1. 93% of dog owners in the U.S. say their dog has made them a better person in at least one way, a study found.
  2. Elvis Presley once lived next to an Orthodox rabbi and his wife. On the Saturday sabbath, he ran errands and turned electronics on and off for them.
  3. In 2012, a Hong Kong business tycoon offered a US$65 million reward for any man who can woo and marry his lesbian daughter.
  4. 80% of people are dissatisfied with their jobs.
  5. Couples in which one partner spends 10+ hours more than usual at work divorce at twice the average rate.
  6. More than 13 million working days are lost every year because of stress-related illnesses.
  7. Cats are such picky eaters because they are naturally driven to eat foods with a preferred ratio of protein to fat: 1 to 0.4.
  8. Firefighters in Dubai use jetpacks to tackle blazes in high-rise buildings.
  9. If the U.S. freed all its prisoners except murderers and rapists, it would still have more people in prison per head than Germany.
  10. The longest-running experiment is the pitch drop experiment. A funnel holding a sample of tar pitch sealed in a glass jar shows how some substances that appear solid are actually liquid. It takes 10 years for a single drop to form.
  11. The cost of sequencing a human genome went from US$100 million in 2007 to about US$3,000 in 2012.
  12. As soon as they find a rock to anchor themselves to, young sea squirts eat their own brains.
  13. In 2012, about 42 million Americans had never been married, twice as many as in 1960.
  14. People in Britain who wake in the middle of the night are most likely to do it at 3:44 a.m.
  15. There is a reservoir of water 3 times
    the volume of all the oceans deep beneath the Earth's surface.
  16. Ancient Greeks investigated animal structure and described the difference between arteries and veins around 500 BCE.
  17. A cabin fire on Apollo 1 killed three astronauts during a launch-pad test in 1967.
  18. An analysis of nearly two-thirds of the world's languages shows that humans tend to use the same sounds for common objects and ideas.
  19. An iPhone has about 75 elements in it — two-thirds of the periodic table.
  20. Jackie Kennedy won an Emmy Award for her televised tour of The White House in 1962.
  21. 50 beavers were introduced into Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, in the 1940s to help start a fur trade. There are now over 100,000, and they have devastated over 16 million hectares.
  22. The director of the FBI encouraged everyone to cover their webcams in 2016.
  23. In 2012, Catarina Migliorini, a 20 year old Brazilian girl, auctioned off her virginity online for US$780,000.
  24. Only 30 to 50 of the original Apple 1 computers still exist, with originals selling for over US$50,000.
  25. Most drivers think they are a better-than-average driver.
  26. The company which maintains Big Ben has staff on 24-hour call should something go wrong.
  27. U.S. taxpayer money was used by the military to pay NFL teams to honor them.
  28. Alfred Nobel, of the Nobel Prize, lost his brother to an accident at his lab. They were working with liquid nitrogen and attempting to create a more stable explosive. Nobel was able to complete his research after the accident and invented dynamite.
  29. One of the most expensive pizzas ever made cost £4200. The “Pizza Royale 007” featured caviar, lobster, and 24-carat gold dust.
  30. The town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, has been burning since 1962.
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