1. As a kid, actor Steve Buscemi was hit by a bus and by a car— in separate incidents.
  2. A Vietnam War Sniper crawled for 3 days across 2000m of open field, killed a general with one shot, then crawled back.
  3. You can cook an egg on a sidewalk at 158°F (70°C).
  4. 'Ukulele' translates as 'jumping flea', likely after the movement of the player's fingers.
  5. To find inspiration for his work, Czech writer Franz Kafka tapped into his insomnia and the vivid hallucinations it brought him.
  6. The average active vocabulary of an adult English speaker is of around 20,000 words.
  7. Violent dreams may be an early sign of brain disorders down the line, including Parkinson's disease and dementia.
  8. A honeybee's true surface area is the size of a piece of toast.
  9. Out of their natural habitat more than 60% of male pandas exhibit no sexual desire at all.
  10. A dolphin's stomach is compartmentalized for rapid digestion.
  11. 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.
  12. London's after-hours economy generates £26.3bn ($32.3bn) every year.
  13. A man took five years to write a 1,905 page suicide note before killing himself in 2010.
  14. Breastfeeding actually changes the way a mother's brain works, making her more attuned to the child's crying.
  15. Donald Trump will become the only leader of a major industrialized country to deny the existence of human-caused global warming.
  16. According to research, people who oppose gay marriage are less likely to value information that comes from experts.
  17. The African penguin is also known as the jackass penguin, due to its donkey-like braying sounds.
  18. The most comprehensive pure linguistic Chinese-language dictionary, records more than 23,000 head Chinese characters and gives over 370,000 definitions.
  19. Before the current era of commercial skyscrapers, there was an era where the tallest buildings were Christian churches and cathedrals (c. 1250–1901).
  20. In the Psycho movie, Alfred Hitchcock achieved the sound of stabbings in the iconic shower scene by stabbing through countless melons to find the perfect one for the scene.
  21. A woman's hippocampus —central to memories, mood, and emotions—grows in sync with estrogen levels as she goes through her menstrual cycle.
  22. In 1993, a company attempted to launch a giant billboard into low earth orbit. From earth, the billboard would look almost as big as a full moon. After the project was canceled, a bill was introduced that banned any further space advertising.
  23. Hearing is the fastest human sense. A person can recognize a sound in as little as 0.05 seconds.
  24. In 1999, Coca Cola invented a vending machine that could adjust its prices based on the temperature, allowing it to hike up the price of a Coke on a hot summer day.
  25. Eating an early dinner, or just skipping it altogether, may increase the amount of fat a person burns at night, a study found.
  26. On November 9th, 2016, the most searched "How Did..." question on Google was "How did Trump win?"
  27. There are 189 things named after George Washington: 1 state, 7 mountains, 8 streams, 10 lakes, 33 counties, 9 colleges, and 121 towns and villages.
  28. The city of Oatman, Arizona, hosts a Solar Egg Frying Contest every 4th of July.
  29. Armadillo is a Spanish word meaning “little armored one.”
  30. When spun on a table, a U.S. ‘Lincoln Memorial' one-cent coin will land on tails 80% of the time.
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