1. Daniel Radcliffe's stunt double for the first 6 Harry Potter movies was paralyzed from an accident on set in the 7th movie.
  2. Sideburns are named after American Civil War General, General Burnside.
  3. In 1962, the CIA told South Africa the location of Nelson Mandela, leading to his arrest, which put him in jail for 27 years.
  4. Islam allows abortion if the pregnancy is a threat to the woman's life or if it's the result of a rape and is less than 4 months old.
  5. The Soviet Union refused to host the 1980 Paralympics, stating that none of their citizens had disabilities.
  6. The third country in space, after The U.S. and the USSR, was Canada, which was considered to have the most advanced space program in 1962.
  7. A giraffe's spots are like human fingerprints: no two individual giraffes have exactly the same pattern.
  8. 29,000 rubber ducks were lost at sea in 1992, and are still being found, revolutionising our knowledge of ocean science.
  9. Most streets in Japan have no name.
  10. Declawing cats is legal in most U.S. states but banned in at least 22 countries including Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
  11. In 2009, an accused Florida man said his cat downloaded child porn, not him.
  12. Nelson Mandela's name at birth was
    "Rolihlahla" which means “troublemaker."
  13. In the U.S., Hispanics (70%) are more likely than whites (44%)
    to say global warming is caused by humans.
  14. 51% of people surveyed in the U.S. say Abortion should be legal in all or most cases.
  15. After the Titanic sank, the families of the band members were billed By White Star Line for the cost of the uniforms worn as the band members died.
  16. Samuel L. Jackson has said "motherf*cker" 171 times in 27 different movies.
  17. 30%
    of businesses in the U.S. are owned by women.
  18. Wasps have brought down 2 commercial airline flights, killing over 200 people.
  19. The average ocean depth is 2.5 miles (4 km).
  20. Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any psychological disorder: between 5% and 20% eventually die from it.
  21. Plants can get Cancer.
  22. Robert Samuel, a professional "stander," earns up to US$1,000 a week by standing in line for people.
  23. A con man in India repeatedly "sold" the Taj Mahal, the Indian parliament and various other heritage sites. He was sentenced to 113 years but managed to escape prison 9 times. The last time, he was 84 years old.
  24. In western Iran, there's a viper with a fake spider for a tail.
  25. U.S. Police killed more people in March, 2015, than the entire UK police have killed since 1900.
  26. Inherited genes account for just 25% of the chance of being left-handed, a study found.
  27. 1 in 40
    people in Scotland uses cocaine, the highest rate in the world.
  28. Ancient Rome in 150 CE had less income inequality than the U.S. today.
  29. Europe's oldest university in continuous operation is the University of Bologna, in Italy, founded in 1088.
  30. Denmark has more pigs than people.
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