1. 60%
    of South Korean families use professionals to find a name for their babies.
  2. U.S. Families living in extreme poverty, with less than US$$2 per day, has doubled to 1.5 million since 1996.
  3. India's "Go Air" airline only hires female flight attendants because they are lighter, so they save up to US$500,000 per year in fuel.
  4. Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp and Harrison Ford have never won Oscars as actors.
  5. Spain was neutral in WW1 and WW2, but experienced a civil war (1936-1939) which killed over 500,000 people.
  6. Van Gogh only sold one painting during his lifetime. The rest of his paintings, over 900, were not sold or made famous until after his death.
  7. Between 65% and 85% of the American public will support a military action when it begins.
  8. The head of the Statue of Liberty was displayed at the World's Fair of 1878 in Paris.
  9. Despite its name, more than half of the London's Underground network in fact runs above ground.
  10. Over 5,000 climbers have successfully reached Mount Everest's peak, including a 13-year-old, a blind person, and a 73-year-old woman.
  11. There's a family that lives on Liberty Island, home of the Statue of Liberty.
  12. In London in 1916, Harrods was selling a kit described as "A Welcome Present for Friends at the Front" containing cocaine, morphine, syringes and needles.
  13. 8 people were crushed to death and 2000 people injured following the funeral procession of Eva Peron in Argentina.
  14. Leonardo Da Vinci was almost put to death for sodomy. When no witnesses came forward, his case was dismissed.
  15. While Beijing's pollution problem is more famous, the world's most polluted city is New Delhi, India.
  16. "Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God" was Benjamin Franklin's suggested motto for the Great Seal of the U.S.
  17. "Stayin' Alive" has the optimum tempo for performing CPR on someone who has just suffered a heart attack.
  18. Norway's NRK TV channel shows include an 8-hour train ride, a 12-hour knitting show, a 12-hour log fire and 18-hours of salmon spawning.
  19. In 1971, Evita Peron's body was exhumed and flown to Spain, where Argentina's Ex-President Juan Peron and his new wife kept the corpse in their dining room.
  20. Tomatoes came from America and weren't introduced in Italy until the 1540s.
  21. The UK is the first country in the world to allow the creation of babies from the DNA of three people.
  22. 90% of all the rice in the world is consumed in Asia.
  23. Just 1 gram of DNA is theoretically capable of holding 455 exabytes, more than enough for all the data held by Google, Facebook and every other major tech company.
  24. Children who avoid peanuts for the first 5 years of their lives are up to 7 times more likely to wind up with peanut allergy, a study found.
  25. Michael Jackson patented 'anti-gravity' shoes after one of his most famous dance moves.
  26. Drug lord Pablo Escobar had his own personal Zoo that consisted of giraffes, ostriches, antelopes, exotic birds, and four hippos.
  27. David Warren, the inventor of the black box, was buried in a casket labeled "Flight Recorder Inventor; Do Not Open".
  28. The inventor of
    won a
    Nobel Prize for it.
  29. In 1891, London built a structure designed to surpass the Eiffel Tower in height. It was unsteady, never completed and demolished in 1907.
  30. King Harald of Norway vowed to remain unmarried for life unless he could marry his true love, the daughter of a cloth merchant. She became the Queen of Norway.
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