1. Cubans
    were prohibited
    from owning
    cell phones until 2008.
  2. The CIA had a plot to use a depilatory chemical on Fidel Castro to cause his beard to fall out.
  3. The "Shortfin Mako" Shark can accelerate faster than a Porsche.
  4. Between 1525 and 1866, 12.5 million Africans were kidnaped and sold into slavery in the Americas.
  5. 30,000 children took part of a "Children's Crusade" to capture Jerusalem in 1212 AD. Most died in the journey or were sold into slavery.
  6. Ice Age Britons used human skulls as cups.
  7. The brain releases so much
    dopamine during orgasms
    that a brain scan resembles
    that of someone on heroin.
  8. 8 of the 12 host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil are among the 50 most violent cities in the world.
  9. Alcohol doesn't make you forget anything. When you get blackout drunk, the brain temporarily loses the ability to create memories.
  10. The World's most
    valuable brands are
    Apple, Microsoft,
    and Google.
  11. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s original name was Michael Luther King, Jr.
  12. Hugh Hefner owns the burial plot next to Marilyn Monroe.
  13. There are more Siberian tigers living in captivity than in their native habitat.
  14. The eye of a giant squid can measure the same as a volleyball ball.
  15. Whales can suffer from sunburns.
  16. Shrimps can only swim backward.
  17. In Panama, there's a valley where trees have square trunks.
  18. The world's youngest grandmother was only 17 years old.
  19. The Hawaiian alphabet has just 13 letters.
  20. The “Like” button on Facebook was originally going to be called “Awesome”.
  21. Annie Taylor was the first person to ride over the Niagara Falls in a barrel.
  22. Buzz Aldrin was the first man to pee on the moon.
  23. 23%
    of the couples who meet through online dating end up marrying.
  24. In China, it is mandatory that cosmetic products are tested on animals while in Europe it's prohibited.
  25. Wal-Mart has a lower acceptance rate (2.6%) than Harvard University (8.9%).
  26. Sound waves
    can be used
    to make objects
  27. The brain treats rejection like physical pain, according to scientists.
  28. Severe Depression can cause us to biologically age more by increasing the aging process in cells.
  29. Psychologists examined Internet trolls and found that they are "narcissistic, psychopathic, and sadistic".
  30. 54%
    of the Americans drink coffee every day.
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