1. Mexico's official name is
    United Mexican States.
  2. Coca-Cola created Coke Zero for men because they associated Diet Coke with women.
  3. A bolt of lightning is 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun.
  4. On August 16, 2013, Google went down for 5 minutes and in that time, the global Internet traffic dropped by 40%.
  5. The "Fi" in "WiFi" doesn't mean anything. The creators just called it that because it rhymed with "HiFi".
  6. In France, nearly 96% of high schools have condom vending machines.
  7. Gypsy
    is short for "Egyptian."
  8. 2 Million citizens of Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia held hands in 1989, forming a 675 KM (419 MI). human chain to protest against Soviet occupation. It ended up peacefully.
  9. There is a town in Indiana called Santa Claus.
  10. Eating
    salmon
    helps hair
    grow faster.
  11. There's a theater in Russia where all the actors are cats.
  12. The U.S. has only won the World Baseball Cup 4 times while Cuba has won it 25 times.
  13. Some 5,500 WW2 bombs are discovered in Germany every year and defused, an average of 15 per day.
  14. The U.S. / Canada Border is the longest international border in the world and it lacks military defense.
  15. The biggest Japanese community outside of Japan is in Brazil.
  16. All prisoners in Norway have internet in their cells.
  17. The average cloud weighs about as much as 100 elephants.
  18. Social network Bebo was bought by AOL for US$850 million. 5 years later, the original owners bought it back for US$1 million.
  19. Google prefers dogs to cats. Their official code of conduct specifically states they are a dog company.
  20. 54% Americans can't swim well enough to save themselves.
  21. Many commercial pilots use iPads in the cockpit as a replacement for traditional paper manuals.
  22. South Africans can legally attach flamethrowers to cars to repel carjackers.
  23. Concentration camps were first used by the British during the Second Anglo-Boer War.
  24. A Filipino man crucified himself 27 times on Good Friday since 1985 as an oath to God.
  25. Tortoises Orbited the Moon Before Astronauts Did: They Were Sent to Test a Russian Space Probe.
  26. The idea for Google came to his founder as a dream that woke him up in the middle of the night.
  27. During the 7th century B.C., ancient Roman "vestal virgins" were required to keep their hymens intact as proof of virginity until age 30 or they would be buried alive.
  28. There are more than 400 million fewer European birds now than there were 30 years ago.
  29. The cartoonist behind "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog" made over US$50,000 from its reprinting.
  30. If you use iTunes, you have already agreed not to use Apple products to create nuclear weapons.
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