1. 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.
  2. Dirty water kills more women worldwide than diabetes, AIDS, or breast cancer.
  3. One of Richard Nixon's re-election slogans in 1972 was "You Can't Lick our Dick."
  4. 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.
  5. 76% of Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck.
  6. 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.
  7. The Spanish phrase "¿Cómo como? ¡Como como como!" means “How do I eat? I eat like I eat!”
  8. Studies have found that Millennials are the least religious generation in six decades, and possibly the United States' whole history.
  9. In a study, people from Ohio cursed the most, as compared to every other state in the U.S.
  10. 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.
  11. A study claims that there are 3 types of selfie takers: communicators, autobiographers, and self-promoters.
  12. Walt Disney himself voiced Mickey Mouse from his premiere in 1928 until 1946.
  13. 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.
  14. 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%.
  15. 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.
  16. Donald Trump installed goats on his New Jersey golf courses to get them designated as agricultural properties to lower his property taxes.
  17. Iceland has one of the largest gun ownership rates in the world and one of the lowest crime rates as well.
  18. Punk rock was born at a cinema matinee in Peru in the 1960s.
  19. Mississippi elected the first African American to serve in the U.S. Congress already in 1870.
  20. The word "weather" originally just meant "wind."
  21. The name "The First World War" was used as early as 1918, by a journalist who felt it would not be the last.
  22. The only native land mammal when humans arrived to Iceland was the Arctic fox.
  23. In 2017, Switzerland became the first European country to allow the sale of insect-based food for humans.
  24. Steve Jobs got a new Mercedes every 6 months because a car didn't need a license plate until it was 6 months old.
  25. Central Park was officially home to 25 residents in the New York City Census of 2010.
  26. Chimps can play rock-paper-scissors at the same level as a 4 year old human child.
  27. One of Thomas Edison's oddest inventions was a voice-driven sewing machine operated by blowing into a mouthpiece. It never caught on.
  28. Iceland's last McDonald's burger was sold in 2009. You can watch it decompose online.
  29. In 1992, a group of French youths removing graffiti from a cave
    accidentally erased a painting of a bison that was 15,000 years old.
  30. Although usually referred to in the singular, Bermuda consists of 181 islands.
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