1. The second-largest lake in Bolivia is called Lake Poopo. It's not a freshwater lake.
  2. The strongest creatures on Earth are gonorrhea bacteria. They can pull 100,000 times their own body weight.
  3. More than 1 in 20 soccer injuries are caused by celebrating goals on the pitch.
  4. The smallest known dinosaur was about four inches (10 cm) tall and weighed less than a chihuahua.
  5. The whole of Liechtenstein can be rented for US$70,000 a night, for a minimum of two nights. It sleeps 900.
  6. In ancient Greek, the word "idiot" meant anyone who wasn't a politician.
  7. Slavery was not made a statutory offense in the UK until April 6, 2010.
  8. At least 99% of all the species that ever existed have left no trace in the fossil record.
  9. The International Space Station is as roomy as a five-bedroom house and travels at 17,500 mph.
  10. In 2010,
    the Catholic Church
    had an income
    of US$97 billion.
  11. Since at least the time of Pythagoras in 500 BC, no educated person believed the Earth was flat.
  12. In 2001, the World Christian Encyclopedia counted 33,830 different Christian denominations.
  13. 1 in 50 Americans claims to have been abducted by aliens.
  14. West Side Story was originally called East Side Story.
  15. Pigeons can tell the difference between impressionist paintings by Monet and cubist works by Picasso.
  16. Pepsi was originally called "Brad's Drink".
  17. 98% of the 7 billion billion billion atoms in the human body are replaced every year.
  18. Bank of America
    was originally
    Bank of Italy.
  19. Actor Richard Gere's middle name is Tiffany.
  20. In Afghanistan and Iraq, it took 250,000 bullets to kill each insurgent.
  21. China
    is the world's
    largest supplier of
  22. Liechtenstein, the world's 6th-smallest country, is the world's largest exporter of false teeth.
  23. In Switzerland, it is illegal to keep just one guinea pig.
  24. The same man invented heroin and aspirin in the same year: Felix Hoffman, 1897.
  25. The water in a blue whale's mouth weighs as much as its entire body.
  26. Potatoes were illegal in France between 1748 and 1772.
  27. Aerosmith has made more money from Guitar Hero than from any of their albums.
  28. "Ferrari"
    as a last name
    is the Italian equivalent
    of "Smith".
  29. Google intends to scan all known existing 129 million unique books before 2020.
  30. In 1903, its first year of trading, Gillette sold just 168 razor blades.
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