1. Despite weighing up to 750 kg (1653 lb), the colossal squid
    only requires around 30 grams (1.1 oz) of food a day.
  2. Before 1917, members of the British Royal Family had no surname, but only the name of the house or dynasty to which they belonged.
  3. An Air India ground crew member died after he was sucked into the engine of a parked plane preparing for departure at Mumbai airport in 2015.
  4. The Who, the rock band, was originally called The High Numbers.
  5. Mitsubishi had to change the name of its Pajero model in Spanish-speaking countries, where it means "wanker."
  6. Dildo is a town on the island of Newfoundland, Canada.
  7. Scientists believe there is a ninth planet in our solar system that is roughly 10 times larger than Earth. They haven't been able to locate it yet but they know it's there because of its gravitational effects on other objects.
  8. 90% of rural Australians say their lives are already affected by climate change.
  9. India's Chennai airport ceiling
    has fallen down 66 times in the past few years.
  10. In the US, 70% of workers are not engaged or actively disengaged, the cost of which is a productivity loss of around $500 billion per year.
  11. George W. Bush used nicknames on everyone, calling Tony Blair "Landslide", Silvio Berlusconi "Shoes" and Jonathan Horn "Horny."
  12. The "IKEA effect" is the tendency for people to place a disproportionately high value on objects that they partially assembled themselves, such as furniture from IKEA, regardless of the quality of the end result.
  13. The "17059 Elvis" is a minor planet discovered in 1999 and named after the singer.
  14. "The Da Vinci Code" book was banned in 2004 in Lebanon after Catholic leaders deemed it offensive to Christianity.
  15. Shyness is an evolutionary adaptation: whereas the braver animals may find more mates and eat more food, the shyer individuals, hiding on the sidelines, might avoid attack.
  16. Our brain's cognitive decline starts at age 24, according to a study.
  17. The University of Glasgow offers a Homer Simpson philosophy course.
  18. In a German legend from the Middle Ages it was proposed that kissing a donkey would take away the pain of toothache.
  19. Birds often observe the behavior of other organisms to gain valuable information, such as the presence of predators, good breeding sites, and optimal feeding spots.
  20. The band Radiohead was originally called "On a Friday."
  21. Doctors in Japan discovered in 2017 a tiny brain inside of a 16-year-old girl's ovarian tumor while removing the growth.
  22. All peacocks are male. The females are called peahens.
  23. In a study, musicians had significantly faster reaction times than non-musicians for different types of stimulations.
  24. Male jewel beetles often prefer to mate with beer bottles instead of female jewel beetles due to the beer bottle's large size and attractive coloring.
  25. Eskimos have refrigerators. They use it to keep their food warm.
  26. The original 'Gone in 60 Seconds' has the longest car chase in movie history at 40 minutes and wrecked and destroyed 93 cars in the process.
  27. Roses taken to space have more "floral rose aroma" than the same roses on Earth, according to a 1998 experiment by NASA.
  28. Studies show that napping at work can boost your productivity.
  29. People plotting revenge experience heightened activity in the brain's reward center, according to a 2004 study in the journal Science.
  30. The assassin bug wears the corpses of its prey as camouflage.
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