1. During photosynthesis, plants emit light, called fluorescence, that humans can't see.
  2. The International Space Station is about the size of a football field.
  3. Hot water can freeze faster than
    cold water, in some circumstances.
  4. Shakespeare invented about 1,700 words that we use today.
  5. 35% of Saudi women stay in prison even after their term because they are rejected by their families.
  6. The room of a WW1 French soldier is still untouched since 1918.
  7. In 1997, James Cameron saved Guillermo del Toro's father from Mexican kidnappers by paying the US$1 million ransom.
  8. Owls turn their heads almost 360 degrees (a complete circle) but they cannot move their eyes.
  9. Teddy bears were named after U.S. President Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt.
  10. Sunflowers can be used to clean up radioactive waste.
  11. Speed dating was invented by a Rabbi in 1999.
  12. There's a cruise ship named "The World" where residents permanently live as it travels around the globe.
  13. Water is light turquoise blue
    due to the weak absorption in the red part of the visible spectrum.
  14. 37%
    of Americans did not visit a dentist last year at all.
  15. The Highest-paid female CEO in the U.S. was born as a man.
  16. In the Czech Republic, mothers can decide to take 2, 3, or 4 years of maternity leave.
  17. "Fart Battles" were popular art scrolls created in Japan during the Edo period.
  18. There are 304,118 millionaires in the U.S.
  19. In 2014, there were about 350,000 tweets and 382,000 Facebook likes every minute.
  20. A Swiss Company Will Take Your Loved One's Remains and Turn Them into a Diamond.
  21. About 600 patients catch fire during surgery every year.
  22. 1 in 10,000 units of blood that are transfused in the U.S. are the wrong kind of blood for the patient.
  23. 205 new countries would exist if all the active separatist movements around the world succeeded.
  24. China has 4 megacities of over 10 million people, the most of any country.
  25. The West African Ebola outbreak is linked to people eating bats.
  26. The Minangkabau tribe of Indonesia, where marriage perpetuates the female line, refer to a husband as the "borrowed man."
  27. Child Soldiers participate in about three-quarters of all the ongoing conflicts in the world.
  28. 123456 is the most common password hacked. Change your password.
  29. It would take light 100,000 years to travel from one end of the Milky Way galaxy to the other.
  30. We are born with over 270 bones, and die with 206.
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