1. Abraham Lincoln was shot on Good Friday.
  2. Elvis Presley
    failed
    a music class
    in High School.
  3. Galileo Galilei was Albert Einstein's favorite scientist.
  4. Liposuctioned human fat can be recycled as fuel.
  5. There are 106 people named Harry Potter in the U.S., according to the Census Bureau.
  6. Actor Michael Caine bought a Rolls-Royce before he passed his driving test.
  7. Amphibians can breathe through their skin as well as their lungs.
  8. Nelson Mandela slept on a thin mat on a stone floor for most of his 27 years in prison.
  9. Blue whales can get a tan.
  10. Research conducted on comedians and funny people have shown they are usually more depressed than average.
  11. Portions of Anne Frank's diary were removed because she described her intimate parts.
  12. The city of "New Amsterdam" was given to the Duke of York in 1664 as an 18th birthday present from his father. He renamed the city as "New York."
  13. The Netherlands is the world's largest per capita consumer of coffee, averaging 2.4 cups of coffee per person per day.
  14. In Japan, there's a 'Crying Sumo' contest, where wrestlers compete to see who can make a baby bawl first.
  15. Elvis Presley never performed outside of North America.
  16. Neptune emits more light than it receives from the Sun.
  17. There are 8 people named "Justin Bieber" in the U.S., according to the Census Bureau.
  18. "Apollo 13", "Armageddon", and "Around the World in 80 Days" are among the movies NASA keeps aboard the International Space Station.
  19. The Titanic's fourth funnel was fake. It was added to make the ship look more powerful and symmetrical.
  20. Research has shown that domestic cats never forgive. They fail to show signs of reconciliation like other animals do.
  21. Left-handed people are affected by post-traumatic stress far more than those who are right-handed, a research revealed.
  22. An individual horse has a peak power output of 14.9 horsepower.
  23. Over 300 languages are spoken in London, one of the most diverse cities in the world.
  24. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the technology to make concrete was lost for 1000 years.
  25. Cigar and pipe smoking is every bit as dangerous as cigarette smoking, and possibly even more dangerous.
  26. Coffee doesn't taste like it smells because saliva wipes out half of the flavor.
  27. Astronauts on the International Space Station exercise about 2 hours per day.
  28. Cats are believed to be responsible for the extinction of several species of animals.
  29. The cost of building the Statue of Liberty and pedestal amounted to over US$500,000, over US$10m in today's money.
  30. Finland is part of Fennoscandia, not Scandinavia.
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