1. The U.S.A. and Russia still have thousands of tons of chemical weapons.
  2. 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.
  3. Fewer dopamine receptors in the brain are associated with a higher preference for sweets in adults of normal weight.
  4. The Republic of Benin was independent for less than a day.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. In 2011, North Korean researchers concluded that North Korea is the second happiest country in the world. The happiest is China.
  8. 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.
  9. The name "Hotmail" was chosen because it contains HTML, and was originally styled "HoTMaiL."
  10. The "Lost" pilot was so expensive (over $10 million) that the Chairman of ABC was fired for greenlighting the project.
  11. Every Good Friday in the Philippines, they reenact the crucifixions of multiple people, and they are real.
  12. Joan Evans is the only person on Earth capable of balancing 237 pints of beer atop his head.
  13. A Mexican couple, Octavio Guillen and Adriana Martinez, was engaged for 67 years.
  14. Japan's Parasitological Museum is the world's only museum fully dedicated to parasites, hosting a collection of over 45,000 items.
  15. The Durian fruit, known as the world's smelliest fruit, is so stinky that in parts of Asia is not allowed to be taken on buses or into hotels.
  16. There are so many trees in London, it can be classified as a forest, according to a UN definition.
  17. There are now more millionaires in the United States than ever before.
  18. British researchers have found that taking a hot bath can actually burn as many calories as a 30-minute walk.
  19. "Frustration attraction" means that the individual who was dumped will love and lust for the person who dumped them even more.
  20. South Koreans are required by law to use Internet Explorer for online shopping and banking.
  21. The population of Kabul, Afghanistan grew from 500,000 in 2001 to about 4 million in 2015 after the elimination of the Taliban regime.
  22. There is a store in Alabama where you can buy items found in unclaimed airport baggages.
  23. George Clooney once was asked if he would ever play a gay role, his response was "I already did — as Batman"
  24. Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich was so obsessive that he regularly sent cards to himself to test how well the postal service was working.
  25. A woman's brain shrinks during pregnancy.
  26. The CIA is supposed to release the JFK assassination records to the public no later than October 26, 2017.
  27. In Lithuania you have to be 18 years old to purchase beverages with more than 150 ml of caffeine per liter.
  28. Napoleon Dynamite had a budget of only $400,000 and Jon Heder was paid only $1,000 for his role as Napoleon.
  29. The term "Abracadabra" may have its origin in the Aramaic phrase meaning "I create as I speak."
  30. 3 in 10 Americans believe that a 'secretive power elite' is conspiring to rule the world through an authoritarian government.
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