1. Glaciers store 75% of the world's fresh water.
  2. Marie Curie's papers, furniture, and even cookbooks are still radioactive.
  3. In Milan, Italy, it's a legal requirement to smile at all times, except during funerals or hospital visits.
  4. 70%
    of the oxygen we breathe are produced by the oceans.
  5. Sleeping through the winter is called Hibernation
    and sleeping through the summer is called Estivation.
  6. 20%
    of British teenagers believe Sir Winston Churchill was a fictional character.
  7. There's a McDonald's with turquoise arches in Sedona, Arizona.
  8. Fat Man
    was the codename for the atomic bomb that was detonated over Nagasaki.
  9. La Tomatina is an annual festival held in Spain where people throw thousands of tomatoes at each other.
  10. You weight less at the top of a mountain
    than at sea level.
  11. 1.3 million Earths could fit inside the sun, an average-sized star.
  12. South Africa is called the "Rainbow Nation" because it has 11 official languages.
  13. The bicycle's original name is
    Velocipede.
  14. During the Christmas season, almost 28 LEGO sets are sold every second.
  15. Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Mussolini and Hitler, all suffered from ailurophobia, the fear of cats.
  16. Ancient Egypt King Tutankhamun died at the age of 18.
  17. In France, it's illegal to name a pig "Napoleon".
  18. The first maximum speed limit in the UK was 10 mph.
  19. A tiger's roar can be heard as far as 1.8 miles (3 km) away.
  20. "Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia"
    is the scientific term for brain freeze.
  21. 40%
    of twins invent their own language.
  22. Calvin Klein's "Obsession for Men" is spread in camera traps because it attracts wild cats and other animals.
  23. Prairie Dogs Give a Little Tongue to Say Hello.
  24. Every minute, more than 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube.
  25. Didaskaleinophobia is the fear of going to school.
  26. To process their food with maximum efficiency, rabbits swallow up to 80% of their own feces.
  27. In Maori, the word "Maori"
    means "normal."
  28. Pol Pot, the Cambodian dictator, caused the death of 25% of Cambodia.
  29. Children's Day is celebrated in India on November 14th, 9 months after Valentine's Day.
  30. Valentine's Day is also National Condom Day in the U.S.
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