1. The largest earthquake ever recorded was a magnitude 9.5 in Chile back in 1960.
  2. One of the widest freeways in the world is the Katy Freeway, part of the Interstate 10 in Texas, with up to 26 lanes across.
  3. 'Finding Nemo'
    is the
    best-selling DVD
    of all time.
  4. Uruguay's Ex-President Mujica donated 90% of his salary to charity.
  5. Actor Mark Wahlberg, a school dropout, got his High School Diploma at 42, as an example for his kids.
  6. The average U.S. worker stays at each of its jobs for 4.4 years.
  7. 6
    million lives were saved by Bill Gates with vaccines and better healthcare.
  8. In China, over
    35 million people
    still live in caves.
  9. Scientists finally concluded that the chicken came first, not the egg, because the protein which makes egg shells is only produced by hens.
  10. The Titanoboa lived 60 million years ago and is the largest, longest, and heaviest snake ever discovered.
  11. The exiled Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria returned after the fall of the USSR and got elected as Prime Minister.
  12. Over US$14 billion
    were blown through by
    Prince Jefri of Brunei
    from an investment fund.
  13. America's first slave owner was a black man.
  14. Japan has 5.52 million vending machines.
  15. Many animals have been reported to commit suicide, including dogs, cows, bulls, and sheep.
  16. Rats, mice and chickens display empathy, according to studies.
  17. In Belarus, it is illegal to applaud in public.
  18. Norway has the world's highest gas prices at $10.12 a gallon of premium gas.
  19. The SEX Party in Australia is looking to legalize marijuana, euthanasia, censorship, abortion, and tax the church.
  20. Dolphins Recognize and Admire Themselves in Mirrors.
  21. Bob Marley's
    final words were
    "Money can't buy life."
  22. The world's largest cave is over 5.5 miles long, has a jungle and river, and could fit a 40-story skyscraper within its walls.
  23. Lactose intolerance is by far the more common state of adult humans while its tolerance is the product of a mutation.
  24. A Church built into a cave is the largest church in the Middle East.
  25. Heroin was originally sold as cough medicine.
  26. You are more likely to die slipping in the bathtub, getting struck by lightning, or drowning in the bathtub, than from Terrorism.
  27. On Mars, sunsets are blue.
  28. The strongest muscle in the human body is the masseter (jaw muscle).
  29. Over 100,000
    new dot com domains
    are registered on the web
    every day.
  30. The Movie "Paranormal Activity" cost less than $15,000 to make but grossed over $193,000,000.
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