1. The giant African snail is hermaphrodite, having both testes and ovaries producing both sperm and ova.
  2. The Big Bang Theory was actually first theorized by a Catholic priest.
  3. There's a chapel in the Czech Republic using the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people as decoration.
  4. J.D. Salinger arrived in Normandy on D-Day carrying with him a work in progress: "Catcher in the Rye".
  5. There are 10 times more bacterial cells in your body than body cells.
  6. In the first quarter of 2014, Apple earned more than Google, Facebook, and Amazon combined.
  7. 90% of the wildlife in Madagascar is not found anywhere else in the natural world.
  8. Ducks, like humans, have different regional accents when communicating with each other.
  9. There are still unexplored passageways in the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
  10. Monkeys can count.
  11. Great white sharks can go for months without eating.
  12. Carrots are bad for rabbits, as they are too high in sugar.
  13. On average, people who complain live longer. Releasing the tension increases immunity and boosts their health.
  14. St. Patrick's Day was originally associated with the color blue, not green.
  15. For hundreds of years, "Computer" was a job title for a person who did math calculations all day.
  16. The Vatican has a crime rate of 133.6%.
  17. In darkness, most people eventually adjust to a 48-hour cycle: 36 hours of activity followed by 12 hours of sleep. The reasons are still unclear.
  18. 5.2% of world trade comes through Hong Kong.
  19. The motto on the very first official United States coin was "Mind Your Business".
  20. More than half of Americans made it to age 80 in the year 2000.
  21. Cancer mortality rate has fallen from 215 deaths per 100,000 people in 1991 to 172 deaths per 100,000 people in 2010.
  22. In half of Asia and Africa and two-thirds of Europe, households pay a "TV licence" every year.
  23. Four planet Earths would be required to sustain the levels of consumption of the U.S.
  24. The Earth lost 40% of its wildlife in the past 40 years, according to the WWF.
  25. The world's heaviest pumpkin had 2,096 pounds (950 kg).
  26. Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, highest and driest continent on Earth.
  27. Most dinosaurs are known from just a single tooth or bone.
  28. Nelson Mandela married the widow of Mozambique's President.
  29. Since 1870, global sea levels have risen by about 8 inches (20 cm).
  30. There is more CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere today than at any point in the last 800,000 years.
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