1. 11% of people have "1234" as their ATM pin.
  2. The village of Dull, Scotland, is a "sister community" with the US town of Boring.
  3. During prohibition, the U.S. Congress had their own bootlegger so senators and congressmen could still drink alcohol.
  4. In North Korea, people don't celebrate birthdays on July 8 and December 17, since those are the dates that Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il died.
  5. Paris taxi drivers have to pay nearly 200,000 euros for their licenses. That's why there are so few.
  6. Almost a third of Americans work on the weekend.
  7. In Mozambique, overhead power lines have to be at least 12 m (39 ft) high to permit safe passage of giraffes.
  8. Cockroaches can make group decisions. When 50 cockroaches are presented with 3 shelters that can only house 40, they'll split evenly into two groups and leave one shelter empty.
  9. There's an Owl on the dollar bill.
  10. The at-sign, @, is not a modern invention. It has been found on documents as far back as the year 1345.
  11. 1%
    of Germany's population is genetically immune to HIV.
  12. The longest recorded
    91 years and 12 days.
  13. 40% of American women surveyed claimed they got more emotional support from their pet than from their husbands or their children.
  14. While shooting "The Blues Brothers" movie, they had a budget for cocaine.
  15. 18 people were rescued alive from the rubble of the WTC after 9/11.
  16. Desertification threatens the livelihoods of more than 1 billion people in 110 countries, the U.N. says.
  17. An Apple iPhone 6 CPU has 625 times more transistors than a 1995 Pentium.
  18. Men sweat up to twice as much as women.
  19. In 2012, Nevada became the first state to issue licenses for self-driving cars.
  20. More than half of all Americans have one or more allergies.
  21. Fetuses don't develop fingerprints until 3 months' gestation.
  22. An apple didn't hit Isaac Newton in the head, but it did make him wonder if the force that makes apples fall influences the moon's motion around Earth.
  23. Someone who weighs 150 pounds on Earth would weigh a whopping 354 pounds on Jupiter.
  24. Tsunamis can go as fast as a jetliner's cruising speed: up to 800 kilometers per hour (500 mph).
  25. When building the Golden Gate Bridge, the lead structural engineer insisted on the installation of a safety net at an exorbitant cost of US$130,000. It saved 19 workers.
  26. IKEA consumes
    1% of the Earth's
    wood supply
    every year.
  27. A rare Apple-1 computer built in Steve Jobs' garage in the summer of 1976 was sold at an auction in 2014 for US$905,000.
  28. Portland is home to more strip clubs per capita than anywhere else in the U.S.
  29. Demand for quinoa in Western nations has pushed up prices so much that poorer people in Peru and Bolivia , where quinoa is from, can no longer afford their staple crop.
  30. Karl Marx and his wife Jenny named all four of their daughters "Jenny".
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