1. There are 293 ways to make change for a U.S. dollar.
  2. Gandhi never won the Nobel Peace Prize, despite being nominated five times.
  3. Cats recognize owners' voices but seem too cool to care, according to a study.
  4. Subway ticket machines in Moscow accepted 30 squats as payment in 2013.
  5. Sandwiches "taste better" when someone else makes them because when you make your own, you anticipate its taste and become less hungry for it.
  6. Licence plates in the Canadian Northwest Territories are shaped like polar bears.
  7. Monowi is a town of Nebraska that has a population of 1. The Mayor pays taxes to herself.
  8. The word "impossible" dropped in use by 50% over the last hundred years.
  9. The first cloned dogs, six Canadian Labradors, started to work for South Korea's customs service as sniffers in 2009.
  10. 10%
    of the world population is still illiterate.
  11. Learning engineering can make you forget how to be nice and care for public welfare, says a study.
  12. Iceland is very depressed: it has the world's highest rate of antidepressant use.
  13. During WW2, when Hitler visited Paris, the French cut the lift cables on the Eiffel Tower so that Hitler would have to climb the steps if he wanted to reach the top.
  14. 25,000,000 of your cells died while you were reading this sentence.
  15. The world's oldest bottle of wine dates back to 350 AD.
  16. Kids today are less fit than their parents were, as they take 90 more seconds to run a mile.
  17. Drinking a cup of caffeinated coffee significantly improves blood flow.
  18. 1 in 7 of American adults who have a tattoo, regret it.
  19. There are parts of the Atacama Desert in Chile where no rain has ever been recorded.
  20. Drag from open windows can reduce a car's fuel efficiency by 10% at high speeds.
  21. If uncoiled, the DNA in all the cells in your body would stretch 10 billion miles, from here to Pluto and back.
  22. JFK bought 1,200 cuban cigars just hours before signing the embargo against Cuba.
  23. You are 40% more likely to survive a commercial plane crash if you sit in the back row instead of the front.
  24. In Iran, a law from 2013 allows Men to marry their 13-year-old adopted daughters.
  25. North America and Europe are moving away
    from each other by one inch (2.5 CM) per year.
  26. Human sperm cells travel at almost 5 inches (12.6 CM) per hour.
  27. "Odd"
    and "Even"
    are popular names
    for males in Norway.
  28. Bestseller novel Twilight was initially rejected by 14 literary agents.
  29. Alexander Graham Bell suggested "ahoy", instead of "hello", as the way to answer his new telephone.
  30. 1 in every 3 socks you have were made in the district of Datang in Zhuji, China, now known as "Sock City".
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