1. In 2013, Google founded Calico, an anti-aging company designed to ultimately "cure" death.
  2. In India, there is a vigilante group called the "Love Commandos" that offers protection from harassment to couples from different castes who fall in love.
  3. Every ten minutes in America someone gets horribly burned.
  4. Jonathan Lee Riches, a prisoner, has filed more than 4,000 lawsuits. After hearing the Guinness World Records planned to name him the "most litigious man," he sued them too.
  5. In the fiscal year of 2014, the U.S. government spent over US$49 million per hour in interest on its debt.
  6. Despite several high profile accidents, 2014 was the safest year on record for commercial aviation.
  7. 39 million people are blind worldwide. Of these, 80% suffer from conditions that can be prevented or cured.
  8. Buying things with cash lights up the brain's pain center while buying things with credit cards does not.
  9. Humans are killing 1,776 animals for food every second.
  10. Sex is banned aboard the ISS (International Space Station).
  11. There are approximately 850 million visits each year to American museums. That's more than the attendance at all major league sporting events and theme parks combined.
  12. Worldwide Child Mortality declined by half from 1990 to 2012.
  13. Polio was first recognized 4,000 years ago, just 200 years ago we figured out it is contagious, and 50 years ago we developed the vaccine to prevent it.
  14. The U.S. hasn't had a president with facial hair in over 100 years.
  15. Estimates for the total number of people killed in wars throughout all of human history range from 150 million to 1 billion.
  16. The human brain is composed of about 100 billion neurons plus a trillion glial cells.
  17. In the 1st century AD, polar bears fought seals in Roman amphitheaters flooded with water.
  18. Martin Luther King Jr. added the "I have a dream" line during his speech, it was improvised.
  19. J.J. Thomson won the Nobel Prize in Physics (1906) for showing that the electron is a particle. His son, George Paget Thomson, won the Nobel Prize in Physics (1937) for showing that the electron is a wave.
  20. When a church in Nebraska exploded in 1950, not one of the fifteen people who were supposed to be there for choir practice was injured because every member of the choir was late arriving for practice that evening.
  21. The total size of Google Earth's database is over 20 Petabytes.
  22. Robert Todd Lincoln, first son of Abraham Lincoln, was present or nearby the assassinations of his father, James Garfield, and William McKinley.
  23. Christianity is the fastest growing religion in Iran.
  24. The Gulf War cost each American US$306 while Vietnam was US$2,204 per person. The Korean War cost US$2,266 and WW2, US$20,388 per person.
  25. A coyote crossed with a dog is called a "coydog".
  26. 30,000 dogs a day are slaughtered in China for meat and fur.
  27. Americans and their allies typically cause 10 to 20 times more combat casualties than American forces suffer.
  28. Google.com/Weddings is a little known free service to plan your wedding.
  29. Of the past 3,400 years, humans have been entirely at peace for 268 of them, or just 8% of recorded history.
  30. Proportionally speaking, the most destructive war in modern history was the War of the Triple Alliance, which took the lives of over 60% of Paraguay's population, leaving a woman/man ratio of 4 to 1.
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