1. The tires company Bridgestone got its name by translating the owner's last name "Ishibashi" meaning "stone bridge" in Japanese.
  2. An airplane's Black Box is actually orange so it can easily be found in case of an accident.
  3. Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson was TIME Magazine's first "Woman of the Year".
  4. J. R. R. Tolkien first worked at the Oxford English Dictionary mainly on words beginning with the letter W.
  5. In Michigan, there's a highway in which motor vehicles are prohibited. It can only be accessed by bike, horse, or foot.
  6. In 1973, China proposed to give 10 million Chinese women to the U.S. to boost the U.S. population.
  7. The U.S. State with the longest official name is the
    State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
  8. Samurai used to burn incense in their helmets so their heads would smell sweet if decapitated.
  9. The original lyrics of the "Happy Birthday to You" song was
    "Good Morning to You".
  10. In the U.S., there's an official
    Rock Paper Scissors League.
  11. Diabetic people have sweet urine.
  12. The deadliest animal in Africa is the hippopotamus.
  13. Two-thirds of the water used in the average home is used in the bathroom.
  14. The first TV advertisement was broadcasted in 1941 for Bulova watches.
  15. Morocco
    was the first country to officially recognize the independence of the U.S.
  16. Jurassic Park featured only 15 minutes of dinosaur footage.
  17. Female mosquitoes can lay up to 300 eggs at a time.
  18. The production of Disney's film Tangled was more expensive than Avatar's production.
  19. In 2013, the Vatican released its first annual report.
  20. Vegetarianism was banned
    for decades after the Bolshevik revolution in the Soviet Union.
  21. Dry Drowning
    is when a person drowns after hours of being in the water.
  22. Jesus is mentioned more times in the Quran than Muhammad.
  23. Some Tanzanians believe that albinos are ghosts that can't die.
  24. Hitler's plan for Moscow was to kill all its residents and cover it with an artificial lake.

  25. Male millipedes court females with songs and back rubs.
  26. Each foot contains about
    250,000 sweat glands.
  27. The Sun is 400 times further away from Earth than the Moon is.
  28. Approximately 75% of human feces is made of water.
  29. Tomato ketchup can prevent heart disease more effectively than fresh tomatoes.
  30. Some dreams can last just for a
    few seconds.
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