1. Charlie Chaplin made his movie mocking Hitler with his own money because Hollywood was afraid of losing money if they took a stand.
  2. A hippo must stay moist because if its skin dries out it will crack.
  3. There are about 3 million first dates every day worldwide.
  4. Johnny Depp collects Barbie dolls.
  5. Only 351 copies of Freud's book "The Interpretation of Dreams" were sold in its first 6 years.
  6. Alpacas can die of loneliness. When bought, they always need to be bought in pairs.
  7. During the average meal, you eat over 90,000 miles of DNA.
  8. A slug's anus is on its head.
  9. A worm's mind has been mapped and replicated by scientists into a software that's now inside a Lego robot.
  10. Eigengrau (“brain gray”) is the color your eyes see in total darkness.
  11. The word zapomni means “to remember” in Russian and “to forget” in Polish.
  12. Galileo's middle finger is on display at a museum in Florence, Italy.
  13. When you lose weight, most of the fat is breathed out as carbon dioxide while the rest is excreted as water.
  14. The paint on the Eiffel Tower weighs as much as 10 elephants.
  15. As passengers on Earth, we are all carried around the sun at a mean velocity of 66,600 mph (107,182 km/h).
  16. There is enough gold in Earth's core to coat its entire surface to a depth of 1.5 feet.
  17. Heavy marijuana smokers are at risk for some of the same health effects as cigarette smokers, like bronchitis and other respiratory illnesses.
  18. John Adams, 2nd president of the USA,
    started smoking at the age of eight.
  19. The only casualty of the first bomb in WW2 to fall on British soil was a rabbit.
  20. The movie industry relocated from New York to LA to escape from Thomas Edison's patents.
  21. An ostrich could run the New York Marathon in 45 minutes.
  22. There are 300 lakes beneath Antarctica that are kept from freezing by the warmth of Earth's core.
  23. Chinese checkers was invented in Germany.
  24. New York gets 15 times as much snow as the South Pole.
  25. Car doors injure around 600 cyclists in the UK every year.
  26. Switzerland only gave women the right to vote in 1971.
  27. There is only one gun shop in Mexico. 90% of the country's firearms are smuggled in from the USA.
  28. Nearly half the gold ever mined has come
    from one place: Witwatersrand, South Africa.
  29. British soldiers in WW1 had a tea ration of six pints a day.
  30. The human heart is not on the left-hand side of the body; it's in the middle.
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