1. There are 24 different dialects of English in the US.
  2. Human brains are 10% smaller than they were 20,000 years ago.
  3. Calvin Klein's "Obsession for Men" is spread in camera traps because it attracts wild cats and other animals.
  4. The boiling point of water
    at the top of Mt. Everest is 71 °C (160 °F).
  5. Ronald Reagan,
    idolized by Republicans,
    was actually a Democrat
    until he was 52 years old.
  6. Businessman Jim Estill paid US$1.5 million to bring 58 Syrian refugee families to Canada find them homes, and give them jobs.
  7. At 93 years old, George H. W. Bush became the longest living President in U.S. history.
  8. General Electric is the only company remaining from the original Dow Jones index of 1896.
  9. At least two-thirds of wisdom teeth extractions are unnecessary.
  10. By cutting down on alcohol, keeping a healthy bodyweight, and exercising, you can reduce the risk of cancer by 30%.
  11. In 1960, 59% of American adults aged 18-29 were married. Today, only 20% are married.
  12. When President Harry S. Truman visited Disneyland in 1957, he refused to come aboard the popular Dumbo attraction. Truman, a Democrat, didn't want to be seen riding in the symbol of the Republican Party.
  13. In Washington D.C., the average person spends around 67 hours stuck in traffic each year.
  14. Rihanna was an army cadet in a sub-military programme, before her musical career.
  15. The grasshopper mouse eats scorpions, centipedes, snakes and even other mice.
  16. Dubai holds over 60 Guinness World Records, including the world's tallest building and even the world's longest bar.
  17. Six pieces of 2x4 LEGO bricks can be combined in 915,103,765 ways.
  18. Porsche's first car, in 1898, was electric.
  19. In 2004, Samsung passed on the opportunity of investing in Android because they "didn't see potential" in it.
  20. Cats share 95.6% of their DNA with tigers.
  21. There's a book called "Everything men know about a women" that is just 120 blank pages.
  22. It's illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on in North Dakota.
  23. A bank robbery has to take place during office hours, otherwise it is recorded as a burglary.
  24. Armadillo is a Spanish word meaning “little armored one.”
  25. Takeout coffee cups are not recyclable and billions are wasted every year.
  26. Bill Gates continued to fly coach until 1997, when his net worth was already US$36 billion.
  27. Coca-Cola is the second most widely understood term in the world after "Ok".
  28. If it were a country, California would be the 8th economy in the world and the 35th most populous.
  29. There are albino bottlenose dolphins.
  30. The domain GoogleSucks.com is owned by Google.
  31. The world pours more steel in an hour than
    it has poured gold since the beginning of recorded history.
  32. Illegal immigration from Mexico to the U.S. has decreased by 80% since 2000.
  33. There's an Android App from South Africa to help calculate how many cows you have to give as dowry for a wife.
  34. The declaration and fight for independence of Argentina that started in 1810 was followed by an extended civil war that lasted until 1880.
  35. Bank robber
    John Dillinger
    professional baseball.
  36. When George Washington was elected president, no one knew what to call him. No other nation had ever elected a president.
  37. 100,000 mobile phones are dropped down the toilet in Britain every year.
  38. Cockroaches can make group decisions. When 50 cockroaches are presented with 3 shelters that can only house 40, they'll split evenly into two groups and leave one shelter empty.
  39. Bears are typically solitary animals, with the exception of courting individuals and mothers with their young.
  40. Betty White is older than sliced bread.
  41. Men's Testicles hang between the legs to keep cool because sperm dies at body temperature.
  42. Ancient Greek democracy, the world's first, lasted for only 185 years.
  43. The National High Five Day is celebrated each year on the third Thursday of April.
  44. The Simpson's co-creator Sam Simon died of terminal cancer and left most of his fortune to animal charities and feeding the hungry.
  45. Up to a third
    of women
    are affected by
    urinary incontinence.
  46. The sun's surface is blisteringly hot at 10,340℉. while its atmosphere is another 300 times hotter.
  47. The West African Ebola outbreak is linked to people eating bats.
  48. Starfish can re-grow their arms. In fact, a single arm can regenerate a whole body.
  49. In the 1960s, the FBI spent 2.5 years analyzing the song "Louie Louie" to to determine if it had obscene lyrics.
  50. The Earth is smoother than a billiard ball, if both were the same size.
  51. George Washington never wore a wig: his hair was naturally long and lustrous, although he did use powder to make it white.
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