1. Snakes kill 100,000 people every year.
  2. Qatar's 2022 World Cup will take more lives than 9/11 due to horrible working conditions for migrant workers building stadiums and infrastructure.
  3. A new scientific method called 'toxineering' turns venoms into painkillers.
  4. 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.
  5. The Eiffel Tower was originally intended for Barcelona, Spain, but the project was rejected.
  6. Brazilian athletes funded their trip to the 1932 Olympics by selling coffee along the way.
  7. CEO is the profession with the most psychopaths.
  8. 5%
    of Brits use Facebook while having sex, according to a survey.
  9. Black holes and stars of our galaxy emit radio waves.
  10. There is a mountain in Australia called
    Mt. Disappointment
    because its explorers found the view from it sub-par and wanted to reflect that.
  11. In medieval times, European teenagers would be sent away to live and work in someone else's home.
  12. Placebos are 31% to 38% effective in treating depression, compared to 46% to 54% for antidepressants.
  13. 39% of philosophers would say Newton "discovered" calculus while 37% would say he "invented" it. The rest have other ideas about it.
  14. Two-thirds of all the people in the world who have ever lived to be 65 years old are still alive today.
  15. .
    Sucking a king's nipples was a gesture of submission in ancient Ireland.
  16. Google earns US$20 billion a year from advertising, more than the primetime revenues of CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX combined.
  17. If your stomach acid
    got onto your skin
    it would burn
    a hole in it.
  18. A red blood cell can make a complete circuit of your body in 30 seconds.
  19. Every Christmas, 1 million letters are addressed to Santa Claus
    at his own postal code:
    "H0H 0H0, North Pole, Canada."
  20. There's a rare breed of pigs that looks like sheep.
  21. To be a London black cab driver, one is expected to know over 25,000 roads and 50,000 points of interest and pass a test called "The Knowledge."
  22. In Newfoundland, Canada, the Atlantic Ocean sometimes freezes so people play hockey on it.
  23. People in Kuwait celebrated the end of the first Gulf War by firing weapons into the air. 20 Kuwaitis died from bullets falling from the sky.
  24. Poet Sylvia Plath killed herself at age 30 by placing her head in the oven with the gas turned on.
  25. In 2008, Usain Bolt set the world record for the 100 meters with one shoelace untied.
  26. 50,000 mobile phones get run over in Britain every year.
  27. Despite being a Jew, Karl Marx hated Judaism and said that "money is the jealous god of Israel."
  28. Every day, plants convert sunlight into energy equivalent to six times the entire power consumption of human civilization.
  29. Sitting for more than three hours a day can cut two years off a person's life expectancy.
  30. Many claim that a genocide was committed in Australia against its native people from 1910 to 1970 in an effort to create a "white Australia."
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