1. The deadliest animal in Africa is the hippopotamus.
  2. Two-thirds of the water used in the average home is used in the bathroom.
  3. The first TV advertisement was broadcasted in 1941 for Bulova watches.
  4. Morocco
    was the first country to officially recognize the independence of the U.S.
  5. Jurassic Park featured only 15 minutes of dinosaur footage.
  6. Female mosquitoes can lay up to 300 eggs at a time.
  7. The production of Disney's film Tangled was more expensive than Avatar's production.
  8. In 2013, the Vatican released its first annual report.
  9. Vegetarianism was banned
    for decades after the Bolshevik revolution in the Soviet Union.
  10. Dry Drowning
    is when a person drowns after hours of being in the water.
  11. Jesus is mentioned more times in the Quran than Muhammad.
  12. Some Tanzanians believe that albinos are ghosts that can't die.
  13. Hitler's plan for Moscow was to kill all its residents and cover it with an artificial lake.


  14. Male millipedes court females with songs and back rubs.
  15. Each foot contains about
    250,000 sweat glands.
  16. The Sun is 400 times further away from Earth than the Moon is.
  17. Approximately 75% of human feces is made of water.
  18. Tomato ketchup can prevent heart disease more effectively than fresh tomatoes.
  19. Some dreams can last just for a
    few seconds.
  20. Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.
  21. A Rhino's horn is made of compacted hair.
  22. Some Woolly Mammoths had
    15-foot-long (4m) tusks.
  23. Harvard University was founded before calculus was invented.
  24. The jewelry store Tiffany and Co. was founded before Italy was a country.
  25. Betty White is older than sliced bread.
  26. The Roman Emperor Gaius Caligula made his horse a senator.
  27. The space between
    your eyebrows
    is called
    Nasion.
  28. Popcorn was first domesticated in Mexico 9,000 years ago.
  29. Strawberries have more vitamin C than oranges.
  30. The first electric traffic light was installed in 1914, in Cleveland, Ohio.
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