1. Photographs of Algae, published in 1845, was the first book ever to contain photographs.
  2. Bacteria and amoebas are far more different from each other than amoebas are from people.
  3. The first armoured presidential car was a Cadillac that had previously belonged to Al Capone.
  4. The average age of Japanese farmers is 70.
  5. 19th-century Hungarian composer and pianist Franz Liszt was the first musician to have women's underwear thrown at him.
  6. Some Coyotes in the U.S. have learnt how traffic lights work so they can cross the road safely.
  7. More than 90% of all jury trials in the world occur in the United States.
  8. In Old Norse, "Viking" denoted not a nationality, but occupation: a Viking was anyone who took part in an overseas expedition.
  9. Vienna's Vegetable Orchestra is an orchestra that plays music on vegetables. They've released several albums.
  10. Alligators don't get serious infections from cuts and bruises even while living in bacteria infested swamps. Their blood is effective against 23 types of bacteria, and fungi and viruses including HIV.
  11. A single Boeing 777 Engine delivers twice the horsepower of all the Titanic's steam engines combined.
  12. Airlines sell more seats than they have because only around 90% passengers will show up for a flight.
  13. An anonymous French urban artist, "Invader," has installed over 3300 Space Invaders mosaics in 65 cities all around the world since 1998.
  14. Venting your anger online only makes you angrier, a study found.
  15. Humans aren't nutritious, so ancient cannibals probably devoured humans for other reasons.
  16. Babies in Britain, Canada and Italy cry more than elsewhere, says an International study.
  17. The phenomenon where the shower curtain randomly clings to you, it's called the shower-curtain effect.
  18. United Airlines once sued a 22-year-old guy after he created a site to help people find cheaper flight tickets.
  19. The U.S.A. and Russia still have thousands of tons of chemical weapons.
  20. Author Ray Bradbury was so poor growing up that he borrowed the suit with a bullet hole his uncle was murdered in for his high school graduation ceremony.
  21. Fewer dopamine receptors in the brain are associated with a higher preference for sweets in adults of normal weight.
  22. The Republic of Benin was independent for less than a day.
  23. In the U.S., if you are delayed by an airline for more than 4 hours for actions within their control (overbooking), you are entitled to 4 times the face vale of the ticket, capped at $1300.
  24. When United Airlines broke a man's $4500 guitar and refused to pay for it in 2009, he wrote a protest song. Over the next 4 weeks, United's stock price fell 10%, costing stockholders $180 million.
  25. In 2011, North Korean researchers concluded that North Korea is the second happiest country in the world. The happiest is China.
  26. America's first female mayor was elected in 1887. A group of men nominated her as a prank, but she won over 60% of the vote.
  27. The name "Hotmail" was chosen because it contains HTML, and was originally styled "HoTMaiL."
  28. The "Lost" pilot was so expensive (over $10 million) that the Chairman of ABC was fired for greenlighting the project.
  29. Every Good Friday in the Philippines, they reenact the crucifixions of multiple people, and they are real.
  30. Joan Evans is the only person on Earth capable of balancing 237 pints of beer atop his head.
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