1. Europe
    was named after
    a lover of Zeus
    from the Greek Mythology.
  2. A nautical mile is around 800 feet
    longer than a land mile.
  3. The first crossword in a British newspaper was published in 1924.
  4. Child mortality worldwide dropped 48% from 1990 to 2013.
  5. Dubai holds over 60 Guinness World Records, including the world's tallest building and even the world's longest bar.
  6. Romania recognizes witchcraft as a legal profession.
  7. More than 2,500 left-handed people are killed every year by using equipment meant for right-handed people.
  8. MTV's reality show Jersey Shore is called Macaroni Rascalls in Japan.
  9. You're more likely to
    become the president
    than you are to
    win the lottery.
  10. The orange color was named after the fruit.
  11. Memories take hold better during sleep.
  12. The first computer mouse was made out of wood.
  13. 70%
    of all the emails sent are spam.
  14. In 2011, a monkey was arrested in Pakistan for crossing the border with India.
  15. In Iceland, up until 1987 there was no television at all on Thursdays.
  16. Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to listen to a full album on your iPod.
  17. Mexico has
    68 official languages.
  18. Playing Tetris reduces the strength, frequency and vividness of naturally occurring cravings.
  19. In Connecticut, a man was rejected as a candidate to be a cop because his score on an IQ test was too high.
  20. Urban bees
    can build
    their nests
    with plastic.
  21. Firefox web browser's lead developer is now working for Google Chrome.
  22. The mouse cursor is slightly tilted because it was very difficult to design a straight mouse due to low-resolution displays.
  23. 63%
    of U.S. prison inmates can't read.
  24. Bob Marley's dad was a white Jamaican.
  25. Theodore Roosevelt read one book every day.
  26. Humans and dogs first became best friends 30,000 years ago.
  27. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
  28. Steve Jobs believed that his vegan diet would eliminate the need of showering.
  29. There is a Jellyfish that could be immortal.
  30. Valentine's Day
    is banned in
    Saudi Arabia.
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