1. A Jewish sect, Neturei Karta, supports Palestine and calls for a peaceful dismantling of the State of Israel.
  2. There are more skin cancer cases due to indoor tanning than lung cancer cases due to smoking.
  3. The largest population of Catholics in the world is not in Italy nor Spain. It's in Brazil: 123 million, 64% of its population.
  4. Mexico
    is the
    fattest country.
  5. Elvis Presley hated John Lennon and wanted to beat him up for his anti-war stance.
  6. The Native North American population went from an estimated 12 million in 1500 to barely 237,000 in 1900.
  7. Benjamin Franklin wrote "Fart Proudly", a scientific essay about farts.
  8. Pope Pius II wrote a popular erotic book called "The Tale Of Two Lovers" before assuming office.
  9. All the air in potato chip bags is actually Nitrogen. It preserves the crispness and provides a useful cushion during shipping.
  10. Soviet biologist Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov attempted to impregnate a chimpanzee with human sperm to create a human-ape hybrid.
  11. WW2 Flight Sergeant Nicholas Alkemade survived a fall from 18,000 feet (5,500 m) without a parachute, suffering only a sprained leg.
  12. 1 in every 8 deaths on earth are linked to air pollution, a study says.
  13. Snakes kill 100,000 people every year.
  14. Qatar's 2022 World Cup will take more lives than 9/11 due to horrible working conditions for migrant workers building stadiums and infrastructure.
  15. A new scientific method called 'toxineering' turns venoms into painkillers.
  16. The World Trade Center's most famous survivor and president of its support group, Tania Head, was later found to be a fraud: she wasn't even in NYC on 9/11.
  17. The Eiffel Tower was originally intended for Barcelona, Spain, but the project was rejected.
  18. Brazilian athletes funded their trip to the 1932 Olympics by selling coffee along the way.
  19. CEO is the profession with the most psychopaths.
  20. 5%
    of Brits use Facebook while having sex, according to a survey.
  21. Black holes and stars of our galaxy emit radio waves.
  22. There is a mountain in Australia called
    Mt. Disappointment
    because its explorers found the view from it sub-par and wanted to reflect that.
  23. In medieval times, European teenagers would be sent away to live and work in someone else's home.
  24. Placebos are 31% to 38% effective in treating depression, compared to 46% to 54% for antidepressants.
  25. 39% of philosophers would say Newton "discovered" calculus while 37% would say he "invented" it. The rest have other ideas about it.
  26. Two-thirds of all the people in the world who have ever lived to be 65 years old are still alive today.
  27. .
    Sucking a king's nipples was a gesture of submission in ancient Ireland.
  28. Google earns US$20 billion a year from advertising, more than the primetime revenues of CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX combined.
  29. If your stomach acid
    got onto your skin
    it would burn
    a hole in it.
  30. A red blood cell can make a complete circuit of your body in 30 seconds.
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