1. Whales are so big, they can take up to 100 years of creatures consuming them to decompose.
  2. Every year, a half marathon, marathon and a 100K run take place in Antarctica despite an average windchill temperature of -20°C.
  3. The world's most expensive iPhone 5 was worth US$15 million. It was made of 135 grams of 24-carat gold and the chassis was inlaid with 600 white diamonds.
  4. In 2015, the e-learning market was worth US$166.5 billion.
  5. Theodore Roosevelt was the first U.S. President to fly on an airplane. He described it as "the bulliest experience" he ever had.
  6. Ellen DeGeneres' famous Oscar selfie was retweeted 3.3 million times.
  7. A Dutch auction is the opposite of a traditional auction: the auctioneer begins with a high asking price, which is lowered until the first person decides to buy it.
  8. In 2002, Microsoft had to rename the "Critical Update Notification Tool" in order to avoid the unfortunate acronym, "CUNT".
  9. Nobel prize winners in science are 22 times likelier than their peers to have performed as dancers, actors, or magicians.
  10. Steve Jobs was infamous for parking his Mercedes in handicap parking spots.
  11. A 2013 study found that men who prefer large breasts are less financially secure.
  12. Osama Bin Laden was scammed out of US$1.5 million while trying to buy weapons-grade uranium.
  13. 1 in 12,000 hedgehogs is born albino due to a mutation in its genes.
  14. An Egyptian pilot deliberately crashed his plane in 1999 as an act of revenge, killing 217 people on board.
  15. Spain changed many of its street names from those of male fascists to those of influential women.
  16. Denver voters passed in 2016 a proposition allowing people to consume marijuana in public spaces that get the OK from neighbors.
  17. In February 2006, the phrase "to understand and protect the home planet" was quietly removed from NASA's official mission statement.
  18. Eating pasta that has been cooked, cooled, and then reheated is significantly healthier than eating it freshly cooked because it turns into “resistant starch,” reducing blood glucose levels by half.
  19. Stephen Hawking doesn't believe we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping "beyond our fragile planet."
  20. Domino's Pizza co-founder traded his shares for a Volkswagen.
  21. Hot dogs were of the first food eaten on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. ate hot dogs on their 1969 journey.
  22. Many cinemas in Denmark show Danish subtitles on Danish films, because of difficulties understanding different dialects.
  23. Some tarantulas will keep frogs as "pets" to protect their eggs from insects.
  24. Tommy Tucker was a squirrel who became a celebrity in the U.S., touring the country wearing women's fashions while performing tricks and selling war bonds during WW2.
  25. An estimated 1.2 million dogs are euthanized in shelters every year.
  26. In the 1830s, Ohio and Michigan almost went to war over an eight-mile-wide strip of land.
  27. A fake U.S. Embassy operated in Ghana for about a decade, issuing false visas and other documents until it was discovered in 2016.
  28. Louis Chevrolet, the founder of Chevrolet, died bankrupt and poor working as a mechanic for the company he started.
  29. The term "sniper" comes from how hard it is to shoot the snipe bird.
  30. Wyoming granted women's suffrage 50 years before the 19th amendment, and refused to join the Union without maintaining their women's right to vote.
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