1. In 1938, 15,000 Argentines celebrated in Buenos Aires the NAZI annexation of Austria.
  2. A survivor of Hiroshima's atomic bombing went to Boston in 1951 and won the Marathon.
  3. Five-Sided Oranges are grown by japanese farmers for easier stack and store.
  4. Humans have been hunter-gatherers for 99% of their history.
  5. The Bible is the most shoplifted book in the world.
  6. Barbara is Latin for "strange woman."
  7. More ships have been abandoned by their employers than taken hostage by Somali pirates.
  8. World speed reading champion Anne Jones read all 607 pages of the last Harry Potter book in just 47 minutes.
  9. Crocodiles have no lips and can hold their breath for an hour.
  10. There is a waterfall in Antarctica that runs red as blood.
  11. Eskimos use refrigerators to stop their food from freezing.
  12. The word pencil comes from a Latin word meaning "small penis."
  13. Hummingbirds have 2,000 meals a day and hibernate every night.
  14. The Aztecs sacrificed 1% of their population every year, or about 250,000 people.
  15. In 1672, an angry mob of Dutchmen killed and ate their prime minister.
  16. 90% of everything written in English uses just 1,000 words.
  17. Nigeria makes more movies every year than the US.
  18. The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics cost more than the previous 13 Olympics combined.
  19. Most astronauts become two inches taller in space.
  20. 27,000 trees are felled each day for toilet paper.
  21. The average number of readers of any given published scientific paper is said to be 0.6.
  22. The city of Melbourne, Australia, used to be called Batmania.
  23. The first Olympian disqualified for "banned substances" just had two beers to calm his nerves before the pistol shooting in 1968 Mexico Games.
  24. In the last 60 years, over 23,000 North Koreans have defected to South Korea. Only two South Koreans have gone to the North.
  25. Powerful acids in snakes' stomachs mean they will explode if given Alka-Seltzer.
  26. 40% of all bottled water sold in the world is tap water.
  27. Believing You've Slept Well, Even If You Haven't, Improves Performance.
  28. It takes the average McDonald's employee 7 months to earn what a CEO makes in an hour.
  29. Over 6 milligrams of gold are lost every year from a Wedding Ring just by wearing it.
  30. 1 in 4 Americans thinks God helps decide the outcome of football games.
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