1. The color Orange is named after the Orange fruit, but before that, it was called geoluread (yellow-red).
  2. There was
    no word for
    in ancient Greece.
  3. On her 120th birthday, the oldest person ever recorded said: "I only have one wrinkle and I'm sitting on it."
  4. The technology behind smartphones relies on up to 250,000 separate patents.
  5. The human brain takes in 11 million bits of information every second, but is aware of only about 40 bits.
  6. If you drilled a tunnel straight through the Earth and jumped in, it would take you about 42 minutes to get to the other side.
  7. 10% of US electricity is made from dismantled atomic bombs.
  8. A day's worth
    of Twitter posts
    would fill a
    10-million-page book.
  9. The Queen of the UK is the legal owner of one-sixth of the Earth's land surface.
  10. In 2013, North Korea's president killed his own uncle by throwing him naked into a cage with 120 starving dogs.
  11. 1 in 3 Adults in the World is overweight or obese.
  12. In 2013, an Italian man under house arrest asked to go to prison to escape his wife.
  13. 46%
    of American adults believe that the world is less than 10,000 years old.
  14. If you earn more than US$21,000 a year, you are part of the richest 4% of the planet.
  15. Worldwide sales of cocaine earn more than Microsoft, McDonald's, and Kellogg's combined.
  16. Caffeine is made of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen. The same as cocaine, thalidomide, nylon, TNT, and heroin.
  17. Between 1838 and 1960, more than half the photos taken were of babies.
  18. Ancient Greek democracy, the world's first, lasted for only 185 years.
  19. All the batteries on Earth store just 10 minutes of the world's electricity needs.
  20. 10% of all the photographs in the world were taken in the last 12 months.
  21. 1 in 10 European babies is conceived in an IKEA bed.
  22. In Britain, around 20 people die from falling out of bed every year.
  23. A single brown bat can catch around 1,200 mosquito-size insects in one hour.
  24. The shortest
    complete sentence in
    the English language
    is "Go".
  25. Barbie doll's full name is
    Barbara Millicent Roberts.
  26. Licking the back of a British postage stamp makes you burn almost 6 calories.
  27. There's a rare mental disorder where people imagine that they are decomposing, dead or non-existent.
  28. Americans eat 13 billion hamburgers a year, enough to circle the earth 32 times.
  29. Rabbits fart.
  30. Van Gogh painted "Starry night" from memory during the day.
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