1. In the United States, which contains 8 percent of the world's forests, there are more trees than there were 100 years ago.
  2. The amount of electricity running the Bitcoin Network could power 1.3 million homes.
  3. Money left on unused London Transport's Oyster cards is increasing by £1 million a month and now stands at more than £235 million.
  4. There are five debt-free countries in the world: Macau, the British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Liechtenstein and Pala.
  5. In 2013, white was the world's most popular car color.
  6. Pink Floyd, the iconic rock band, was originally called Screaming Abdabs.
  7. Elizabeth Taylor arrived late for her own funeral. The film star left instructions requesting that her coffin should arrive 15 minutes late.
  8. Humans have caused 322 animal extinctions over the past 500 years.
  9. Smoking a cigarette causes damage in minutes, not years.
  10. A crime lab chemist in Massachusetts admitted to tampering with evidence and forging tests in 2017, resulting in more than 20,000 drug-related convictions dropped.
  11. Jean-Christophe, Prince Napoléon, the great-great-great-great-nephew of Napoleon, is the Head of the Imperial House of France. He works as a investment banker in NYC.
  12. Hunter-gatherers have far more leisure time than farmers do, and more still than modern people in the industrialized world.
  13. When David Bowie died his ashes were scattered in Bali in accordance with Buddhist ritual.
  14. Benjamin Franklin and Napoleon Bonaparte were beaten by a chess robot, the Mechanical Turk, who toured the world, beating masters and novices alike. However, in reality, it was just a man in a box.
  15. There are six villages in France called Silly, 12 called Billy and two called Prat.
  16. Anonymous once overwhelmed the Scientology Church's Los Angeles headquarters with all-black faxes, draining the machines of ink.
  17. Half of all new cars in Norway are electric or hybrid.
  18. The common cold is caused by over 200 different viruses.
  19. Kit Kat is produced worldwide by Nestlé, except in the U.S. where their competitor, Hershey makes them.
  20. Will Smith owed $2.8 million to the IRS and almost went bankrupt, just before he signed the contract for "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air."
  21. PlayStation 2 was so popular, it was produced up until the month before the PlayStation 4 was announced.
  22. The Philippines consists of 7,641 islands.
  23. A Huntington Beach resident has visited the parks of the Disneyland Resort every day since January 1, 2012, marking his 2,000th consecutive visit in 2017.
  24. Kenny G broke a Guinness World Record in 1997 for playing the longest note ever recorded on a saxophone: an E-flat for 45 minutes and 47 seconds.
  25. In Mississippi it's illegal to have more than one child out of wedlock.
  26. "Response to Those who Criticise Me for Spending Money on Old Wine & Prostitutes" is a lost work by Aristippus, a disciple of Socrates.
  27. UK's Royal Mail estimated in 2015 that it would cost £11,602 to send a letter to Mars.
  28. The Hollywood sign originally said “Hollywoodland.”
  29. The sale of Nazi memorabilia is prohibited in Argentina, Austria and many other countries in the world.
  30. The average U.S. household has 300,000 objects, from paper clips to ironing boards.
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