1. About 100,000 years ago, there were barely enough people on Earth to fill a football stadium.
  2. Ancient Rome was eight times more densely populated than modern New York.
  3. Fish in polluted lakes lose their sense of smell.
  4. Tutankhamun died of a broken leg.
  5. Snowflakes fall at 3.1 mph or 5 km/h.
  6. You can tell the age of a whale by counting the rings in its earwax.
  7. A human liver can grow back even after 75% of it has been removed.
  8. The first man-made object in space was the German V2 rocket.
  9. Galileo was born on the day that Michelangelo died.
  10. Michelangelo was called a heretic for giving Adam a belly button on the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
  11. Cockroaches appeared 120 million years before dinosaurs.
  12. Each time a fertile man's heart beats, he makes 1,500 new sperm.
  13. No one has ever seen a giraffe swimming.
  14. Bruce Lee was Hong Kong's 1958 cha-cha dance champion.
  15. George Foreman has 5 sons called George: George Jr., George III, George IV, George V, and George VI. Plus a daughter called Georgetta.
  16. An elephant can smell water from 12 miles away.
  17. About 4 million slaves were taken from Africa to Brazil, about 40% of all in the Americas.
  18. Australia has over 10,000 beaches. You could visit a new beach every day for over 27 years.
  19. In 1944, a 14-year-old African-American was executed in the U.S. after a quick 2-hour trial with little evidence.
  20. There's a beach in the Maldives that has a glowing blue tide at night.
  21. Atomic bomb tests were a major tourist attraction in Las Vegas during the 1950s.
  22. After the attack on Pearl Harbor during WW2, Canada declared war on Japan before the U.S. did.
  23. Isaac Newton was a Member of Parliament for a year and said only one sentence: he asked a nearby usher to close an open window.
  24. Four of Freud's sisters died during the Holocaust in Nazi concentration camps.
  25. Beyonce is now the most Grammy-nominated woman of all time.
  26. North Korea's space agency is called "NADA", which in Spanish means "nothing."
  27. Illegal immigration from Mexico to the U.S. has decreased by 80% since 2000.
  28. NYC homeowners can request that a tree be planted outside their homes for free.
  29. When Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, he carried with him a piece of the Wright brothers' first airplane.
  30. The chemical elements that make up your body are worth around US$160.
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