1. Shakespeare and Pocahontas were alive at the same time.
  2. Most reality show contracts take away the cast's right to sue if they're portrayed inaccurately.
  3. Snapchat's mascot has name: Ghostface Chillah.
  4. When the Arctic Monkeys started their band none of them knew how to play instruments.
  5. In 30 of the world's countries (15%), their heads of state are required to have a particular religious affiliation.
  6. In 1900, all the world's mathematical knowledge could be written in about 80 books; today it would fill more than 100,000.
  7. The first violence of the French Revolution took place at a luxury wallpaper factory.
  8. The world's first organ transplant was performed by Indian doctors, who used skin grafts to repair injuries as early as 800 BCE.
  9. Watermelons contain an ingredient called citrulline that can trigger production of a compound that helps relax the body's blood vessels, just like Viagra.
  10. Ancient Greeks wouldn't eat beans as they thought that they contained the souls of the dead.
  11. The Burj Khalifa is so tall that residents above the 80th floor have to wait 2 to 3 minutes longer to end Ramadan.
  12. For those who jumped from the WTC on 9/11, the fall lasted 10 seconds. They struck the ground at just under 150 mph, enough to ensure instant death on impact.
  13. Tigers can, and will, take revenge on those who have wronged them.
  14. Sweden has their own national font, Sweden Sans, to "unambiguously represent Sweden in the world."
  15. Syria had more tourists than Australia in 2010.
  16. You have to be a retired letter carrier to live in Nalcrest, Florida. Ironically, the town does not have mail delivery service.
  17. Pancakes are round because gravity pulls on fluid uniformly. When batter hits the griddle from above, it gets tugged down into a circle.
  18. According to FBI data, murder rates rose across the U.S. in 2015 at the fastest pace since 1990.
  19. Morning sickness in pregnant women has been linked to a significantly reduced risk of suffering a miscarriage, new research has found.
  20. The town of Whynot, North Carolina has its name because as residents were arguing over a name for the town, someone stood up and said "Why not name the town Why Not and let's go home?" And so they did.
  21. In order to fight discrimination, California law requires certain entertainment websites like IMDB to remove an actor's age or birthday upon request.
  22. Only about 4% of people seeking treatment for spider bites actually have confirmed spider bites, a U.S. study found.
  23. Lions cuddle to build and maintain relationships with one another.
  24. A study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin found that, while men were attracted to nice-seeming women upon meeting them, women did not feel the same way about nice men.
  25. In 1956, a scientist imported African honeybees to South America. Some of them escaped and bred with European honeybees in the wild, giving rise to a hybrid species: killer bees.
  26. The temperatures near the site of the bomb blast during the Hiroshima explosion were estimated to be 300,000°Celsius (540,000°Fahrenheit). That's 300 times hotter than the temperature bodies are cremated at.
  27. Roman emperor Hadrian, in 117 AD, declared attempted suicide by soldiers a form of desertion and made it a capital offense.
  28. Temperatures in the Namib desert can reach as high as 60°C during the day and below 0°C at night.
  29. There are more stars in the universe than words ever uttered by all the humans who ever lived.
  30. In Ancient Greece, the normal size of a jury was about 500 people.
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