1. Jailed criminals think they are kinder, more trustworthy and honest than the average member of the public.
  2. A study asked over 5,000 people about five fabricated political events: 50% remembered the false event while 27% even remembered to have seen it on the news.
  3. Later school start times improve sleep and daytime functioning in adolescents, a study says.
  4. Every year, about a million girl fetuses are aborted and tens of thousands of girl babies are abandoned in China because of the country's one-child policy.
  5. The Ethiopian calendar has 13 months, so 2006 started on 2013, and New Year's Day usually falls on September 11.
  6. Mexican General Santa Anna had an elaborate state funeral for his amputated leg.
  7. If you inhale a pea, it can sprout and grow in your lungs.
  8. Humans have collectively spent 6 million years playing "World of Warcraft". That's more time than we have existed as a species separate from chimpanzees.
  9. There are a few "human libraries" where you can "borrow a human" and listen to its stories.
  10. Chanel No. 5 perfume costs US$38 per ounce while HP printer ink can cost up to US$75.
  11. Mayans would take still-beating hearts of children and adults as sacrifice to their gods.
  12. A man received the heart of a suicide victim, married his widow, and years later killed himself on the same way his donor did.
  13. The U.S. Government spends US$1.8 billion per year printing documents.
  14. Brazil was the world's first country to ban tanning beds.
  15. As late as 1985, doctors believed babies didn't feel pain and conducted surgeries with no anesthesia.
  16. Baby foreskins are commonly used in cosmetic treatments.
  17. There are about 173,000 venomous species: from lizards to spiders and fish.
  18. Farts have been clocked at a speed of 10 feet per second (7 mph).
  19. Norway's public Universities are free for students from anywhere in the world.
  20. U.S. Ex-President Jimmy Carter sent his first text message in 2014.
  21. In the 6th century, women would often bleed themselves to achieve a pale complexion.
  22. The founders of Hewlett-Packard flipped a coin to determine whose name would come first in the company.
  23. Women blink 19 times per minute, compared to 11 for men.
  24. Some lizards communicate through push ups.
  25. Modern neckties were first worn in Croatia.
  26. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
    is the fear of long words.
  27. There's a town called "Big Ugly" in West Virginia, U.S.A.
  28. A queen bee lays up to 1,500 eggs per day.
  29. The first flight of the Wright brothers lasted 12 seconds and 120 ft (36.5 m): shorter than the wingspan of a Boeing 747.
  30. The first product
    to include a bar code
    was a packet of
    Wrigley's Gum.
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