1. Half of the entire population of Australia lives in three cities: Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.
  2. Ada Lovelace, the daughter of Lord Byron, was the first computer programmer back in the mid 1800s.
  3. When Thomas Edison was confined to a wheelchair in the last years of his life, his friend Henry Ford bought one too, so that they could have wheelchair races.
  4. Bill Gates has sold most of his Microsoft shares and entrusts the investment of most of his money to one man, Michael Larson of Cascade Investment.
  5. Elon Musk proposed his second wife after 10 days together. They divorced 2 years later, remarried the following year, filed for divorce again, withdrew the filing, re-filed for divorce and finally followed through with it.
  6. Bumblebees were originally called Humblebees until about the mid 20th Century.
  7. The U.S. Navy has 3,700 aircraft, making it the second largest air force in the world.
  8. There are more than 40 airports in Antarctica.
  9. Leonardo Da Vinci was the first person to observe the curvature of the human spine. Until then everyone had assumed that it was straight.
  10. The brightest things in the universe are quasars, which can be 429 trillion times brighter than our sun.
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