1. One woman dies
    every hour
    in India because of
    dowry-related crimes.
  2. Saudi Arabia, a member of the U.N. Human Rights Council, punished 2,000 people with the death penalty since 1985.
  3. 50% of Internet users will quit waiting for a video to load after 10 seconds.
  4. Four Japanese scientists measured the amount of friction between a shoe, a banana skin and the floor: it's 0.07.
  5. August 2014 was the warmest August ever recorded globally.
  6. Angelina Jolie's breast cancer announcement doubled the number of women being tested in its first few months.
  7. Bees
    can be trained
    to detect
  8. In the U.S., you are twice as likely to commit suicide than be murdered by someone else.
  9. The average driver in the U.S. will spend about US$22,000 on gas during their car's lifetime.
  10. The FBI has a Twitter slang dictionary.
  11. Americans are as likely to be killed by their own furniture as by terrorism.
  12. A woman can get pregnant while she is already pregnant.
  13. Fidel Castro was born on a Friday the 13th.
  14. When you learn something new, the structure of your brain changes.
  15. You swallow a litre (4.2 cups) of snot every day.
  16. A pound of grasshoppers is almost as nutritious as a pound of beef.
  17. The U.S. Navy has 75 trained dolphins to detect enemy swimmers and underwater mines.
  18. Nearly 10% of Americans have gone to work high on weed at least once.
  19. Horses can sleep standing.
  20. 70% of all the world's spices come from India.
  21. Some species of ants can swim and live in underwater nests.
  22. Hummingbirds can flap their wings up to 200 times per second.
  23. There are more single people than married people in the U.S. nowadays.
  24. Black lemurs are thought to be the only primates, besides humans, to have blue eyes.
  25. Honeybees travel about 48,000 miles to gather the nectar needed to produce 1 liter (1/4 gallon) of honey.
  26. Sharks can grow a new set of teeth in 8 days.
  27. Bees can see ultraviolet light.
  28. Macau is the world's most densely populated place, with 48,000 people per square mile.
  29. Building the Great Pyramid of Giza today would cost US$5 billion.
  30. Israel is so small, you can run through it from west to east in 2 hours and from top to bottom in 9 days.
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