1. Yoda, from Star Wars, was almost played by a monkey.
  2. The first email ever
    was sent by Ray Tomlinson to himself in 1971.
  3. Google's first tweet ever was "I'm feeling lucky" written in binary code.
  4. Symbolics.com was the first domain name ever registered online.
  5. From birth to toilet training, a baby goes through an average of 8000 diaper changes.
  6. The probability that you in any glass of water will find at least 1 molecule of water once drunk by Cleopatra is practically 100%.
  7. A teaspoon of water contains about 500,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms in it.
  8. Jupiter and Saturn have diamond rains.
  9. The total weight of all the ants on Earth is greater than the total weight of all the humans on the planet.
  10. There are more public libraries than McDonald's in the U.S.
  11. On the International Space Station, urine passes through a special water treatment plant that turns it into drinking water.
  12. Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.
  13. Cookie Monster's real name is Sid.
  14. Australia exports camels to Saudi Arabia.
  15. There's a breed of bacteria that lives in hairspray.
  16. A Katzenklavier is a piano
    made out of cats.
  17. Casu marzu is a traditional Sardinian sheep milk cheese that contains live maggots inside.
  18. The Dancing Plague of 1518 was a case of dancing mania that occurred in Strasbourg, where people danced without rest for a month.
  19. In 2007, a man faked his own death to see how many people attended his funeral.
  20. The longest interval between the birth of twins is 87 days.
  21. So many Facebook photos and videos are uploaded via mobile that it takes up 27% of upstream web traffic.
  22. In Kansas, a pedestrian crossing a highway at night must wear a tail light.
  23. A McDonald's website for its workers tells them to avoid fast food.
  24. Cotton Candy was invented by a dentist.
  25. Pomology
    is the study of fruits.
  26. Black cats are considered to bring
    good luck
    in Japan.
  27. Jousting is the official sport of the state of Maryland.
  28. Earth is the only place in the solar system where a total solar eclipse can happen.
  29. Friday the 13th is more likely to happen than any other day of the week.
  30. The average cost to turn over a hotel room in the U.S. and keep it operational is between US$30 to US$40 a day.
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