1. Armageddon (Har Megiddo) has already been the site of several historical battles, the last in 1918.
  2. The average toll to pass through the Panama Canal is US$54,000.
  3. If you could watch all of "The Simpsons" episodes without ads nor sleep, it'd take about 8.5 days.
  4. In South Carolina, the maximum sentence for beating your dog is longer than the max sentence for beating your wife.
  5. 65% of smartphone users download zero apps per month.
  6. "Happy hours" are banned in Ireland.
  7. Martha Stewart became a billionaire while she was in prison.
  8. A fifth of all U.S. airlines flights in 2014 arrived late.
  9. 41% of American workers let paid vacation days go to waste.
  10. The world's most expensive musical instrument, a Stradivarius violin, was sold in 2011 for US$15.9 million.
  11. Bobby Leach, the first man to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, later died by slipping on an orange peel.
  12. Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender.
  13. Pope Francis used to work as a bar bouncer in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  14. McDonald's used to sell pizza in the 70s.
  15. A man robbed a bank for US$1 so he could be arrested and sent to jail for free medical health-care.
  16. Oil is cheaper than water in Venezuela and Saudi Arabia.
  17. There's a skyscraper in New York City with no windows.
  18. A WW1 homing pigeon saved 194 men by delivering a message despite losing a leg, an eye and having been shot through the chest.
  19. The first Native American who met the Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony walked into their encampment and greeted them in English.
  20. Samsung is also a full-time weapons manufacturer.
  21. In the U.S. it costs US$245,000 to raise a child, before college.
  22. More than a third of Americans have no retirement savings.
  23. In the world's lowest-income countries, less than 10% of very premature babies survive.
  24. There's an algorithm that can scan family photos to predict genetic disorders with 99.5% accuracy.
  25. 60% of people needing mental health services in the U.S. don't get it, often because of the stigma of seeking help.
  26. Parasitic and host plants have a dialogue by sharing genetic information with one another.
  27. 23 million of Twitter's active users are actually bots.
  28. 96 elephants are
    killed every day in Africa.
  29. Tap water has a shelf-life of 6 months, after which chlorine dissipates and bacteria starts to grow.
  30. 55% of Americans think they are smarter than the average American.
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