1. Upon opening his crypt in 2017, Salvador Dalí's famous moustache remained in a perfect state after 28 years.
  2. The word "Afghanistanism", which means focusing on problems in distant parts of the world while ignoring local issues, was first used in 1948.
  3. Charles Darwin was the first to put wheels on an office chair, creating the modern office chair.
  4. The highest accuracy calculations at NASA use just 15 decimals of Pi.
  5. The artist formerly known as Prince was obsessed with lavender and that's how you knew he was entering a room: you would smell the lavender.
  6. The hum that comes from mains electricity provides forensic scientists with a date and time stamp on audio recordings.
  7. Dragonflies can get fat. They become less successful at finding a mate.
  8. The woman who made cannabis brownies famous by baking and distributing them to AIDS patients was actually called Mary Jane.
  9. Dumbo was the first Disney animated feature set in America.
  10. The Eskimo kiss –rubbing noses– is not a kiss. It's called a "kunik" and is an expression of affection, usually from an adult to its child. The Inuit kiss on the lips like everyone else.
  11. Notre Dame, one of Paris' oldest edifices, was almost demolished in the 19th century and was only saved by Victor Hugo, who planted it back in the public's hearts and consciousness through his novel.
  12. The rubber tree isn't the only plant with rubbery sap, but it is the only one that produces more latex each time it is cut because the wound stimulates its rate of photosynthesis.
  13. By the fifth century AD, Rome had around 900 public baths.
  14. If you tickle a rat every day, it'll start laughing as soon as it sees you.
  15. Dendrophilia is the sexual arousal from trees.
  16. Perrier water and its competitor San Pellegrino are both owned by the same company, Nestle.
  17. The highest rates of atheism occur in nations where citizens have high economic and political stability.
  18. The Empire State building gets hit by lightning about 23 times per year.
  19. Hamartophobia is the fear of sinning.
  20. 99% of people with Down syndrome said that they were happy with their life in a 2011 survey.
  21. Canada is just 1.5% larger in land than the U.S.A.
  22. The ukulele was not invented in Hawaii but rather in the Portuguese Island of Madeira.
  23. Japan's criminal courts have a 99% conviction rate.
  24. Volkswagen sold more sausages than cars in 2015
  25. The world record for the most naked people on a rollercoaster is 102.
  26. It costs less that $1 a year to keep your smartphone charged up.
  27. Researchers from NASA say the perfect nap lasts for 26 minutes.
  28. Billionaire oil tycoon J. Paul Getty installed a pay phone at his mansion for guests to use so that he would not be billed for their calls.
  29. The world's first weather map, published in The Times on 1st April 1875, gave the weather for the previous day.
  30. In Russia, Jews were believed to have a a secret vegetable they eat so they don't become alcoholics. Anti-semitism was justified because they refused to share their "magic vegetable."
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