1. The San people of Southern Africa today use the same set of tools that were found in a Cave, dating to 44,000 years ago.
  2. The Soviets drilled the world's deepest hole into the earth for 14 years: it's 12,262 metres (40,230 ft) deep.
  3. Moor Frog males can turn blue during mating season.
  4. Apple's iPhone is almost twice more expensive in Brazil than in the U.S.
  5. Alcohol kills one person every 10 seconds worldwide.
  6. Thousands of marine creatures die by mistakenly swallowing plastic bags that resemble jellyfish.
  7. Starfish can re-grow their arms. In fact, a single arm can regenerate a whole body.
  8. The Coco de Mer palm tree has the earth's largest fruit, weighing 42 kg (92 lb), and seeds weighing 17 kg (37 lb).
  9. A third of the reports the World Bank has put online have never been downloaded, ever, by anyone.
  10. A month after the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, a typhoon hit the city killing another 2,000 people.
  11. The final cost of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars could reach US$6 trillion after all war reparations.
  12. A "Firenado" is a combination of a fire with a tornado.
  13. The Statue of Liberty has a 35-foot (10,6m) waistline.
  14. Table tennis is China's national sport.
  15. Drinking too much water can cause a
    water intoxication.
  16. The peanut is not a nut, but rather a legume.
  17. No one knows why we need to sleep.
  18. A Colombian woman was raised by monkeys after being kidnaped and abandoned in the jungle as a child.
  19. Chinese consume 50,000 cigarettes every second.
  20. In London,
    it is illegal
    to die
    in the Houses of Parliament.
  21. Alexander Graham Bell's wife and mother were both deaf.
  22. China produces more apples than any other country in the world.
  23. Blue eyes tend to be more sensitive to light.
  24. Las Vegas is home to 17 of the 20 largest hotels in the U.S.
  25. An elephant's pair of tusks may exceed 441 pounds (200 kg).
  26. The speed of sound
    underwater travels nearly
    five times faster
    than it does in the air.
  27. Neptune was the first planet to get its existence predicted by calculations before it was actually seen by a telescope.
  28. The founder of the Mother's Day later fought to have it abolished.
  29. Bubble wrap was originally designed to be used as wallpaper.
  30. Your nails
    are growing 25%
    faster than your
    grandparents' nails did.
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