1. Jim Fixx, the man who popularized jogging, died from a heart attack while running.
  2. Any month that starts on a Sunday contains a Friday the 13th in it.
  3. 25%
    of the bones are on the feet.
  4. Space Invaders became so popular in Japan that it caused a national shortage of 100 yen coins.
  5. Denmark holds the largest 4th of July celebration outside the U.S.
  6. Divorce is illegal in the Philippines.
  7. The original bubble gum was pink because that was the only dye available at the time.
  8. Originally, Beethoven wanted to dedicate his Symphony No. 3 to Napoleon Bonaparte.
  9. In Oregon and New Jersey, it is illegal to pump your own gas.
  10. 2nd Street is he most common street name in the United States.
  11. Lobsters are considered to be the cockroaches of the sea.
  12. Flamingos eat with their heads upside down.
  13. More people in the world are suffering from obesity than from hunger.
  14. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women.
  15. Women are better multitaskers
    than men.
  16. Scarlett Johansson voiced Mandy in the Spongebob Movie.
  17. Bluetooth got its name from the second king of Denmark, King Harald Bluetooth.
  18. The world's longest concert goes so slow, it will last 639 years.
  19. The Queen Mary of Scotland became queen when she was only six days old.
  20. Ford produced the T-model only in black because the black paint was the fastest to dry.
  21. California
    was the first U.S. state
    that banned Marijuana
    a century ago.
  22. Odontophobia
    is the fear of dentistry and of receiving dental care.
  23. The word karaoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese.
  24. Kokura, Japan, was the original target of the atomic bomb that landed in Nagasaki.
  25. Steve Jobs was dyslexic.
  26. In the U.K., it is legal for kids over 5 years old to drink alcohol at home or on other private premises.
  27. Gadsby is a 50,000 word novel written without the letter E.
  28. "Rain of fish" is an annual weather event in which hundreds of fish rain from the sky onto the city Yoro in Honduras.
  29. 60,000
    plastic bags are being used in the U.S. every 5 seconds.
  30. The town of Docker River in Australia was once invaded by 6,000 camels that came in search of water.
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