1. Only 5% of the world's population has ever been on an airplane.
  2. 500,000 Italians visit an exorcist every year.
  3. In German, "Dogging" is jogging with your dog.
  4. A pint of milk in a supermarket can contain milk from over a thousand different cows.
  5. 34.5%
    of the money the average American takes home is spent on interest, including credit cards and auto loans.
  6. In Norway, stripping counts as an art form for tax purposes.
  7. In 1939, 835 sheep were killed by a single lightning strike in Utah.
  8. Babies have three times as many taste buds as adults.
  9. 95% of the spiders in your house have never been outside.
  10. Babies are born with no bacteria in their bodies.
  11. Humans are 50% heavier and four inches taller in the past 100 years than they have been throughout most of human history.
  12. When Columbus "discovered" the Americas, the continent was already inhabited by 90 million people which was a third of the world's population.
  13. About 100,000 years ago, there were barely enough people on Earth to fill a football stadium.
  14. Ancient Rome was eight times more densely populated than modern New York.
  15. Fish in polluted lakes lose their sense of smell.
  16. Tutankhamun died of a broken leg.
  17. Snowflakes fall at 3.1 mph or 5 km/h.
  18. You can tell the age of a whale by counting the rings in its earwax.
  19. A human liver can grow back even after 75% of it has been removed.
  20. The first man-made object in space was the German V2 rocket.
  21. Galileo was born on the day that Michelangelo died.
  22. Michelangelo was called a heretic for giving Adam a belly button on the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
  23. Cockroaches appeared 120 million years before dinosaurs.
  24. Each time a fertile man's heart beats, he makes 1,500 new sperm.
  25. No one has ever seen a giraffe swimming.
  26. Bruce Lee was Hong Kong's 1958 cha-cha dance champion.
  27. George Foreman has 5 sons called George: George Jr., George III, George IV, George V, and George VI. Plus a daughter called Georgetta.
  28. An elephant can smell water from 12 miles away.
  29. About 4 million slaves were taken from Africa to Brazil, about 40% of all in the Americas.
  30. Australia has over 10,000 beaches. You could visit a new beach every day for over 27 years.
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