1. Slow music in stores makes people take their time and spend more money.
  2. The first known straws were made by the Sumerians in 3000 B.C. and were used for drinking beer.
  3. Over $43 billion worth of unopened, edible food is thrown away in the U.S. every year.
  4. Nelson Mandela's father was a polygamist, having four wives, four sons and nine daughters. Nelson's mother was the third wife.
  5. The world's largest cheesecake weighed 6,900 lb (3,130 kg).
  6. Steve Jobs believed that his vegan diet would eliminate the need of showering.
  7. Hinduism believes the conditions of one's present life are due to karma, or accumulated good or bad behavior in past lives.
  8. In Italy, the Disney movie "Moana" had to change its title to "Oceania" because of a famous porn star with the same name.
  9. Parrots can die of arrhythmia, heart attack or stroke.
  10. More Colombians die every year from American tobacco than Americans die from Colombian cocaine.
  11. Norway owns an uninhabited frozen island located halfway between Africa and Antarctica.
  12. Each Russian consumes 18 litres (4.8 US gal) of alcohol per year, doubling what experts consider dangerous.
  13. 21% of Americans believe in witches.
  14. A naked mole rat's four front teeth are located outside its mouth, and their lips are sealed just behind the teeth, preventing soil from filling its mouth while he is digging.
  15. Spotted hyenas sometimes scavenge, but, contrary to popular belief, they kill 95% of their food.
  16. Krusty the Clown was originally created to be Homer's secret identity.
  17. Exercise, like walking, can reduce breast cancer risk by 25%.
  18. 3 of the world's largest 20 firms by revenue (Apple, Chevron, and McKesson) are headquartered in California.
  19. 100 acres of Pizza are served in the U.S. every day.
  20. Washoe, the chimpanzee, was the first non-human to learn American Sign Language. She also passed on her knowledge to other chimpanzees.
  21. Tennis was first played
    with bare hands.
  22. 1 Can of Soda a day increases your chances of getting type 2 diabetes by 22%.
  23. Scientists have noticed that humpback whales around the world have been rescuing animals being hunted by orcas.
  24. Table beer (1.5% alcohol) was served in Belgian schools until the 1980s.
  25. It takes longer to say "www" than it does to say "World Wide Web" because of all the syllables.
  26. In the U.S., Google searches for "why is my poop green" peak between 5 and 6 AM , while "how to roll a joint" peaks between 1 and 2 AM.
  27. A single brown bat can catch around 1,200 mosquito-size insects in one hour.
  28. In the Bible, God sent two bears to murder 42 children because they had mocked a man for being bald.
  29. In 2014, a student in Taiwan went blind after keeping her contact lenses in for 6 months. A microscopic bug ate her eyeballs.
  30. God is never mentioned in the Bible's Book of Esther.
  31. Greater Bangkok, a sprawling metropolis with more than 10 million people, has just 1,300 homeless people, a 2016 survey found.
  32. There are 93 million Wangs in China, is the most popular name in the country.
  33. In 2014, about 89% of Google's US$66 billion in revenue came from advertising.
  34. For the Rio Olympics, 70,000 families were displaced.
  35. The man who inspired the 2004 Tom Hanks movie "The Terminal" spent 18 years living at the departure lounge of Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  36. The pheromone in mice responsible for attracting female mice was called “Darcin” after Mr. Darcy from “Pride and Prejudice”.
  37. In Judaism
    there are
    4 different
    New Year days.
  38. Pink Floyd, the iconic rock band, was originally called Screaming Abdabs.
  39. If you have US$10 in your pocket and no debts, you are wealthier than 25% of Americans.
  40. The Dancing Plague of 1518 was a case of dancing mania that occurred in Strasbourg, where people danced without rest for a month.
  41. Italian is attractive to the ear because it benefits from a very high number of words that end in vowels, and few words with many consonants in a row, creating an open sound that makes it perfect for singing.
  42. A US$300,000 diamond was lost in an F1 crash in 2004. The diamond was attached to the car to promote Ocean's 12 movie and was never recovered after the crash
  43. Christian Atheists believe in the teachings of Christ but not that they were divinely inspired. They see Jesus as a humanitarian and philosopher rather than the "son of God."
  44. Bill Gates' Foundation spends more on global health each year than the World Health Organization of the United Nations.
  45. Cocaine can be purchased for about US$5 per gram in Colombia while in the U.S. it sells for at least US$100.
  46. A third of all divorce filings of 2011 in the U.S. contained the word "Facebook."
  47. Thomas Edison invented the tattoo pen.
  48. A McDonald's website for its workers tells them to avoid fast food.
  49. The last individual of a species is called an "Endling." When it dies, the species is extinct.
  50. Martin Luther King Jr. added the "I have a dream" line during his speech, it was improvised.
  51. A safe surgery checklist, including questions such as "Do we have the right patient?" and “What operation are we performing?”, has been proven to reduce deaths by more than 40%.
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