1. 8.6 million people in the U.S. live with a serious illness caused by smoking.
  2. The smallest living dog in terms of length is a chihuahua who measured 15.2 cm (6 in).
  3. In 2014, Germany officially abolished college tuition fees, even for international students.
  4. Swedish wasn't made the official language of Sweden until 2009.
  5. The consistency of your ear wax is genetic.
  6. The song "Let It Snow!" was written during a heat wave in summer.
  7. Spiders are scared of ants due to the formic acid they contain.
  8. During the invasion of Poland in WW2, 720 Poles defended their position against 40,000 Germans, stopping their advance for 3 days.
  9. During WW1, the U.S. Government tried to rename hamburgers as "liberty sandwiches" to promote patriotism.
  10. A cat called "Dusty" produced 420 kittens during her breeding life, a world record.
  11. When Disney released "Princess and the Frog" in 2009, 50 children in the U.S. were hospitalized with salmonella from kissing frogs.
  12. Jimi Hendrix couldn't read or write music.
  13. Dachau, the first NAZI concentration camp in Germany, opened six years before WWII.
  14. North Korea holds elections every 5 years in which the ballots list only one candidate.
  15. In the U.S., 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
  16. Large parts of Canada have less gravity than the rest of Earth. The phenomenon was discovered in the 1960s.
  17. Mosquitoes prefer blood type "O" to any other.
  18. Apple's iPad 2 would have been the world's fastest computer in 1994.
  19. If the Sun were the size of a beach ball in Space, then Jupiter would be the size of a golf ball and the Earth would be as small as a pea.
  20. Rapper Tupac Shakur was a voracious reader, and particularly enjoyed Shakespeare.
  21. A drink of rum and coke is called a "Cuba Libre" (Free Cuba) in Latin America except in Cuba, where it is called a "mentirita" (little lie).
  22. "Erotomania" is a psychological disorder in which the affected people believe a famous person is in love with them.
  23. 53% of homes in India do not have a lavatory.
  24. The southernmost active volcano on Earth is in Antarctica. It spews crystals and is very close to the U.S. Research Center.
  25. The first great civilization in Mexico were the Olmec, established from 1500 B.C. to 400 B.C.
  26. Dogs were used as messengers in WW1, carrying orders to the front lines in capsules attached to their bodies.
  27. Some turtles may bury their eggs in alligator nests.
  28. The University of Minnesota is older than the state of Minnesota.
  29. Contrary to popular belief, there are no wild tigers in Africa. Only in Asia.
  30. The band Abba had to negotiate the rights to their name with a canned fish company.
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