1. The State of New Jersey, U.S.A., was originally called Lorraine and New Sweden.
  2. Americans ingest 1.7 million tons of sugar (10.8 pounds per person) every year from Coca-Cola alone.
  3. A year
    on Mars
    has
    687 earth days.
  4. The English town of Sandwich is 1.5 miles away from the village of Ham.
  5. "Canada" is an Iroquoian language word meaning "Village."
  6. Voting is mandatory in Brazil.
  7. Human pollution has caused the average length of polar bears' penises to shrink.
  8. Honeybees can count, categorize similar things like dogs or faces, and differentiate shapes.
  9. Aborting a child because of its gender is legal in Sweden.
  10. Husky dogs have been banned from Antarctica since 1994.
  11. Latin and Irish
    have no words
    for
    "yes" or "no."
  12. It is illegal for U.S. citizens to eat penguins.
  13. According to Mormonism, after being expelled from the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve went to live in Missouri.
  14. All the departure boards at NYC's Grand Central are exactly one minute wrong.
  15. Tom and Jerry were originally called Jasper and Jinx.
  16. Religious practices, like prayer and attending services, is associated with lower levels of psychological distress.
  17. Several studies have found that mixed-race faces are rated as more attractive than non-mixed-race faces.
  18. Taking a break from work or class helps you retain the information you learned.
  19. In 1969, El Salvador waged war on Honduras
    after it lost against it in a soccer match.
  20. In Denmark, it's illegal to burn foreign flags, but not illegal to burn the Danish flag.
  21. In 2008, Norway knighted a penguin.
  22. Before "Nirvana," Kurt Cobain's band was called "Fecal Matter."
  23. 48%
    of the world's population older than 15 claim to have never consumed alcohol.
  24. By 2023, the average US$1,000 laptop will be just as fast as the human brain, according to Ray Kurzweil.
  25. In 1941, Henry Ford made a car out of soybeans.
  26. Cucumbers are 95% water.
  27. King John I of France was proclaimed king five months before he was born. He only lived for five days.
  28. Half our brains can be removed by surgery with no apparent effect on personality or memory.
  29. Thailand has a special language used exclusively for talking to the king.
  30. 73% of Americans believe that Jesus was born of a virgin.
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