1. Chemotherapy is a by-product of the mustard gas used in WW1.
  2. A lethal dose of chocolate for a human being is about 22 lbs., or 40 Hershey bars.
  3. Seven Viagra tablets are sold every second.
  4. A Japanese man survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings during WW2.
  5. 4,000 McDonald's hamburgers (a cow worth of meat)
    are eaten every minute.
  6. The combined wealth of the 85 richest people is equal to that of poorest 3.5 billion --half of the world's population.
  7. in 1985, a New Orleans man drowned at a pool party attended by 100 lifeguards celebrating a summer with no drownings.
  8. 25 million Bibles were printed in 2011, compared to 208 million IKEA catalogs.
  9. About half a million mice live in the London Underground.
  10. It's not illegal to go topless in NYC.
  11. George Foreman has made more money by selling his grills than for his successful boxing career.
  12. If an atom were as big as the Solar System, a neutrino would as small as a golf ball.
  13. Cocks don't have cocks. In 97% of bird species, the males don't have penises.
  14. In 2009, Exxon made US$19 billion profit but received a US$156 million federal tax rebate.
  15. Only 2% of women describe themselves as beautiful.
  16. "OMG" was first used in a letter from a British admiral to Winston Churchill in 1917.
  17. The word "school" comes from the ancient Greek for "free time."
  18. The CIA
    reads up to
    5 million
    tweets a day.
  19. Sending a man to the Moon and finding Osama Bin Laden cost the US government about the same amount of time and money: 10 years and $100 billion.
  20. Taking cocaine increases the chance of having a heart attack within the hour by 2,400%.
  21. In Spanish, the word "esposas" means both "wives" and "handcuffs."
  22. Over half of all British women under 50 have never been married.
  23. More than half
    of the
    world's population
    is bilingual.
  24. As soon as tiger shark embryos develop teeth, they attack and eat each other in the womb.
  25. The information transmitted by the Hubble Telescope each week would fill a shelf of books two-thirds of a mile long.
  26. Every human being starts out as an asshole: it's the first part of the body to form in the womb.
  27. In 1900, all the world's mathematical knowledge could be written in about 80 books; today it would fill more than 100,000 books.
  28. Human saliva contains a painkiller called opiorphin that is six times more powerful than morphine.
  29. More gold is recoverable from a ton of personal computers than from 17 tons of gold ore.
  30. 90% of baby rabbits are eaten by predators.
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