1. Half of all the world's pigs live in China.
  2. Capuchin Male Monkeys urinate on themselves to attract a mate.
  3. From 1814 to 1830, the flag of the Kingdom of France was plain white.
  4. The atomic bomb explosion at Hiroshima was generated by matter weighing no more than a paper clip.
  5. Keanu Reeves gave US$80 million of his US$114 million salary for "The Matrix" movie to special effects and makeup staff.
  6. During the Cold War, the U.S. seriously considered dropping an atomic bomb on the Moon to show off its military superiority.
  7. The longest non-stop commercial flight was 18 hours and 50 minutes long. It went from Singapore to Newark.
  8. Atheism is punished with the death penalty in 13 countries.
  9. The highest recorded body temperature in a human being was a fever of 115.7°F (46.5°C).
  10. A Pakistani squash player won 555 consecutive matches over 5 years and 8 months, the biggest winning streak in sports.
  11. Elaine Esposito lost consciousness at age 6 and spent her life in a coma until the age of 43, a world record.
  12. In India, a polling station is set up in a forest for a lone voter in every election since 2004.
  13. Brazil was the only independent South American country to send ground troops to fight in WW2, with over 25,000 soldiers.
  14. Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 Americans Every Day.
  15. Plants and warm-blooded animals closer to the equator tend to be darker.
  16. Neuroscientists believe babies don't dream for the first few years of their life.
  17. It took the inventor of the Rubik's cube a whole month to solve it before he introduced it to the world.
  18. When Anglerfish mate, they melt into each other and share their bodies forever.
  19. A "leopon" results from the crossing of a male leopard with a lioness. The head is similar to that of a lion while the rest of the body carries similarities to leopards.
  20. George Washington stopped the Revolutionary War to return a lost dog to the enemy.
  21. Ruth Lawrence, a child prodigy, passed the Oxford University math exams at age 10, coming first out of all 530 candidates, and then completed the degree a year early by age 13.
  22. There is a monument to Wikipedia in Poland.
  23. Male kangaroos flex their biceps to impress females.
  24. More Germans were killed by the Russians in the Battle of Stalingrad alone than were killed during the entire WW2 by America.
  25. If you ride the bus, you are about 60 times safer than in an automobile in the U.S.
  26. The night before his execution, a man in Georgia escaped from prison and, later that night, was beaten to death in a bar fight.
  27. Australia's Highway 1 is the world's longest national highway. With about 14,500 km, (9,000 mi), it circumnavigates the entire country.
  28. "Hangry" is the state of being both hungry and angry.
  29. Today, 2,500 Americans will try cocaine for the first time.
  30. On average, more Americans are killed by falling televisions than by terrorists.
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