1. Japanese Princess Aiko decided to stay home for a few months in 2010 due to bullying from her classmates.
  2. An MIT-educated biologist, Katharine McCormick, inherited a substantial family fortune and funded the development of the first birth control pill in the 1950s.
  3. There are more than 100,000 flights globally per day.
  4. In Argentina, an orangutan was granted the right to life, liberty and freedom from harm.
  5. Researchers placed an exercise wheel in the wild and found it was used extensively by mice without any reward for using it.
  6. The average American thinks a quarter of the country is gay or lesbian, when in reality, the number is approximately 4%.
  7. Miniskirts are illegal in Uganda.
  8. The average American eats 1 in every 5 meals in the car.
  9. 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.
  10. The largest nuclear bomb ever detonated, the Tsar Bomba, was 1,400 times more powerful than Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined.
  11. 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.
  12. Research has found that the more visually creative a person is, the lower the quality of their sleep.
  13. Astronaut Scott Kelly grew 2 inches after being in space for a year.
  14. Michael Jackson tried to buy Marvel Comics just so that he could play Spider Man in his own produced movie.
  15. In Roman times, men held their own testicles as a sign of truthfulness while bearing witness in a public forum.
  16. You can fit over US$20 million in a mattress.
  17. 1749 out of 1750 species of cacti are native to only the Americas.
  18. People who play video games are more likely to be lucid dreamers, having control over their actions in dreams, than those who don't.
  19. The people of Shitterton, UK, banded together to buy a big rock to put the name on, as people kept stealing the sign.
  20. King Leopold II of Belgium was responsible for an estimated 10 million deaths in the Congo.
  21. 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."
  22. Einstein, Freud, Henry Kissinger and Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, were all refugees.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Hillary Clinton's running mate, Tim Kaine, spent Trump's inauguration night officiating the wedding of a lesbian couple.
  26. Flamethrowers are legal in 49 U.S states.
  27. The word "profane" comes from the Latin "profanus," meaning "outside the temple".
  28. In the 1960s, "Internet" was the brand name for a transistor radio.
  29. "Tampon" is a French word for plug.
  30. In 2013, a scientist injected human brain cells into a mouse brain, which improved the mouse's memory and ability to learn.
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