1. In Bangladesh, children of 15 years old and older can be put in jail for cheating on their final exams.
  2. In 1940, 12-year-old boy Fidel Castro wrote a letter to President F. Roosevelt to request a $10 bill because he had never seen one before.
  3. Fingernails grow about
    three to four times
    faster than
  4. It takes 8 minutes and 20 seconds for light to travel from the sun to the earth.
  5. The world's oldest hotel has been operating since 705 AD.
  6. Until the 1970s in Belgium, table beer was served in schools refectories.
  7. During the 18th century, you could pay your admission ticket to the zoo in London by bringing a cat or a dog to feed the lions.
  8. England is smaller than
    the state of Florida.
  9. In Beijing, there are vending machines where you can buy your subway ticket by inserting plastic bottles.
  10. The world's largest swimming pool is so big (66M gallons) you can even sail boats on it.
  11. In Alaska, there's a pizza place that delivers the pizza by plane.
  12. There are more chickens
    than people
    in the world.
  13. In 1893, an amendment was
    proposed to rename the U.S. into
    the "United States of the Earth".
  14. In 2011, a 61-year-old woman gave birth to her own grandson. The baby was conceived with an egg donated by her 35-year-old daughter.
  15. The "eye for an eye" principle is not interpreted literally in Judaism, but as a proportional monetary compensation.
  16. When eating noodles in Japan, slurping loudly indicates the food is delicious. It is considered rude not to slurp.
  17. Before the mid-19th century, dentures were commonly made with teeth pulled from the mouths of dead soldiers.
  18. Forgetting is good for the brain: deleting unnecessary information helps the nervous system retain its plasticity.
  19. Married couples get angry and mean towards one another when their blood sugar is low.
  20. US$1 in every US$5 paid in taxes in the U.S. goes to defense.
  21. Almost 1 in 5 Americans has been hacked.
  22. The average car in Britain is parked for 96% of the time.
  23. The population of Jews in the world is similar to the margin of error in the Chinese census.
  24. Every minute,
    2 million searches are performed on Google.
  25. 1 in every 6 women
    has been the victim
    of sexual assault
    in the U.S.
  26. 64% of World's Extreme Poor Live in Just 5 Countries: India, China, Nigeria, Bangladesh, and Congo.
  27. Ships today are more likely to encounter an iceberg than the Titanic was.
  28. 44%
    of registered Twitter users have never tweeted.
  29. Amazon.com offers its employees up to US$5,000 to quit their jobs.
  30. Doctors have successfully implanted laboratory-grown kidneys, noses and vaginas.
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