1. Blue eyes tend to be more sensitive to light.
  2. Las Vegas is home to 17 of the 20 largest hotels in the U.S.
  3. An elephant's pair of tusks may exceed 441 pounds (200 kg).
  4. The speed of sound
    underwater travels nearly
    five times faster
    than it does in the air.
  5. Neptune was the first planet to get its existence predicted by calculations before it was actually seen by a telescope.
  6. The founder of the Mother's Day later fought to have it abolished.
  7. Bubble wrap was originally designed to be used as wallpaper.
  8. Your nails
    are growing 25%
    faster than your
    grandparents' nails did.
  9. Popsicles were invented by an 11-year-old boy.
  10. The summer in Uranus is
    42 years long.
  11. Blondes have more hair than brunettes and redheads.
  12. The fastest nerve impulse travels at about 250 mph.
  13. The world's longest limo is 100ft (30.5m) long.
  14. Tea Bags were first introduced around 1904 in New York.
  15. Inside an astronaut's helmet, there is a velcro patch that serves as a scratcher.
  16. In the UK, all horses, ponies and donkeys must have a horse passport.
  17. In 1938, Hitler was TIME Magazine's Man of the Year.
  18. Airplane food isn't very tasty because our sense of smell and taste decrease from 20 to 50 percent.
  19. 31 Million of Americans skips breakfast every day.
  20. Jim Fixx, the man who popularized jogging, died from a heart attack while running.
  21. Any month that starts on a Sunday contains a Friday the 13th in it.
  22. 25%
    of the bones are on the feet.
  23. Space Invaders became so popular in Japan that it caused a national shortage of 100 yen coins.
  24. Denmark holds the largest 4th of July celebration outside the U.S.
  25. Divorce is illegal in the Philippines.
  26. The original bubble gum was pink because that was the only dye available at the time.
  27. Originally, Beethoven wanted to dedicate his Symphony No. 3 to Napoleon Bonaparte.
  28. In Oregon and New Jersey, it is illegal to pump your own gas.
  29. 2nd Street is he most common street name in the United States.
  30. Lobsters are considered to be the cockroaches of the sea.
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