Parkinson's, not depression.
  30. Mosquitoes can mate in midair, often in as little as 15 seconds.
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