1. Over 300 languages are spoken in London, one of the most diverse cities in the world.
  2. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the technology to make concrete was lost for 1000 years.
  3. Cigar and pipe smoking is every bit as dangerous as cigarette smoking, and possibly even more dangerous.
  4. Coffee doesn't taste like it smells because saliva wipes out half of the flavor.
  5. Astronauts on the International Space Station exercise about 2 hours per day.
  6. Cats are believed to be responsible for the extinction of several species of animals.
  7. The cost of building the Statue of Liberty and pedestal amounted to over US$500,000, over US$10m in today's money.
  8. Finland is part of Fennoscandia, not Scandinavia.
  9. Google takes over 200 factors into account to deliver the best results for any query in a fraction of a second.
  10. Indonesia is home to the world's
    largest Islamic population.
  11. Poisoned milk killed Abraham Lincoln's mother when he was 9 years old.
  12. Jimi Hendrix was such a bad tenant, Ringo Starr evicted him.
  13. The creator of LSD lived up to 102.
  14. 1.2 million women
    have an abortion
    in the U.S.
    every year.
  15. You can buy hummus flavoured ice cream in Israel.
  16. A Giraffe's legs alone are taller than most humans: about 6 feet (1.81 m).
  17. Abortion Kills More African-Americans Than the Seven Leading Causes of Death Combined.
  18. In 1963, a cat called "Felicette" became the first feline in space.
  19. Ants cannot be seriously injured from impact with the ground after being dropped from any height because they don't have enough mass.
  20. Steve Jobs denied paternity on his first child, Lisa, claiming he was sterile.
  21. Nearly 1 in 10 Americans has severe anger issues and access to guns.
  22. Every 13 minutes, a woman dies from breast cancer in the U.S.
  23. Crack cocaine is considered the most addictive form of cocaine.
  24. 6 in 10 Americans favor the death penalty for convicted murderers.
  25. 37%
    of all pregnancies in New York City end in abortion.
  26. Abraham Lincoln actually hated to be called "Abe."
  27. The Statue of Liberty was meant to be a lighthouse, but it proved to be useless as such.
  28. Uranus
    has only
    two seasons:
    Summer and Winter.
  29. Most of Antarctica is covered in ice: less than 1% is permanently ice-free.
  30. Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is built on 14 islands, and the city centre is virtually situated on the water.
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