1. Consuming just 15 milligrams of elemental Tellurium can cause your sweat and breath to smell like garlic for months.
  2. Takeout coffee cups are not recyclable and billions are wasted every year.
  3. Over 80 women have been elected or appointed as head of government of their respective countries.
  4. The first known straws were made by the Sumerians in 3000 B.C. and were used for drinking beer.
  5. English has 3,000 words for being drunk.
  6. Iran has the highest rate of nose surgery in the world per capita, since the mandatory hijab tend to highlight the female face.
  7. Cinco de Mayo is not that important in Mexico
    and is mainly celebrated only in the state of Puebla.
  8. An anonymous serial killer was arrested in 2005 after sending a floppy disk with his name and church stored on it. He asked police if they could trace a floppy disk and they said "no."
  9. Wasp used to be "waps," while bird used to be "brid" and horse used to be "hros." Pronunciation errors made the English language what it is today.
  10. Babies who are not crawling by the time they reach nine months are more likely to suffer from learning and behavioural problems.
  11. There are 1459 people in Peru named after Star Wars characters.
  12. 70% of people will live in cities by 2050.
  13. A language dies every 14 days.
  14. Alexander II, Emperor of Russia, sold Alaska to the U.S.A., fearing the remote colony would fall into British hands if there were another war.
  15. Only 6 of the 23 crocodilian species are considered dangerous to adult humans.
  16. A UK survey found that more than half of couples do not consumate their marriage on their wedding night, mostly because the groom is too drunk.
  17. The odds of any given person becoming a saint are 1 in 20,000,000.
  18. In 1944, Jewish prisoners at a Nazi site in Lithuania dug a 115-foot-long-escape tunnel with only their hands and spoons in three months.
  19. In Los Angeles, there's a glass slide that sits 1,000 feet above the ground on the side of the tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi.
  20. In 2008, a man named Mike Merrill sold shares of his life for $1 and gives up decisions to his shareholders. He's up to $4.60 a share.
  21. The Sex Pistols' first concert is closer in time to Rachmaninoff's Third Symphony than to us.
  22. There are enough diamonds in existence to give everyone on the planet a cupful.
  23. German Submariners had the highest casualty rate of all forces in WW2: 70% died in service.
  24. A study found that pizza and compliments motivate employees better than cash. Money fades more quickly than a sense of appreciation.
  25. The scent of watermelon is hard to replicate due to the unstable nature of aldehydes, the compounds responsible for the fruit's sweet smell.
  26. Orangutans can use prior experiences to conjure up mental images about new situations, an ability believed to have evolved only in humans.
  27. A study found that people who enjoy doing laundry are less likely to experience sock loss.
  28. The rules of golf once provided that if your ball hit your opponent, he would lose the hole.
  29. Clams can live for more than 400 years.
  30. "Home parties" made Tupperwares popular.
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