1. About 1 in 10,000 chickens can change their gender.
  2. The 4.5 million ties bought each year in America for Father's Day would stretch from New York to Rome.
  3. Astasis is a lack of motor coordination marked by an inability to stand.
  4. 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.
  5. There are 1.6 million people in Manhattan and 1.2 billion ants.
  6. The attack on Pearl Harbor was detected by radar in advance, but the readings were misinterpreted.
  7. 10,000 foxes live in London.
  8. Horses killed more people in Australia from 2000 to 2013 than all venomous animals combined.
  9. 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."
  10. Freddie Mercury spent his last months recording as many vocals as he could for the rest of Queen to finish after his death.
  11. Genghis Khan killed so many people that forests grew and 700 million tons of carbon dioxide were scrubbed from the atmosphere.
  12. Narcissistic and psychopathic people are not as good at manipulating others online as they are in person, research shows.
  13. Pete Townshend, The Who's guitarist, smashed more than 35 guitars in 1967 alone.
  14. People really do look like their names. According to research your name might shape your face.
  15. The real St. Patrick wasn't even Irish. He was born in Britain around A.D. 390 to an aristocratic Christian family with a townhouse, a country villa, and plenty of slaves.
  16. The radiation levels at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant are so high that the robots sent to remove the plant's melted fuel rods have died.
  17. The siege of Masada by troops of the Roman Empire at the end of the First Jewish–Roman War ended in the mass suicide of 960 people. The place is now a popular tourist attraction in Israel.
  18. Before becoming the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad was a fully credentialed ophthalmologist working at a hospital in London.
  19. The first Carnival in Brazil dates back as far as 1723.
  20. 1 in 10 Brits think that Australia is further away from the UK than the Moon, according to the results of a 2013 survey.
  21. Three surnames, Wang, Li and Zhang, make up for 21% of the Chinese population.
  22. Henry Ford spied on his employees at home to ensure they were living virtuously and thus were eligible for a $2.66-a-day bonus.
  23. Robert De Niro was so dedicated to prepare for his roles, he actually gained 60 lbs for Raging Bull, lived in Sicily, Italy for The Godfather Part II, ground his teeth for Cape Fear, became a cab driver for Taxi Driver, and learned to play the saxophone for New York, New York.
  24. Oldest siblings tend to earn better wages, receive more education than other children of the family, and have higher IQs. Apparently, parents tend to give more mental stimulation to their first-born children than they do to the others.
  25. Cats can't see treats right in front of their faces.
  26. Ancient Egyptians rimmed their eyes with kohl, a mixture of lead, copper, burned almonds, and soot, to ward off evil spirits.
  27. In Italy, the Disney movie "Moana" had to change its title to "Oceania" because of a famous porn star with the same name.
  28. Kindergarteners in Siberia run outside in their underwears and dump freezing water over themselves to strengthen their immune systems.
  29. The word "Atari" comes from the ancient board game Go and means "to hit the target" in Japanese.
  30. In the 1960s, most Americans didn't support the idea of a moon landing and thought the government was spending too much money on space.
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