1. Ants communicate by swapping spit.
  2. Being spicy helps a chili plant protect its fruit from fungal rot.
  3. A library book borrowed by George Washington in 1789 wasn't returned until 2010.
  4. The oak is the national tree of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia and the UK.
  5. More than 2,400 nuclear bombs have been detonated since 1945.
  6. Eating garlic improves your body odour.
  7. Brad Pitt's first employer was El Pollo Loco (Crazy Chicken) where he had to dress as a chicken, hand out flyers, and attract customers to the restaurant.
  8. The White House has 147 windows.
  9. Richard Nixon's chair was 2.5 inches higher than everyone else's in the Cabinet Room.
  10. In 2016, a 25-year-old Syrian refugee in Germany found €150,000 in his secondhand wardrobe and turned it over to the authorities.
  11. Postpartum depression in fathers is very real: about 10% of men report symptoms of depression following the birth of a child.
  12. Sylvester Stallone wrote the script for "Rocky" in 3.5 days by hand with a bic pen.
  13. The Japanese stock index, Nikkei, hit a high of 38,915 in December 1989, after which it crashed and never recovered.
  14. Print book sales rised, while e-book sales plunged in the U.S. and UK in 2016.
  15. When Iceland's soccer team reached the quarter-final of the 2016 Euro Cup, 10% of Iceland's population traveled to France for the game.
  16. The original patent for the toilet-roll holder showed the paper hanging over the holder, not under.
  17. In 1973, the entire Internet consisted of only 42 computers.
  18. 1 in 100 Americans work for Walmart.
  19. The CIA uses board games to train spies.
  20. Customs agents at JFK Airport confiscate anywhere from 400 to 600 pounds of fresh food every day from people entering the U.S.
  21. In 2016, an Australian soccer fan tricked his wife into naming their daughter after his favorite team, Arsenal, by suggesting the name "Lanesra."
  22. Rats have near-death experiences.
  23. In Sweden, you can buy toilet paper called Kräpp.
  24. Ravens suffer from paranoia.
  25. Three of the world's rivers are legal persons: they have guardians and are treated as minors in court.
  26. Norwegian passports display the aurora borealis under a UV light.
  27. Fish can see 70 times further in air than in water.
  28. Sylvester Stallone was a lion cage cleaner before being famous.
  29. Iran women's national soccer team fielded up to 8 men awaiting sex change operations in 2015.
  30. 20 babies born in Britain since WWII have been named Adolf.
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