1. From July to September 2001, heavy downpours of red-coloured rain fell sporadically on the state of Kerala, India.
  2. In Morocco, goats poop out undigestible seeds which are collected, processed and turned into very expensive cosmetics and food.
  3. Parrots can die of arrhythmia, heart attack or stroke.
  4. Typhus killed 90% of Napoleon's soldiers on Russia. Fleas and lice were sufficient to spread the disease and kill more than 500,000 men.
  5. Jesus' name translated from Hebrew to English would be 'Joshua'. We get the name 'Jesus' by translating the Hebrew name to Greek to Latin to English.
  6. In 2003, two men stole an empty Boeing 727 from the Luanda International Airport and flew it into the sunset. They have never been found.
  7. A Swedish woman "married" the Berlin Wall in front of a few guests in 1979. She was devastated when most of it was torn down in 1989.
  8. A 30-year-old woman from India, who claimed to have fallen in love with a snake, got married to the reptile in 2006.
  9. A company called LifeGem creates diamonds from the ashes of your loved one.
  10. Underwater hockey was invented in the 1950s in Britain and is played with snorkelling gear, a stick, and a puck weighing over one kilogram.
  11. With 190 billionaires and more than two million millionaires, China tags just behind the U.S. in number of high-net-worth individuals.
  12. Whales are so big, they can take up to 100 years of creatures consuming them to decompose.
  13. Every year, a half marathon, marathon and a 100K run take place in Antarctica despite an average windchill temperature of -20°C.
  14. The world's most expensive iPhone 5 was worth US$15 million. It was made of 135 grams of 24-carat gold and the chassis was inlaid with 600 white diamonds.
  15. In 2015, the e-learning market was worth US$166.5 billion.
  16. Theodore Roosevelt was the first U.S. President to fly on an airplane. He described it as "the bulliest experience" he ever had.
  17. Ellen DeGeneres' famous Oscar selfie was retweeted 3.3 million times.
  18. A Dutch auction is the opposite of a traditional auction: the auctioneer begins with a high asking price, which is lowered until the first person decides to buy it.
  19. In 2002, Microsoft had to rename the "Critical Update Notification Tool" in order to avoid the unfortunate acronym, "CUNT".
  20. Nobel prize winners in science are 22 times likelier than their peers to have performed as dancers, actors, or magicians.
  21. Steve Jobs was infamous for parking his Mercedes in handicap parking spots.
  22. A 2013 study found that men who prefer large breasts are less financially secure.
  23. Osama Bin Laden was scammed out of US$1.5 million while trying to buy weapons-grade uranium.
  24. 1 in 12,000 hedgehogs is born albino due to a mutation in its genes.
  25. An Egyptian pilot deliberately crashed his plane in 1999 as an act of revenge, killing 217 people on board.
  26. Spain changed many of its street names from those of male fascists to those of influential women.
  27. Denver voters passed in 2016 a proposition allowing people to consume marijuana in public spaces that get the OK from neighbors.
  28. In February 2006, the phrase "to understand and protect the home planet" was quietly removed from NASA's official mission statement.
  29. Eating pasta that has been cooked, cooled, and then reheated is significantly healthier than eating it freshly cooked because it turns into “resistant starch,” reducing blood glucose levels by half.
  30. Stephen Hawking doesn't believe we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping "beyond our fragile planet."
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