1. The white stain on the surface of the famous painting "The Scream" is candle wax.
  2. In Iceland, you can hand-draw a map on a piece of mail without an address, and it will still make it to its destination.
  3. Tony the Tiger, Kellogg's Frosties mascot, once asked followers to stop sending him anthropomorphic animal porn via Twitter.
  4. A newborn panda weighs less than an iPhone .
  5. Men who drink 6 or more cups of coffee daily decrease their risk of developing prostate cancer by 20%, a study found.
  6. Drug companies spend 24% of revenue on marketing and just 13% on research and development.
  7. Democide, the murder of citizens by their own government, surpassed war as the leading cause of non-natural death in the 20th century.
  8. The dress worn by Marilyn Monroe during filming of The Misfits sold for US$66,000.
  9. In 2010, Utah executed an inmate by using a firing squad.
  10. In 2015, a German man celebrated his birthday for 46 hours, the longest birthday ever, by travelling across time zones.
  11. Some offshore dolphins were found with deep-sea fishes in their stomachs. This evidence suggests that offshore dolphins may dive to more than 500 m (1,600 ft).
  12. Unlike most fish, seahorses are covered in bony plates instead of scales.
  13. It takes about 0.2 seconds for your brain to recognize something touching your hand or foot.
  14. In 2004, a woman tried to use a fake million dollar bill to buy US$1,675 worth of merchandise at Wal-Mart and expected US$998,325 in change.
  15. The surname Beethoven meant “beet garden” in Dutch.
  16. In 2010, a Chicago Theatre company presented a version of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" in Klingon language and a Klingon setting.
  17. There's a book called "Everything men know about a women" that is just 120 blank pages.
  18. Houdini drew on his arsenal of magician's tricks to provide special instructions to American troops during WWI.
  19. In 1945, an airplane crashed into the Empire State Building. When rescuers attempted to rescue an elevator operator, the cable snapped, plunging her 75 stories down. She survived and still holds the record for longest survived elevator fall.
  20. Jack Kerouac typed his novel "On the Road" on a 120-foot roll of paper in 3 weeks.
  21. An artificial intelligence system developed by Google and the University of Oxford can lip read better than humans.
  22. Walruses have the longest total gestation period of any seal: up to 16 months.
  23. Italy has the biggest gender gap when it comes to carving up chores. Italian women clock up 21 hours more per week than men on housework.
  24. In 1949, a flock of starlings perched on the minute hand of Big Ben, slowing it by 4.5 minutes.
  25. In 2014, Hawaii attempted to combat homelessness by providing one way tickets back to the mainland for any homeless person who wanted one.
  26. A Pythagorean cup will automatically empty itself if you fill it too much.
  27. The term "Hippie" is derived from the term "Hipster," which described jazz fans in the 1940's. Hipsters were known for pot smoking and sarcasm.
  28. Extreme weather disasters now affect over 170 million people every year, up from 60 million just three decades ago.
  29. The special forces unit that rescued Captain Phillips was the same unit that killed Osama Bin Laden two years later.
  30. "Stranger Things" was rejected 15 to 20 times by different networks before Netflix picked it up.
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