1. 48%
    of the world's population older than 15 claim to have never consumed alcohol.
  2. By 2023, the average US$1,000 laptop will be just as fast as the human brain, according to Ray Kurzweil.
  3. In 1941, Henry Ford made a car out of soybeans.
  4. Cucumbers are 95% water.
  5. King John I of France was proclaimed king five months before he was born. He only lived for five days.
  6. Half our brains can be removed by surgery with no apparent effect on personality or memory.
  7. Thailand has a special language used exclusively for talking to the king.
  8. 73% of Americans believe that Jesus was born of a virgin.
  9. For centuries,
    a key ingredient
    of gunpowder was
    human urine.
  10. In 1949, the U.S. Military created a synthetic version of Marijuana called "Dimethylheptylpyran." Just 1 mg can have effects lasting for 3 days.
  11. 6%
    of the world's population has an Internet addiction.
  12. Charlie Chaplin made his movie mocking Hitler with his own money because Hollywood was afraid of losing money if they took a stand.
  13. A hippo must stay moist because if its skin dries out it will crack.
  14. There are about 3 million first dates every day worldwide.
  15. Johnny Depp collects Barbie dolls.
  16. Only 351 copies of Freud's book "The Interpretation of Dreams" were sold in its first 6 years.
  17. Alpacas can die of loneliness. When bought, they always need to be bought in pairs.
  18. During the average meal, you eat over 90,000 miles of DNA.
  19. A slug's anus is on its head.
  20. A worm's mind has been mapped and replicated by scientists into a software that's now inside a Lego robot.
  21. Eigengrau (“brain gray”) is the color your eyes see in total darkness.
  22. The word zapomni means “to remember” in Russian and “to forget” in Polish.
  23. Galileo's middle finger is on display at a museum in Florence, Italy.
  24. When you lose weight, most of the fat is breathed out as carbon dioxide while the rest is excreted as water.
  25. The paint on the Eiffel Tower weighs as much as 10 elephants.
  26. As passengers on Earth, we are all carried around the sun at a mean velocity of 66,600 mph (107,182 km/h).
  27. There is enough gold in Earth's core to coat its entire surface to a depth of 1.5 feet.
  28. Heavy marijuana smokers are at risk for some of the same health effects as cigarette smokers, like bronchitis and other respiratory illnesses.
  29. John Adams, 2nd president of the USA,
    started smoking at the age of eight.
  30. The only casualty of the first bomb in WW2 to fall on British soil was a rabbit.
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