1. Swearing on the Bible is forbidden by the Bible.
  2. The U.S. pays Cuba US$4,085 a month in rent for Guantanamo Bay, but Cuba refuses to cash the checks.
  3. There are no 24 hours in a day. It has 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds, the time it takes the earth to rotate on its axis.
  4. There are about 22,000 manmade objects orbiting around planet Earth.
  5. In 1876, a gang of Chicago counterfeiters attempted to steal Abraham Lincoln's body from his tomb and request a US$200,000 ransom.
  6. Coca-Cola's logo is recognized by 94% of the world's population.
  7. There are over 30 replicas of the Eiffel Tower around the world.
  8. Europe and Africa are only separated by 14.3 km (8.9 mi) of ocean and there are talks of creating the longest bridge ever.
  9. Germany made its final reparations payment from the WW1 Treaty of Versailles in 2010.
  10. Google has a version of their site translated into the language of the Klingons, from Star Trek.
  11. A Muslim family that saved Jews during the Holocaust, was later saved by Israel during the genocide in Bosnia, and converted to Judaism.
  12. Chile has a civilian town in Antarctica, complete with a school, hospital, hostel, post office, Internet, TV and mobile phone coverage.
  13. There's a programming language which uses Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes as syntax.
  14. At least 1 in every 100 people in the U.S. and Canada is a pathological gambler.
  15. The average visitor to Las Vegas gambles US$447.
  16. More Guinness beer is drunk in Nigeria than Ireland.
  17. New bacteria grows on a kitchen sponge every 20 minutes.
  18. 64% of Americans don't believe global warming will seriously affect their way of life.
  19. The average American household spends US$1000 a year on lotteries.
  20. Buda and Pest merged into the combined city of Budapest in 1873.
  21. In Germany, it is illegal to run out of fuel on highways.
  22. The Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple in Thailand was constructed with 1 million bottles of Heineken and a local beer.
  23. Since the 12th century, Judaism believes that if the truths derived from science or philosophy contradict religious beliefs, the religious beliefs are incorrect.
  24. In 2008, the Leaning Tower of Pisa stopped moving for the first time in its 800-year history after a 10-year, US$40 million project.
  25. When Charlie Chaplin received his honorary Oscar, he got a 12-minute standing ovation, the longest in Oscar history.
  26. A natural predator of the Moose is the Killer Whale. They have been known to prey on moose swimming around America's Northwest Coast.
  27. Life expectancy in Ancient Rome was from 20 to 30 years.
  28. Human life expectancy has increased more in the last 50 years than in the previous 200,000 years of human existence.
  29. We only taste 20% of the salt on potato chips, so Lay's created a new shape of salt with the same taste but 25% less salt.
  30. In 2007, a man faked his own death to get out of a cell phone contract.
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