1. Cleopatra lived closer to the invention of the iPhone than she did to the building of the Great Pyramid.
  2. At the age of 15, Quentin Tarantino dropped out of high school and became the usher at a porn theater.
  3. Montana comes from the Spanish word montaña, or mountain. The state is home to 64 mountain ranges.
  4. A fish discovered in Australia in 2015 was named ‘Blue Bastard'.
  5. The main street in Prishtina, the capital of Kosovo, is called Bill Clinton Boulevard.
  6. Olympic swimmers routinely pee in the pool.
  7. Velociraptors were no bigger than turkeys.
  8. In 2015, Spanish workers destroyed a 6,000-year-old Neolithic tomb, mistaking it for a broken picnic table. They replaced it with a ‘better' picnic table.
  9. Scientists alive today outnumber all the scientists who ever lived up to 1980.
  10. Dr. Seuss wrote a few adult books, and one with nude drawings.
  11. An octopus escaped from its tank at a New Zealand aquarium, crawled across the floor and into a pipe that took it to the ocean.
  12. Florida newscaster Christine Chubbuck killed herself with a pistol on live TV in 1974. Her last words: "And now, in keeping with Channel 40's policy of always bringing you the latest in blood and guts, in living color, you're about to see another first: an attempted suicide."
  13. 1 in 4 Americans did not read a book last year.
  14. Women are 50% less likely to access the Internet than men in poor urban communities.
  15. The world's oldest prosthetic limb belongs to an Egyptian woman, that was outfitted with a wooden toe prosthesis in approximately 1000 B.C.
  16. To enlist in the U.S. army, you have to have all ten of your toes intact.
  17. India has 122 major languages and 1599 other languages.
  18. Immediately opposite the main ticket gates to Giza's Great Pyramid enclosure, you can find both Pizza Hut and KFC.
  19. There are invisible poems painted on Boston's sidewalks, and you can only see them when it rains.
  20. Actor Robin Williams left in place a restriction on his image, or any likeness of his image, being used in films and adverts for 25 years after his death.
  21. Ernest Hemingway's son, Gregory, was transsexual and died in the women's section of the Miami-Dade county jail.
  22. 13 children under the age of 10 have been issued with shotgun certificates in the UK over the past 3 years.
  23. Russian cosmonaut Valery Polyakov spent nearly 438 consecutive days aboard the Mir space station, and still holds the record for longest single human spaceflight.
  24. Windsor Castle is England's biggest and Europe fourth biggest castle. It is also the longest occupied castle in Europe.
  25. If you weighed 150 lb (68 kg) on Earth, you would weigh 4,200 lb (1,905 kg) on the Sun.
  26. Businessman Jim Estill paid US$1.5 million to bring 58 Syrian refugee families to Canada find them homes, and give them jobs.
  27. Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank lived in a car with her mother while they saved up for an apartment in Los Angeles.
  28. 8% of U.S. teachers walk away from the profession every year.
  29. In 2017 you can re-use calendars from the years 2006, 1995, 1989, 1978, 1967, 1961, 1950, 1939, 1933, and 1922.
  30. All the door frames for Star Wars: Episode I, had to rebuild due to Liam Neeson was too tall. It racked up an additional $150,000 in production costs.
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