1. 10%
    of all U.S. companies go out of business every year.
  2. Even thinking about a favorite food triggered release of dopamine, a feel-good hormone also produced during sex and drug use.
  3. 30%
    of pregnant women crave nonfood items, an eating disorder called pica.
  4. Nearly 1 billion people will go to bed hungry tonight.
  5. Lego produced 381 million tires in 2011, making the world's largest rubber tire manufacturer by number of units produced.
  6. In 2006, a woman farted on a plane and tried to cover up the smell by lighting matches, causing an emergency landing.
  7. In Nepal, there is a whole family, The Budhathoks, suffering from werewolf syndrome.
  8. Silent reading is a recent phenomenon. Only the most skilled readers of the middle ages could read silently.
  9. Jehovah's Witnesses don't celebrate birthdays because the only two accounts of birthday parties in the Bible ended in murder.
  10. Phrases in English such as "long time no see", "no go", and "no can do" come from literal translations of Chinese phrases.
  11. in Turkmenistan, car drivers are entitled to 120 Liters (31 gal.) of free petrol a month.
  12. The average pencil holds enough graphite to draw a line about 35 miles (56 KM) long or to write roughly 45,000 words.
  13. On average, people pass gas 15 times
    a day.
  14. As a child, Hitler wanted to be a priest.
  15. Touchscreen computers make macaques more friendly and help them relax.
  16. Hackers cost the U.S. economy up to 500,000 jobs each year.
  17. NASA is developing 3D printed pizzas for astronauts.
  18. Cuteness inspires aggression, which is why we often want to squeeze things we find cute.
  19. About 3,000 Euros are thrown into the Trevi fountain, in Italy, each day.
  20. Earthworms are hermaphrodites.
  21. A cow produces between 40 and 150 liters (10-45 gallons) of saliva per day.
  22. A snail has about 25,600 "teeth".
  23. An average woman in the UK will own 111 handbags in her lifetime.
  24. Humans can inflate balloons with their ears.
  25. If you take any number, double it, add 10, divide by 2, and subtract the original number, the answer is always 5.
  26. 1 gram of DNA holds as much info as 600 billion CDs.
  27. In 1943, the U.S. banned sliced bread as a wartime conservation measure.
  28. The average speed of Heinz Ketchup squirt is .028 MPH.
  29. The creators of ADIDAS and PUMA were brothers.
  30. One Puffer Fish contains enough poison to kill 30 people.
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