1. The Jonah complex is the fear of success which prevents self-actualization.
  2. Only 17% of 11 to 38-year-olds experience no mental disorders, according to a study in New Zealand.
  3. In 1989, a new Blockbuster store was opening in America every 17 hours.
  4. "Sesame Street" has won 167 Emmys and 8 Grammys. An estimated 77 million Americans watched the show as children.
  5. Scientists usually omit left-handed people from tests because their brain works differently.
  6. There is a castle in Scotland that looks like a giant pineapple.
  7. Tear gas is banned for use in international warfare, but is still legal to use in the U.S.
  8. In 18th century Paris, it was fashionable to wear hats and umbrellas with lightning rods attached.
  9. All octopus species are venomous to humans, but only one is deadly.
  10. A lion's life expectancy is much lower than that of the antelopes it chases.
  11. Santa Muerte (Saint Death) is worshipped in Mexico by those who believe ‘god helps the good, the devil helps the bad'.
  12. Female adders can go 18 months without eating.
  13. Since 1998, the Middle East is experiencing its worst drought in 900 years.
  14. In 1941, there were only 11 functioning democracies in the world.
  15. Picasso painted using ordinary house paint.
  16. If they were countries, the Chinese provinces of Guangdong, Shandong, Henan, Sichuan and Jiangsu would be among the world's 20 most populous.
  17. One-third of the population of China can't speak Mandarin, the country's official language.
  18. American bullfrogs' eyes have special retinas. The top half sees in daylight, the bottom sees into the water in infrared.
  19. In 2017, Tesla, Inc. became the second most valuable car company in the U.S., ahead of Ford Company, even as it's still losing money.
  20. The families of more than 30 victims of the Columbine High School massacre were given shares in a $2,538,000 settlement by the families of the perpetrators.
  21. In 1860 there were 4 million slaves in the U.S.
  22. Mexicans have the highest average annual hours worked in the world.
  23. The leading cause of death by disease past infancy among children in the U.S. is Cancer.
  24. Only 1 in 10 breast cancers are genetic.
  25. U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Martin van Buren, and Dwight Eisenhower all had red hair.
  26. Over 50 women were elected for president or prime minister in modern history.
  27. The founder of the Mother's Day later fought to have it abolished.
  28. "Death by powerpoint" is a term relating to the intense boredom of useless powerpoint presentations.
  29. Mexican drug lord "El Chapo" is beloved in his homeland, Sinaloa, for bringing jobs and investing back into the state.
  30. Political prisoners in the former East Germany provided some of the labor that helped Ikea keep its prices so low.
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