1. Newborn babies of both sexes can produce milk.
  2. Years after the death of 15-year-old Nicole van den Hurk in Eindhoven, her stepbrother falsely confessed to killing her to get her body exhumed for DNA testing, thus leading to the arrest and prosecution of her attacker.
  3. In the past five decades in the U.S., the number of food additives has skyrocketed from about 800 to more than 10,000.
  4. 1 in 14 doctors faces a malpractice suit in the U.S. every year, and almost every physician will face a malpractice suit during his career.
  5. At least 1 in every 10,000 people living today
    has a page about them on Wikipedia.
  6. In the early 1800s, the average famous person became well known at age 43. By the mid-20th century it had dropped all the way to 29.
  7. A woman named Glenda Blackwell once bought a scratch-off lottery ticket to prove to her husband that it was a waste of money and she ended up winning $1 million.
  8. Germans pay cash in 80% of all transactions. In the U.S., it's less than 50%.
  9. Beethoven was a brilliant composer but struggled with sums and spelling his entire life.
  10. Being a trash collector, logger, or fisherman is statistically more dangerous than being a police officer in the U.S.
  11. Andorra is run by two co-princes: the president of France and the Bishop of Urgell.
  12. Lack of sleep may shrink your brain.
  13. Cuba has an active maximum wage law, where individuals cannot earn more than 20 U.S. dollars per month.
  14. Costco doesn't make money selling products, it makes all profits from membership fees.
  15. The Netherlands has more bicycles than people, 1.3 per person.
  16. The Indonesian word for water is air.
  17. The extinct Ubykh language, spoken in the Caucasus until 1992, holds the record for most consonants: it had 83 but only two vowels.
  18. You would have to click a mouse ten million times to burn a single calorie.
  19. The average intelligence of humans has risen 20 IQ points since 1950, a study found.
  20. Bears have favorite trees and will walk for miles just to scratch their backs on them.
  21. Professional baseball players have an average visual acuity of 20/12, much better than the "good" 20/20 vision most people have.
  22. Ph.D. students display twice as many symptoms of psychiatric disorders, such as depression, than other people.
  23. During the 1912 Olympics, a Japanese athlete abandoned the marathon but failed to notify race officials. They considered him missing until 1967, when they found out he was alive, making his final time at 54 years, 8 months, 6 days, and 8:32:20.3.
  24. When the coronation ceremony of King Oyo, of the Toro Kingdom in Uganda, began, the 3-year-old slid off the throne, ran away, and hid in his mother's lap.
  25. 52% of employees in the U.S. would leave their current job if they got a better offer.
  26. The Queen of the Netherlands is Argentinian.
  27. The Soviet Union created a fake mental disorder (Sluggish Schizophrenia) to arrest anyone who criticized the leadership until the 1970s.
  28. At least two-thirds of wisdom teeth extractions are unnecessary.
  29. The piano is only a few decades older than the U.S.A.
  30. Saint Thomas More is the patron saint of statesmen and politicians.
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