1. The CIA spent US$20 million in the 60s training cats to spy on the Soviets. The first spy cat was hit by a taxi.
  2. Pigeons Can Recognize Familiar Human Faces.
  3. Adult cats only meow to communicate with humans.
  4. A light bulb that hasn't been turned off since 1901 still shines at a fire station in California.
  5. Flamingos are pink because they eat shrimp.
  6. Water itself does not conduct electricity well, but the impurities found in water do.
  7. A dog's sense of smell is 10,000 times stronger than humans.
  8. Nero, the Roman Emperor,
    married a man,
    one of his freedmen,
    taking the role of the bride.
  9. Your mind "rewrites" monotonous speech of boring people to make it sound more interesting.
  10. Krusty the Clown was originally created to be Homer's secret identity.
  11. Adult feet can produce up to 1 of a cup of sweat a day.
  12. 2 million girls give birth at 14 or younger every year.
  13. The boomslang snake's venom causes you to bleed from all holes of your body.
  14. There was a Jewish-Austrian doctor who didn't charge Hitler's family due to their economic hardship. Hitler had him protected and called him "Noble Jew".
  15. Pigs can catch swine flu from humans.
  16. There are about 30 million dead people on Facebook.
  17. About 1 in 9 people lack access to an improved water source.
  18. A man left Havana in a hot air balloon in 1856 and has been missing ever since.
  19. The world's smallest magnetic data storage unit is made of just 12 atoms.
  20. For every person on earth, there are roughly 170 million insects.
  21. When you take one step, you are using up to 200 muscles.
  22. Most of the dust
    underneath your bed
    is actually your own
    dead skin.
  23. Antarctica is the largest desert in the world.
  24. Spider silk is about 5 times stronger than steel of the same weight.
  25. The computer mouse was invented in 1967 and was called an "X-Y Position Indicator." It cost $300.
  26. The oldest planets known are nearly 13 billion years old and "shouldn't" exist.
  27. More than 200 million tons of human waste goes untreated every year.
  28. Your mobile phone has more computing power than the computers used for the Apollo 11 moon landing.
  29. The average person accidentally eats 430 bugs each year.
  30. Giraffes' tongues grow up to 21 inches (53 cm) in length.
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