1. Dolphins shed the top layer of their skin every two hours.
  2. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, author of a seminal philosophical work on education, gave up his 5 children to a foundling hospital, saying he "didn't have the means to take care of them."
  3. A transplanted great toe decreases in size up to one third when transplanted to the hand.
  4. The technology behind smartphones relies on up to 250,000 separate patents.
  5. The maize needed to fill a single Range Rover's petrol tank with biofuel would feed a person for a whole year.
  6. "Kentish Fire" is a prolonged clapping by an audience, especially in unison, indicating impatience or disapproval.
  7. In 2013, Al-Qaeda apologised for accidentally beheading one of their own men.
  8. 21%
    of U.S. casualties in WW2 occured through friendly fire.
  9. The first mention of Baseball appeared on the Whitehall Evening post in 1749, proving the game came from England, not America.
  10. Soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo refuses to get any tattoos on his body just so he can continue on donating blood.
  11. The African giant pouched rat can smell tuberculosis more accurately than most lab tests.
  12. Due to a technical glitch, a bank placed no limit on the amount an unemployed man from Australia could overdrawn from his account. He decided not to tell the bank and made 50 transactions over the next years to a total of US$2 million.
  13. Mark Twain wrote Ulysses S. Grant's war memoir which was published after Grant died of cancer in 1885.
  14. Usain Bolt ate 1,000 chicken nuggets during the Beijing Olympics because he didn't like Chinese food.
  15. Only about 30 cockroach species out of 4,600 are associated with human habitats.
  16. The last thing Elvis Presley ate before he died was four scoops of ice cream and 6 chocolate chip cookies.
  17. In 2003, Steve Jobs sold his apartment in Manhattan to U2 singer Bono.
  18. In 1835, an unemployed house painter tried to kill the US president Andrew Jackson. Both killer's pistols failed, and Jackson beat his attacker several times with a walking cane.
  19. Charles Darwin suffered from diseases he contracted during his 5-year expedition, and eventually died from a parasitic illness that damaged his heart.
  20. In the U.S., it's estimated that women account for 85% of consumer spending.
  21. Quentin Tarantino asked Kurt Cobain to play heroin dealer part in Pulp Fiction.
  22. All Dutch electric trains are powered by wind energy, serving 600,000 passengers daily.
  23. The U.S. Congress hasn't declared war since 1942.
  24. In English, zero quantities are plural by default. Therefore, you should write "0 results found."
  25. The Stendhal Syndrome is a disorder that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion, and even hallucinations when someone is viewing a work of art.
  26. Up until the early 1800s, dentures were primarily made from the teeth of dead soldiers.
  27. Venezuela had the world's 4th highest GDP per capita in 1950, trailing only the United States, Switzerland, and New Zealand.
  28. Louis Armstrong wore a Star of David pendant to honor the Jewish family who treated him as one of the family.
  29. For 249 years, the tallest building in the world was Lincoln Cathedral.
  30. New Zealand's two main islands (the North Island and the South Island) had no official names until 2009.
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