1. Before Queen Elizabeth II puts her shoes on, a member of the royal household wears them first, to make sure they are comfortable.
  2. All human sperm rotate their tails anticlockwise when swimming.
  3. Pope Gregory I declared rabbit foetuses were marine animals and could be eaten during Lent.
  4. Canada has a strategic maple syrup reserve to ensure global supply in case of emergency.
  5. Apple's Siri will flip a coin for you if you can't make a decision.
  6. Ambivert is the balance between introvert and extrovert.
  7. People with high IQs tend to appreciate dark humor more.
  8. U.S. Senator Joe McCarthy was a heroin addict in his later years, and the U.S. government paid for his heroin.
  9. During WWI, a group of Russian and German soldiers agreed to a cease-fire to fend off an attack by wolves.
  10. The earliest known @ sign features in a 14th century Bulgarian translation of a Greek chronicle. It is used instead of an a, but historians aren't sure why.
  11. Canals are a Chinese invention – the Grand Canal of China is 1,103 miles long and was started in 486 BC.
  12. The term "Dumpster" actually comes from the name of the company who designed and patented the first large, movable trash bin.
  13. In the U.S., the penalty for placing a sales call to a number on the Do Not Call list is $40,654 per call.
  14. Star Wars composer John William's son is the lead singer for the rock band Toto.
  15. Usain Bolt was offered a position as wide receiver in the NFL and rejected it due to the hits NFL players take.
  16. A human being uses about 550 liters of pure oxygen (19 cubic feet) per day.
  17. The Korean title for the 1993 film Groundhog Day is "Black Hole of Love."
  18. 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.
  19. Henry Hiemlich used the Hiemlich Maneuver for the first time at 96-years-old in 2016.
  20. Sylvester Stallone considers his 1992 movie 'Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot' as "maybe one of the worst films in the entire solar system."
  21. "King" in a snake's name signifies that it preys on other snakes.
  22. Every day, the number of people around the world living in extreme poverty (less than about $2 a day) goes down by 217,000.
  23. About 9 out of 10 adults with lupus are women.
  24. Scientists discovered in 2015 that there are 8 times more trees on earth than we previously thought.
  25. The speed of the wind has fallen by 60% in the last 30 years.
  26. Despite spending half his career in the saddle, actor Clint Eastwood is allergic to horses.
  27. People's body temperature drops when they watch videos of other people putting their hands into cold water.
  28. Instead of a Foreign Office, the Roman Empire had a "Bureau of Barbarians".
  29. A dozen camels were disqualified in 2018 from a Saudi beauty pageant for receiving Botox injections to make them more attractive.
  30. President Donald Trump asked the Guggenheim Museum to lend him a Van Gogh for the White House. Their counter-offer: a solid gold toilet.
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