1. The majority of women seeking an abortion are not teenagers: 58% are in their 20s, and 6 in 10 already have a child at home.
  2. In the early years of the 20th century, horses were causing so much pollution with their poop that cars were seen as the "green" alternative.
  3. A young Elvis Presley was once told: "Stick to driving a truck, because you'll never make it as a singer."
  4. If London's Big Ben was built today, it would cost about US$222,000.
  5. Residents of New York City can get free condoms and lube by calling 311.
  6. The Golden Temple in India feeds a vegetarian meal to over 100,000 people a day regardless of race, religion and class.
  7. Cats can get sick or die from eating chocolate.
  8. Abraham Lincoln is the only U.S. president to have obtained a patent.
  9. In 1818, the argentine pirate Hippolyte Bouchard attacked Monterey, California. After an hour of combat, Argentina's flag flew over it.
  10. Ben Guggenheim, heir to mining magnate Meyer Guggenheim, dressed in his finest suit, had a glass of brandy and smoked a cigar as the Titanic sank.
  11. The 9/11 attacks also destroyed US$100 million in art including work from Pablo Picasso.
  12. The Diary of Anne Frank is banned in Lebanon for "portraying Jews, Israel or Zionism favorably".
  13. On April 1, 1974, black smoke was seen rising from Mount Edgecumbe, a volcano in Alaska. When a Coast Guard pilot came closer to investigate, he found 70 tires burning and the words "APRIL FOOL" spray painted into the snow.
  14. A line of descendants of Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II was brought to Spain and became part of the Spanish nobility, holding the title of "Duke of Moctezuma de Tultengo."
  15. Cows emit more methane than the oil industry and are a huge factor in global warming.
  16. Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius was the first to claim that fossil fuel combustion may eventually result in enhanced global warming already in 1896.
  17. If Earth's history were condensed into 24 hours, life would've appeared at 4am, land plants at 10:24pm, dinosaur extinction at 11:41pm and human history would've begun at 11:58:43pm.
  18. Sam Houston, the general who won Texas independence from Mexico, was removed
    from his post as Governor after refusing to support the Confederacy on the Civil War.
  19. Intel 's microprocessor factory in Costa Rica is responsible for almost 5% of the country's GDP.
  20. Sand from the Sahara is blown by the wind all the way to the Amazon, recharging its minerals. The desert literally fertilizes the rainforest.
  21. There is a prison in Bolivia where inmates rent their own cells, can live with their families, charge tourists for tours and at one point produced almost all the cocaine in Bolivia.
  22. There is a US$1000 sports bra which uses heat sensors to detect signs of breast cancer up to 6 years earlier than a mammogram can.
  23. The Berlin Wall was torn down by mistakenly-empowered citizens after an East German spokesman misspoke at a press conference and mentioned immediate border crossing privileges for every citizen.
  24. Despite Global Warming, we're still technically in an Ice Age.
  25. In the U.S., if you find a bald eagle feather on the ground, you need a permit to pick it up.
  26. During WW2, Nazi soldiers were fed massive quantities of methamphetamine for increased alertness and endurance.
  27. Astronauts in space can't tell if their bladders are full. They are trained to relieve themselves every two hours.
  28. California has more than 130,000 people in prison.
  29. Giraffe are already extinct in at least seven countries in Africa.
  30. New York is the unhappiest city in the U.S., a 2014 research found.
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