1. U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant's parents refused to attend his wedding because his fiance's family owned slaves.
  2. In 2005, MySpace was in talks to buy Facebook, but rejected Mark Zuckerberg's asking price of US$75 million as too expensive.
  3. Doctors grow skin for burn victims using foreskins of circumcised infants.
  4. Pamela Anderson married Tommy Lee, drummer of Motley Crue, after knowing him for 96 hours.
  5. In 2012, a Somali Islamist militant group offered a bounty of 10 camels for President Obama and 2 for information on Hillary Clinton.
  6. Wal-mart parking lots alone take up roughly the size of Tampa, Florida.
  7. Mars is populated entirely by robots. Seven to be precise.
  8. World illiteracy has halved since 1970.
  9. Between 100 and 300 tons of cosmic dust enter the Earth's atmosphere every day.
  10. The ice sheet of Antarctica has been in existence for at least 40 million years.
  11. "Hahaha" in Thai language means 555.
  12. One giant panda usually needs between 2.5 to 4 square miles (10 million m2) of land to survive.
  13. 100
    The word hundred is derived from the word "hundrath", which actually means 120 and not 100.
  14. The first known vending machine dates back to the 1st Century AD. It accepted a coin, then dispensed holy water.
  15. A panda fur is worth between US$60,000 and US$100,000 on the illegal trade market.
  16. Polar bears can smell its prey on the ice 20 miles (32 km) away.
  17. Will Smith, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, and Leo DiCaprio were offered the part of Neo in "The Matrix" movie before Keanu Reeves.
  18. There's a 'Rent a Mourner' service in the UK to fill your funeral with fake friends.
  19. James Cameron was homeless when writing the movie "The Terminator," and sold the rights for US$1, on the condition he could direct it.
  20. Google has found GPA's and test scores to be "worthless as criteria for hiring"; they have teams where 14% of their employees haven't gone to college.
  21. Floating cities above the clouds of Venus may be our best bet for becoming a two-planet species. Conditions there are so similar to Earth a human wouldn't need a pressurized suit, the gravity is similar and transit times are shorter than to Mars.
  22. 55%
    of Americans surveyed believe they have a guardian angel.
  23. The heart symbol was first used to denote love in the 1250. Prior to that, it represented foliage.
  24. The only Jewish descendants spared by the Nazis where those with grandparents who converted to Christianity before the founding of the German Empire (1871).
  25. There's a colony in Brazil founded by 2,000 to 4,000 Confederate refugees who left the U.S. after losing the Civil War.
  26. From 1989 to 2009, about 2,000 schools were closed in Germany because of a scarcity of children.
  27. Antarctica is the only continent without a time zone.
  28. In 1998, all 11 members of a soccer team in Africa were killed by lightning while leaving the other team unhurt.
  29. There's an underground river 4 KM (2.4 mi) beneath the Amazon River in Brazil, that might be as long, but hundreds of times wider.
  30. Canada has no weapons of mass destruction since 1984 and has signed treaties repudiating their possession.
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