1. There's a small town in France called "La-mort-aux-Juifs," meaning "Death to Jews."
  2. The first recorded use of Marijuana was in China, over 4700 years ago.
  3. In the 1920's and early 1930's, women dominated the screenwriting profession in Hollywood's movies.
  4. Sigmund Freud recommended Cocaine as treatment for depression, alcoholism, and morphine addiction.
  5. There's one kosher butcher in Cuba. Fidel Castro personally allowed him to stay and serve 1,500 people practicing Judaism.
  6. In Finland, fines are based on income. In 2002, a Nokia executive was fined with a US$103,000 speeding ticket.
  7. Norway was originally called "Nordweg," meaning the "Northern Way."
  8. In 1892, over 200 people left Australia to create "New Australia," a utopian socialist settlement in Paraguay.
  9. The least corrupt countries in the world are New Zealand and Denmark, according to the Corruptions Perception Index.
  10. Spain was the third most visited country in the world in 2013.
  11. Every single cell in our skeleton is replaced every 7 years.
  12. A Chameleon's skin is made up of tiny mirror-like crystals that reflect different levels of light, thereby changing its skin color.
  13. American kids rank 25th in the world in math, 21st in science, and 1st in confidence in their own abilities.
  14. Only about .003 percent of the water on Earth can be used by humans.
  15. CT body scans expose the patient to the same amount of radiation as that experienced within a mile and a half of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
  16. Your taste buds are replaced every 10 days.
  17. Your eyebrows renew themselves every 64 days.
  18. The average age
    of a
    human fat cell
    is 10 years.
  19. Iran is the only country in the world where it is legal to sell your kidneys. The government regulates the market.
  20. Men account for 74.4% of lead roles in Hollywood movies.
  21. The soil on Mars is particularly good for growing asparagus.
  22. 80% of plane crashes occur in the first 3 or last 8 minutes of a flight.
  23. Samsung's first product was dried fish.
  24. During Hitler's years in power, his book "Mein Kampf" was given away for free to every newlywed couple.
  25. Twitter bought Vine for US$30 million several months before it was even officially released.
  26. Couples who spend less on their wedding tend to have longer-lasting marriages.
  27. Rain has never been recorded in parts of Chile's Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth.
  28. The Mormon Church baptized 380,000 Holocaust victims posthumously, offending and sparking controversy among many Jewish groups.
  29. There's a cruise ship that runs between Stockholm, Sweden, and Helsinki, Finland, just to purchase cheap alcohol.
  30. Argentina has the highest number of psychiatrists per capita in the world.
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