1. The death penalty was outlawed in the UK partly because a man was wrongfully executed for the murder of his wife and daughter in 1950.
  2. Amazon.com's profits for its entire existence are still less than what Exxon Mobil makes every 2.5 weeks.
  3. In 1994, Hitachi produced an ATM that heated bills to kill bacteria, then ironed them before dispensing.
  4. The Longest sniper kill ever recorded was shot from 2,475 meters (1.54 miles) away. The bullet took over 6 seconds to reach its target.
  5. Leo Da Vinci could write with one hand
    and draw with the other at the same time.
  6. File-sharing website "The Pirate Bay" tried to buy their own island to avoid copyright laws.
  7. 5%
    of Cubans have access to the open Internet.
  8. Al Capone started one of the first free soup kitchens during the Great Depression.
  9. Apple Is Worth More Than The Entire Russian Stock Market.
  10. Singapore is the only modern country to gain independence against its own will. They were expelled from Malaysia by a 126-0 vote.
  11. The Chinese name for America is "Meiguo," which literally means "beautiful country."
  12. There will be a 50% increase in lightning strikes by 2100 if global warming continues, according to a scientific report.
  13. While seeking help for a sex addiction, Mick Jagger seduced the therapist.
  14. Napoleon's trademark hat was sold in 2014 for US$2.4 million.
  15. Colombia's drug trade is worth US$10 billion. That's one-quarter as much as the country's legal exports.
  16. Each year, Americans throw out enough soda cans and bottles to reach the moon and back 20 times.
  17. Energy drinks still don't have as much caffeine as a Starbucks coffee.
  18. In Japan, there's a train that "floats" above the tracks by magnetism, reaching 500 km/h (311 mph).
  19. In the 19th century
    were sometimes
    called "Uranians."
  20. "Pistanthrophobia" is the fear of trusting people due to bad past experiences.
  21. The world's fastest omelet cooker can make 427 omelets in 30 minutes.
  22. The richest man in Asia, Sir Ka-shing Li, dropped out of school at the age of 15.
  23. Most female tarantulas will eat males after mating.
  24. The youngest soldier to serve during WW1 was only 8 years old.
  25. Men can lactate too, but only under extreme circumstances.
  26. The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will be the first time a South American country has the right to host them.
  27. Rio de Janeiro means "January River" and it was called that by mistake. A Portuguese explorer thought the bay was the mouth of a river.
  28. You would have to walk for seven hours straight to burn off a Big Mac with a Super Sized Coke and French Fries.
  29. A typical porcupine's body is covered in 30,000 razor sharp quills.
  30. Both Adolf Hitler and Osama Bin Laden were announced dead on May 1.
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