1. In 1986, Ronald Reagan vetoed an anti-apartheid legislation enacted by the U.S. congress to impose sanctions against South Africa and stop apartheid.
  2. One of the main attractions in Pyongyang's Zoo, in North Korea, is a chimpanzee that smokes a pack of cigarettes a day.
  3. Tom Cruise split with all 3 of his wives when they were 33.
  4. There are no reported cases of runners dying of dehydration during marathons, but there are plenty of cases of runners dying from water intoxication.
  5. A record $4.79 billion was spent on 14,591 soccer player deals globally in 2016, according to FIFA. That's about $328,000 per average deal.
  6. Max Factor, an early 20th-century makeup artist to Hollywood actors, coined the noun "makeup."
  7. In Quito, Ecuador, a group of vigilantes known as "Acción Ortográfica Quito" go around correcting all the bad grammar they find in graffiti.
  8. Surfing will make its debut as an Olympic sport in Tokyo 2020.
  9. Italy's highest court ruled in 2016 that stealing small amounts of food to stave off hunger is not a crime.
  10. 20% of women experience foot pain after just 10 minutes of wearing high heels.
  11. Migrating to another country increases the amount of dopamine in the brain, putting immigrants at higher risk for developing schizophrenia.
  12. Retroviruses, the virus family that includes HIV, are nearly half a billion years old.
  13. Ice cubes look white due to oxygen and other impurities. If the water is boiled before it's frozen, the resulting ice cubes will be clear.
  14. Dirty water kills more women worldwide than diabetes, AIDS, or breast cancer.
  15. One of Richard Nixon's re-election slogans in 1972 was "You Can't Lick our Dick."
  16. In the 60s, Harvard psychologists conducted an ethically questionable experiment on 22 undergraduates. One of these students later became known as the Unabomber, for delivering package bombs to scientists, academicians, and others, killing 3 people and injuring 23.
  17. 76% of Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck.
  18. The airport of Genoa, Italy, limits liquids on a plane to about 3 ounces. But they've made an exception for pesto sauce, which is a Genoa specialty. There's a specially designated pesto scanner.
  19. The Spanish phrase "¿Cómo como? ¡Como como como!" means “How do I eat? I eat like I eat!”
  20. Studies have found that Millennials are the least religious generation in six decades, and possibly the United States' whole history.
  21. In a study, people from Ohio cursed the most, as compared to every other state in the U.S.
  22. Actor Liam Neeson used to be a teacher, but got fired for punching a 15-year-old when the boy pulled a knife out in class.
  23. A study claims that there are 3 types of selfie takers: communicators, autobiographers, and self-promoters.
  24. Walt Disney himself voiced Mickey Mouse from his premiere in 1928 until 1946.
  25. The "Bitcoin Faucet" website, created by former lead developer of Bitcoin, handed out 10,000 free bitcoins to visitors. That's about $44 million today.
  26. The 20 richest soccer clubs, all European, earned 7.4 billion euros in the 2015/16. Sponsorships and merchandise accounted for 43% of it, broadcast rights 39%, and ticket sales 18%.
  27. Estimates suggest the flooding caused by the tropical storm Harvey could destroy up to $20 billion in insured property, making it one of the costliest storms in US history.
  28. Donald Trump installed goats on his New Jersey golf courses to get them designated as agricultural properties to lower his property taxes.
  29. Iceland has one of the largest gun ownership rates in the world and one of the lowest crime rates as well.
  30. Punk rock was born at a cinema matinee in Peru in the 1960s.
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