1. People fart more on planes because of the air pressure changes. The gasses in the stomach expand when high in the air.
  2. The average salary in Cuba in 2013 was 471 pesos or US$20 a month.
  3. In 1997, an Israeli court charged and prosecuted a Jew for depicting Islam's prophet Muhammad as a pig.
  4. Walt Disney was so poor in his twenties, he had to eat dog food.
  5. In 536 A.D., there was a worldwide dust cloud that blocked out the sun for a year, resulting in widespread famine and disease.
  6. Human fingers can feel objects as small as 13 nanometers. If your finger was the size of the Earth, you would feel the difference between houses and cars.
  7. Couples who spend more money on their wedding have a higher divorce rates, a study found.
  8. No one born blind has ever developed schizophrenia.
  9. Icelandic has changed so little in the last 1,000 years that Icelanders today can easily read 12th-Century texts.
  10. Tears caused by sadness, happiness and onions look different under the microscope.
  11. Located within Italy, San Marino is the world's oldest republic (301 A.D.) and holds the world's oldest continuous constitution.
  12. Spiders eat their own webs to recycle them.
  13. A man in China fell into a coma after spending a week looking for business ideas on the Internet without sleeping. Five months later, he was woken up by the smell of money.
  14. Karl Marx's mother once said to him: "I wish you would make some capital instead of just writing about it."
  15. 1 in 50 priests are pedophiles, according to Pope Francis.
  16. For 214 years until 2012, it was illegal in Paris, France, for women to wear trousers.
  17. Musicians have the same life expectancy as Zimbabweans: the lowest on earth.
  18. U2 singer Bono wears sunglasses all the time because he suffers from glaucoma, an eye condition.
  19. Scratching an itch really does make it itch more, as it causes the brain to release serotonin.
  20. Half of all the world's pigs live in China.
  21. Capuchin Male Monkeys urinate on themselves to attract a mate.
  22. From 1814 to 1830, the flag of the Kingdom of France was plain white.
  23. The atomic bomb explosion at Hiroshima was generated by matter weighing no more than a paper clip.
  24. Keanu Reeves gave US$80 million of his US$114 million salary for "The Matrix" movie to special effects and makeup staff.
  25. During the Cold War, the U.S. seriously considered dropping an atomic bomb on the Moon to show off its military superiority.
  26. The longest non-stop commercial flight was 18 hours and 50 minutes long. It went from Singapore to Newark.
  27. Atheism is punished with the death penalty in 13 countries.
  28. The highest recorded body temperature in a human being was a fever of 115.7°F (46.5°C).
  29. A Pakistani squash player won 555 consecutive matches over 5 years and 8 months, the biggest winning streak in sports.
  30. Elaine Esposito lost consciousness at age 6 and spent her life in a coma until the age of 43, a world record.
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