1. The Bororo people of Brazil are one of the few groups of people where all have the same blood type: "O".
  2. In 2014, Dubai launched a program that pays children 2 grams of gold for every kilogram (2.2 pounds) of weight they lose.
  3. In 1953, a North Korean fighter pilot defected to South Korea with his MiG-15 and was rewarded with US$100,000 by the U.S.
  4. Gerald Ford was the only to have served as both U.S. President and Vice President without being elected to either position.
  5. "Usnavi" is a personal name in Cuba, after "US Navy" ships that visited the country in the 1970s.
  6. Contact lenses were first proposed by Leonardo Da Vinci in 1508.
  7. The King of Thailand was born in Massachusetts.
  8. "Anal"
    is a language
    spoken in India and Burma
    by 23,000 people.
  9. 106-year-old Manoel de Oliveira was the oldest active film director until 2015. He began making movies during the silent era.
  10. The people of Fiji practiced widow-strangling before adopting Christianity.
  11. Cockroaches raised in space become quicker, stronger, faster, and tougher than cockroaches on Earth.
  12. Trained Dogs can sniff out prostate cancer with 98% accuracy.
  13. Darwin suggested the appendix may have been used for digesting leaves. This theory is supported by koala and horse appendixes which do just that.
  14. "Astronauts" come from America. Space explorers from Russia are called "cosmonauts."
  15. The average
    Facebook U S. user
    spends 40 minutes
    a day on the site.
  16. Men are more likely to say "I love you" first than women are, a study found.
  17. Mail-order marriages are less likely to end in divorce than marriages overall in the U.S., a study found.
  18. Music triggers activity in the same brain structure that releases the "pleasure chemical" dopamine during sex and eating.
  19. The portrayal of CPR on TV has a survival rate of 66% while in a real life hospital it's about 15%.
  20. The groundwater of 90% of Chinese cities is polluted.
  21. 40%
    of the earth's land is in 6 countries.
  22. 87% of scientists believe climate change is mostly caused by human activity while only 50% of the public does.
  23. Legal marijuana
    is the
    fastest-growing industry
    in the U.S. in 2015.
  24. Keanu Reeves had spine surgery before filming 'The Matrix'.
  25. If you were drafted during the American Civil War you could legally pay someone else $300 to go in your place.
  26. In 2011, a Russian suicide bomber received an unexpected text message from its wireless carrier which triggered her belt bomb and killed her instantly.
  27. Around 100 Serbian brides race every year through streets of Belgrade for a chance to win a wedding dress.
  28. A dead man in Puerto Rico was embalmed and displayed riding his motorcycle for his wake in 2010.
  29. There's a microwaveable Burrito Vending Machine at a gas station in Hollywood, California.
  30. German soccer player Mesut Ozil donated his €300,000 World Cup victory bonus to pay surgeries for 23 children in Brazil.
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