1. In 2016, the U.S. Marine Corps changed 19 official job titles, such as “infantryman,” to a gender neutral alternative, like “basic infantry Marine.”
  2. Taylor Swift was born into wealth. Her father had a stake in Big Machine Records, her first record label.
  3. In the U.S., peanut butter must contain 90% peanuts, otherwise it must be called "peanut spread."
  4. The Brazilian wax was invented in New York.
  5. Opossums defend themselves by faking their own death.
  6. To visit every child in the world, Santa Claus would need to travel at 3,000 times the speed of sound.
  7. Phubbing is a new word meaning ‘ignoring your friends in favour of your mobile phone'.
  8. In the 90s, Cuba was unable to afford pesticides, so the government embraced organic agriculture. Organic honey is now Cuba's fourth biggest agricultural export, as pesticide use has been linked to declining bee populations elsewhere.
  9. The term "Genuine Leather" isn't reassuring you that the item is made of real leather, it as an actual distinct grade of leather and is the second worst type of leather there is.
  10. Muhammad Ali was stripped of his heavyweight title and faced a 5 year prison term for refusing to serve in the Vietnam War. "I ain't got no quarrel with those Vietcong," he said. "They never called me n****r."
  11. When Nintendo had a fall in revenue from the less successful Wii U, its CEO cut his pay in half for 5 months.
  12. The world's largest pizza was about 2.5 times as big as a Basketball court.
  13. Ants communicate by swapping spit.
  14. Being spicy helps a chili plant protect its fruit from fungal rot.
  15. A library book borrowed by George Washington in 1789 wasn't returned until 2010.
  16. The oak is the national tree of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia and the UK.
  17. More than 2,400 nuclear bombs have been detonated since 1945.
  18. Eating garlic improves your body odour.
  19. Brad Pitt's first employer was El Pollo Loco (Crazy Chicken) where he had to dress as a chicken, hand out flyers, and attract customers to the restaurant.
  20. The White House has 147 windows.
  21. Richard Nixon's chair was 2.5 inches higher than everyone else's in the Cabinet Room.
  22. In 2016, a 25-year-old Syrian refugee in Germany found €150,000 in his secondhand wardrobe and turned it over to the authorities.
  23. Postpartum depression in fathers is very real: about 10% of men report symptoms of depression following the birth of a child.
  24. Sylvester Stallone wrote the script for "Rocky" in 3.5 days by hand with a bic pen.
  25. The Japanese stock index, Nikkei, hit a high of 38,915 in December 1989, after which it crashed and never recovered.
  26. Print book sales rised, while e-book sales plunged in the U.S. and UK in 2016.
  27. When Iceland's soccer team reached the quarter-final of the 2016 Euro Cup, 10% of Iceland's population traveled to France for the game.
  28. The original patent for the toilet-roll holder showed the paper hanging over the holder, not under.
  29. In 1973, the entire Internet consisted of only 42 computers.
  30. 1 in 100 Americans work for Walmart.
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