1. Jackie Kennedy won an Emmy Award for her televised tour of The White House in 1962.
  2. 50 beavers were introduced into Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, in the 1940s to help start a fur trade. There are now over 100,000, and they have devastated over 16 million hectares.
  3. The director of the FBI encouraged everyone to cover their webcams in 2016.
  4. In 2012, Catarina Migliorini, a 20 year old Brazilian girl, auctioned off her virginity online for US$780,000.
  5. Only 30 to 50 of the original Apple 1 computers still exist, with originals selling for over US$50,000.
  6. Most drivers think they are a better-than-average driver.
  7. The company which maintains Big Ben has staff on 24-hour call should something go wrong.
  8. U.S. taxpayer money was used by the military to pay NFL teams to honor them.
  9. Alfred Nobel, of the Nobel Prize, lost his brother to an accident at his lab. They were working with liquid nitrogen and attempting to create a more stable explosive. Nobel was able to complete his research after the accident and invented dynamite.
  10. One of the most expensive pizzas ever made cost £4200. The “Pizza Royale 007” featured caviar, lobster, and 24-carat gold dust.
  11. The town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, has been burning since 1962.
  12. Before José Mujica became president of Uruguay, he spent 13 years in prison. He was the leader of a Marxist guerrilla group.
  13. 1 in 6 of the world's population bribe a police officer every year.
  14. As a kid, actor Steve Buscemi was hit by a bus and by a car— in separate incidents.
  15. A Vietnam War Sniper crawled for 3 days across 2000m of open field, killed a general with one shot, then crawled back.
  16. You can cook an egg on a sidewalk at 158°F (70°C).
  17. 'Ukulele' translates as 'jumping flea', likely after the movement of the player's fingers.
  18. To find inspiration for his work, Czech writer Franz Kafka tapped into his insomnia and the vivid hallucinations it brought him.
  19. The average active vocabulary of an adult English speaker is of around 20,000 words.
  20. Violent dreams may be an early sign of brain disorders down the line, including Parkinson's disease and dementia.
  21. A honeybee's true surface area is the size of a piece of toast.
  22. Out of their natural habitat more than 60% of male pandas exhibit no sexual desire at all.
  23. A dolphin's stomach is compartmentalized for rapid digestion.
  24. In the X-Men movies, the sound of Wolverine's claws shooting out was made by tearing a turkey apart and also cracking nuts to give a sense of metal protruding through flesh.
  25. London's after-hours economy generates £26.3bn ($32.3bn) every year.
  26. A man took five years to write a 1,905 page suicide note before killing himself in 2010.
  27. Breastfeeding actually changes the way a mother's brain works, making her more attuned to the child's crying.
  28. Donald Trump will become the only leader of a major industrialized country to deny the existence of human-caused global warming.
  29. According to research, people who oppose gay marriage are less likely to value information that comes from experts.
  30. The African penguin is also known as the jackass penguin, due to its donkey-like braying sounds.
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