1. The Bible was Isaac Newton's greatest passion, writing more about religion than science and mathematics.
  2. Throughout his life, Beethoven suffered from deafness, colitis, rheumatism, typhus, skin disorders, abscesses, ophthalmia, inflammatory degeneration of the arteries, jaundice, chronic hepatitis, and cirrhosis of the liver.
  3. Tom Hanks has an asteroid named after him: the "12818 Tomhanks."
  4. In 2011, Google caught its competitor, Microsoft Bing, copying its search results.
  5. Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's, went back to school in 1993 to get his GED because he was worried that his success might convince some children to quit school.
  6. In North Korea, only military and government officials can own motor vehicles.
  7. Rapper NoClue is the World's Fastest Rapper with 723 syllables in 51.27 seconds (14.1 syllables per second).
  8. After the whistle to start the game, soccer player Lee Todd said "F*ck me, that was loud" and received the fastest red card in history: 2 seconds.
  9. The fastest, most drastic temperature change ever recorded was a 49 °F (27 °C) rise in just two minutes.
  10. In Argentina, political parties have their own brands of beer.
  11. In 2001, Paraguay's president was found to own a stolen car.
  12. In 2001, Argentina had 5 presidents in 10 days.
  13. Famous soccer player Mario Balotelli is an Italian, born to immigrants from Ghana, raised by a Jewish mother.
  14. Madonna is the world's richest recording artist.
  15. If Texas were a nation, it would be the world's 7th largest oil producer.
  16. Christianity is severely persecuted in at least 27 countries.
  17. Egypt is the most populated country in Middle East and has the world's largest Arab population.
  18. 3 dogs survived the Titanic sinking out of 12 canines on board.
  19. Judaism believes in another Torah (Bible) that Moses passed down orally in an unbroken chain from generation to generation for 1,400 years.
  20. Possessing Bibles, watching South Korean movies and distributing pornography may be punished with death in North Korea.
  21. Uranus was originally called "George's Star" (Georgium Sidus).
  22. Corn can grow in multiple colors by mixing special seeds.
  23. The top six crops in the world, wheat, corn, rice, barley, sorghum and soy, are all fruits in the botanical sense of the word.
  24. The world's first underground park will be inaugurated in 2018 in New York.
  25. Less than 7 in every 100 people on earth have a college degree.
  26. About 200 Christmas trees catch fire every year in the U.S.
  27. Mars is red because it is covered in rust (iron oxide).
  28. Viagra was developed with the intention of relieving chest pain and its side effect was accidental.
  29. Pencil sales increased 700% in the year after Sudoku became popular.
  30. Humans can live unprotected in space for about 30 seconds if they don't hold their breath.
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