1. Soccer player Didier Drogba is credited with brokering a cease-fire in his home country of Ivory Coast that brought a five-year civil war to an end.
  2. There are more people speaking French in Africa than in France.
  3. The most common color for highlighters is yellow because it doesn't leave a shadow on the page when photocopied.
  4. When the first prototype of Apple's iPod was shown to Steve Jobs, he dropped it in an aquarium and used the air bubbles to prove there was empty space and it could be made smaller.
  5. Paul McCartney is the only musician to have number one singles as a solo artist, as part of a duo, a trio, a quartet, a quintet, and a sextet.
  6. There's no physical description of Jesus in the Bible.
  7. In 2014, a burglar in Minnesota was caught after he logged into his Facebook account on the home's PC and forgot to log out.
  8. Over two-thirds of U.S. Christians support the torture of terrorist suspects, compared with just 41% of nonbelievers.
  9. During WW1, the King of England, the Tsar of Russia, and the Emperor of Germany were all first cousins.
  10. During WW1, the Belgian King personally led the army, the Queen served as a nurse, and the 14-year-old Prince enlisted as a private.
  11. People infected with bacteria "C. difficile" need healthy poop transplants in their gut in order to survive. Poop samples are sold at $40 each.
  12. Pandas eat bamboo largely because they have no umami taste receptors. Meat tastes bland to them.
  13. 80%
    of all written paragraphs in English feature the word "the."
  14. 1 in 4 adults in Swaziland, Africa, are infected with HIV.
  15. It's estimated 1.5 million people are "missing missing" in the U.S.; people who have disappeared but haven't been reported as missing.
  16. 84%
    of vegetarians eventually go back to eating meat.
  17. Every Apple iPhone ad displays the time as 9:41 AM, the time Steve Jobs unveiled it in 2007.
  18. 8.2% of people in Norway eat tacos every single Friday.
  19. The first president of Zimbabwe, Africa, was President Banana.
  20. Cleaning a cat's litter box can get you Toxoplasmosis if the cat is infected. While pregnant, it can cause your baby to be born with cerebral palsy, seizures, and mental retardation.
  21. Marijuana has been legal for personal use in Alaska since 1975, and it's still legal today.
  22. Smoking makes your hair turn gray faster, a study found.
  23. The Bororo people of Brazil are one of the few groups of people where all have the same blood type: "O".
  24. In 2014, Dubai launched a program that pays children 2 grams of gold for every kilogram (2.2 pounds) of weight they lose.
  25. In 1953, a North Korean fighter pilot defected to South Korea with his MiG-15 and was rewarded with US$100,000 by the U.S.
  26. Gerald Ford was the only to have served as both U.S. President and Vice President without being elected to either position.
  27. "Usnavi" is a personal name in Cuba, after "US Navy" ships that visited the country in the 1970s.
  28. Contact lenses were first proposed by Leonardo Da Vinci in 1508.
  29. The King of Thailand was born in Massachusetts.
  30. "Anal"
    is a language
    spoken in India and Burma
    by 23,000 people.
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