1. Our bodies contain about 0.2 milligrams of gold, most of it in our blood.
  2. In 1970, there were half as many people in the world as today.
  3. The average American spends about 38 hours a year stuck in traffic.
  4. Nintendo had a chain of sex hotels in the 1950s.
  5. 1 in 3 Americans has high cholesterol.
  6. London's "Big Ben" is not the tower. It's the bell inside it.
  7. Miley Cyrus'
    real name is
    Destiny Hope.
  8. Segway's owner died from speeding off a cliff in a Segway.
  9. 75%
    of cars that Rolls-Royce has ever produced are still on the road today.
  10. Sprite may be one of the best remedies for hangovers, according to studies.
  11. The concept behind the word "cool" might come from the African word "itutu", brought to America by slavery.
  12. There's high-speed Internet on the way up to Mount Everest.
  13. About 153,000 people will die on your birthday.
  14. The Swastika is recognized as a symbol of auspiciousness in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
  15. The peace sign was initially an anti-nuclear weapons symbol.
  16. The U.S. has 71,862 tons of nuclear waste, which stays dangerous for tens of thousands of years.
  17. 80% of all Soviet males born in 1923 died in World War II.
  18. The year 2010 was the warmest on record.
  19. A full day on the moon, from one sunrise to the next, lasts about 29.5 Earth days on average.
  20. In a lifetime, your brain's long-term memory can hold as many as 1 quadrillion (1 million billion) separate bits of information.
  21. Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles per hour. Each one takes 500 years to decompose.
  22. Kate Winslet, who played in the movie "Titanic," hated the song "My Heart Will Go On", and said it makes her feel "like throwing up."
  23. There's US$75 trillion in the entire world. If this is distributed amongst all people on Earth, each person will have less than $11,000.
  24. Israel is the only country in the world
    to draft women into Military service.
  25. Listerine was invented in 1879 as a surgical antiseptic
    and later sold as a floor cleaner and a cure for gonorrhea.
  26. The smallest horse in the world is just 17 inches (43 cm) tall and weighs 57 lb (26 kg).
  27. The oldest plant ever to be regenerated has been grown in Russia from 32,000-year-old seeds.
  28. In 1995, a man stole a tank from the US military and used it to rampage through neighborhoods until he was shot.
  29. 500 million tweets are made in Twitter every day.
  30. Picasso burned most of his early work to keep his apartment warm because he was poor.
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