1. A day on Venus
    is longer than its year.
  2. 75% of Australia's living species are unknown to man.
  3. Pilots and flight attendants are twice as likely to get skin cancer melanoma from higher exposure to UV rays.
  4. Facebook has 100 million active users in Africa.
  5. Tomatoes have more genes than humans.
  6. Guinea pigs are neither pigs nor from Guinea.
  7. The UK
    is smaller than
    the U.S. state of
  8. The longest time between two twins being born is 87 days apart.
  9. Heartbreak
    is actually a form of
    addiction withdrawal.
  10. Koala bears aren't bears: They're marsupials.
  11. Yahoo is an acronym for "yet another hierarchical officious oracle."
  12. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you might rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
  13. Sound travels nearly 15 times faster in iron than through the air.
  14. Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
  15. Contrary to popular belief, ostriches do not bury their heads in the sand to avoid danger.
  16. Rihanna was an army cadet in a sub-military programme, before her musical career.
  17. Rabbits often sleep with their eyes open.
  18. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
  19. Cold water is heavier
    than hot water.
  20. In 1974, Kim Il-sung took 1,000 Volvo sedans from Sweden to North Korea and never paid for them.
  21. A flea can jump up to 100 times its height.
  22. Earth is the only planet whose name in English is not derived from a Greco-Roman God.
  23. More people are killed each year by bees than snakes.
  24. The word "queue" is the only word in English that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
  25. There's a self-portrait sculpture made from 9 pints (4.2 liters) of the artist's frozen blood.
  26. Sweden pays students
    US$187 per month
    to attend
    high school.
  27. There's a nail polish that detects date rape drugs by dipping a finger into the drink.
  28. The human body literally glows, emitting a visible light in extremely small quantities during the day.
  29. Replacing a person that leaves a company usually costs around one and a half times her salary.
  30. Neanderthals and modern humans coexisted for thousands of years.
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