1. According to a study on Academy Award speeches, Steven Spielberg has been thanked more than God.
  2. The cost of college in the U.S. has gone up 500% since 1985.
  3. 3%
    of children born in the U.S. are the product of extra-marital affairs.
  4. Underwear lined with active charcoal can absorb most of the odor from flatulence.
  5. A secretary once told Steve Jobs she was late for work because her car wouldn't start. That afternoon, Jobs threw her a set of keys for a brand new Jaguar, saying: "Here, don't be late anymore."
  6. On one episode of "Price Is Right," an elephant was offered as a "bonus prize." The contestant won, insisted on the prize, and a live elephant from Kenya had to be delivered to him.
  7. To study the health effects of coffee, King Gustav III of Sweden commuted the death sentences of a pair of twins on the condition that one drank 3 pots of coffee and the other tea for the rest of their lives.
  8. For every 3 million people on earth, there's only one billionaire.
  9. At least two companies attempted to trademark the "Je Suis Charlie" slogan in the U.S. right after the Charlie Hebdo attack.
  10. The feeling of Certainty can be triggered without the need for facts or reasoning, using electric stimulation over a specific part of the brain.
  11. It's illegal for drug companies to advertise directly to consumers almost everywhere in the world, except in the U.S. and New Zealand.
  12. Iceland and the Faroe Islands are the only countries in the world where there are no mosquitoes.
  13. Most Romans avoided being cruel to slaves. They used bonuses and branding to improve productivity, just like modern employers.
  14. For 11 years, a man photographed everything his right hand touched. He took over 970,900 photos, an average of 76 photos a day.
  15. 12% of Americans think Joan of Arc was Noah's wife, from the Bible.
  16. Jamaica, Colombia and St Lucia are the only countries where a woman is more likely to be a boss than a man.
  17. Some 15,152 types of life forms, from insects to bacteria, have been identified on the New York subway.
  18. A baby is born on its predicted due date just 4% of the time.
  19. YouTube star Grumpy Cat earned more money than Oscar-Winning Actress Gwyneth Paltrow in 2014.
  20. Men are less promiscuous when women are scarce.
  21. The Islamic State levies a 50% tax rate.
  22. President Obama used to call UK's PM David Cameron "bro".
  23. The athletic performance of early risers peaks at noon.
  24. 60% of billionaires made their wealth themselves.
  25. In Florida, it's against the law for a person to appear in public clothed in liquid latex.
  26. More money is stolen by employers from employees in the U.S. each year than is stolen in robberies, burglaries, larcenies and auto thefts combined.
  27. You can only see
    a rainbow
    if your back
    is to the Sun.
  28. Aristotle believed rainbows had only three colors.
  29. Fleas can live for a year without eating.
  30. The AD/BC dating system was devised by a monk called Dennis the Small.
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