1. The people of Shitterton, UK, banded together to buy a big rock to put the name on, as people kept stealing the sign.
  2. King Leopold II of Belgium was responsible for an estimated 10 million deaths in the Congo.
  3. The seven sins according to Gandhi: "Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Religion without sacrifice. Politics without principle."
  4. Einstein, Freud, Henry Kissinger and Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, were all refugees.
  5. From 2011 to 2014, the U.S. abortion rate dropped by 12% due to a decrease in unintended pregnancies and an increase in contraceptive use.
  6. LSD trips last a long time because a cell's serotonin receptor locks the LSD molecule into place by covering it, almost like a lid.
  7. Hillary Clinton's running mate, Tim Kaine, spent Trump's inauguration night officiating the wedding of a lesbian couple.
  8. Flamethrowers are legal in 49 U.S states.
  9. The word "profane" comes from the Latin "profanus," meaning "outside the temple".
  10. In the 1960s, "Internet" was the brand name for a transistor radio.
  11. "Tampon" is a French word for plug.
  12. In 2013, a scientist injected human brain cells into a mouse brain, which improved the mouse's memory and ability to learn.
  13. The long-nosed bat is also known as the "tequila bat", because it pollinates the agave plant from which tequila is made.
  14. Hawaiian Airlines lets you travel with a 10 lbs box of Pineapples or Papaya for free on any flight leaving Hawaii.
  15. Cayo Blanco del Sur, a tiny island off the coast of Cuba, may still technically belong to East Germany, which doesn't even exist anymore.
  16. In Chinese, the word for computer literally translates to 'electric brain'.
  17. The very first text message was sent in 1992.
  18. Inner speech can clock in at 4,000 words per minute, 10X faster than verbal speech.
  19. Shark attacks are more common in Florida then voter fraud.
  20. Singer Demi Lovato pursued her education through home-schooling, after being a victim of bullying.
  21. Mexico is the United States' third-largest trade partner, accounting for $1.5 billion in bilateral trade across its border on any given day.
  22. Singer Tina Turner tried to commit suicide by swallowing 50 Valiums.
  23. Jennifer Lopez was the first one to have her movie and her album reach no.1 in the same week.
  24. The Stegodyphus lineatus desert spider feeds her babies by vomiting up her own guts.
  25. Chimpanzees fart so loudly and frequently that scientists locate them in forest occasionally by following the farts.
  26. 40% of corn is used for ethanol to add to fuel. Another 40% is used for livestock feed.
  27. Every night, the U.S. Constitution is lowered into a safe that is bomb proof.
  28. Saffron is more expensive than gold because harvesting it is so laborious.
  29. Red Bull was created in Thailand in 1976 as an energy drink for truck drivers.
  30. Some spiders disguise themselves as ants by pretending their two front legs are antennae.
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