1. A 2014 study found that when commuters on trains and buses talked to strangers, their conversations made them happier.
  2. Artist Frida Kahlo pulled up to her first solo exhibition in an ambulance. She went against doctor's orders and cut her hospital stay short.
  3. 5,000 years ago, watermelons were pale-green, and bitter. As watermelons were bred to become sweeter, their flesh slowly changed to red.
  4. From 1907 to 1922, women who were U.S. citizens lost their citizenship if they married foreigners.
  5. George Orwell's French teacher was Aldous Huxley.
  6. Mozart once proposed to Marie Antoinette.
  7. A study showed that only 2.6% of Ants in a colony are always active. Over 25% are observed to never be working, and 71.9% are inactive half of the time.
  8. At least 22 million gallons of water is trapped in plastic bottles and thrown into landfills every year in the U.S. alone.
  9. A third of humanity, including 60% of Europeans and 80% of North Americans, live in such light polluted areas that the Milky Way is not visible at night.
  10. Steven Spielberg waited 10 years after being given the story Schindler's List to make the film, as he didn't feel mature enough at the time.
  11. Domino's sold as many pizzas during OJ Simpson's car chase as it did on Superbowl Sunday.
  12. Family Guy once used footage from 9-year-old YouTube video in one of its episodes without permission from the owner. The owner's original clip was then removed from Youtube for copyright infringement.
  13. The CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, was the first female employee at Google, in 1999.
  14. With an average cost of over US$80,000 per wedding, Manhattan is the most expensive place to get married in the U.S.
  15. Hitler married Eva Braun less than 40 hours before they died.
  16. There are 93 million Wangs in China, is the most popular name in the country.
  17. Caodaism is a Vietnamese religion that worships Joan of Arc, Shakespeare, and Muhammad.
  18. Women who use a hormonal form of birth control are more likely to be diagnosed with depression compared to those who don't.
  19. More Oscar winners thank Harvey Weinstein than God and less than half thank the Academy, study shows.
  20. The Swiss own more guns per head than the Iraqis.
  21. Each year up to 50 million people are injured in traffic accidents, globally.
  22. Bart accounted for a significantly larger share of the show's dialogue in season 1 than in any future season of The Simpsons.
  23. Australia's first police force was composed of the best-behaved convicts.
  24. Rene Descartes had a fetish for cross-eyed women.
  25. The biggest dam built by beavers is twice as long as the Hoover Dam.
  26. The London Underground was originally intended to terminate in Paris.
  27. In order to be light enough to fly, birds have only one ovary.
  28. The giant palm salamander can stick its tongue out 50 times faster than you can blink.
  29. Norway's coastline is long enough to circle the planet two and a half times.
  30. "Pee Cola" is a popular soft drink in Ghana.
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