1. On average, New Yorkers save $1,160 a month and $13,926 annually by relying on public transportation.
  2. Jonathan Taylor Thomas, a famous 90s child actor, walked away from fame at the height of his career to study philosophy at Harvard.
  3. The father of Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, was a unicyclist in a circus.
  4. The average Brit will spend one year and eight months of their life in a bad mood.
  5. Metrophobia is the fear of poetry.
  6. If Prince Charles becomes king, he will be the oldest monarch ever crowned in Britain.
  7. When Winston Churchill paid a visit to the U.S. in 1931, during the height of Alcohol Prohibition, he got around it after being hit by an oncoming car. The doctor prescribed him 6 shots of alcohol at mealtimes.
  8. Disney World is the second-largest purchaser of explosives in the United States, the first being the U.S. Department of Defense.
  9. All astronauts must learn how to speak Russian, and all cosmonauts must learn how to speak English.
  10. Beer cans in Japan have braille on them so blind people don't confuse alcoholic drinks with soft drinks.
  11. Five years before he won Wimbledon, Fred Perry was world table-tennis champion.
  12. Al Capone was expelled from school at the age of 14 for hitting a female teacher, and never went back.
  13. The average temperature of a beehive is the same as a human body. Bees flap their wings to regulate heat.
  14. When the Declaration of Independence was being drafted, Benjamin Franklin suggested that the word "sacred" be replaced with "self-evident" because he believed that the nation should be founded on reason, not faith.
  15. You can tell if a duck has bird flu by smelling its droppings.
  16. Drinking very hot beverages increases your risk of developing cancer.
  17. The Pentagon has over 5 million square feet of office space and 17 miles of corridors.
  18. Comparative analysis indicated that chimpanzees and bonobos show population-level right handedness, whereas gorillas and orangutans do not.
  19. About 1 in 10,000 chickens can change their gender.
  20. The 4.5 million ties bought each year in America for Father's Day would stretch from New York to Rome.
  21. Astasis is a lack of motor coordination marked by an inability to stand.
  22. The California Gold Rush was the largest mass migration in U.S. history. There were more than 300,000 new arrivals in just a few years.
  23. There are 1.6 million people in Manhattan and 1.2 billion ants.
  24. The attack on Pearl Harbor was detected by radar in advance, but the readings were misinterpreted.
  25. 10,000 foxes live in London.
  26. Horses killed more people in Australia from 2000 to 2013 than all venomous animals combined.
  27. Steve McQueen's infidelity might have saved his life. He was supposed to attend the dinner party where the Manson family murdered Sharon Tate and others, but skipped it after he "ran into a chickie."
  28. Freddie Mercury spent his last months recording as many vocals as he could for the rest of Queen to finish after his death.
  29. Genghis Khan killed so many people that forests grew and 700 million tons of carbon dioxide were scrubbed from the atmosphere.
  30. Narcissistic and psychopathic people are not as good at manipulating others online as they are in person, research shows.
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