1. The current world record for solving Rubik's Cube is 4.9 seconds.
  2. The reason Mickey Mouse wears gloves is so that his hands can be seen when they're in front of his body.
  3. The symbol for infinity is called a Lemniscate.
  4. The time traveling machine in the movie "Back to the Future" was originally supposed to be a refrigerator.
  5. The highest place on Earth, and closest to space, is Mount Chimborazo in the Andes.
  6. In 2006, some volunteers climbed Britain's highest mountain and found a piano on top of it.
  7. The movie "Little Miss Sunshine" was partially inspired by a quote from Arnold Schwarzenegger saying: "If there's one thing in this world I despise, it's losers."
  8. Mexico's official name is
    United Mexican States.
  9. Coca-Cola created Coke Zero for men because they associated Diet Coke with women.
  10. A bolt of lightning is 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun.
  11. On August 16, 2013, Google went down for 5 minutes and in that time, the global Internet traffic dropped by 40%.
  12. The "Fi" in "WiFi" doesn't mean anything. The creators just called it that because it rhymed with "HiFi".
  13. In France, nearly 96% of high schools have condom vending machines.
  14. Gypsy
    is short for "Egyptian."
  15. 2 Million citizens of Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia held hands in 1989, forming a 675 KM (419 MI). human chain to protest against Soviet occupation. It ended up peacefully.
  16. There is a town in Indiana called Santa Claus.
  17. Eating
    helps hair
    grow faster.
  18. There's a theater in Russia where all the actors are cats.
  19. The U.S. has only won the World Baseball Cup 4 times while Cuba has won it 25 times.
  20. Some 5,500 WW2 bombs are discovered in Germany every year and defused, an average of 15 per day.
  21. The U.S. / Canada Border is the longest international border in the world and it lacks military defense.
  22. The biggest Japanese community outside of Japan is in Brazil.
  23. All prisoners in Norway have internet in their cells.
  24. The average cloud weighs about as much as 100 elephants.
  25. Social network Bebo was bought by AOL for US$850 million. 5 years later, the original owners bought it back for US$1 million.
  26. Google prefers dogs to cats. Their official code of conduct specifically states they are a dog company.
  27. 54% Americans can't swim well enough to save themselves.
  28. Many commercial pilots use iPads in the cockpit as a replacement for traditional paper manuals.
  29. South Africans can legally attach flamethrowers to cars to repel carjackers.
  30. Concentration camps were first used by the British during the Second Anglo-Boer War.
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