1. Australia is an island surrounded by more than 8,000 smaller islands.
  2. Gunpowder was discovered by Taoist alchemists who were searching for an elixir of immortality.
  3. A few Australian Companies Sell Sand to Saudi Arabia.
  4. In 1932, 200 people confessed responsibility for the kidnap and murder of the aviator Charles Lindbergh's baby.
  5. Most new cars fake engine noise through speakers. They are quite silent otherwise.
  6. Potter Wasps Have Guard Mites for Their Babies.
  7. Meat ants wrangle up leafhoppers and drink from their asses.
  8. Since 1945, all British tanks have come equipped with tea making facilities.
  9. In Judaism, finding someone a job that enables self-sufficiency is considered the highest form of charity.
  10. Warren Buffett, the most successful investor of the 20th century, doesn't carry a mobile phone or have a computer on his desk, and drives his own car.
  11. "American" was the official language of the state of Illinois from 1923 until 1969.
  12. Arguing about money is the top predictor of divorce, a study found.
  13. Russia has over 8400 nuclear weapons, more than any other country.
  14. It's illegal to die in Falciano del Massico, a town in Italy, because the cemetery is full.
  15. 80%
    of the labor force in Saudi Arabia is foreign.
  16. A single Google search requires more computing power than it took to send Apollo 11 to the Moon.
  17. There'’s a nuclear bomb lost somewhere off the coast of Georgia.
  18. North Korea is outsourcing its forced labor camps to work in Siberia.
  19. In 1913, Argentina was the world's 10th wealthiest nation per capita. Now it's the 54th.
  20. Famous left-handed people include Napoleon, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Einstein, Newton, Bill Gates, Oprah, Obama and Jimi Hendrix.
  21. Cartographers used to include fake towns on their maps to catch forgers.
  22. Australia has 10 times more camels than koalas.
  23. Australia's National Science Agency claims to have invented the technology behind Wi-Fi and has sued companies using the technology without a license.
  24. The world's oldest existing lighthouse is the Tower of Hercules, in Spain, erected in the first century and still operational.
  25. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared on an episode of The Simpsons. He recorded his lines over the phone from the Ecuadorian embassy in Britain, where he has been granted asylum.
  26. Vladimir Lenin owned 9 Rolls-Royces during his Soviet leadership.
  27. Bolivia has 37 official languages.
  28. The domain GoogleSucks.com is owned by Google.
  29. Google
    has been acquiring
    2 companies per month
    since 2010.
  30. 2 out of 3 inherited family fortunes are lost by the new generation, a study in the U.S. found.
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