1. For the Apollo 11 moon landing conspiracy theory to be true, over 400,000 people would need to be part of the secret.
  2. Colon Rectum Hatch
    is the biological nomenclature
    for a
    leiodid beetle.
  3. Washoe, the chimpanzee, was the first non-human to learn American Sign Language. She also passed on her knowledge to other chimpanzees.
  4. Parrots suffer from the same ill effects from obesity as do humans.
  5. Tillie, the dog who painted, had over 17 solo exhibits under her collar, including shows in Milan, Amsterdam and Brussels.
  6. A scan of Sting's brain found that composing music activates different parts of the brain than writing poetry or creating art.
  7. Pope John Paul II created more saints than all his predecessors in the previous 500 years put together.
  8. Everyday, an average 36 children in the U.S. end up in hospital emergency departments due to injuries cause by cotton buds.
  9. Speed bumps were installed to slow down pedestrians at a historic site in East China.
  10. Albert Einstein famously said that "if the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, man would have only four years to live."
  11. The Sydney Opera House has terrible acoustics. There's a US$153 million renovation project to be completed in 2020.
  12. According to leaked data, only 5% of ISIS recruits had an advanced knowledge of Islam before joining the group.
  13. Young Londoners spend almost 60% of their income on rent alone.
  14. Belgium produces an amazing 220,000 tons of chocolate per year. Brussels International Airport is one of the world's largest selling points of chocolate.
  15. The symbols used by !$%@ing cartoonists to indicate swearing are called grawlixes.
  16. “Beats" by Dre headphones, which can sell for as much as $450, only cost about $14 to produce.
  17. It takes longer to say "www" than it does to say "World Wide Web" because of all the syllables.
  18. Rage Yoga is very similar to normal yoga, except participants are encouraged to swear and shout between poses.
  19. Thomas Fantet de Lagny was a mathematician. On his deathbed, he was asked, “What is the square of 12?” His last words: “One hundred and forty-four.”
  20. 37% of Americans
    plan to work
    until they get
    too sick or die.
  21. Salvador Dalí filled up a white Rolls Royce Phantom II with 500kg of cauliflowers and drove it from Spain to Paris in December 1955.
  22. U.S. trials that utilize the Witness Protection Program have an 89% conviction rate.
  23. There are nearly 1,400 known asteroids capable of causing ‘major devastation' if they hit the Earth.
  24. At age 39, Emmanuel Macron became the youngest President in French history and the youngest head of state since Napoleon III.
  25. Saint Pierre and Miquelon is a French island just 25 km off the coast of Canada. 6000 French citizens live there.
  26. Blasphemy is still a crime in the Republic of Ireland. The fine goes up to €25,000.
  27. 69%
    of Americans have less than US$1,000 in savings.
  28. When a border is disputed by two or more territories, Google Maps changes its borders in each country to reflect that country's beliefs.
  29. According to Census figures, the average American spends most of their life single.
  30. 75% of couples go to bed at different times at least four times a week, a UK study found.
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