1. You can't name your child "Ikea" or "Elvis" in Sweden.
  2. Prostitutes in Spain have to wear reflective vests, like highway workers, to reduce accidents.
  3. The average thickness of ice in Antarctica is about 1 mile (1.6 km) .
  4. The mortality rate for abortions in the U.S. is 0.67 per 100,000 procedures. For colonoscopies is about 20 per 100,000 procedures.
  5. Laika, the first dog in space, did not die peacefully as initially reported by the Soviets. She died because the cabin overheated.
  6. Before the Holocaust, Hitler gave the U.S., Great Britain, and many other nations a chance to take in Jewish refugees. They refused.
  7. Britain accidentally invaded Spain in 2002. About 20 Royal Marines disembarked in Spain instead of Gibraltar for 5 minutes until the error was recognised and they all withdrew.
  8. The CIA operation to invade Cuba and take down Castro was dubbed "Operation Castration."
  9. Ancient Rome had a 4-story-tall shopping mall with 150 shops and offices.
  10. Air pollution in China increases snowfall in California.
  11. Norman Borlaug, an agricultural scientist, developed new strains of crops which yielded 4 times as much food . He is said to have saved the lives of over a billion people, making him one of the most influential men in human history.
  12. Iran's largest airport had a Star of David embedded into its roof for 30 years until it was discovered through Google Earth.
  13. There's a conspiracy theory saying the Titanic never sunk. Instead, it was her sister ship, the Olympic, and it was an insurance scam.
  14. A physicist made his cat the co-author of his scientific paper to avoid replacing "we" with "I" throughout his paper.
  15. The Earth's magnetic field has been steadily weakening over the past 180 years, specially around Brazil and Argentina.
  16. Mouse sperm is larger than elephant sperm.
  17. Cleopatra was the first, in the dynasty of Greek rulers of Egypt, who could speak Egyptian.
  18. 75% of all sesame seeds grown in Mexico end up on McDonald's hamburger buns.
  19. In 2013, A pig in Australia stole 18 beers from a campsite, got drunk, and then tried to fight a cow.
  20. Elvis Presley bought Franklin Roosevelt's presidential yacht, the Potomac, for US$55,000.
  21. The Bible contains plenty of puns, funny names, humorous imagery, sarcasm and irony.
  22. In June 1999, Bhutan became the last nation on earth to introduce TV. A crime wave followed.
  23. 43%
    of the world's olive oil production is done in Spain.
  24. Abraham Lincoln was the tallest U.S. President at 6-foot-4.
  25. Norway owns an uninhabited frozen island located halfway between Africa and Antarctica.
  26. Spaniard double agent Joan Pujol Garcia had the rare distinction of receiving an Iron Cross from the Germans and an MBE from the British during WW2.
  27. If the Eiffel Tower was built today, it would cost about US$31 million.
  28. 99% of Denmark's Jews survived the Holocaust because the Danish organized a massive evacuation to neutral Sweden.
  29. Steve Jobs once called Google to tell them the yellow gradient in the second "O" of their logo wasn't quite right.
  30. In 2010, a 2-year-old boy from Indonesia, Ardi Rizal, made headlines for having a 40-a-day smoking habit.
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