1. Marriage started shifting from arranged to love-based marriages in the 18th Century.
  2. Every second, the Sun sends to earth 10 times more neutrinos than the number of people on earth.
  3. The Archbishop of Manila
    from 1974 to 2003
    was called
    Cardinal Sin.
  4. TV show "16 and pregnant" and spin-offs may have prevented about 20,000 teen pregnancies in 2010, a study says.
  5. Human knowledge is doubling every 12 months and is soon to be every 12 hours.
  6. Graphene, the world's strongest material, is a million times thinner than paper but 200 times stronger than steel.
  7. Established writers and artists are 18 times more likely to commit suicide than the general population.
  8. A male Emperor moth can smell a female from 6 miles (9.6 KM) away.
  9. Alexander the Great washed his hair in saffron to keep it shiny and orange.
  10. Wikipedia in English has 36 times more articles than the Encyclopedia Britannica.
  11. The King James Bible has inspired the lyrics of more pop songs than any other book.
  12. 70% of all animals in the jungle rely on figs for their survival.
  13. Italy's PM Benito Mussolini tortured his enemies by forcing them to swallow massive doses of castor oil.
  14. Fidel Castro has said that he saved ten working days a year by not bothering to shave.
  15. More people go to church on Sunday in China than in the whole of Europe.
  16. If all the salt in the sea were spread evenly over the land, it would be 500 feet thick, about the height of a 40-story building.
  17. After two weeks of wear, a pair of jeans will have grown a 1,000-strong colony of bacteria on the front, 1,500–2,500 on the back, and 10,000 on the crotch.
  18. The US retail industry makes US$6.8 billion a year from gift cards that no one redeems.
  19. Humans have the same number of hair follicles as chimpanzees.
  20. Cows moo in accents specific to their region, just like humans.
  21. There are thought to be 100,000 uncharted mountains under the sea.
  22. 95% of all data in the world is still stored on paper. Most of it is never looked at again.
  23. 2,520 is the smallest number that can be exactly divided by all the numbers 1 to 10.
  24. There are 10 times as many stars in the known universe as there are grains of sand in the world.
  25. Beyonce Knowles is an 8th cousin, four times removed, of Gustav Mahler.
  26. The world collectively spends 500,000 hours a day typing Captcha codes.
  27. "Time"
    is the most
    commonly used noun
    in English.
  28. Author J. K. Rowling wrote the final chapter of the last Harry Potter book in 1990, 7 years before the release of the first book.
  29. Summer on Neptune lasts for 40 years, but the temperature is minus 328°F.
  30. The highest scoring word in Scrabble is oxyphenbutazone, worth 1,178 points.
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