1. Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender.
  2. Pope Francis used to work as a bar bouncer in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  3. McDonald's used to sell pizza in the 70s.
  4. A man robbed a bank for US$1 so he could be arrested and sent to jail for free medical health-care.
  5. Oil is cheaper than water in Venezuela and Saudi Arabia.
  6. There's a skyscraper in New York City with no windows.
  7. A WW1 homing pigeon saved 194 men by delivering a message despite losing a leg, an eye and having been shot through the chest.
  8. The first Native American who met the Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony walked into their encampment and greeted them in English.
  9. Samsung is also a full-time weapons manufacturer.
  10. In the U.S. it costs US$245,000 to raise a child, before college.
  11. More than a third of Americans have no retirement savings.
  12. In the world's lowest-income countries, less than 10% of very premature babies survive.
  13. There's an algorithm that can scan family photos to predict genetic disorders with 99.5% accuracy.
  14. 60% of people needing mental health services in the U.S. don't get it, often because of the stigma of seeking help.
  15. Parasitic and host plants have a dialogue by sharing genetic information with one another.
  16. 23 million of Twitter's active users are actually bots.
  17. 96 elephants are
    killed every day in Africa.
  18. Tap water has a shelf-life of 6 months, after which chlorine dissipates and bacteria starts to grow.
  19. 55% of Americans think they are smarter than the average American.
  20. 43 million £1 coins currently in circulation are forgeries.
  21. The world's largest cattle station, Anna Creek Station in Australia, is larger than Israel.
  22. Scratching makes mosquito bites worse: it stirs up the skeeter saliva and increases your body's histamine response.
  23. Over 50,000 adults in America are missing.
  24. Chimpanzees can develop their own fashion trends.
  25. It would cost well over US$300,000 to buy every product featured in a random issue of Vogue Magazine.
  26. It costs the U.S. Government US$2,768,902 per year to hold a prisoner in Guantanamo.
  27. In 1396, King Richard II of England, a 29-year-old man, married the 6-year-old Isabella of Valois.
  28. 12 children die every minute from preventable causes.
  29. Female-named hurricanes kill more than male hurricanes because people don't respect them, a study found.
  30. An average of 3,796 diapers are used by Babies before growing up.
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