1. The first e-reader was invented in 1949.
  2. In 2013, people with 4-year college degrees earned 98% more per hour, on average, than people without degrees.
  3. At least half the world's 6,000 languages are not expected to survive into the next century.
  4. The U.S. has more jails than colleges.
  5. Bill Gates Sponsors a Machine That Turns Poop Into Drinking Water.
  6. In Finland, 9 out of 10 plastic bottles are returned for recycling and almost 100% of glass bottles are also recycled.
  7. Osama bin Laden's father married 22 times, fathering at least 54 children. Osama was his 17th son.
  8. Nigeria was the 33rd richest country in the world in the 1970s, then dropped to 13th poorest country by 1997.
  9. The expiration date on water bottles is for the bottle, not the water.
  10. China used more cement in 3 years (2011 to 2013) than the U.S. used in the entire 20th century.
  11. Only 1% of people infected with Polio show symptoms. The other 99% are contagious and don't know it.
  12. In 2008, a Catholic Bishop resigned to become Paraguay's President. He was later found to be the father of at least two children.
  13. "1989" was the U.S. best-selling album of 2014.
  14. Elizabeth, Vanessa, Maxine, Nicola, and Winston are all varieties of potato.
  15. Samsung means "three stars" in Korean.
  16. 10% of Britons think Australia is further away than the Moon, a survey found in 2013.
  17. Rudolf Diesel, who invented the Diesel engine, committed suicide in 1913 because he didn't think his invention would be successful.
  18. At its peak, the Roman Empire comprised only 12% of the world's population.
  19. James Bond was originally going to be called James Secretan.
  20. 88%
    of New Year's resolutions fail.
  21. Eminem was so severely bullied in public school that his mother sued the local school board.
  22. Since 2015, throwing away food is illegal in Seattle.
  23. Starting 2015, all New York residents must recycle their old electronics like PCs and TVs, or face a US$100 fine.
  24. Locust is the only insect considered kosher in Judaism.
  25. Passports issued by the UK, Sweden and Finland offer visa-free travel to more countries than any other passports.
  26. The Ampersand was once a letter which followed "Z" in the Latin alphabet.
  27. The world's oldest known "toilet" was used by dinosaurs 240 million years ago.
  28. 52% of Americans can't afford the house that they are currently living in right now.
  29. Chickens outnumber humans 3:1.
  30. The probability of living 110 years or more is about 1 in 7 million.
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