1. Harry Houdini could pick up pins with his eyelashes and thread a needle with his toes.
  2. A leech can take up to 200 days to digest a meal.
  3. Lobsters don't scream in pain when you cook them. The noise you hear is air that has been trapped in the stomach and forced through the mouth.
  4. River snails and a parasite prevented a Chinese invasion of Taiwan in 1949.
  5. Scotland has more than 400 words and expressions for "snow."
  6. Roundabouts reduce fatalities from accidents by 90%. They also lower wait times and save on gas.
  7. 2.5 billion people are living with poor vision unnecessarily because they do not have corrective eyewear.
  8. "Placenta" comes from Latin, meaning "cake."
  9. Astronauts don't snore in space.
  10. Until the 1920s, television was also known as Hear-seeing, Seeing by Wireless, Optiphone, Farscope and the Electric Telescope.
  11. Research shows that people can handle two tasks at a time, but they make three times as many errors when a third task is added.
  12. When Julius Caesar was kidnapped by pirates, he demanded they increase his ransom.
  13. "L'esprit de l'escalier" is a French term for thinking of a witty comeback after it's too late.
  14. The actors who played brother and sister on "Dexter" began dating, fell in love, got engaged, got married, and got divorced, all while continuing to play brother and sister on TV.
  15. Eating pizza regularly reduced the risk of developing oesophageal cancer by 59% in a study.
  16. The Mexica, founders and dominant group of the Aztec Empire, were one of the first people in the world to have mandatory education for nearly all children, regardless of gender, rank, or station.
  17. 93% of Indians work in informal, off-the-books jobs, and get paid in cash.
  18. Italian is attractive to the ear because it benefits from a very high number of words that end in vowels, and few words with many consonants in a row, creating an open sound that makes it perfect for singing.
  19. Led Zeppelin was refused entry into Singapore in 1972 because the band members had long hair.
  20. Brazil was once called "United States of Brazil."
  21. In 1953, a vicar in the Church of England founded the world's first crisis suicide hotline, after taking a funeral for a 14-year-old girl who had killed herself because she feared she had contracted an STD. In reality, she was menstruating.
  22. Wine can be ‘aged' by passing it through an electric field for three minutes.
  23. Scientific evidence shows that children not only have a stronger preference for sugar than adults, but that it is there before birth.
  24. Paper cuts hurt so much because they bleed very little, if at all, leaving the skins pain receptors open to air.
  25. For several months in 1969, the torrent of water rushing over American Falls, one of three waterfalls that makes up Niagara Falls, was reduced to almost nothing.
  26. NASA recovered metal from the WTC and used it on Martian rovers as a tribute to those fallen on the 9/11 attacks.
  27. Lobsters eat each other.
  28. Babies have accents. French babies cry will end with a rising note, while German babies have a dropping note at the end of theirs. They pick up on this in the womb.
  29. The first recorded speculative economic bubble was the Tulip Mania, in the Dutch Republic. At its peak in 1637, a single tulip bulb sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsworker.
  30. There's a 10 ft (3m) wall in Lima, Peru, that separates one of the wealthiest neighborhoods from one of the poorest.
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