1. The earliest surviving written music is a Hurrian hymn which date to approximately 1400 BC.
  2. 83%
    of participants in a study reported feeling let down by their New Year's Eve plans because they had less fun than they expected.
  3. The bubbles in champagne are, essentially, yeast farts.
  4. The U.S. Air Force's C-5 plane is so enormous it can transport a submarine.
  5. Philosopher René Descartes is most well known for the saying "I think, therefore I am," but he also developed the XY-coordinate system.
  6. Abraham Lincoln was the First President to appear on a U.S. coin.
  7. The 1989 article that proposed the acronym LOL also suggested using ‘H' to mean ‘Huh?'
  8. In 1912, as a young man, former president of Vietnam Ho Chi Minh worked as the cook's helper on a ship bound for the U.S.
  9. Queen Elizabeth I owned at least 150 wigs.
  10. 60% of Americans order food for takeout or delivery at least once a week.
  11. Actor Gene Wilder died at home while listening to one of his favorite songs, "Over the Rainbow" sung by Ella Fitzgerald.
  12. The first ballpoint pens in America sold for US$12.50, the equivalent of US$164 today.
  13. If you weighed 150 lb (68 kg) on Earth, you would weigh 57 lb (26 kg) on Mercury or Mars.
  14. "Surprise me" were the last words of the 100 year-old, legendary comedian Bob Hope, responding to his wife's question regarding where he would like to be buried.
  15. Bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey" was originally self-published as an ebook and a print-on-demand.
  16. The writers of “The Christmas Song”, “White Christmas”, and “I'll Be Home For Christmas” were Jewish.
  17. Rolling Stone magazine originally gave Nirvana's Nevermind a 3-star rating in 1991. They now give it 5 stars and rank it as the 17th greatest album of all time.
  18. Australia hasn't had a recession since 1981.
  19. Dark matter, along with dark energy, theoretically makes up 95% of the universe, but has not really been discovered yet.
  20. Cleopatra lived closer to the invention of the iPhone than she did to the building of the Great Pyramid.
  21. At the age of 15, Quentin Tarantino dropped out of high school and became the usher at a porn theater.
  22. Montana comes from the Spanish word montaña, or mountain. The state is home to 64 mountain ranges.
  23. A fish discovered in Australia in 2015 was named ‘Blue Bastard'.
  24. The main street in Prishtina, the capital of Kosovo, is called Bill Clinton Boulevard.
  25. Olympic swimmers routinely pee in the pool.
  26. Velociraptors were no bigger than turkeys.
  27. In 2015, Spanish workers destroyed a 6,000-year-old Neolithic tomb, mistaking it for a broken picnic table. They replaced it with a ‘better' picnic table.
  28. Scientists alive today outnumber all the scientists who ever lived up to 1980.
  29. Dr. Seuss wrote a few adult books, and one with nude drawings.
  30. An octopus escaped from its tank at a New Zealand aquarium, crawled across the floor and into a pipe that took it to the ocean.
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