1. People tend to forget information that can be easily found online. It's called the "Google effect".
  2. The Statue of Liberty
    wears a size 879 shoe.
  3. Your liver produces about 1 gram of cholesterol per day.
  4. 30 years ago
    the amount of memory
    in an average phone (8GB)
    would have cost $2,400,000.
  5. Women who take birth control pills blink 32% more than women who don't. Nobody knows why.
  6. A baby was born in 2005 with a conjoined head that had no body. The head could blink and smile.
  7. In 1983, a 61-year-old farmer won a 544 mile endurance race because he ran throughout the night while the younger 'professional' athletes slept.
  8. A woman who won the lottery twice, for a total of US$5.4 million, now lives in a trailer park.
  9. Iran arrested 14 squirrels for spying in 2007.
  10. Winston Churchill and Mahatma Gandhi were bitter enemies.
  11. Two actors have died playing Judas in live Biblical productions by accidentally hanging themselves for real during his death scene.
  12. A sample of Sir Isaac Newton's apple tree was sent into space to 'defy gravity.'
  13. We could probably kill off all the mosquitoes with minimal permanent ecological damage, according to scientists.
  14. The pyramids were built by paid laborers. Not slaves. That's a myth by Herodotus, the Greek historian.
  15. Female koalas, when in captivity, can engage in lesbian behaviour.
  16. Spain had more unemployment in 2013 (27.2%) than the US had during the Great Depression (25%).
  17. Abe Lincoln is enshrined in the Wrestling Hall of Fame, having lost just once in 300 matches.
  18. The first Canadian casualties of the Afghanistan war were from an American pilot bombing a training exercise.
  19. Dandelions are edible.
  20. None of the winning couples of "The Bachelor" TV Show, in 16 seasons, have remained married.
  21. A ship abandoned off the coast of Alaska in 1931 was spotted, still adrift in the Arctic, in 1969.
  22. Newton invented/discovered calculus in about the same amount of time the average student learns it.
  23. Fish cough.
  24. 100,000,000,000 solar neutrinos pass through every square centimeter of your body every second.
  25. Only one-half of a dolphin's brain sleeps at a time. The other half that's awake signals the dolphin to come up for air to prevent drowning.
  26. Research shows that if you're afraid of spiders, you're more likely to find one in your bedroom.
  27. Some turtles breathe through their butts.
  28. The Sun accounts for about 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System.
  29. A child dies
    every 8 seconds
    from
    contaminated water.
  30. In 2010, General Electric made over US$14 billion in profits but paid US$0 in taxes in the U.S.
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