1. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum offers audio tours in Klingon, a fictional language from Star Trek.
  2. Google delisted 1.75 billion websites because of copyright takedown requests.
  3. Unlike other religions, the Dalai Lama urges spiritual seekers not to convert to Tibetan Buddhism, but to remain with their own religions.
  4. If the Ancient Persians decided something while drunk, they had a rule to reconsider it when sober. If they made a decision sober, they would reconsider it while drunk.
  5. Pablo Escobar's son says he offered himself as a consultant to Netflix in order to present facts as they actually happened on "Narcos", but the director declined his offer.
  6. In 2013, after more than 20 years of soda being America's number one beverage, water has taken over as Americans' favorite drink.
  7. When flights got diverted or grounded during 9/11, Canada housed, fed, and sheltered over 33,000 passengers.
  8. George Washington inoculated his troops against smallpox, reducing a 17% death rate from the disease down to 1%.
  9. During WW2, a Japanese officer killed himself rather than order his 2000 Taiwanese subordinates to conduct a kamikaze attack.
  10. As Vice President, Richard Nixon once carried Louis Armstrong's bags containing three pounds of Marijuana through United States Customs without ever knowing it.
  11. Disney has credited their coffee guy in 8 of their films, including Zootopia and Frozen.
  12. In 1942, four Auschwitz inmates successfully escaped by stealing SS officer uniforms and driving a stolen Nazi car through the camp's front gate.
  13. 15% of the air you breathe in a metro station is human skin, a study found.
  14. There are currently 23 nations that maintain no army, including Andorra, Costa Rica and Liechtenstein.
  15. In 1939, Adolf Hitler's nephew wrote an article called "Why I Hate My Uncle."
  16. In China, some families pay for "ghost marriages," employing a matchmaker to help find a suitable spouse for their deceased loved ones.
  17. The BBC can't run ads. It is financed instead by a TV licence fee paid by households.
  18. A single company, Luxottica, controls 80% of all glasses and sunglasses brands in the world, including Rayban, Oakley, Prada, Chanel and Versace.
  19. Air-conditioning in casinos is oxygen enriched to help players stay alert and gamble longer.
  20. Lady Gaga has won 12 separate Guinness World Records including, "Most Product Placement in a Video."
  21. Jackie Chan was scheduled to be on top of the WTC on the morning of 9/11 for a movie, but the screenwriter failed to deliver the script on time.
  22. The world's lightest metal was created by Boeing. It's called Microlattice and is 99.99% air.
  23. The Library of Congress is the largest in the world, with more than 162 million items on approximately 838 miles of bookshelves.
  24. Google's Artificial-Intelligence Bot says the purpose of living is 'to live forever'
  25. "Goodbye" is a contraction of "God be with ye."
  26. Soccer player Ronaldinho came to media attention at 13 years old when his team won 23-0. He'd scored all 23 goals.
  27. NASA astronauts can vote from space.
  28. In 1960, 59% of American adults aged 18-29 were married. Today, only 20% are married.
  29. September 16 is the most common birthday in the U.S.
  30. Blockbuster had the chance to buy Netflix for US$50 million in 2000 but turned it down to go into business with Enron.
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