1. Kim II-Sung, founder of North Korea, was born on the day the Titanic sank.
  2. There is at least 10 times as much crime on TV as there is in the real world.
  3. Starbucks
    87,000 different
    drink combinations.
  4. The Malay word for water
    is "air."
  5. Boring, Oregon is a "sister community"
    with Dull, Scotland.
  6. Angel Falls in Venezuela is 17 times higher than Niagara.
  7. A quarter of all Americans did not read a single book in 2013.
  8. Crickets hear through their knees.
  9. Nearly 6,000 people per year get hurt or die in the UK after tripping over their trousers or falling down stairs while pulling them up.
  10. The electric chair was invented by a dentist, Dr. Alfred P. Southwick.
  11. In "Silence of the Lambs", Hannibal Lector never blinks.
  12. There's an episode of "Tom and Jerry" that ends with the both of them committing suicide.
  13. There's a kid called "Lord Voldemort" in the Philippines.
  14. Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stones.
  15. A man named Charles Osborne
    hiccupped continuously for 68 years.
  16. The "old people smell" is actually caused by a chemical, called 2-nonenal, that old people secrete through their skin.
  17. Urine was used in Ancient Rome to wash clothes.
  18. French author Michel Thaler published a 233-page novel which has no verbs.
  19. Snoop Dogg sold weed to Cameron Diaz in high school.
  20. There's an Obama Fried Chicken (OFC) in China.
  21. In 2010, a Canadian man rescued a newborn baby from a dumpster, only to find out he was the father.
  22. 200 million people
    were unemployed
    in 2013.
  23. You can't use the word "candy" on a video game. Creators of CANDY CRUSH have managed to trademark the word.
  24. The U.S. spends US$30 per American per year of foreign aid on health, which can buy enough measles vaccines for 120 children.
  25. The American secret service tried to spike Hitler's food with female hormones to feminize him.
  26. According to Bill Gates, by 2035, there will be almost no poor countries left in the world.
  27. The average British woman spends US$160,000 on make-up in a lifetime.
  28. Botulinum toxin, a form of which is used for BOTOX, is the most acutely toxic substance known: half a pound is enough to kill the entire world's population.
  29. Beijing, Seoul,
    and Tokyo
    all mean "capital"
    in their languages.
  30. Mushrooms are more closely related to humans than to plants.
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