1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The total size of Google Earth's database is over 20 Petabytes.
  4. Robert Todd Lincoln, first son of Abraham Lincoln, was present or nearby the assassinations of his father, James Garfield, and William McKinley.
  5. Christianity is the fastest growing religion in Iran.
  6. 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.
  7. A coyote crossed with a dog is called a "coydog".
  8. 30,000 dogs a day are slaughtered in China for meat and fur.
  9. Americans and their allies typically cause 10 to 20 times more combat casualties than American forces suffer.
  10. Google.com/Weddings is a little known free service to plan your wedding.
  11. Of the past 3,400 years, humans have been entirely at peace for 268 of them, or just 8% of recorded history.
  12. 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.
  13. There's an organization that parachutes copies of the Bible into North Korea.
  14. In Judaism, you don't need to be Jewish to get into the "next world" (Heaven).
  15. Google.com/Mars offers visible imagery view, infrared and elevation views of the planet Mars.
  16. In April, 2013, someone hacked Associated Press' Twitter account and tweeted that 2 bombs had exploded at the White House. The stock market crashed within seconds.
  17. If you search for "atari breakout" in Google Images, you can play the game.
  18. in 2006, a man escaped from a U.S. federal prison by mailing himself out.
  19. In 2015, the 4th most powerful supercomputer in the world took 40 minutes to simulate just one second of human brain activity.
  20. Siri was supposed to be for Android and BlackBerry phones before Siri Inc. was bought by Apple back in April of 2010.
  21. 3.6%
    of adults in the U.S. consider themselves gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
  22. Kurt Cobain got married in his pajamas.
  23. Abraham Lincoln has no confirmed living descendants. The last one, a great-grandson, died in 1985.
  24. In Brazil, just 43% of adults have a high-school degree. In Sweden, it's 87%.
  25. Mexico was named "New Spain" when Hernan Cortes conquered the territory from the Aztecs.
  26. The farthest distance from Earth an astronaut has ever traveled was during the Apollo 13 emergency.
  27. When we account for the pollution costs associated with gasoline, it costs an extra US$3.80 per gallon.
  28. Animals avoid power lines because they see frightening ultraviolet flashes that are invisible to humans.
  29. 60% of apps in the Apple App Store have never been downloaded.
  30. 1 in 3 billionaires don't have a college degree.
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