1. Researchers have found that optimism is a teachable skill and that you can be the one to teach yourself.
  2. In 2013, a British man died after downing more than US$54,000 worth of pure liquid meth from a bottle he thought contained fruit juice.
  3. Britney Spears is controlled by a court-approved conservatorship since 2008, meaning she has no control over her finances or her personal life.
  4. Twitter has enough money in the bank to run for 412 years with current losses.
  5. Frank Sinatra never formally learned how to read music.
  6. A study found that right-handed individuals have better oral hygiene and the lower incidence of caries because of their better manual dexterity and brush efficiency.
  7. Edgar Mitchell, the sixth person to walk on the moon, claimed that "Aliens have contacted humans several times”.
  8. Papua New Guinea is the world's most expensive place to take a shower, with the cost of a typical 8-minute rinse approaching US$3.50. That's 70% of an average person's daily income.
  9. The Eiffel Tower is not fully illuminated 24/7. Since 2013, it shuts off the lights at 1AM to conserve power.
  10. Tupac Shakur's godmother was convicted of killing a police officer, escaped prison, and fled to Cuba where she has been living since 1979.
  11. The oldest known customer service complaint —which was about inferior copper ingots— was written on a clay tablet in Mesopotamia 4000 years ago.
  12. The man who invented the McDonald's Big Mac burger in 1967, Michael "Jim" Delligatti, died in 2016, aged 98.
  13. Costa Rica became in 2012 the first Latin American country to ban hunting as a sport.
  14. Dinosaurs didn't roar; they may have mumbled with their mouths shut, research suggests.
  15. Group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety, and elevate endorphins.
  16. The Canadian Province of Alberta has been rat-free for over 50 years.
  17. Pelota purépcha, is one of many pre-Hispanic games Mexico hopes to revive, like hockey but played with a flaming ball.
  18. Indonesians are the world's shortest people.
  19. The Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica took Isaac Newton 2 years to write. It was the culmination of more than 20 years of thinking.
  20. As a result of the Holocaust, about 20% of Italian Jews lost their lives.
  21. Denmark charges a tax of 150% on all new car purchases.
  22. From 12 March 1944, Britain barred all travel to Ireland in order to prevent the leaking of the date of the D-Day landings.
  23. Inside the Berlin Wall ended up the ironically-named the Church of Reconciliation. GDR authorities ordered the church to be dynamited in 1985.
  24. About 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70.
  25. Some captive female sharks have been known to reproduce without the aid of a male, essentially cloning themselves.
  26. A refereeing decision in a soccer match between Argentina and Peru in 1964 led to a riot in which 300 fans were killed.
  27. Only 1600 victims were identified of the 2749 present when the Twin Towers collapsed on 9/11.
  28. African elephants can disperse — with their dung — over 2000 seeds of diverse plants per square kilometre, every day.
  29. Tumucumaque National Park, situated in northwestern Brazil inside the Amazon Rainforest, is the world's largest tropical forest park. It's bigger than Belgium.
  30. In 1492, the Catholic monarchs of Spain issued a decree banning all Jews. Sultan Bayezid, a Muslim, then sent the Ottoman navy to rescue them.
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