1. There's a programming language which uses Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes as syntax.
  2. At least 1 in every 100 people in the U.S. and Canada is a pathological gambler.
  3. The average visitor to Las Vegas gambles US$447.
  4. More Guinness beer is drunk in Nigeria than Ireland.
  5. New bacteria grows on a kitchen sponge every 20 minutes.
  6. 64% of Americans don't believe global warming will seriously affect their way of life.
  7. The average American household spends US$1000 a year on lotteries.
  8. Buda and Pest merged into the combined city of Budapest in 1873.
  9. In Germany, it is illegal to run out of fuel on highways.
  10. The Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple in Thailand was constructed with 1 million bottles of Heineken and a local beer.
  11. Since the 12th century, Judaism believes that if the truths derived from science or philosophy contradict religious beliefs, the religious beliefs are incorrect.
  12. 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.
  13. When Charlie Chaplin received his honorary Oscar, he got a 12-minute standing ovation, the longest in Oscar history.
  14. A natural predator of the Moose is the Killer Whale. They have been known to prey on moose swimming around America's Northwest Coast.
  15. Life expectancy in Ancient Rome was from 20 to 30 years.
  16. Human life expectancy has increased more in the last 50 years than in the previous 200,000 years of human existence.
  17. 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.
  18. In 2007, a man faked his own death to get out of a cell phone contract.
  19. 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.
  20. Amazon.com's profits for its entire existence are still less than what Exxon Mobil makes every 2.5 weeks.
  21. In 1994, Hitachi produced an ATM that heated bills to kill bacteria, then ironed them before dispensing.
  22. 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.
  23. Leo Da Vinci could write with one hand
    and draw with the other at the same time.
  24. File-sharing website "The Pirate Bay" tried to buy their own island to avoid copyright laws.
  25. 5%
    of Cubans have access to the open Internet.
  26. Al Capone started one of the first free soup kitchens during the Great Depression.
  27. Apple Is Worth More Than The Entire Russian Stock Market.
  28. Singapore is the only modern country to gain independence against its own will. They were expelled from Malaysia by a 126-0 vote.
  29. The Chinese name for America is "Meiguo," which literally means "beautiful country."
  30. There will be a 50% increase in lightning strikes by 2100 if global warming continues, according to a scientific report.
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