1. Global warming has raised the earth's average surface temperature about 1.5°F (0.8°C) since the Industrial Revolution.
  2. Rastafarians are legally allowed to possess marijuana in Italy due to it being a 'sacrament' to the religion.
  3. Nelson Mandela, Pope John Paul II and Whoopi Goldberg are Honorary Harlem Globetrotters.
  4. New York's area code is 212 because it was the fastest number to dial on a rotary phone.
  5. During a car crash, 40% of drivers never even hit the brakes.
  6. Mount Everest shrank one inch (2.5 cm) due to the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.
  7. The average U.S. college student with loans graduates with US$33,000 of debt.
  8. At rest, your brain uses one-fifth of a calorie per minute.
  9. Both ancient Egyptian and Greek medicine recognized obesity as a medical disorder.
  10. Oprah Winfrey and Elvis Presley are distant cousins.
  11. Ernest Hemingway survived two plane crashes on two consecutive days in Africa.
  12. 7 in 10 Americans are disengaged from their jobs, according to a Gallup survey.
  13. Global warming could drive to extinction as many as 1 in 6 animal and plant species.
  14. A newly-discovered species of rust-eating bacteria will have consumed the wreck of the Titanic within 20 years.
  15. Only 10 police officers
    have been killed
    in Norway
    since WW2.
  16. Between 10 and 20 volcanoes are erupting somewhere on Earth every day.
  17. Cats sweat through their paws.
  18. The birth rate for twins has increased 76% since 1980.
  19. Winds in some places of Antarctica can reach 200 mph (320 km/h).
  20. Abraham Lincoln kept his important documents inside his hat.
  21. If Ancient Rome's Colosseum was built today, it would cost about US$380 million.
  22. A dog's nose is the equivalent of a human fingerprint: each has a unique pattern.
  23. 90%
    of the world's
    Internet Users
    Don't Use Twitter.
  24. Left-handed people earn up to 12% less than right-handed people, a study found.
  25. Singapore is the world's most expensive city, followed by Paris.
  26. Redheads are more likely to develop melanoma (skin cancer) than people with other hair colors.
  27. You can't name your child "Ikea" or "Elvis" in Sweden.
  28. Prostitutes in Spain have to wear reflective vests, like highway workers, to reduce accidents.
  29. The average thickness of ice in Antarctica is about 1 mile (1.6 km) .
  30. The mortality rate for abortions in the U.S. is 0.67 per 100,000 procedures. For colonoscopies is about 20 per 100,000 procedures.
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