1. 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.
  2. Tigers can, and will, take revenge on those who have wronged them.
  3. Sweden has their own national font, Sweden Sans, to "unambiguously represent Sweden in the world."
  4. Syria had more tourists than Australia in 2010.
  5. You have to be a retired letter carrier to live in Nalcrest, Florida. Ironically, the town does not have mail delivery service.
  6. Pancakes are round because gravity pulls on fluid uniformly. When batter hits the griddle from above, it gets tugged down into a circle.
  7. According to FBI data, murder rates rose across the U.S. in 2015 at the fastest pace since 1990.
  8. Morning sickness in pregnant women has been linked to a significantly reduced risk of suffering a miscarriage, new research has found.
  9. 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.
  10. In order to fight discrimination, California law requires certain entertainment websites like IMDB to remove an actor's age or birthday upon request.
  11. Only about 4% of people seeking treatment for spider bites actually have confirmed spider bites, a U.S. study found.
  12. Lions cuddle to build and maintain relationships with one another.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Roman emperor Hadrian, in 117 AD, declared attempted suicide by soldiers a form of desertion and made it a capital offense.
  17. Temperatures in the Namib desert can reach as high as 60°C during the day and below 0°C at night.
  18. There are more stars in the universe than words ever uttered by all the humans who ever lived.
  19. In Ancient Greece, the normal size of a jury was about 500 people.
  20. Classical music played in restaurants increases the amount people spend on wine, a study found.
  21. Muslim-majority countries account for 75% of all fatalities from terrorist attacks from 2001 to 2015. The U.S. and Europe account for just 2.2%.
  22. Strawberry leaves can be used to relieve gastrointestinal distress and joint pain. They also contain iron, calcium and vitamin C.
  23. Novelist Guy de Maupassant denounced the Eiffel Tower as a "useless and monstrous" structure. He liked to eat his meals in the restaurant at the tower's base, as it was the only place where he didn't have to look at it.
  24. Leonardo Da Vinci was an accomplished lyre player.
  25. Even without moving their eyes, some birds have a 360-degree field of view.
  26. Hugging a loved one releases the hormone oxytocin that lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and anxiety and can even improve your memory.
  27. Earth's Northern Hemisphere is 1.5 °C warmer than the Southern Hemisphere.
  28. Rome, Italy, has 2,500 free-flowing drinking fountains.
  29. Saddam Hussein told guards he once burned hundreds of his son Uday's luxury cars as punishment for killing several people at a nightclub.
  30. It's estimated that 1,000 additional deaths occurred in the months following 9/11 because Americans chose to travel by car instead of by plane.
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