1. A large number of Muslims sacrificed themselves to save Jews and fight Nazis in World War II.
  2. Barbie's boyfriend Ken's last name is Carson.
  3. We ingest around 2 pounds of flies, maggots, and other bugs each year without knowing it.
  4. Going to church is good for you: Services lowers your blood pressure, a study found.
  5. On Super Bowl weekend, Americans eat 1.25 billion chicken wings.
  6. Lady Gaga used to be a stripper.
  7. Mosquito repellents don't actually repel. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.
  8. The female lion (lioness) does 90% of the hunting.
  9. 842 people live in Vatican City, making it the least populated independent state in the world.
  10. Greek women obtained the right to vote and stand as candidates only in 1952.
  11. Turtles ‘talk' to each other underwater with low-pitched calls.
  12. A day on Venus
    is longer than its year.
  13. 75% of Australia's living species are unknown to man.
  14. Pilots and flight attendants are twice as likely to get skin cancer melanoma from higher exposure to UV rays.
  15. Facebook has 100 million active users in Africa.
  16. Tomatoes have more genes than humans.
  17. Guinea pigs are neither pigs nor from Guinea.
  18. The UK
    is smaller than
    the U.S. state of
    Oregon.
  19. The longest time between two twins being born is 87 days apart.
  20. Heartbreak
    is actually a form of
    addiction withdrawal.
  21. Koala bears aren't bears: They're marsupials.
  22. Yahoo is an acronym for "yet another hierarchical officious oracle."
  23. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you might rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
  24. Sound travels nearly 15 times faster in iron than through the air.
  25. Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
  26. Contrary to popular belief, ostriches do not bury their heads in the sand to avoid danger.
  27. Rihanna was an army cadet in a sub-military programme, before her musical career.
  28. Rabbits often sleep with their eyes open.
  29. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
  30. Cold water is heavier
    than hot water.
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