1. Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.
  2. Cookie Monster's real name is Sid.
  3. Australia exports camels to Saudi Arabia.
  4. There's a breed of bacteria that lives in hairspray.
  5. A Katzenklavier is a piano
    made out of cats.
  6. Casu marzu is a traditional Sardinian sheep milk cheese that contains live maggots inside.
  7. The Dancing Plague of 1518 was a case of dancing mania that occurred in Strasbourg, where people danced without rest for a month.
  8. In 2007, a man faked his own death to see how many people attended his funeral.
  9. The longest interval between the birth of twins is 87 days.
  10. So many Facebook photos and videos are uploaded via mobile that it takes up 27% of upstream web traffic.
  11. In Kansas, a pedestrian crossing a highway at night must wear a tail light.
  12. A McDonald's website for its workers tells them to avoid fast food.
  13. Cotton Candy was invented by a dentist.
  14. Pomology
    is the study of fruits.
  15. Black cats are considered to bring
    good luck
    in Japan.
  16. Jousting is the official sport of the state of Maryland.
  17. Earth is the only place in the solar system where a total solar eclipse can happen.
  18. Friday the 13th is more likely to happen than any other day of the week.
  19. The average cost to turn over a hotel room in the U.S. and keep it operational is between US$30 to US$40 a day.
  20. The San people of Southern Africa today use the same set of tools that were found in a Cave, dating to 44,000 years ago.
  21. The Soviets drilled the world's deepest hole into the earth for 14 years: it's 12,262 metres (40,230 ft) deep.
  22. Moor Frog males can turn blue during mating season.
  23. Apple's iPhone is almost twice more expensive in Brazil than in the U.S.
  24. Alcohol kills one person every 10 seconds worldwide.
  25. Thousands of marine creatures die by mistakenly swallowing plastic bags that resemble jellyfish.
  26. Starfish can re-grow their arms. In fact, a single arm can regenerate a whole body.
  27. The Coco de Mer palm tree has the earth's largest fruit, weighing 42 kg (92 lb), and seeds weighing 17 kg (37 lb).
  28. A third of the reports the World Bank has put online have never been downloaded, ever, by anyone.
  29. A month after the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, a typhoon hit the city killing another 2,000 people.
  30. The final cost of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars could reach US$6 trillion after all war reparations.
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