1. As late as 1850, most shoes were made on absolutely straight lasts, with no difference between the right and the left shoe.
  2. People normally fart 8 to 20 times per day.
  3. A 2013 survey found 7% of Americans believe the moon landing was a hoax.
  4. Chinese courts have a 99.99% conviction rate, as measured in 2009.
  5. 35,000 people die every year in the U.S. from the flu or its complications.
  6. 90% of Americans live within 15 minutes of a Wal-Mart.
  7. Budweiser is named after a town in Czech Republic.
  8. Half of all food is wasted worldwide.
  9. Constipation-related health-care costs total US$6.9 billion per year in the U.S.
  10. Holocaust denial is either implicitly or explicitly a crime in 17 countries, including Germany and Austria.
  11. Koalas are excellent swimmers.
  12. When the Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city.
  13. Alaska has a sand desert with dunes over 150 feet (45 m) high.
  14. A rat can fall from a 5 story building without injuries.
  15. A baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it is born.
  16. Of modern countries currently independent, New Zealand was the first to allow women the vote.
  17. The area where military personnel socializes and eat is called a "mess".
  18. 91%
    of Americans lie regularly.
  19. You are more likely to die in the taxi cab on the way to and from the airport than on the flight itself.
  20. In 2013, a Belgian chocolate maker changed its name from "Italo Suisse," to "ISIS." In 2014, it had to change it again.
  21. Jackie Chan's family was so poor he was almost sold to a wealthy British Couple when he was still a baby.
  22. Since 2007, several detached human feet have been found on the coasts of British Columbia (Canada) and Washington (U. S.)
  23. Genital injuries in the U.S. send 16,000 people to emergency care each year.
  24. U.S. Presidents have the authority to declare war without the consent of Congress if the U.S. is attacked.
  25. There is a city called "Batman" in Turkey.
  26. Originally, BMW was an aircraft engine manufacturer.
  27. Surgeons who grew up playing video games make 37% fewer mistakes.
  28. 1 out of every 8 Americans is from California.
  29. French was the official language of England for over 300 years.
  30. svangerskabsforebyggende middel
    is a Danish word for "condom."
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