1. Alaska is the state with the highest percentage of people walking to work.
  2. In Venice, Italy, all gondolas are required to be painted in black by law.
  3. Elephants are able to recognize themselves in the mirror.
  4. Almonds come from the same family as peaches.
  5. In 1981, American Airlines launched a program in which one could buy a Lifetime Unlimited First-class Travel pass for $250,000.
  6. In 2008, hundreds of tons of sand were stolen from a beach of Jamaica .
  7. There are 20,000 light bulbs on the Eiffel Tower.
  8. Strip clubs and lap dances are banned in Iceland.
  9. By 2020, China could have between 30 million and 40 million men who cannot find wives.
  10. Koalas hug trees
    to cool off on hot days.
  11. The Thanboddhay Pagoda in Myanmar has 582,357 Buddha statues.
  12. 51% of Italians can't afford a vacation.
  13. Because Gmail first launched on April 1st of 2004, many people thought it was an April Fools' Day prank.
  14. A Bald Eagle nest can weigh 2 tons.
  15. If an apple is magnified to the size of the earth, then the atoms in the apple are approximately the size of the original apple.
  16. A drop in the stress level can bring on a migraine.
  17. Merriam-Webster dictionary's founder learned 26 languages in order to evaluate the etymology of words.
  18. Elmo is the most recognizable children's character in the United States.
  19. The tires company Bridgestone got its name by translating the owner's last name "Ishibashi" meaning "stone bridge" in Japanese.
  20. An airplane's Black Box is actually orange so it can easily be found in case of an accident.
  21. Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson was TIME Magazine's first "Woman of the Year".
  22. J. R. R. Tolkien first worked at the Oxford English Dictionary mainly on words beginning with the letter W.
  23. In Michigan, there's a highway in which motor vehicles are prohibited. It can only be accessed by bike, horse, or foot.
  24. In 1973, China proposed to give 10 million Chinese women to the U.S. to boost the U.S. population.
  25. The U.S. State with the longest official name is the
    State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
  26. Samurai used to burn incense in their helmets so their heads would smell sweet if decapitated.
  27. The original lyrics of the "Happy Birthday to You" song was
    "Good Morning to You".
  28. In the U.S., there's an official
    Rock Paper Scissors League.
  29. Diabetic people have sweet urine.
  30. The deadliest animal in Africa is the hippopotamus.
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