1. Coffee is most effective if consumed between 9:30 am and 11:30 am.
  2. Italian artist Piero Manzoni filled 90 tin cans with his feces, called it "Artist's sh*t" and sold them for up to €124,000 a tin.
  3. Singapore has the world's highest percentage of millionaires, with 1 out of every 6 households having at least US$1,000,000 in disposable wealth.
  4. When a Google employee dies, their spouses receive half pay from the company for 10 years and their children US$1,000 per month until they turn 19.
  5. Water, electricity and gas have been FREE of charge in Turkmenistan since 1991.
  6. U.S. President James
    Garfield could
    write Greek with one hand
    and simultaneously
    write Latin with the other.
  7. Headless cockroaches are capable of living for weeks. They die from starvation.
  8. The largest denomination banknote ever used was the 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 Hungarian Pengo of 1946.
  9. It snows metal
    on planet Venus.
  10. Before trees were common, the Earth was covered with giant mushrooms.
  11. 93% of Americans eat pizza at least once a month.
  12. Eating dark chocolate every day reduces the risk of heart disease by one-third.
  13. If you invested $1,000 in Amazon.com in 1997, you'd be $239,045 richer in 2013.
  14. After water, Concrete is the most used substance in the world.
  15. The island of Manhattan was purchased from American Indian people in 1626 for about US$1,000 in modern currency.
  16. Our galaxy probably contains at least
    2 billion planets like Earth.
  17. Saddam Hussein wrote a Romantic Novel.
  18. There's an empty place
    next to Muhammad's Tomb,
    Islam's main Prophet,
    reserved for Jesus.
  19. The Mimic Octopus can impersonate up to 15 marine species, including Sea Snakes, Stingrays, Lionfishes, and Jellyfishes.
  20. Witold Pilecki, a Polish soldier, volunteered to be imprisoned in Auschwitz in order to gather information, escape and let the world know about the Holocaust.
  21. When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon, they honored soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin by leaving behind one of his medals.
  22. Bill Gates continued to fly coach until 1997, when his net worth was already US$36 billion.
  23. The scent of rain is called "Petrichor".
  24. 16%
    of Lithuanian people are HIV resistant.
  25. There are Potato Chips Dipped in Milk Chocolate.
  26. A cat inherited a fortune of US$13 million from its owner in Italy.
  27. People who endure more than 45-minute commute are 40% more likely to divorce.
  28. There's a bridge between mainland China and Macau, where cars switch from left to right-hand drive and vice versa.
  29. The bird with the largest vocabulary in the world speaks 1728 words.
  30. A 62-foot Jesus statue built by a megachurch was destroyed by a lightning strike and subsequent fire.
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