1. Taking cocaine increases the chance of having a heart attack within the hour by 2,400%.
  2. In Spanish, the word "esposas" means both "wives" and "handcuffs."
  3. Over half of all British women under 50 have never been married.
  4. More than half
    of the
    world's population
    is bilingual.
  5. As soon as tiger shark embryos develop teeth, they attack and eat each other in the womb.
  6. The information transmitted by the Hubble Telescope each week would fill a shelf of books two-thirds of a mile long.
  7. Every human being starts out as an asshole: it's the first part of the body to form in the womb.
  8. In 1900, all the world's mathematical knowledge could be written in about 80 books; today it would fill more than 100,000 books.
  9. Human saliva contains a painkiller called opiorphin that is six times more powerful than morphine.
  10. More gold is recoverable from a ton of personal computers than from 17 tons of gold ore.
  11. 90% of baby rabbits are eaten by predators.
  12. Marriage started shifting from arranged to love-based marriages in the 18th Century.
  13. Every second, the Sun sends to earth 10 times more neutrinos than the number of people on earth.
  14. The Archbishop of Manila
    from 1974 to 2003
    was called
    Cardinal Sin.
  15. TV show "16 and pregnant" and spin-offs may have prevented about 20,000 teen pregnancies in 2010, a study says.
  16. Human knowledge is doubling every 12 months and is soon to be every 12 hours.
  17. Graphene, the world's strongest material, is a million times thinner than paper but 200 times stronger than steel.
  18. Established writers and artists are 18 times more likely to commit suicide than the general population.
  19. A male Emperor moth can smell a female from 6 miles (9.6 KM) away.
  20. Alexander the Great washed his hair in saffron to keep it shiny and orange.
  21. Wikipedia in English has 36 times more articles than the Encyclopedia Britannica.
  22. The King James Bible has inspired the lyrics of more pop songs than any other book.
  23. 70% of all animals in the jungle rely on figs for their survival.
  24. Italy's PM Benito Mussolini tortured his enemies by forcing them to swallow massive doses of castor oil.
  25. Fidel Castro has said that he saved ten working days a year by not bothering to shave.
  26. More people go to church on Sunday in China than in the whole of Europe.
  27. If all the salt in the sea were spread evenly over the land, it would be 500 feet thick, about the height of a 40-story building.
  28. After two weeks of wear, a pair of jeans will have grown a 1,000-strong colony of bacteria on the front, 1,500–2,500 on the back, and 10,000 on the crotch.
  29. The US retail industry makes US$6.8 billion a year from gift cards that no one redeems.
  30. Humans have the same number of hair follicles as chimpanzees.
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