1. The First World War officially ended on October 3, 2010.
  2. 60,000
    plastic bags are being used in the U.S. every 5 seconds.
  3. In 2014, Scientists created the world's darkest material: Vantablack. It absorbs all but 0.035% of visual light.
  4. Some baby turtles talk to each other while they are still in their eggs so that they all hatch together.
  5. A man called Harold Hackett has put over 4800 messages in bottles into the ocean and has gotten 3000 responses back.
  6. Greece is the number one consumer
    of vegetables per capita in the world.
  7. The female firefly has short wings and often can't fly.
  8. There are two main denominations in Islam:
    Sunni (75 – 90%) and Shia (10 – 20%).
  9. 3.4 million copies of the animated Disney movie, The Rescuers, was recalled in 1999 because it contained two frames where there was a naked woman in the background.
  10. The mortality rate of a Black Mamba snake bite is almost 100%.
  11. Italy has the eighth-largest economy in the world.
  12. Swearing gives you a sense of calm, control, and well-being.
  13. In 80% of rapes the victim knows the attacker, and he often exploits the trust of a relationship or rapport.
  14. A rare Apple-1 computer built in Steve Jobs' garage in the summer of 1976 was sold at an auction in 2014 for US$905,000.
  15. Uranus' axis of rotation is tilted sideways, so its north and south poles lie where most other planets have their equators.
  16. From 1907 to 1922, women who were U.S. citizens lost their citizenship if they married foreigners.
  17. The Longest sniper kill ever recorded was shot from 2,475 meters (1.54 miles) away. The bullet took over 6 seconds to reach its target.
  18. McDonald's is not the world's largest restaurant chain. Subway is.
  19. The U.S. / Canada Border is the longest international border in the world and it lacks military defense.
  20. Al-Qaeda initially considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11 but decided against it, fearing things could "get out of control."
  21. An 18-year-old William Shakespeare married an older woman who was three months pregnant at the time.
  22. In Italy, the Disney movie "Moana" had to change its title to "Oceania" because of a famous porn star with the same name.
  23. Phobophobia
    is the fear of having a phobia.
  24. Around 5,000 people attempted to escape over the Berlin Wall, with an estimated death toll ranging from 136 to more than 200.
  25. The grave of Karl Marx, advocate of abolishing private property, has an entry fee.
  26. King Harald of Norway vowed to remain unmarried for life unless he could marry his true love, the daughter of a cloth merchant. She became the Queen of Norway.
  27. The jewelry store Tiffany and Co. was founded before Italy was a country.
  28. A species of hermaphroditic worm has a strange way to deal with loneliness: It injects sperm into its head to reproduce.
  29. Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the first President from that State.
  30. Iceland's population is smaller than that of Anaheim, California.
  31. Pandas can poop
    up to
    40 times
    a day.
  32. Fat Man
    was the codename for the atomic bomb that was detonated over Nagasaki.
  33. If you could live long enough, it is inevitable that at least one of your cells would eventually develop cancer.
  34. The first man-made object in space was the German V2 rocket.
  35. Aurophobia is the fear of gold.
  36. Mathematician Paul Erdos could calculate in his head, given a person's age, how many seconds they had lived, when he was just 4 years old.
  37. Eating probiotic yoghurt could boost male fertility, a study found.
  38. 123 - 45 - 67 + 89 = 100.
    123 + 4 - 5 + 67 - 89 = 100.
    123 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 + 8 - 9 = 100.
    1 + 23 - 4 + 5 + 6 + 78 - 9 = 100.
  39. The summer in Uranus is
    42 years long.
  40. In North Korea, people don't celebrate birthdays on July 8 and December 17, since those are the dates that Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il died.
  41. Divers who recover golf balls from lakes make up to $150,000 per year.
  42. To lift an 110 pound (50 KG) person, you'll need 3571 helium balloons.
  43. The first recorded use of Marijuana was in China, over 4700 years ago.
  44. There is a town in France called Condom.
  45. 5 to 6 billion years from now, as the Sun becomes a red giant, Saturn's moon Titan will become warm enough for life to possibly evolve in manner similar to Earth.
  46. Until 1990, the banknote factory at Debden, England, was heated by burning old banknotes.
  47. 1 in 50 priests are pedophiles, according to Pope Francis.
  48. Fanta originated in Germany as a result of difficulties importing Coca-Cola syrup into Nazi Germany during WW2.
  49. Today's average American woman weighs as much as the average 1960s man.
  50. A Pizzadog is a Pizza with sliced hot dogs as primary topping.
  51. Army ants build living bridges by linking their bodies to span gaps and create shortcuts across rainforests.
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