1. The U.S. Government spends US$1.8 billion per year printing documents.
  2. Brazil was the world's first country to ban tanning beds.
  3. As late as 1985, doctors believed babies didn't feel pain and conducted surgeries with no anesthesia.
  4. Baby foreskins are commonly used in cosmetic treatments.
  5. There are about 173,000 venomous species: from lizards to spiders and fish.
  6. Farts have been clocked at a speed of 10 feet per second (7 mph).
  7. Norway's public Universities are free for students from anywhere in the world.
  8. U.S. Ex-President Jimmy Carter sent his first text message in 2014.
  9. In the 6th century, women would often bleed themselves to achieve a pale complexion.
  10. The founders of Hewlett-Packard flipped a coin to determine whose name would come first in the company.
  11. Women blink 19 times per minute, compared to 11 for men.
  12. Some lizards communicate through push ups.
  13. Modern neckties were first worn in Croatia.
  14. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
    is the fear of long words.
  15. There's a town called "Big Ugly" in West Virginia, U.S.A.
  16. A queen bee lays up to 1,500 eggs per day.
  17. The first flight of the Wright brothers lasted 12 seconds and 120 ft (36.5 m): shorter than the wingspan of a Boeing 747.
  18. The first product
    to include a bar code
    was a packet of
    Wrigley's Gum.
  19. A Jewish sect, Neturei Karta, supports Palestine and calls for a peaceful dismantling of the State of Israel.
  20. There are more skin cancer cases due to indoor tanning than lung cancer cases due to smoking.
  21. The largest population of Catholics in the world is not in Italy nor Spain. It's in Brazil: 123 million, 64% of its population.
  22. Mexico
    is the
    fattest country.
  23. Elvis Presley hated John Lennon and wanted to beat him up for his anti-war stance.
  24. The Native North American population went from an estimated 12 million in 1500 to barely 237,000 in 1900.
  25. Benjamin Franklin wrote "Fart Proudly", a scientific essay about farts.
  26. Pope Pius II wrote a popular erotic book called "The Tale Of Two Lovers" before assuming office.
  27. All the air in potato chip bags is actually Nitrogen. It preserves the crispness and provides a useful cushion during shipping.
  28. Soviet biologist Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov attempted to impregnate a chimpanzee with human sperm to create a human-ape hybrid.
  29. WW2 Flight Sergeant Nicholas Alkemade survived a fall from 18,000 feet (5,500 m) without a parachute, suffering only a sprained leg.
  30. 1 in every 8 deaths on earth are linked to air pollution, a study says.
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