1. One in three South African men admitted having committed a rape, a survey found.
  2. 3 in 4 girls in Niger marry before their 18th birthday, the highest rate of child marriage in the world.
  3. The term "Aryan" comes from Persia, meaning "noble." The term was later adopted by the Nazi racial theory to describe their "master race."
  4. Judges are more lenient after lunch, a study found.
  5. Peacocks fake sex sounds to attract females.
  6. 80% of what we learn is through our eyes.
  7. Pope Francis has never used the Internet.
  8. Adding salt to a pineapple will actually cause it to taste sweeter. It reduces the bitterness of the fruit.
  9. When the ex UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died, the song "Ding dong! The witch is dead!" reached number 2 in the UK charts.
  10. Commercial pilots who fly on international flights and the flight controllers who the pilots talk to are required to be able to speak English, the international language of flight.
  11. 60%
    of the construction done at Machu Picchu was underground.
  12. In 2010, the Merriam-Webster dictionary was banned from certain schools in California on account of its "sexual" content.
  13. Squids squirt water out fast enough to propel themselves through the air at up to 11.2 metres per second, faster than Usain Bolt's top speed of 10.31 metres per second.
  14. Black Sabbath, the heavy metal band, was originally called Polka Tulk Blues Band.
  15. The word ‘ushers' contains five pronouns: us, she, he, her and hers.
  16. Brazilian footballer Carlos Kaiser staged his whole career for 24 years: he could barely kick a ball. In the first training session with every new team, the con man usually suffered a "muscle injury" that would keep him out for an indefinite period.
  17. Ophidiophobia is the abnormal fear of snakes.
  18. Disneyland serves 2.8 million churros every year.
  19. Haiti was demanded compensation from France
    shortly after gaining independence for its loss of men and slave colony.
  20. Emmanuel Macron's father has published extensively on the physiology of sneezing in cats.
  21. Oxford University discovered if someone prods one of your middle toes while your eyes are shut, most people can't tell which toe is being touched.
  22. Lab tests have shown that cats don't love you the way dogs do. Tests has shown that a dog releases Oxytocin (the "love hormone") in their brains at much higher levels when compared to cats.
  23. All European monarchs occupying the throne today are descended from one man: John William Friso, Prince of Orange.
  24. The workforces of Colombia and India enjoy a leisurely 18 days off per year, making them the two countries with the most public holidays in the world.
  25. John Lennon paid all of the fines for 96 people who had been arrested in 1970 for protesting against the apartheid South Africa rugby team playing in Britain.
  26. There's a Testicle Festival
    in Montana every summer.
  27. There are between 2.9 million and 5.8 million unique users using a cryptocurrency wallet, most of them using bitcoin, according to a research produced by Cambridge University in 2017.
  28. At 73 years old, Ronald Reagan received a recruiting letter from the Marine Corps while he was President.
  29. Ancient Egyptians used 12 months of exactly 30 days, with 5 days of festivities at the end to add up to 365.
  30. There was only one plane allowed to take off after flights were grounded on September 11, 2001. It was a plane carrying antivenin to a man bitten by a highly venomous snake.
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