1. Until the Renaissance, understanding of human anatomy was based on the dissection of animals, with human autopsies considered an affront in virtually all cultures.
  2. Snow White is just 14 years old.
  3. Fecal vomiting exist, and it can even result in death.
  4. The Church of Scientology now owns the "Cult Awareness Network" after they sued the originally one for calling them a cult.
  5. 10% of British train toilets flush directly onto the tracks.
  6. The online encyclopaedia dedicated to Lego is called ‘Brickipedia'.
  7. Fruit-fly sperm is 20,000 times larger than porcupine sperm.
  8. Mice sing like birds, but humans can't hear them.
  9. 60% of boys described as bullies in school were convicted of at least one crime by the age of 24, a study found.
  10. 100,000 wild tigers roamed Asia a century ago, but today their numbers have fallen to around 3,200 due to poaching.
  11. Almost 50% of adults in England can't do basic maths.
  12. The earliest surviving written music is a Hurrian hymn which date to approximately 1400 BC.
  13. 83%
    of participants in a study reported feeling let down by their New Year's Eve plans because they had less fun than they expected.
  14. The bubbles in champagne are, essentially, yeast farts.
  15. The U.S. Air Force's C-5 plane is so enormous it can transport a submarine.
  16. Philosopher René Descartes is most well known for the saying "I think, therefore I am," but he also developed the XY-coordinate system.
  17. Abraham Lincoln was the First President to appear on a U.S. coin.
  18. The 1989 article that proposed the acronym LOL also suggested using ‘H' to mean ‘Huh?'
  19. In 1912, as a young man, former president of Vietnam Ho Chi Minh worked as the cook's helper on a ship bound for the U.S.
  20. Queen Elizabeth I owned at least 150 wigs.
  21. 60% of Americans order food for takeout or delivery at least once a week.
  22. Actor Gene Wilder died at home while listening to one of his favorite songs, "Over the Rainbow" sung by Ella Fitzgerald.
  23. The first ballpoint pens in America sold for US$12.50, the equivalent of US$164 today.
  24. If you weighed 150 lb (68 kg) on Earth, you would weigh 57 lb (26 kg) on Mercury or Mars.
  25. "Surprise me" were the last words of the 100 year-old, legendary comedian Bob Hope, responding to his wife's question regarding where he would like to be buried.
  26. Bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey" was originally self-published as an ebook and a print-on-demand.
  27. The writers of “The Christmas Song”, “White Christmas”, and “I'll Be Home For Christmas” were Jewish.
  28. Rolling Stone magazine originally gave Nirvana's Nevermind a 3-star rating in 1991. They now give it 5 stars and rank it as the 17th greatest album of all time.
  29. Australia hasn't had a recession since 1981.
  30. Dark matter, along with dark energy, theoretically makes up 95% of the universe, but has not really been discovered yet.
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