1. Around 50% of Justin Bieber's followers on Twitter are fake, a report found.
  2. Honking your car horn, except in an emergency, is illegal in NYC.
  3. The average wage for a runway model is US$26,600 per year.
  4. In a three-hour game of American Football, the ball is in play for just 11 minutes.
  5. The modern British army has more horses than tanks.
  6. Men are struck by lightning five times more often than women.
  7. Multiplying 21978 by 4 reverses the order of the numbers: 87912.
  8. A koala's brain is only 0.2% of its body weight.
  9. We have more brain cells as a newborn baby than we will ever have again.
  10. Mice can cough.
  11. According to the Vatican, you can reduce the time you spend in purgatory by following the pope on Twitter.
  12. There are 16 countries in Africa with higher vaccination rates than the U.S.
  13. In 1631, a huge reprint of the King James Bible was recalled and burnt due to a single typo: the Seventh Commandment stated "Thou shalt commit adultery."
  14. After Hurricane Katrina, Cuba offered medical aid and Venezuela gasoline plus US$5 million. The U.S. rejected them all.
  15. A secret message was engraved inside Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch by a jeweler, and it was not discovered until 2009.
  16. There's a town in Spain where 700 people share the surname "Japon" as they are descendants of 17th-century samurais who stayed there after an embassy returned to Japan.
  17. The U.S. government's "official expert" on Marijuana from 1938 to 1962 once testified in court, under oath, that he had smoked marijuana and it turned him into a bat.
  18. In late 19th-Century, millions of American children learned in school that just one taste of alcohol could lead to blindness, madness or even spontaneous combustion.
  19. The Catholic Church considers the Theory of Evolution to be "virtually certain", and believes that intelligent design "isn't science even though it pretends to be."
  20. In China, it's illegal to use a wordplay or a pun in advertising or on television.
  21. Liechtenstein sent 80 men to the Austro-Prussian War and returned with 81, as they befriended one of the people from the opposition.
  22. The monarch of Norway's title is "Norway's King" rather than "King of Norway", signifying that he belongs to the country and not vice versa.
  23. There's a building project in Berlin, Germany, where they want to build a Christian church, a mosque and a synagogue all in one.
  24. File-sharing is an official religion in Sweden. It holds CTRL+C and CTRL+V as sacred symbols.
  25. You are 14% more likely to die on your birthday than any other day of the year, a study found.
  26. No Egyptian president has left office without being arrested or dying, so far until 2015.
  27. The "99% effective" label on birth control pills means that 1 out of 100 women who use the pill in a year will get pregnant.
  28. Michael Jackson bought the rights to most of The Beatles' music for US$47.5 million in 1985. It's now worth US$450 million.
  29. The U.S. imprisons a larger percentage of its black population than South Africa did at the height of apartheid.
  30. Only 37.9% of people have access to the Internet once a year or more.
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