1. There's a synonym
    for the word
    it's poecilonym.
  2. The world's smallest test tube has a diameter 10,000 times narrower than a human hair.
  3. The prophecies of Nostradamus were written using Latin, Greek, and 16th Centrury French and thus, could have many meanings.
  4. Wembley Stadium in England has the most toilets of any one building, at 2618.
  5. Generally considered to be the world's first novel, The Tale of Genji was written in Japan around AD 1000 by Murasaki Shikibu.
  6. The first female governor of a U.S. state was elected in 1924.
  7. During his first month in office, Donald Trump spent an estimated 18 hours on tweets.
  8. International Men's Day is celebrated every 19 November, focusing on men's and boys' health, promoting gender equality, and highlighting male role models.
  9. OJ Simpson's father was a well known drag queen and died of AIDS in 1986.
  10. 500 people are declared dead in the US every month due to clerical errors.
  11. Bill Gates was so addicted to Minesweeper, he used to sneak into a colleague's office after work to play.
  12. There are almost 4,000 sushi restaurants across the U.S., which bring in over $2 billion every year.
  13. Stalin's granddaughter lives in Portland, Oregon, where she sells antiques, vintage clothes, and scented candles.
  14. Globally, women are paid less than men. Women in most countries earn on average only 60 to 75% of men's wages.
  15. An extra year of education can help a girl earn 20% more as an adult.
  16. As a symbol of unity between their two countries, Philip II of France and Richard I of England once slept in the same bed.
  17. Spraying your clothes with vodka can make them smell better, since vodka kills odor-causing bacteria on the spot.
  18. 62 million girls were out of school in 2014.
  19. In 2016, the median home price in Palo Alto, California was about $2.5 million.
  20. Between 1948 and 1998, 20,362 Israelis were killed in wars and 20,852 were killed on the roads.
  21. Esperanto is the only language with no irregular verbs. French, by comparison has 2,238, Spanish and German about 700 each.
  22. In 1728, the philosopher Voltaire got rich by outsmarting the lottery. The prize money was larger than the cost of all the tickets combined, so Voltaire and his friend formed a syndicate, bought all the tickets, and won several times.
  23. In Beijing, one million people live underground in basements and air raid shelters.
  24. Before he became prime minister of Australia in 1983, Bob Hawke got into the 1955 Guinness Book of Records, for drinking two and a half pints of beer in 11 seconds.
  25. After Switzerland, the world's largest per capita gold reserves are held by Lebanon.
  26. 85% of the metallurgical pieces in Peru's Museum of Gold are fakes.
  27. The ‘Heil Hitler' salute is legal in Switzerland as long as it's an expression of personal opinion, not for propaganda purposes.
  28. In ancient Japan, condoms were made from tortoise shells or animal horns.
  29. Charles Darwin's last book was called The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms.
  30. "Mouse potato" is someone who spends a lot of time at a computer.
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