1. Trichotillomania is the compulsive urge to pull out (and in some cases, eat) one's own hair.
  2. Like all living things, humans are bio­luminescent: We glow.
  3. Astronomer and renowned eclipse chaser J. W. Campbell traveled the world for 50 years trying to see 12 different eclipses. He ran into overcast skies every time.
  4. In some European countries, there are pizza vending machines.
  5. A dollar bill has
    3,000 types of bacteria.
  6. The world's oceans contain nearly 20 million tons of gold.
  7. The average hummingbird's heart rate is more than 1,200 beats per minute.
  8. Cutting boards can be dirtier than toilet seats.
  9. In Washington D.C., the average person spends around 67 hours stuck in traffic each year.
  10. Greenland is the world's largest island.
  11. The Lut Desert in Iran is the hottest place on earth.
  12. Mahatma Gandhi survived 21 days with no food and with only sips of water.
  13. The odds of dying in a car accident are around 1 in 5,000.
  14. Every day in the U.S., more than 100,000 people get a speeding ticket.
  15. Redheads need 20% more of general anesthesia to achieve the same result.
  16. The biggest bill the U.S. issued was a US$ 10,000 bill.
  17. The average man is 4-5 inches taller
    than the average woman.
  18. Doritos was originally born from the tortillas leftovers at Disneyland.
  19. After a long search, a 22-year old man found her birth mother working at the same store as him.
  20. In China, every citizen older than 11 years old has to plant three to five trees per year.
  21. In Britain, a woman was given 20 months in jail for creating fake Facebook profiles to send abusive messages to herself.
  22. In the UK, accents change noticeably about every 25 miles (40km).
  23. At least 1 in 25 people sentenced to the death penalty in the U.S. are innocent.
  24. According to a poll, the Japanese people believed their best invention of the 20th century was instant noodles.
  25. In 1983, a 61-year-old potato farmer won an Australian Ultramarathon by running while others slept.
  26. In Netherlands, there's a fake village designed for people who suffer from dementia.
  27. On its one-year anniversary, the NASA's Curiosity Rover sang the “Happy Birthday” tune to itself on Mars.
  28. The man who created the upside down bottle sold the idea for US$13 million.
  29. There was a speech prepared by Richard Nixon that was going to be used in case the Apollo 11 failed.
  30. The name of the day "Thursday" comes from "Thor's day".
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