1. The World's most
    valuable brands are
    Apple, Microsoft,
    and Google.
  2. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s original name was Michael Luther King, Jr.
  3. Hugh Hefner owns the burial plot next to Marilyn Monroe.
  4. There are more Siberian tigers living in captivity than in their native habitat.
  5. The eye of a giant squid can measure the same as a volleyball ball.
  6. Whales can suffer from sunburns.
  7. Shrimps can only swim backward.
  8. In Panama, there's a valley where trees have square trunks.
  9. The world's youngest grandmother was only 17 years old.
  10. The Hawaiian alphabet has just 13 letters.
  11. The “Like” button on Facebook was originally going to be called “Awesome”.
  12. Annie Taylor was the first person to ride over the Niagara Falls in a barrel.
  13. Buzz Aldrin was the first man to pee on the moon.
  14. 23%
    of the couples who meet through online dating end up marrying.
  15. In China, it is mandatory that cosmetic products are tested on animals while in Europe it's prohibited.
  16. Wal-Mart has a lower acceptance rate (2.6%) than Harvard University (8.9%).
  17. Sound waves
    can be used
    to make objects
    levitate.
  18. The brain treats rejection like physical pain, according to scientists.
  19. Severe Depression can cause us to biologically age more by increasing the aging process in cells.
  20. Psychologists examined Internet trolls and found that they are "narcissistic, psychopathic, and sadistic".
  21. 54%
    of the Americans drink coffee every day.
  22. Jailed criminals think they are kinder, more trustworthy and honest than the average member of the public.
  23. A study asked over 5,000 people about five fabricated political events: 50% remembered the false event while 27% even remembered to have seen it on the news.
  24. Later school start times improve sleep and daytime functioning in adolescents, a study says.
  25. Every year, about a million girl fetuses are aborted and tens of thousands of girl babies are abandoned in China because of the country's one-child policy.
  26. The Ethiopian calendar has 13 months, so 2006 started on 2013, and New Year's Day usually falls on September 11.
  27. Mexican General Santa Anna had an elaborate state funeral for his amputated leg.
  28. If you inhale a pea, it can sprout and grow in your lungs.
  29. Humans have collectively spent 6 million years playing "World of Warcraft". That's more time than we have existed as a species separate from chimpanzees.
  30. There are a few "human libraries" where you can "borrow a human" and listen to its stories.
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