1. In 2010, the Iranian government banned certain "decadent western hairstyles" including ponytails, mullets and elaborate spikes.
  2. Starbucks donates 100%
    of its leftover food
    in partnership with the
    nonprofit Feeding America.
  3. Buzz Aldrin received communion on the moon.
  4. There are two U.S. states where the temperature has never surpassed 100 °F: Alaska and Hawaii.
  5. The UN has estimated that as many as 5,000 honor killings occur every year.
  6. The Pentagon has two times more bathrooms than needed because it was built during segregation.
  7. A plane-crash dream is more likely to affect travel plans than either thinking about a crash or a government warning, a study says.
  8. In 2015 a Chinese woman who was missing for a decade and presumed dead was found living in an internet cafe after playing games for 10 years.
  9. President Richard Nixon pardoned a lieutenant, who gathered 70-80 Vietnamese civilians into a ditch and murdered them during the My Lai massacre, from his sentence of house arrest.
  10. People ascrib more importance to pleasant dreams about a person they like than a person they don't like.
  11. Chinese students can get 7 years in jail for cheating on exams.
  12. In a bid to encourage Pandas to mate, Chinese scientists have experimented with "panda porn", explicit videos of pandas mating.
  13. It takes about 0.2 seconds for your brain to understand the light that reaches your eye.
  14. It's estimated that 93,000 Canadians live in the U.S. with expired visas, more than any other group of immigrant.
  15. In 2007, a Delaware man filed suit against his doctors for a surgical mix-up that left him urinating feces and pooping urine.
  16. If people worldwide switched to energy efficient lightbulbs the world would save US$120 billion annually.
  17. Building an averaged size house (79 m2) out of Lego would cost almost 6 times more than building it from real bricks.
  18. A man named Jack Ass tried to sue TV show and movie "Jackass" for US$10 million.
  19. Louis Braille, the inventor of the reading and writing system for the blind, perfected it when he was just 15.
  20. Your brain can recognize a sound 10 times faster than the blink of an eye.
  21. Black Friday runs concurrent with "Buy Nothing Day," an international protest against consumerism with more than 65 nations globally participating.
  22. One of North Korea's largest exports is giant statues of foreign dictators.
  23. 80% of people living in rural areas in developing countries rely on traditional plant-based medicines for basic healthcare.
  24. Up to 1.5 billion people still do not have access to reliable phone services.
  25. AIDS is now the leading cause of death among adolescents in Africa.
  26. 1 in 5 people in the world still lacks access to modern electricity.
  27. From July to November, the Caño Cristales River in Colombia gets 5 different colors: yellow, green, blue, black and red.
  28. The average employee in Italy works just 20 hours per week, one of the lowest amount in Europe.
  29. Sweden has tax breaks on repairs to clothes, bicycles, fridges and washing machines.
  30. Despite being a 177 m (581 ft) tall structure in the middle of central London, the location of the Post Office Tower was a national secret for years.
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