1. A group of zebras is called a "dazzle".
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The main exporter of Brazil nuts is not Brazil. It's Bolivia.
  5. Earth, Texas is the only place on Earth named "Earth."
  6. 47%
    of Americans say they cannot cover a US$400 emergency expense without borrowing money or selling something.
  7. 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.
  8. The average shower in the UK lasts about 8 minutes.
  9. Led Zeppelin got their name from a fellow musician, who said their band would go down like a "lead balloon."
  10. The average rent for a one-bedroom in Manhattan, New York is US$3,400.
  11. You can't name your child "Matti" in Germany because it doesn't indicate gender.
  12. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute or even overtly sexual.
  13. During a TED talk about Malaria, Bill Gates opened a jar full of mosquitoes onstage so the audience would be able to empathize better.
  14. While sudden heart attacks during sex are rare, 75% of them happen to men who are cheating on their wives.
  15. When the World Cup was hosted in the U.S. in 1994, they only spent US$30 million on infrastructure improvements. For the 2014 World Cup, Brazil spent US$11 billion.
  16. New Zealand will deny people residency visas if they are overweight. There have been cases of people rejected because of obesity.
  17. The keys to the holiest site in Christianity, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, are held by a Muslim family that opens the church every morning. This arrangement has been in place since 1187 CE.
  18. Otto Frank wrote Audrey Hepburn asking her to portray his daughter Anne in the movie "The Diary of Anne Frank". Audrey kindly declined the part.
  19. In 2012, Singapore, a country of over 5 million people, had 80 days of a year in which no robberies or thefts were reported.
  20. During WW2, an American pilot fell over 20,000 feet (6,700 m) and survived by crashing through the glass roof of a train station.
  21. In 1915, millionaire Cecil Chubb bought Stonehenge as a gift for his wife. she didn't like it so he gave it to the nation in 1918.
  22. The modern Ouija Board got its name by asking the board what it should be called.
  23. There are more black men in prison today than there were black male slaves before the American Civil War.
  24. During WW1, Marie Curie attempted to donate her Gold Nobel Prize medals for the war effort but the French National Bank refused to accept them.
  25. Only one home in the U.S. receives more visitors per year than Elvis Presley's home, Graceland: the White House.
  26. The Amazon River discharges 5 times as much water as any other river on the planet.
  27. Every single spy Hitler thought he had in Britain during WW2 was a double agent under British control.
  28. Cat kidneys
    are so efficient
    they can rehydrate
    by drinking seawater.
  29. Each episode of the last season of TV Show "Friends" cost US$10 million.
  30. Between the 1940s and the 1970s, Harvard and Yale took nude photos of all their incoming freshmen students.
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