1. Stalin's granddaughter lives in Portland, Oregon, where she sells antiques, vintage clothes, and scented candles.
  2. Globally, women are paid less than men. Women in most countries earn on average only 60 to 75% of men's wages.
  3. An extra year of education can help a girl earn 20% more as an adult.
  4. As a symbol of unity between their two countries, Philip II of France and Richard I of England once slept in the same bed.
  5. Spraying your clothes with vodka can make them smell better, since vodka kills odor-causing bacteria on the spot.
  6. 62 million girls were out of school in 2014.
  7. In 2016, the median home price in Palo Alto, California was about $2.5 million.
  8. Between 1948 and 1998, 20,362 Israelis were killed in wars and 20,852 were killed on the roads.
  9. Esperanto is the only language with no irregular verbs. French, by comparison has 2,238, Spanish and German about 700 each.
  10. 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.
  11. In Beijing, one million people live underground in basements and air raid shelters.
  12. 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.
  13. After Switzerland, the world's largest per capita gold reserves are held by Lebanon.
  14. 85% of the metallurgical pieces in Peru's Museum of Gold are fakes.
  15. The ‘Heil Hitler' salute is legal in Switzerland as long as it's an expression of personal opinion, not for propaganda purposes.
  16. In ancient Japan, condoms were made from tortoise shells or animal horns.
  17. Charles Darwin's last book was called The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms.
  18. "Mouse potato" is someone who spends a lot of time at a computer.
  19. Borborygmus
    is the scientific name
    for when your
    stomach growls.
  20. In 2017, a British Airways flight from London to San Francisco was delayed for four hours because someone spotted a mouse.
  21. When California joined the Union, the capital was San Jose, then they tried to move to Vallejo and finally settled on Sacramento in 1854.
  22. The Gombe Chimpanzee War was a four-year violent conflict between two communities of chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, in Tanzania.
  23. In 2017, Mahershala Ali became the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar.
  24. The average height of Japanese men between 1602 and 1867 is estimated at only 5 feet 1 inch (1.54 m).
  25. Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and Steve Wozniak have all signed an open letter for a ban on Artificially Intelligent weapons.
  26. Scientists detected an atomic nucleus traveling at 99.9999999999999% of the speed of light, with energy 20 quintillion times that of visible light. It was appropriately named the "Oh-My-God Particle."
  27. Kids in the UK spend less time outside than prison inmates.
  28. The iron in our blood and the calcium in our bones come from ancient explosions of giant stars.
  29. Around 200 BCE, the Western Han Dynasty used a lottery to pay for repairs to and expansion of the Great Wall.
  30. A naked mole rat's four front teeth are located outside its mouth, and their lips are sealed just behind the teeth, preventing soil from filling its mouth while he is digging.
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