1. Modesto, California was named after its founders who were too modest to name it after themselves.
  2. The historical Buddha was not obese. The "chubby Buddha" or "laughing Buddha" is a 10th-century Chinese folk hero by the name of Budai.
  3. Rats and mice alone eat or spoil 20 percent of the world's food supply.
  4. The French military actually has the best military record in Europe. Out of 168 battles fought since 387BC, they have won 109, lost 49 and drawn 10.
  5. Migrants committed 142,500 crimes in Germany during the first six months of 2016.
  6. Cockburn
    is a town on the border of South Australia.
  7. Worldwide, people consume 500 extra calories a day from sugar, which is roughly the amount of calories needed to gain a pound a week.
  8. Jihadists killed 94 people inside the United States between 2005 and 2015. During that same time period, 301,797 people in the U.S. were shot dead.
  9. Many farmers use llamas to guard their livestock from predators.
  10. As a war correspondent during the Boer War, Winston Churchill was paid £10k a month in today's money.
  11. George Washington is also known as the "Father of the American Foxhound," and kept more than 30 of the dogs.
  12. 2.9 million
    breast cancer survivors are alive in the U.S. today.
  13. Japanese Princess Aiko decided to stay home for a few months in 2010 due to bullying from her classmates.
  14. An MIT-educated biologist, Katharine McCormick, inherited a substantial family fortune and funded the development of the first birth control pill in the 1950s.
  15. There are more than 100,000 flights globally per day.
  16. In Argentina, an orangutan was granted the right to life, liberty and freedom from harm.
  17. Researchers placed an exercise wheel in the wild and found it was used extensively by mice without any reward for using it.
  18. The average American thinks a quarter of the country is gay or lesbian, when in reality, the number is approximately 4%.
  19. Miniskirts are illegal in Uganda.
  20. The average American eats 1 in every 5 meals in the car.
  21. Elon Musk had to borrow money to pay rent after he invested all US$180 million earned from PayPal on SpaceX, Tesla and Solar City.
  22. The largest nuclear bomb ever detonated, the Tsar Bomba, was 1,400 times more powerful than Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined.
  23. Every month, U.S. residents send US$2 billion across the border to family in Mexico,
    which accounts for almost 3% of the Mexican economy.
  24. Research has found that the more visually creative a person is, the lower the quality of their sleep.
  25. Astronaut Scott Kelly grew 2 inches after being in space for a year.
  26. Michael Jackson tried to buy Marvel Comics just so that he could play Spider Man in his own produced movie.
  27. In Roman times, men held their own testicles as a sign of truthfulness while bearing witness in a public forum.
  28. You can fit over US$20 million in a mattress.
  29. 1749 out of 1750 species of cacti are native to only the Americas.
  30. People who play video games are more likely to be lucid dreamers, having control over their actions in dreams, than those who don't.
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