1. Michael Jackson's funeral was the second most-watched ever (31 million people), after Princess Diana's (33.25 million).
  2. Naked mole-rats have a high resistance to cancer tumours because they produce an extremely high-molecular-mass hyaluronan and have ribosomes that produce extremely error-free proteins.
  3. Humans have no more genes than worms.
  4. The Apollo 15 astronauts left a 3 inch "fallen astronaut" statuette on the surface of the moon in 1971 to commemorate all the men and women who died in pursuit of space travel.
  5. The Nazis made it illegal on pain of death for apes to give the Heil Hitler salute.
  6. A pumping human heart can squirt blood 30ft.
  7. Victorians believed tomatos would cause illness unless boiled to the point of collapse.
  8. Some 7 million people lined the tracks or filed past Lincoln's open casket.
  9. Al Capone's business card said he was a furniture salesman.
  10. Warren Buffett started buying stocks when he was 11 years old.
  11. An Octopus with 96 tentacles was caught in Japan in 2008.
  12. The Seinfeld theme song was re-recorded every episode to work perfectly with the opening monologue.
  13. The Ancient Egyptians were the first to make a sweet treat from the marshmallow plant, when they combined its sap with nuts and honey.
  14. In Texas, more than 16,000 people were incarcerated in 2015 for possessing less than one gram of drugs.
  15. Bob Dylan has been on a tour since 1988. Aptly named the "Never Ending Tour" has had over 2,700 shows around the world, almost 100 per year for 28 years straight.
  16. Doctors make a correct diagnosis more than twice as often as 23 commonly used symptom-checker apps, a 2016 study found.
  17. The word "rooster" was favored in the U.S. as a puritan alternative to "cock" after it had acquired the secondary sense "penis."
  18. American cows produce 4 times as much milk as they did in 1944.
  19. "Rhinorrhea" is the medical condition otherwise known as a "runny nose."
  20. The highest ranking archangel in Judaism is called Metatron.
  21. Mr. Burns speaks the most words among supporting cast members of The Simpsons.
  22. Research has shown that all sorts of animals, from insects to monkeys, have a sense of personal space.
  23. "DOH" is the abbreviation for Doha International Airport in Qatar.
  24. 1 in 4 women between 16 and 24 have harmed themselves, a survey in England suggests.
  25. "Kodokushi", meaning "lonely death", is a common Japanese phenomenon of people dying alone and remaining undiscovered for a long period of time.
  26. A species of hermaphroditic worm has a strange way to deal with loneliness: It injects sperm into its head to reproduce.
  27. In 2008, UK police granted a weapons licence to a 7-year-old child.
  28. Hitler killed his dog with a cyanide capsule. He also shot the five puppies and buried them with their mother.
  29. Octopus skin can change color 177 times an hour.
  30. Cornflakes have more genes than people do.
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