1. Spider silk is about 5 times stronger than steel of the same weight.
  2. The computer mouse was invented in 1967 and was called an "X-Y Position Indicator." It cost $300.
  3. The oldest planets known are nearly 13 billion years old and "shouldn't" exist.
  4. More than 200 million tons of human waste goes untreated every year.
  5. Your mobile phone has more computing power than the computers used for the Apollo 11 moon landing.
  6. The average person accidentally eats 430 bugs each year.
  7. Giraffes' tongues grow up to 21 inches (53 cm) in length.
  8. The oldest video of cats on YouTube dates from 1894.
  9. 20%
    of the world's books lost their copyright and are now in the public domain.
  10. Kodak developed the first digital camera in 1975 but kept it secret for fear it would disrupt their film industry.
  11. Women spend
    over 4 years (in total)
    of their lives
  12. Elephants are the only mammals, besides humans, to have chins.
  13. 2% of couples have fallen in love in a supermarket, according to a survey.
  14. Africa is larger than China, USA, India, Mexico and a big part of Europe combined.
  15. Americans spend over US$11 billion in self-help every year.
  16. Over 90% of American movies made before 1929 are lost, no copies are known to exist.
  17. Every 2 weeks, on average, someone jumps off the Golden Gate Bridge.
  18. Steve Jobs never wrote a single line of programming code.
  19. In older versions of Little Red Riding Hood, the girl and the wolf eat grandma together.
  20. Africa is home to the world's largest living land animal, the African elephant, and the tallest, the Giraffe.
  21. The longest Tennis match lasted
    11 hours, 5 minutes.
  22. Lions copulate up to 40 times a day, often forgoing eating.
  23. You can't block Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook.
  24. There are
    100 million bubbles in every bottle of Champagne.
  25. The human body produces about a litre (0.26 gal) of mucus per day.
  26. The strongest beer in the world has a 67.5% alcohol content.
  27. Wolves eat dogs, even when they are closely related.
  28. A woman named Erika La Tour Eiffel "married" the Eiffel Tower in 2007.
  29. Albert Einstein's eyes remain in a safe box in NYC.
  30. People born between 1996 and 1999 have lived in 3 decades, 2 centuries, and 2 millenniums and they are not even 18 yet.
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