1. There will be a 50% increase in lightning strikes by 2100 if global warming continues, according to a scientific report.
  2. While seeking help for a sex addiction, Mick Jagger seduced the therapist.
  3. Napoleon's trademark hat was sold in 2014 for US$2.4 million.
  4. Colombia's drug trade is worth US$10 billion. That's one-quarter as much as the country's legal exports.
  5. Each year, Americans throw out enough soda cans and bottles to reach the moon and back 20 times.
  6. Energy drinks still don't have as much caffeine as a Starbucks coffee.
  7. In Japan, there's a train that "floats" above the tracks by magnetism, reaching 500 km/h (311 mph).
  8. In the 19th century
    homosexuals
    were sometimes
    called "Uranians."
  9. "Pistanthrophobia" is the fear of trusting people due to bad past experiences.
  10. The world's fastest omelet cooker can make 427 omelets in 30 minutes.
  11. The richest man in Asia, Sir Ka-shing Li, dropped out of school at the age of 15.
  12. Most female tarantulas will eat males after mating.
  13. The youngest soldier to serve during WW1 was only 8 years old.
  14. Men can lactate too, but only under extreme circumstances.
  15. The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will be the first time a South American country has the right to host them.
  16. Rio de Janeiro means "January River" and it was called that by mistake. A Portuguese explorer thought the bay was the mouth of a river.
  17. You would have to walk for seven hours straight to burn off a Big Mac with a Super Sized Coke and French Fries.
  18. A typical porcupine's body is covered in 30,000 razor sharp quills.
  19. Both Adolf Hitler and Osama Bin Laden were announced dead on May 1.
  20. The most expensive First Class suites in the Titanic were to have cost up to £870 (£75,156 today).
  21. If you live in the U.S., you're never more than 115 miles (185 KM) away from a McDonald's.
  22. U.S. citizenship wasn't granted to all Native Americans until 1924.
  23. Nearly 13,000 Native Americans fought during World War I, despite not having a U.S. citizenship.
  24. Tetris' creator didn't make a penny until 10 years after releasing the game. The Soviet government had the rights.
  25. Arabic is an official language in Israel along with Hebrew.
  26. Canada is the World's Most Educated Country: over half its residents have college degrees.
  27. Underweight models are banned in Israel to fight against anorexia.
  28. About 24,000 people are killed by lightning strikes around the world each year.
  29. Russia's notorious murderer Vladimir Nikolayev ate some of his victim's body, then gave the rest of the meat to a friend, whose wife served it to his family thinking it was a kangaroo.
  30. In 1989, the U.S. military blared AC/DC music at General Noriega's compound in Panama for 2 continuous days. The dictator surrendered.
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