1. Most diamonds on the Earth's surface are between 1 and 3 billion years old.
  2. The word ambisinistrous is the opposite of ambidextrous; it means ‘no good with either hand'.
  3. An estimated 150,000 people die in the UK every year because too few people can give first aid.
  4. From 1974 to 1976, Shirley Temple was U.S. Ambassador to Ghana.
  5. China is the world's largest consumer of red wine.
  6. At the beginning of WW2, the U.S. army was smaller than the army of Portugal.
  7. In 2015, Apple Inc. was worth more than Switzerland, Sweden or Nigeria.
  8. When Michelangelo was first offered the job of painting the Sistine Chapel he refused, considering himself a sculptor rather than an artist.
  9. Klingon was the chosen language for the Welsh government in its response to queries about UFO sightings at Cardiff Airport.
  10. You can burn 20% more fat by exercising in the morning on an empty stomach.
  11. Road traffic accidents kill more people around the world than malaria.
  12. In 2015, a Canadian man was arrested after tying more than 100 balloons to a garden chair and flying over the city of Calgary.
  13. There are about 50 million guns in Yemen, a country of 26 million people.
  14. Scientists dip tampons in rivers to test for pollution.
  15. Children who grow up learning to speak two languages are better at switching between tasks, according to a study.
  16. In 2013, Bill Gates admitted that the Ctrl+Alt+Delete command was a mistake, and should have been a single button.
  17. Only half of American Christians can name the four Gospels.
  18. People who read books live an average of almost 2 years longer than those who do not read at all, a Yale research found.
  19. Working past age 65 is linked to longer life, a study found.
  20. The first heart transplant using a "dead heart" was performed by surgeons in Australia, in October 2014.
  21. The loudest howler monkeys have the tiniest testicles, a study found.
  22. In 2016, a Singaporean street food vendor was awarded a Michelin star.
  23. More people have died by taking selfies in 2015 than by shark attacks.
  24. Eating too much meat can accelerate your body's biological age.
  25. Sperm whales are the loudest animals on Earth. Their calls reach up to 230 decibels.
  26. A scientist cracked his knuckles on one hand for over 50 years to prove it did not cause Arthritis.
  27. Once you become President of the United States of America you can no longer drive on public roads.
  28. Yoda's first name was originally going to be Minch.
  29. In 117 ad, Emperor Hadrian declared attempted suicide by soldiers, a form of desertion and made it a capital offence.
  30. In the 17th century Ottoman Empire, drinking coffee was punishable by death.
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