1. The "17059 Elvis" is a minor planet discovered in 1999 and named after the singer.
  2. "The Da Vinci Code" book was banned in 2004 in Lebanon after Catholic leaders deemed it offensive to Christianity.
  3. 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.
  4. Our brain's cognitive decline starts at age 24, according to a study.
  5. The University of Glasgow offers a Homer Simpson philosophy course.
  6. In a German legend from the Middle Ages it was proposed that kissing a donkey would take away the pain of toothache.
  7. 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.
  8. The band Radiohead was originally called "On a Friday."
  9. Doctors in Japan discovered in 2017 a tiny brain inside of a 16-year-old girl's ovarian tumor while removing the growth.
  10. All peacocks are male. The females are called peahens.
  11. In a study, musicians had significantly faster reaction times than non-musicians for different types of stimulations.
  12. 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.
  13. Eskimos have refrigerators. They use it to keep their food warm.
  14. 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.
  15. Roses taken to space have more "floral rose aroma" than the same roses on Earth, according to a 1998 experiment by NASA.
  16. Studies show that napping at work can boost your productivity.
  17. People plotting revenge experience heightened activity in the brain's reward center, according to a 2004 study in the journal Science.
  18. The assassin bug wears the corpses of its prey as camouflage.
  19. If a Q-Tip breaks off inside your ear canal, it can lead to fatal otogenic meningitis and brain abscess.
  20. After tourists began leaving bras on a fence in rural New Zealand, the trend caught on making the "Cardrona Bra Fence" a popular tourist attraction.
  21. "Wrap rage" is the anger and frustration felt when you are unable to open packages.
  22. Pyramids are not just for pharaohs apparently, as there are over 20 extravagant pyramid mausoleums built in the U.S.
  23. Cincinnati, Ohio has a subway system that was built, never used, and left abandoned.
  24. Parrots name their children, and those names, like ours, stick for life.
  25. 3.4 million copies of the animated Disney movie, The Rescuers, was recalled in 1999 because it contained two frames where there was a naked woman in the background.
  26. If you weigh 150 lb (68 kg) on the Earth, you would weigh only 25 lb (11 kg) on the Moon.
  27. A chicken can be hypnotized.
  28. Büsingen am Hochrhein, commonly known as Büsingen, is a German town entirely surrounded by Swiss territory.
  29. Ebenezer Place, in Wick, Caithness, Scotland, is the world's shortest street at just 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m).
  30. Instead of autographs, Jonah Hill gives out business cards to his fan that say: "I just met Jonah Hill. It was a total letdown."
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