1. Florida newscaster Christine Chubbuck killed herself with a pistol on live TV in 1974. Her last words: "And now, in keeping with Channel 40's policy of always bringing you the latest in blood and guts, in living color, you're about to see another first: an attempted suicide."
  2. 1 in 4 Americans did not read a book last year.
  3. Women are 50% less likely to access the Internet than men in poor urban communities.
  4. The world's oldest prosthetic limb belongs to an Egyptian woman, that was outfitted with a wooden toe prosthesis in approximately 1000 B.C.
  5. To enlist in the U.S. army, you have to have all ten of your toes intact.
  6. India has 122 major languages and 1599 other languages.
  7. Immediately opposite the main ticket gates to Giza's Great Pyramid enclosure, you can find both Pizza Hut and KFC.
  8. There are invisible poems painted on Boston's sidewalks, and you can only see them when it rains.
  9. Actor Robin Williams left in place a restriction on his image, or any likeness of his image, being used in films and adverts for 25 years after his death.
  10. Ernest Hemingway's son, Gregory, was transsexual and died in the women's section of the Miami-Dade county jail.
  11. 13 children under the age of 10 have been issued with shotgun certificates in the UK over the past 3 years.
  12. Russian cosmonaut Valery Polyakov spent nearly 438 consecutive days aboard the Mir space station, and still holds the record for longest single human spaceflight.
  13. Windsor Castle is England's biggest and Europe fourth biggest castle. It is also the longest occupied castle in Europe.
  14. If you weighed 150 lb (68 kg) on Earth, you would weigh 4,200 lb (1,905 kg) on the Sun.
  15. Businessman Jim Estill paid US$1.5 million to bring 58 Syrian refugee families to Canada find them homes, and give them jobs.
  16. Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank lived in a car with her mother while they saved up for an apartment in Los Angeles.
  17. 8% of U.S. teachers walk away from the profession every year.
  18. In 2017 you can re-use calendars from the years 2006, 1995, 1989, 1978, 1967, 1961, 1950, 1939, 1933, and 1922.
  19. All the door frames for Star Wars: Episode I, had to rebuild due to Liam Neeson was too tall. It racked up an additional $150,000 in production costs.
  20. In 2012, a Hungarian far-right anti-Semitic politician discovered that he was Jewish. He left his party, and set out on a journey to learn and practise Judaism.
  21. The Institute of Economic Affairs, which has argued forcefully in the media against the further regulation of the tobacco industry, has been secretly funded by British American Tobacco since 1963.
  22. Paraguay boasts the world's third-biggest fleet of tug-propelled barges, behind the U.S. and China.
  23. Each year, Google receives more than two million job applications from around the world.
  24. Donald Trump was the most Googled person of 2016 in 88 countries, including Mexico, Spain, South Africa and New Zealand.
  25. In 2014, individual Americans gave US$258 billion to charity —more than twice the amount given by corporations and foundations combined.
  26. A NY man spent almost 5 months in prison in 2014, unaware that his bail was US$2.
  27. After Barack Obama visited Kenya in 2015, two women named their sons Air Force One.
  28. Oral sex
    was illegal
    in Singapur
    until 2007.
  29. Before the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, Saddam Hussein had turned over the day-to-day running of the Iraqi government to his aides and was spending most of his time writing a novel.
  30. One-armed tennis player Hans Redl played at Wimbledon from 1947 to 1956. He served by tossing the ball up with his racket.
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