1. There's an organization that parachutes copies of the Bible into North Korea.
  2. In Judaism, you don't need to be Jewish to get into the "next world" (Heaven).
  3. Google.com/Mars offers visible imagery view, infrared and elevation views of the planet Mars.
  4. 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.
  5. If you search for "atari breakout" in Google Images, you can play the game.
  6. in 2006, a man escaped from a U.S. federal prison by mailing himself out.
  7. In 2015, the 4th most powerful supercomputer in the world took 40 minutes to simulate just one second of human brain activity.
  8. Siri was supposed to be for Android and BlackBerry phones before Siri Inc. was bought by Apple back in April of 2010.
  9. 3.6%
    of adults in the U.S. consider themselves gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
  10. Kurt Cobain got married in his pajamas.
  11. Abraham Lincoln has no confirmed living descendants. The last one, a great-grandson, died in 1985.
  12. In Brazil, just 43% of adults have a high-school degree. In Sweden, it's 87%.
  13. Mexico was named "New Spain" when Hernan Cortes conquered the territory from the Aztecs.
  14. The farthest distance from Earth an astronaut has ever traveled was during the Apollo 13 emergency.
  15. When we account for the pollution costs associated with gasoline, it costs an extra US$3.80 per gallon.
  16. Animals avoid power lines because they see frightening ultraviolet flashes that are invisible to humans.
  17. 60% of apps in the Apple App Store have never been downloaded.
  18. 1 in 3 billionaires don't have a college degree.
  19. 100 years ago, most Americans used to spend 43% of each day working just to get food. Now, it's just 7%.
  20. Animals, including pigs, horses, and even insects, could be tried and convicted of crimes for several centuries across many parts of Europe.
  21. Heroin derives its name from "heroic" as it was originally marketed as a non-addictive wonder cure for morphine addiction.
  22. Morphine derives its name from Morpheus, the god of sleep and dreaming in Greek Mythology, for its tendency to cause sleep.
  23. Performing the Nazi salute in Germany is a criminal offence punishable by up to 3 years in prison.
  24. Before publishing "Don Quixote," Cervantes was captured and kept as slave for 5 years in Algiers. A ransom was paid by his parents.
  25. It takes the average American taxpayer 13 hours a year to comply with the tax code by reading the rules, gathering receipts and filling out forms.
  26. American Civil War soldiers had a code of honor that forbade shooting at men while they were pooping.
  27. Diana Ross, who sang "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," lost her ex-husband to a mountain climbing accident years later.
  28. Before becoming an artist, Van Gogh was a teacher, a bookshop clerk, and a preacher.
  29. New Zealand's Ninety-Mile Beach is only 55 miles long.
  30. Recycling one ton of paper saves 682.5 gallons of oil, 7,000 gallons of water and 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.
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