1. In 2012, a Hungarian far-right anti-Semitic politician discovered that he was Jewish. He left his party, and set out on a journey to learn and practise Judaism.
  2. The Institute of Economic Affairs, which has argued forcefully in the media against the further regulation of the tobacco industry, has been secretly funded by British American Tobacco since 1963.
  3. Paraguay boasts the world's third-biggest fleet of tug-propelled barges, behind the U.S. and China.
  4. Each year, Google receives more than two million job applications from around the world.
  5. Donald Trump was the most Googled person of 2016 in 88 countries, including Mexico, Spain, South Africa and New Zealand.
  6. In 2014, individual Americans gave US$258 billion to charity —more than twice the amount given by corporations and foundations combined.
  7. A NY man spent almost 5 months in prison in 2014, unaware that his bail was US$2.
  8. After Barack Obama visited Kenya in 2015, two women named their sons Air Force One.
  9. Oral sex
    was illegal
    in Singapur
    until 2007.
  10. Before the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, Saddam Hussein had turned over the day-to-day running of the Iraqi government to his aides and was spending most of his time writing a novel.
  11. One-armed tennis player Hans Redl played at Wimbledon from 1947 to 1956. He served by tossing the ball up with his racket.
  12. Fidel Castro made Cuba the first Communist country in the Western Hemisphere.
  13. From Dr. No to Quantum of Solace, James Bond has killed 352 people and slept with 52 women.
  14. Bees know when it's going to rain, so they put in extra work the day before.
  15. Bacteria have the smallest eyeballs in nature but the largest relative to their size.
  16. Steve Jobs was scared of buttons.
  17. In 1964, 57 people escaped from under the noses of East German border guards, through a tunnel under the Berlin Wall.
  18. 1 in 5 American CEOs have clinically significant psychopathic traits.
  19. Africa is both the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent.
  20. More than 60% of pandas born in captivity die within a week.
  21. The big toe carries the most weight of all the toes, bearing about 40% of the load.
  22. Only 1 in 10 victims of cyber-bullying tell a parent.
  23. If you weighed 150 lbs. (68 kg.) on Earth, you would weigh 159 lbs. (72 kg.) on Saturn.
  24. The historic news of the first manned powered flight by the Wright Brothers first appeared in the magazine Gleanings in Bee Culture.
  25. The famous barbarian leader Attila accepted hefty subsidies in gold in exchange for not attacking Roman territory — then did it anyway.
  26. Mark Zuckerberg's AI home assistant is voiced by Morgan Freeman.
  27. A woman in Jacksonville, Florida, sold her urine and positive pregnancy tests in 2016 on Craigslist to pay for college.
  28. In 1966, a 26-year-old man successfully fasted for 382 days and lost 276 lbs (125 kg).
  29. A US$300,000 diamond was lost in an F1 crash in 2004. The diamond was attached to the car to promote Ocean's 12 movie and was never recovered after the crash
  30. Police in Chile arrested in 2009 a woman bound for Spain who was carrying suitcases made from (rather than filled with) 20 kilos (44lb) of cocaine.
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