1. Phobias may be memories passed down through generations in DNA, according to a new research.
  2. Almost half the world's credit card frauds happen in the U.S.
  3. Some lizards squirt blood out of their eyes as protection against predators.
  4. The child in this photo survived. The photographer committed suicide after winning the Pulitzer Prize for it.
  5. The 1980 Moscow Olympics were a financial disaster and became one of the reasons for the fall of the Soviet economy.
  6. Crucifixion is still an official form of death penalty in Sudan.
  7. People are 1% taller in the morning than they are in the evening.
  8. The World's Largest Labyrinth stretches over 17 acres and took 8 years to build.
  9. 100,000 mobile phones are dropped down the toilet in Britain every year.
  10. Six ten-billionths of the Sun is gold.
  11. An adult produces enough hydrogen in their urine each year to drive a car 1,677 miles (2,698 KM).
  12. 80% of humanity lives on less than US$10 per day.
  13. 8.7%
    of Facebook users are fake.
  14. Spending
    money on others
    yields more
    than spending it on yourself
    a study concluded.
  15. Robert F. Kennedy was shot by a Palestinian because of his strong support for Israel.
  16. When Zuckerberg created Facebook in 2004, he bragged about people trusting his site with personal information. "Dumb f*cks" he called them.
  17. Anne Frank's concentration camp was liberated by British troops just weeks after her death.
  18. The Beatles offered concerts in the U.S. for just two years: from 1964 to 1966.
  19. In 1938, 15,000 Argentines celebrated in Buenos Aires the NAZI annexation of Austria.
  20. A survivor of Hiroshima's atomic bombing went to Boston in 1951 and won the Marathon.
  21. Five-Sided Oranges are grown by japanese farmers for easier stack and store.
  22. Humans have been hunter-gatherers for 99% of their history.
  23. The Bible is the most shoplifted book in the world.
  24. Barbara is Latin for "strange woman."
  25. More ships have been abandoned by their employers than taken hostage by Somali pirates.
  26. World speed reading champion Anne Jones read all 607 pages of the last Harry Potter book in just 47 minutes.
  27. Crocodiles have no lips and can hold their breath for an hour.
  28. There is a waterfall in Antarctica that runs red as blood.
  29. Eskimos use refrigerators to stop their food from freezing.
  30. The word pencil comes from a Latin word meaning "small penis."
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