1. There's a moon named Cupid that orbits Uranus.
  2. There is a pilgrimage site in Sri Lanka that is holy to four religions for a "sacred footprint": Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Christianity.
  3. Dogs and elephants are the only animals that seem to instinctively understand pointing.
  4. After Michael Jordan scored a game-high 69 points, teammate Stacey King quipped "I'll always remember this as the night that Michael Jordan and I combined to score 70 points."
  5. Soccer fans in Italy are called "tifosi", meaning "carriers of typhus", because their fanatism is like a fever.
  6. A Japanese pilot who attacked a town in Oregon during WW2 returned years later to present his family's 400-year-old sword as a symbol of regret.
  7. Canada has fewer people than Tokyo's metropolitan area.
  8. In August 2001, actor James Woods reported 4 suspicious individuals on his flight. Authorities did not act on his claim and they later turned out to be the 9/11 hijackers.
  9. In 2011, a small town in Spain, on the brink of financial ruin, bet on the world's biggest lottery and won.
  10. Albert Einstein denounced segregation, calling it a "disease of white people" and worked against racism in America.
  11. More people live in caves today than during the Stone Age.
  12. Cats can swallow and digest their food without chewing it.
  13. The average 3-hour baseball game contains only 18 minutes of game action.
  14. In 2003, Leonardo Da Vinci's machines were built and tested according to his original designs for a documentary. Some were successful and others proved to be impractical.
  15. The Golden Gate uses the largest bridge cables ever made, long enough to encircle the world more than 3 times at the equator.
  16. Pope Francis said he has not watched television since July 15, 1990.
  17. Germany and Japan have the lowest birth rate in the world.
  18. It would take a snail nearly 4,575 years to circle Earth .
  19. A group of zebras is called a "dazzle".
  20. When Germany won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, it was the first time as a united country. The three previous times, the soccer World Cup was won by West Germany.
  21. James Cameron sought Hollywood funding for the movie "Titanic" not because he wanted to make the movie, but because he wanted to dive to the shipwreck.
  22. The main exporter of Brazil nuts is not Brazil. It's Bolivia.
  23. Earth, Texas is the only place on Earth named "Earth."
  24. 47%
    of Americans say they cannot cover a US$400 emergency expense without borrowing money or selling something.
  25. In 2009, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton was turned down for a job at Facebook. Five years later, Facebook purchased WhatsApp for US$19 billion.
  26. The average shower in the UK lasts about 8 minutes.
  27. Led Zeppelin got their name from a fellow musician, who said their band would go down like a "lead balloon."
  28. The average rent for a one-bedroom in Manhattan, New York is US$3,400.
  29. You can't name your child "Matti" in Germany because it doesn't indicate gender.
  30. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute or even overtly sexual.
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