1. Every Christmas, 1 million letters are addressed to Santa Claus
    at his own postal code:
    "H0H 0H0, North Pole, Canada."
  2. There's a rare breed of pigs that looks like sheep.
  3. 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."
  4. In Newfoundland, Canada, the Atlantic Ocean sometimes freezes so people play hockey on it.
  5. 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.
  6. Poet Sylvia Plath killed herself at age 30 by placing her head in the oven with the gas turned on.
  7. In 2008, Usain Bolt set the world record for the 100 meters with one shoelace untied.
  8. 50,000 mobile phones get run over in Britain every year.
  9. Despite being a Jew, Karl Marx hated Judaism and said that "money is the jealous god of Israel."
  10. Every day, plants convert sunlight into energy equivalent to six times the entire power consumption of human civilization.
  11. Sitting for more than three hours a day can cut two years off a person's life expectancy.
  12. 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."
  13. French grammarian Dominique Bouhours last words were: "I am about to —or I am going to— die: either expression is correct."
  14. A serial killer convicted of raping and murdering 110 girls was released after just 14 years. Today, his whereabouts are unknown.
  15. Until the 19th century, the English word for actors was "hypocrites."
  16. The praying mantis has only one ear, which is located between its legs.
  17. The Turkish
    is "kayak".
  18. In Oklahoma, it's illegal to take a bite out of another person's hamburger.
  19. Every year, life expectancy increases by 3 months.
  20. The First World War officially ended on October 3, 2010.
  21. Justin Bieber has more followers on Twitter than Spain has people.
  22. More than a third of the world's smokers are Chinese.
  23. 1 in 5 Americans believes that the world will end in their lifetime.
  24. A German woman, Veronica Seider, has a visual acuity 20 times better than average. She can identify people at a distance of more than a mile (1.6 km).
  25. For a million years, the human population of the Earth was less than 26,000.
  26. Most antibiotics are made from bacteria.
  27. The Hundred Years' War lasted for 116 years.
  28. A new skyscraper is built in China every five days.
  29. 99% of all the species that have ever lived are now extinct.
  30. Viruses can get viruses.
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