1. 100,000,000,000 solar neutrinos pass through every square centimeter of your body every second.
  2. Only one-half of a dolphin's brain sleeps at a time. The other half that's awake signals the dolphin to come up for air to prevent drowning.
  3. Research shows that if you're afraid of spiders, you're more likely to find one in your bedroom.
  4. Some turtles breathe through their butts.
  5. The Sun accounts for about 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System.
  6. A child dies
    every 8 seconds
    contaminated water.
  7. In 2010, General Electric made over US$14 billion in profits but paid US$0 in taxes in the U.S.
  8. Gold is edible.
  9. Over 80% of women wear the wrong bra size.
  10. Over 20 million bats live in the Bracken Cave in Texas, the world's largest colony of bats.
  11. Theodore Roosevelt had a pet bear while in office.
  12. The average stripper in the UK makes about US$74,000 a year.
  13. In the U.S., it cost between US$134,000 and US$237,000 to raise a child from birth to age 17 (not counting school).
  14. People who eat nuts 7 or more times a week have a 20% lower death rate than those who don't.
  15. During WW2, Japan received Jewish refugees and rejected the resulting Nazi German protests.
  16. The World's oldest known creature, a mollusc, was 507 years old until scientists killed it by mistake.
  17. The world's oldest calendar is 10,000 years old and is made up of 12 pits that appear to mimic moon phases.
  18. Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of Egypt, was actually Greek, not Egyptian.
  19. In 2013, a bacteria was found in New Zealand that's resistant to every single antibiotic known.
  20. Only 1 in every 10 Afghan Women can read and write.
  21. Employees who regularly exercise earn 9% more than their lazier counterparts.
  22. The average person unlocks his or her smartphone 110 times each day.
  23. Time Travel depictions in films and TV are banned in China.
  24. The atmosphere in Titan, Saturn's Moon, is so thick and the gravity so low, that humans could fly through it by flapping "wings" attached to their arms.
  25. Men with attractive wives report higher levels of satisfaction with their marriages, a study says.
  26. The Afghan War is the longest war in U.S. history.
  27. There are 293 ways to make change for a U.S. dollar.
  28. Gandhi never won the Nobel Peace Prize, despite being nominated five times.
  29. Cats recognize owners' voices but seem too cool to care, according to a study.
  30. Subway ticket machines in Moscow accepted 30 squats as payment in 2013.
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