1. Squirrels forget where 50% of the nuts they've hidden are.
  2. A kangaroo can't jump unless its tail is touching the ground.
  3. According to astronauts, space smells like seared steak, hot metal and welding fumes.
  4. A snail can sleep for 3 years.
  5. The average person has
    1,825 dreams per year.
  6. Every hour, at least
    1 person is killed by a drunk driver in the U.S.
  7. 1 sperm contains 37 MB of DNA information. This means an ejaculation has a data transfer of 1587 GB in 3 seconds.
  8. Steve Jobs was adopted. His biological father was Abdulfattah Jandali, a Syrian Muslim.
  9. US$217
    is what the government of Zimbabwe had in the bank in Jan, 2013.
  10. A pomegranate can hold up to 1,400 seeds.
  11. At least 320,000 viruses are still undiscovered in mammals.
  12. Distractive walking can be more dangerous than distractive driving, according to a study.
  13. NASA scientists have discovered stars that are
    cool enough to touch.
  14. 8 billion chickens are consumed in the U.S. each year.
  15. The "smell of rain" is caused by a bacteria called actinomycetes.
  16. Winston Churchill lost the 1945 election right after winning WW2.
  17. Judas sold Jesus for the equivalent of 4 months' pay of a working man.
  18. The Queen of England owns a McDonald's near Buckingham Palace.
  19. Castration
    was used in the Middle Ages
    as a "cure" for hernia,
    epilepsy, and leprosy.
  20. The Earth's core is about as hot as the sun.
  21. McDonald's restaurants feed 68 million people every day. That's more than the entire population of the U.K.
  22. It would take 1,200,000 mosquitoes, each sucking once, to completely drain the average human of blood.
  23. Sleeping on the job is acceptable in Japan, as it's viewed as exhaustion from working hard.
  24. Mike Tyson caught Brad Pitt with his wife in the 1980s.
  25. The world's oldest surviving bank
    was founded in 1472 as a pawnshop.
  26. Caligynephobia
    is the fear of beautiful women.
  27. The average divorcee
    takes almost
    18 months to get
    over the split.
  28. Crows recognize faces and warn other crows about dangerous faces. They never forget you if you messed with them.
  29. McDonalds opens a new restaurant
    every 14.5 hours.
  30. 21
    months is what a US$1 bill lasts.
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