1. The most expensive First Class suites in the Titanic were to have cost up to £870 (£75,156 today).
  2. If you live in the U.S., you're never more than 115 miles (185 KM) away from a McDonald's.
  3. U.S. citizenship wasn't granted to all Native Americans until 1924.
  4. Nearly 13,000 Native Americans fought during World War I, despite not having a U.S. citizenship.
  5. Tetris' creator didn't make a penny until 10 years after releasing the game. The Soviet government had the rights.
  6. Arabic is an official language in Israel along with Hebrew.
  7. Canada is the World's Most Educated Country: over half its residents have college degrees.
  8. Underweight models are banned in Israel to fight against anorexia.
  9. About 24,000 people are killed by lightning strikes around the world each year.
  10. Russia's notorious murderer Vladimir Nikolayev ate some of his victim's body, then gave the rest of the meat to a friend, whose wife served it to his family thinking it was a kangaroo.
  11. In 1989, the U.S. military blared AC/DC music at General Noriega's compound in Panama for 2 continuous days. The dictator surrendered.
  12. In 2014, the Rolling Stones performed in East Berlin, a concert that was originally scheduled back in 1969 but ended in hundreds of arrests.
  13. Vikings didn't wear horned helmets.
  14. In sub-Saharan Africa, 589 million people live without electricity. Most use wood, charcoal and dung to cook.
  15. The visible universe (planets, stars, galaxies) makes up less than 5% of the mass of the universe.
  16. Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon church, wed 40 wives, including some who were already married and a 14-year-old.
  17. Sheep have a field of vision of around 300 degrees, allowing them to see behind themselves without having to turn their head.
  18. The Spanish flu caused about a third of total military deaths in WW1.
  19. 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of WW1.
  20. Only about 3% of mammalian species and up to 15% of primate species are monogamous.
  21. Research suggests the story of one needy individual motivates charitable donors more than stats about millions of sufferers.
  22. In 1999, hackers revealed a security flaw in Hotmail allowing to log into any Hotmail account using the password "eh".
  23. Prostitution is legal in Canada. Buying the services of a prostitute is not.
  24. Earthquakes turn water into gold.
  25. There's a virus that attacks human DNA making people less intelligent, impairing brain activity, learning and memory.
  26. Mount Everest is littered with not just the corpses of climbers but an estimated 50 tons of waste, making it world's dirtiest mountain.
  27. 77%
    of Russia is made up of Siberia.
  28. By the end of 1993, there were only 623 websites on the World Wide Web.
  29. In one of the last battles of WW2, American and German soldiers fought together as allies against an SS division to defend an Austrian castle.
  30. During WW1, a Hungarian man was shot in the frontal lobe, making it impossible for him to fall asleep. He continued to live a full, sleepless life.
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