1. 40%
    of Greater London is green space.
  2. The average credit card debt for a US household is over US$15,000.
  3. A Queen of Thailand drowned in 1880 as her subjects looked on, because they were forbidden to touch her.
  4. Harry Potter books were translated from British to American English.
  5. Islam will equal Christianity in size by 2050.
  6. The sword-billed hummingbird is the only bird with a beak longer than its body.
  7. A priest on the Titanic refused to board a lifeboat twice. Instead, he stayed behind to hear confessions and give absolution to the people left on the ship.
  8. The word "nice" used to mean
    "foolish, stupid, senseless."
  9. In 2014, Scientists created the world's darkest material: Vantablack. It absorbs all but 0.035% of visual light.
  10. In 2011, IBM's Watson computer competed on Jeopardy! against two former winners and won the first place prize of US$1 million.
  11. Nearly a third
    of Germany
    is powered by
    Renewable Energy.
  12. There's a Nikola Tesla statue that radiates Free Wifi in Silicon Valley.
  13. Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa became the world's most famous painting after it was stolen from the Louvre in 1911.
  14. Grey whales always mate in a threesome: two males to one female.
  15. The Versace dress Jennifer Lopez wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards sparked the creation of Google Images.
  16. If we could capture just 0.1% of the ocean's kinetic energy caused by tides, we could satisfy the current global energy demand 5 times over.
  17. The world's shortest scheduled airline flight lasts 2 minutes. It connects two islands in the UK.
  18. Jupiter has 67 moons, Saturn has 62, Uranus 27, Neptune 14, Mars 2 and Earth just one.
  19. Half of all U.S. employees have at some point in their career quit their jobs to get away from a bad boss.
  20. The hair on your head could be anything up to 6 to 7 years old.
  21. In 2011, two men paraglided from the summit of Mount Everest, arriving at a village in 42 minutes and avoiding the dangerous conventional 3-day descent.
  22. 38%
    of Christianity is projected to live in sub-Saharan Africa in 2050.
  23. Nelson Mandela has a cameo in the 1992 movie "Malcolm X" as a teacher reciting one of the civil rights activist's speeches.
  24. Frank Sinatra's mother ran an illegal abortion business from her home.
  25. A man who survived the sinking of a ship in 1871 was finally able to overcome his fears and decided to sail again in 1912: he died in the sinking of the Titanic.
  26. 47% of U.S. smartphone owners say their smartphone is something they "couldn't live without."
  27. Pope Francis is now nearly as popular as John Paul II was in the U.S.
  28. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton claims that Netflix series "House of Cards" is "99% real."
  29. Traffic crashes are the primary cause of death worldwide for people aged 15-24.
  30. A bottle of champagne contains 90 pounds of pressure per square inch, which is 3 times the pressure found in car tires.
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