1. Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.
  2. A Rhino's horn is made of compacted hair.
  3. Some Woolly Mammoths had
    15-foot-long (4m) tusks.
  4. Harvard University was founded before calculus was invented.
  5. The jewelry store Tiffany and Co. was founded before Italy was a country.
  6. Betty White is older than sliced bread.
  7. The Roman Emperor Gaius Caligula made his horse a senator.
  8. The space between
    your eyebrows
    is called
  9. Popcorn was first domesticated in Mexico 9,000 years ago.
  10. Strawberries have more vitamin C than oranges.
  11. The first electric traffic light was installed in 1914, in Cleveland, Ohio.
  12. There's a museum in Russia that hires cats to protect its artworks against rodents.
  13. Young elephants, pandas, koalas, and hippos eat the feces of their mothers.
  14. 10%
    of the men in the U.S. are color-blind.
  15. The most profitable area of a store is the checkout line.
  16. Slow music in stores makes people take their time and spend more money.
  17. In Italy, there is a submerged bronze statue of Jesus Christ of 2.5 metres tall.
  18. Saddam Hussein used Whitney Houston's song "I will always love you" for his 2002 campaign.
  19. The Sims was originally designed as an architecture simulation alone.
  20. Woody Allen has written all of his screenplays using the same manual typewriter.
  21. In ancient Greece, throwing an apple at someone was done to declare one's love.
  22. In English-speaking countries, the most popular names for dogs are Max and Molly.
  23. Theodore Roosevelt had one blind eye.
  24. The first thermometer was filled with brandy rather than mercury.
  25. William Shakespeare was born and died on the same day.
  26. In 2011, Twitter users tweeted the equivalent of 8,163 copies of "War and Peace" every day.
  27. 99.9%
    of an atom is made of empty space.
  28. Prosopagnosia is a brain disorder characterized by the inability to recognize faces.
  29. Pregnant women have about 50% more blood by week 20 of pregnancy than they did before they conceived.
  30. The Catholic Church once put a dead Pope on trial.
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