1. Many commercial pilots use iPads in the cockpit as a replacement for traditional paper manuals.
  2. South Africans can legally attach flamethrowers to cars to repel carjackers.
  3. Concentration camps were first used by the British during the Second Anglo-Boer War.
  4. A Filipino man crucified himself 27 times on Good Friday since 1985 as an oath to God.
  5. Tortoises Orbited the Moon Before Astronauts Did: They Were Sent to Test a Russian Space Probe.
  6. The idea for Google came to his founder as a dream that woke him up in the middle of the night.
  7. 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.
  8. There are more than 400 million fewer European birds now than there were 30 years ago.
  9. The cartoonist behind "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog" made over US$50,000 from its reprinting.
  10. If you use iTunes, you have already agreed not to use Apple products to create nuclear weapons.
  11. In 2009, a 10-year-old British girl tried to sell her grandmother on eBay.
  12. "Friendstalker" was one of the early names considered for Twitter.
  13. There is high-speed Internet on the moon: 19 MBPS.
  14. There is no single food that provides all the nutrients that humans need, except for breast milk.
  15. The Great Wall of China is not visible from space, but China's air pollution is.
  16. There are no terrestrial (land) snakes in New Zealand.
  17. Sign Language is one of three official languages of New Zealand.
  18. In Russia, during times of economic disparity or high inflation, teachers can be paid in Vodka.
  19. Rich people in China hire body doubles to serve their prison sentence.
  20. The average chocolate bar contains 8 insect parts.
  21. Pandas can poop
    up to
    40 times
    a day.
  22. Before hatching, the hen (chicken) can hear the chicks peeping inside the eggs.
  23. Foreign Accent Syndrome is a rare psychological disorder in which its sufferers suddenly develop a foreign accent.
  24. Brazil once tried to sell an aircraft carrier on eBay.
  25. You cannot work in Antarctica unless your wisdom teeth and appendix are removed.
  26. Diabetics' urine can be made into whiskey because of the urine's high sugar content.
  27. 20% of the world's unfrozen fresh water is in a single lake: Russia's Lake Baikal.
  28. Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were born on the same day.
  29. 49% of U.S. Adults eat one sandwich a day.
  30. Sweden had a Charles VII
    but no Charles I to VI.
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