1. On average, people who complain live longer. Releasing the tension increases immunity and boosts their health.
  2. St. Patrick's Day was originally associated with the color blue, not green.
  3. For hundreds of years, "Computer" was a job title for a person who did math calculations all day.
  4. The Vatican has a crime rate of 133.6%.
  5. 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.
  6. 5.2% of world trade comes through Hong Kong.
  7. The motto on the very first official United States coin was "Mind Your Business".
  8. More than half of Americans made it to age 80 in the year 2000.
  9. Cancer mortality rate has fallen from 215 deaths per 100,000 people in 1991 to 172 deaths per 100,000 people in 2010.
  10. In half of Asia and Africa and two-thirds of Europe, households pay a "TV licence" every year.
  11. Four planet Earths would be required to sustain the levels of consumption of the U.S.
  12. The Earth lost 40% of its wildlife in the past 40 years, according to the WWF.
  13. The world's heaviest pumpkin had 2,096 pounds (950 kg).
  14. Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, highest and driest continent on Earth.
  15. Most dinosaurs are known from just a single tooth or bone.
  16. Nelson Mandela married the widow of Mozambique's President.
  17. Since 1870, global sea levels have risen by about 8 inches (20 cm).
  18. There is more CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere today than at any point in the last 800,000 years.
  19. The town of Sugar Land in the U.S. was offered US$500,000 to change its name to SugarDaddie.com.
  20. Slavery was abolished in Saudi Arabia and Yemen as recently as 1962.
  21. When Hitler informed the Czech president of the imminent invasion of his country, he suffered a heart attack and had to be kept awake to sign his surrender.
  22. Almost 40%
    of Vietnamese people
    have the same
    last name: Nguyen.
  23. During the 16th century and until the late 19th, young boys in the Western world wore gowns or dresses up until the age of eight.
  24. Male dolphins are called "bulls", and females "cows".
  25. Giraffes make no sound. Not because they can't, but they choose not to.
  26. Amazonian Butterflies Drink Turtle Tears.
  27. 1 in 4 Facebook users crops vacation photos to hide their bodies.
  28. African-Americans are twice as likely to be shot in the U.S.
  29. 99% of all mobile malware is targeted at Android users.
  30. About 13% of the world's adults (630 million people) say they would like to leave their country and relocate permanently.
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