1. Smoking makes the risk of a heart attack 200% to 400% greater than that of nonsmokers.
  2. One-third of first heart attacks are fatal, and another third result in permanent damage to the heart.
  3. In Switzerland, some people still regularly eat dog and cat meat. It's legal in the country.
  4. One of the world's most expensive coffee brands is made from the dung of Thai elephants.
  5. Burning Mountain, Australia, has an underground natural coal fire that has been burning for about 6,000 years.
  6. North Korea uses a fax machine to send threats to South Korea.
  7. The average age
    in the UK
    for a first kiss
    is 15.
  8. All of the world's energy needs can be met with 1/10,000th of the light from the Sun that falls on Earth each day, according to the inventor Ray Kurzweil.
  9. If you could live long enough, it is inevitable that at least one of your cells would eventually develop cancer.
  10. The Simpson's co-creator Sam Simon died of terminal cancer and left most of his fortune to animal charities and feeding the hungry.
  11. A baby's brain can use up to 50% of the total glucose supply, which may help explain why babies need so much sleep.
  12. Half of your genes describe the complex design of your brain, with the other half describing the organization of the other 98% of your body.
  13. The highest blood alcohol content ever recorded was .91%, more than twice the typical lethal limit and eleven times more than legally drunk.
  14. For a few years until 2016, if you want to buy dollars in Argentina to travel abroad, you needed to send an application to the government declaring where, when and why you are traveling.
  15. In 2013, the world's 7th richest person, Brazilian Eike Batista, lost his US$30 billion fortune and now owes US$1 billion.
  16. The world's widest avenue is the "9th of July" in Argentina, with 14 lanes, plus 4 lanes of parallel streets.
  17. A scientist in Antarctica got a date through Tinder with a girl camping just 45 minutes away.
  18. Germany, Denmark, Iceland and other countries have official rules about what a baby can be named.
  19. Two Roman dams
    in Spain
    are still in use
    after 1900 years.
  20. King Charles XIV of Sweden had a tattoo that read "Death to Kings"
  21. The Korean version of "LOL" is "KKK".
  22. There are 100 trillion atoms in a human cell and 100 trillion cells in the human body.
  23. Koalas sleep up to 20 hours a day.
  24. The original word for "bear" has been lost. Medieval people thought that saying the ferocious animal's name would summon it, so they used a euphemism that meant "the brown one" ("bear").
  25. Roman Gladiators rarely fought to the death or against animals and were considered celebrities of their time.
  26. There's a Twitter account that narrates WW2 in "real-time."
  27. Around 50% of Justin Bieber's followers on Twitter are fake, a report found.
  28. Honking your car horn, except in an emergency, is illegal in NYC.
  29. The average wage for a runway model is US$26,600 per year.
  30. In a three-hour game of American Football, the ball is in play for just 11 minutes.
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