1. You are 40% more likely to survive a commercial plane crash if you sit in the back row instead of the front.
  2. In Iran, a law from 2013 allows Men to marry their 13-year-old adopted daughters.
  3. North America and Europe are moving away
    from each other by one inch (2.5 CM) per year.
  4. Human sperm cells travel at almost 5 inches (12.6 CM) per hour.
  5. "Odd"
    and "Even"
    are popular names
    for males in Norway.
  6. Bestseller novel Twilight was initially rejected by 14 literary agents.
  7. Alexander Graham Bell suggested "ahoy", instead of "hello", as the way to answer his new telephone.
  8. 1 in every 3 socks you have were made in the district of Datang in Zhuji, China, now known as "Sock City".
  9. Heroin was initially used to treat people addicted to morphine.
  10. The word "mafia" is never mentioned in the film version of The Godfather because the actual mafia demanded it.
  11. Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets: 5 cans of beer for a day's work, plus €10 and tobacco.
  12. 1 billion people still defecate in the open, in the absence of a toilet.
  13. If you search for "askew" in Google, the content will tilt slightly to the right.
  14. More U.S. soldiers committed suicide than died in combat in 2012.
  15. The average American eats 25 pounds (11.3 KG) of candy each year.
  16. The beautiful symmetry of a total solar eclipse happens because —by pure chance— the sun is 400 times larger than the moon, but is also 400 times farther from Earth, making the two bodies appear the exact same size in the sky.
  17. The gastrointestinal tract is a 30-foot (9 m) tube running from your mouth to your anus.
  18. Goldfish can see infrared radiation that is invisible to us.
  19. 90% of all creatures who live underwater, below 1,500 feet, are luminous.
  20. A guy is 3 times more likely to get a girl's phone number if he has a dog with him.
  21. In 1999, the founders of Google actually tried to sell it to Excite for just US$1 million. Excite turned them down.
  22. In the U.S., a sentence of life in prison without parole was given for trying to sell US$10 of marijuana to an undercover officer.
  23. A teaspoon of honey is actually the lifework of 12 bees.
  24. The most children born to one woman is 69.
  25. Honeybees
    human faces.
  26. Rats eat their own feces, purely for the nutritional value.
  27. It takes 3 months for a recycled aluminum can to make its way back onto the shelf in reincarnated form.
  28. The first known case of robot-homicide occurred in 1981, when a robotic arm crushed a Kawasaki factory worker.
  29. 100
    billion pieces of junk mail are received by Americans each year.
  30. In 2011, Iceland used Facebook to rewrite its constitution, as 2/3 of its population is on it.
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