1. South Koreans are required by law to use Internet Explorer for online shopping and banking.
  2. The population of Kabul, Afghanistan grew from 500,000 in 2001 to about 4 million in 2015 after the elimination of the Taliban regime.
  3. There is a store in Alabama where you can buy items found in unclaimed airport baggages.
  4. George Clooney once was asked if he would ever play a gay role, his response was "I already did — as Batman"
  5. Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich was so obsessive that he regularly sent cards to himself to test how well the postal service was working.
  6. A woman's brain shrinks during pregnancy.
  7. The CIA is supposed to release the JFK assassination records to the public no later than October 26, 2017.
  8. In Lithuania you have to be 18 years old to purchase beverages with more than 150 ml of caffeine per liter.
  9. Napoleon Dynamite had a budget of only $400,000 and Jon Heder was paid only $1,000 for his role as Napoleon.
  10. The term "Abracadabra" may have its origin in the Aramaic phrase meaning "I create as I speak."
  11. 3 in 10 Americans believe that a 'secretive power elite' is conspiring to rule the world through an authoritarian government.
  12. The drugs used for a lethal injection in Texas cost $83.
  13. A cheetah can go from 0 to 40 mph in three strides.
  14. Fearing a German invasion, in 1940 Alan Turing converted his assets into silver ingots and buried them in Buckinghamshire. He spent the rest of his life failing to find them.
  15. When Pope John Paul II visited California, the Hollywood sign was changed to read "Holywood."
  16. Iceland has Europe's largest banana plantation.
  17. In 1984, a cult sprayed salmonella on doorknobs and food in a town in Oregon to poison people so they would be too sick to vote and the cult could take over the town. It was the largest biological attack in U.S. history.
  18. 27-year-old Cassie DePecol visited all 196 countries in 18.5 months. She broke two world records in the process.
  19. Skulls are like fingerprints. Frontal sinus print is found to be unique to a particular individual.
  20. "El Gordo" is the biggest galaxy cluster ever seen in the early universe.
  21. 64% of Americans allegedly prefer their cats' company to their significant others, a survey found.
  22. Dolphins intentionally chew on toxic pufferfish to get high.
  23. A former Macy's salesperson became Queen of Romania in 1948.
  24. There are around 600 gazetted places named after the Emu in Australia, including mountains, lakes, creeks and towns.
  25. The world record for a one-minute rainfall happened in Maryland in 1956, 1.23 inches of rain fell in Unionville.
  26. Japan officially recognizes Bitcoin as a method of payment but not as currency.
  27. While the U.S. generates 2/3 of its electricity from fossil fuels, South America generates 2/3 of it from renewable energy sources, making the continent a global leader in renewable energy.
  28. Dams don't last forever. Once they have exceeded their life span of 50 to 100 years, risk of the concrete deteriorating increases dramatically.
  29. Your hair contains traces of gold.
  30. Night owls are more likely to suffer from nightmares, surveys suggest.
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