1. "Astronauts" come from America. Space explorers from Russia are called "cosmonauts."
  2. The average
    Facebook U S. user
    spends 40 minutes
    a day on the site.
  3. Men are more likely to say "I love you" first than women are, a study found.
  4. Mail-order marriages are less likely to end in divorce than marriages overall in the U.S., a study found.
  5. Music triggers activity in the same brain structure that releases the "pleasure chemical" dopamine during sex and eating.
  6. The portrayal of CPR on TV has a survival rate of 66% while in a real life hospital it's about 15%.
  7. The groundwater of 90% of Chinese cities is polluted.
  8. 40%
    of the earth's land is in 6 countries.
  9. 87% of scientists believe climate change is mostly caused by human activity while only 50% of the public does.
  10. Legal marijuana
    is the
    fastest-growing industry
    in the U.S. in 2015.
  11. Keanu Reeves had spine surgery before filming 'The Matrix'.
  12. If you were drafted during the American Civil War you could legally pay someone else $300 to go in your place.
  13. In 2011, a Russian suicide bomber received an unexpected text message from its wireless carrier which triggered her belt bomb and killed her instantly.
  14. Around 100 Serbian brides race every year through streets of Belgrade for a chance to win a wedding dress.
  15. A dead man in Puerto Rico was embalmed and displayed riding his motorcycle for his wake in 2010.
  16. There's a microwaveable Burrito Vending Machine at a gas station in Hollywood, California.
  17. German soccer player Mesut Ozil donated his €300,000 World Cup victory bonus to pay surgeries for 23 children in Brazil.
  18. 20%
    of women in the U.S. earn at least $5,000 more than their spouse.
  19. Wi-Fi Blocking Is Prohibited in the U.S.
  20. Most people dream five times a night.
  21. A group of giraffes is called a tower.
  22. A group of flies is called a business.
  23. Wasps can remember people's faces.
  24. There's a luxury bomb shelter buried three feet under Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, NYC.
  25. A Canadian band sent a bill to the U.S. Government requesting US$666,000 in royalties for playing their music as torture for Guantanamo Bay's prisoners.
  26. The courts in New Zealand allowed a child to be named "Number 16 Bus Shelter."
  27. There's a volcano in Indonesia that spews blue flames.
  28. In Kentucky, it's illegal to paint your lawn red.
  29. Homer Simpson once had a theory that the universe was shaped like a donut. The theory has some validity, according to cosmologists.
  30. Australian koalas are in danger of extinction because over half of them have chlamydia.
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