1. Only three known mammals experience menopause: orcas, short-finned pilot whales and humans.
  2. Yeast are more closely related to humans than to bacteria.
  3. An unclaimed land between Serbia and Croatia is home to one man's libertarian dream, Liberland, a country with no compulsory taxes, no gun control and Bitcoins as currency.
  4. When Christopher Columbus needed a place to store his loot, he went to the Banco di San Giorgio in Genoa, Italy, the world's first public modern bank.
  5. Spiders can tune the strings in their webs to transmit specific messages.
  6. The greenest, safest and most productive buildings in the U.S. are airports, followed by government offices and hospitals.
  7. In Japan, there's a museum of rocks that look like faces.
  8. Phoenix, Arizona, used to be named Pumpkinville.
  9. No sitting U.S. president has visited Antarctica.
  10. Fewer than 26% of eligible American voters cast their ballots for Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
  11. Bill Gates' net worth is 4.5 times as large as North Korea's estimated GDP.
  12. 93% of dog owners in the U.S. say their dog has made them a better person in at least one way, a study found.
  13. Elvis Presley once lived next to an Orthodox rabbi and his wife. On the Saturday sabbath, he ran errands and turned electronics on and off for them.
  14. In 2012, a Hong Kong business tycoon offered a US$65 million reward for any man who can woo and marry his lesbian daughter.
  15. 80% of people are dissatisfied with their jobs.
  16. Couples in which one partner spends 10+ hours more than usual at work divorce at twice the average rate.
  17. More than 13 million working days are lost every year because of stress-related illnesses.
  18. Cats are such picky eaters because they are naturally driven to eat foods with a preferred ratio of protein to fat: 1 to 0.4.
  19. Firefighters in Dubai use jetpacks to tackle blazes in high-rise buildings.
  20. If the U.S. freed all its prisoners except murderers and rapists, it would still have more people in prison per head than Germany.
  21. The longest-running experiment is the pitch drop experiment. A funnel holding a sample of tar pitch sealed in a glass jar shows how some substances that appear solid are actually liquid. It takes 10 years for a single drop to form.
  22. The cost of sequencing a human genome went from US$100 million in 2007 to about US$3,000 in 2012.
  23. As soon as they find a rock to anchor themselves to, young sea squirts eat their own brains.
  24. In 2012, about 42 million Americans had never been married, twice as many as in 1960.
  25. People in Britain who wake in the middle of the night are most likely to do it at 3:44 a.m.
  26. There is a reservoir of water 3 times
    the volume of all the oceans deep beneath the Earth's surface.
  27. Ancient Greeks investigated animal structure and described the difference between arteries and veins around 500 BCE.
  28. A cabin fire on Apollo 1 killed three astronauts during a launch-pad test in 1967.
  29. An analysis of nearly two-thirds of the world's languages shows that humans tend to use the same sounds for common objects and ideas.
  30. An iPhone has about 75 elements in it — two-thirds of the periodic table.
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