1. Air pollution causes lung cancer and is also linked to an increased risk for bladder cancer.
  2. Netflix has over 76,000 categories, including "Cool Mustaches" and "Imaginative Time Travel Movies from the 1980s."
  3. There's an atomic bomb museum in New Mexico, where the first atomic bomb was detonated. The museum is only open 12 hours per year.
  4. Neptune was mathematically predicted before it was directly observed, based on the orbit of Uranus.
  5. Abraham Lincoln's coffin has been moved 17 times and opened 5 times.
  6. During London's "Great Smog" of 1952, between 4,000 and 12,000 people died in a few days due to air pollution.
  7. The largest iceberg ever measured is bigger than Jamaica: 11,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi). It broke away from Antarctica in 2000.
  8. 6%
    of doctors in the U.S. are happy with their jobs.
  9. Judaism arrived in India 2500 years ago with no recorded instances of anti-Semitism from the local populace ever since.
  10. In Bhutan, marijuana was only ever used to feed pigs before the advent of TV.
  11. The coldest place on Earth is a high ridge in Antarctica where temperatures can dip below -133°F (-93.2°C).
  12. When you donate your body to science, it can get used as a crash test dummy, for medical training, forensic research or to save a life through organ transplants.
  13. Texas declared its independence
    from Mexico in 1836
    and became a Republic
    until it joined the U.S. in 1845.
  14. The revolution that transformed Brazil into a republic was so uneventful that the few witnesses present didn't know it happened and the dethroned Emperor didn't even care.
  15. 300 workers, 18,038 pieces of wrought iron and 2.5 million rivets were needed to build the Eiffel Tower.
  16. Alfred Hitchcock filmed a documentary about the Holocaust in 1945. It was hidden until 1984.
  17. In 2017, Norway became the first country to turn off FM radio and switch completely to digital.
  18. 20%
    of Poland's population died in WW2, the highest percentage of any nation.
  19. Elvis Presley was just 22 years old when he paid US$102,500 for Graceland, the Memphis mansion that served as his home base for two decades.
  20. The hand print of Nelson Mandela resembles the African continent.
  21. 86%
    of people surveyed in Egypt are in favor of the death penalty as a punishment for abandoning Islam.
  22. Every year, Finland increases in surface area by about 7 sq km (2.7 sq mi) per year because it is rebounding from the weight of ice-age glaciers and rising out of the sea.
  23. On April 18, 1930, the BBC announced, "There is no news today," and played piano music instead.
  24. The Statue of Liberty's face was said to be modeled after the sculptor's mother, Charlotte.
  25. The giant panda spends around 55% of its life collecting, preparing and eating bamboo.
  26. Any text you put into the status update box is sent to Facebook's servers, even if you don't click the post button.
  27. If the U.S. can raise its 34.5% recycling rate to 75%, it will be the CO2 equivalent of removing 50 million cars from the road.
  28. Nelson Mandela co-authored a book with Fidel Castro.
  29. A quarter of all ice-free land in the world is used for grazing livestock.
  30. Starbucks has a different logo for Saudi Arabia because the original logo shows "too much female flesh".
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