1. Back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. In the US, back pain costs over $50 Billion in missed work days, per years.
  2. Henry Hiemlich used the Hiemlich Maneuver for the first time at 96-years-old in 2016.
  3. Sylvester Stallone considers his 1992 movie 'Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot' as "maybe one of the worst films in the entire solar system."
  4. "King" in a snake's name signifies that it preys on other snakes.
  5. Every day, the number of people around the world living in extreme poverty (less than about $2 a day) goes down by 217,000.
  6. About 9 out of 10 adults with lupus are women.
  7. Scientists discovered in 2015 that there are 8 times more trees on earth than we previously thought.
  8. The speed of the wind has fallen by 60% in the last 30 years.
  9. Despite spending half his career in the saddle, actor Clint Eastwood is allergic to horses.
  10. People's body temperature drops when they watch videos of other people putting their hands into cold water.
  11. Instead of a Foreign Office, the Roman Empire had a "Bureau of Barbarians".
  12. A dozen camels were disqualified in 2018 from a Saudi beauty pageant for receiving Botox injections to make them more attractive.
  13. President Donald Trump asked the Guggenheim Museum to lend him a Van Gogh for the White House. Their counter-offer: a solid gold toilet.
  14. The first female state senator elected in the United States was a Mormon polygamous wife who ran against and defeated her own husband.
  15. When a mom feels depressed, her baby's cells might feel it, too. At just 18 months old, young children can show biological evidence of added stress.
  16. During WW2, Churchill wore a specially designed onesie, which he called his ‘Siren Suit'.
  17. Cheese triggers the same part of the brain as hard drugs, researchers found.
  18. The word ‘swansong', a final act or gesture before death or retirement, arose from an ancient belief that swans are mute all their lives but sing a beautiful, mournful song just before they die.
  19. Alternative names proposed for Canada in 1867 were Borealia, Cabotia, Transatlantica, Victorialand and Superior.
  20. In Sweden, there's a shopping centre dedicated entirely to repaired and up-cycled goods.
  21. Cities account for 80% of the world's GDP.
  22. Even a short, one-time burst of exercise can boost parts of the brain responsible for executive function such as decision-making and focus, a research paper found.
  23. In the 1800s, ducks were called ‘arsefeet' because their feet are so close to their bottoms.
  24. The world's billionaires made enough money in 2017 to end extreme poverty seven times over.
  25. A male cheetah can make a female ovulate by barking at her.
  26. Only 41% of items on to-do lists are ever actually done.
  27. In 1568, the Catholic Church condemned the entire population of The Netherlands to death for heresy.
  28. In 1932, Winston Churchill went to a hotel in Munich two days in a row to have tea with Hitler. Hitler stood him up both times and the two men never met.
  29. A bird caused the Large Hadron Collider to be turned off in 2009 after it dropped a piece of baguette into it.
  30. There are enough nuclear shelters in Switzerland to house the entire population.
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