1. There are about 120,000 Jews of Ethiopian descent in Israel. Ethiopian Judaism is nearly identical to that practiced 2,000 years ago during the Second Temple Period.
  2. The idea that "Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day" came from a company trying to sell more cereal during its 1944 marketing campaign.
  3. Watermelon Steaks are suggested by many cookbooks as a meat substitute for vegetarians.
  4. Alaska is geographically big enough to fit 19 U.S. states within its borders.
  5. A white American became a Japanese citizen, and successfully sued a business that refused entry to non-Japanese for racial discrimination in 2001, winning US$25,000 in damages.
  6. The town of "Sexmoan", in the Philippines, changed its name in 1991 to "Sasmuan" because its sexual connotation.
  7. In 2015, life expectancy in the U.S. decreased for the first time since 1993.
  8. Cincinnati is named after Cincinnatus, a ruler of the Roman Empire who saved Rome from crisis and then retired to his farm rather than rule.
  9. From July to September 2001, heavy downpours of red-coloured rain fell sporadically on the state of Kerala, India.
  10. In Morocco, goats poop out undigestible seeds which are collected, processed and turned into very expensive cosmetics and food.
  11. Parrots can die of arrhythmia, heart attack or stroke.
  12. Typhus killed 90% of Napoleon's soldiers on Russia. Fleas and lice were sufficient to spread the disease and kill more than 500,000 men.
  13. Jesus' name translated from Hebrew to English would be 'Joshua'. We get the name 'Jesus' by translating the Hebrew name to Greek to Latin to English.
  14. In 2003, two men stole an empty Boeing 727 from the Luanda International Airport and flew it into the sunset. They have never been found.
  15. A Swedish woman "married" the Berlin Wall in front of a few guests in 1979. She was devastated when most of it was torn down in 1989.
  16. A 30-year-old woman from India, who claimed to have fallen in love with a snake, got married to the reptile in 2006.
  17. A company called LifeGem creates diamonds from the ashes of your loved one.
  18. Underwater hockey was invented in the 1950s in Britain and is played with snorkelling gear, a stick, and a puck weighing over one kilogram.
  19. With 190 billionaires and more than two million millionaires, China tags just behind the U.S. in number of high-net-worth individuals.
  20. Whales are so big, they can take up to 100 years of creatures consuming them to decompose.
  21. Every year, a half marathon, marathon and a 100K run take place in Antarctica despite an average windchill temperature of -20°C.
  22. 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.
  23. In 2015, the e-learning market was worth US$166.5 billion.
  24. Theodore Roosevelt was the first U.S. President to fly on an airplane. He described it as "the bulliest experience" he ever had.
  25. Ellen DeGeneres' famous Oscar selfie was retweeted 3.3 million times.
  26. 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.
  27. In 2002, Microsoft had to rename the "Critical Update Notification Tool" in order to avoid the unfortunate acronym, "CUNT".
  28. Nobel prize winners in science are 22 times likelier than their peers to have performed as dancers, actors, or magicians.
  29. Steve Jobs was infamous for parking his Mercedes in handicap parking spots.
  30. A 2013 study found that men who prefer large breasts are less financially secure.
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