1. Beyonce Knowles is an 8th cousin, four times removed, of Gustav Mahler.
  2. Two-thirds of people tilt their head to the right when they kiss.
  3. Ethiopia has a space programme.
  4. Buzz Aldrin's first words on the Moon were "Beautiful view."
  5. Hundreds of people gathered in Australia in 2018 to say “wow”, in the actor Owen Wilson's style.
  6. The average U.S. college student with loans graduates with US$33,000 of debt.
  7. In 1989, Margaret Thatcher pleaded with Mikhail Gorbachev to keep the Berlin Wall up.
  8. James Buchanan, the 15th U.S. President, was morally opposed to slavery, but believed it was protected by the Constitution, so he continuously brought slaves with his own money in order to free them.
  9. Democide, the murder of citizens by their own government, surpassed war as the leading cause of non-natural death in the 20th century.
  10. GPS is owned and controlled by the U.S. Government. It can be 'switched off' at any time.
  11. River snails and a parasite prevented a Chinese invasion of Taiwan in 1949.
  12. Vatican City is one of six countries worldwide that ban abortion completely, even if the mother's life is in danger.
  13. Air pollution in China increases snowfall in California.
  14. A pioneer of the fire insurance industry was named Nicholas If-Christ-had-not-died-for-thee-thou-hadst-been-damned Barebone.
  15. During prohibition, the U.S. Congress had their own bootlegger so senators and congressmen could still drink alcohol.
  16. The Rufous hornero is the national animal of Argentina.
  17. The world's lightest metal was created by Boeing. It's called Microlattice and is 99.99% air.
  18. It would take you 10 years to view all the photos shared on Snapchat in the last hour.
  19. All mammals take about
    21 seconds to pee.
  20. No one knows what Christopher Columbus looked like. No authentic contemporary portraits of him were found. Most just reconstructed his appearance from written descriptions.
  21. In 2017, Australian scientists discovered 50 new species of spider in one 10-day research trip.
  22. Flamingos can sleep while on one leg. The balancing act requires less muscular effort and allows the birds to sway less.
  23. 56% of Germans and 52% of Britons believe that aliens exist, according to a survey.
  24. In 1571, the Spanish doctor Nicolas Monardes identified smoking tobacco as a cure for more than 20 ailments, including cancer.
  25. The most Eastern and Western and Northern state in the U.S. is Alaska.
  26. An Indian man claims he hasn't eaten or drunk for 70 years. After many tests, doctors still don't know how it's possible.
  27. Latinos now outnumber whites
    in California since 2015.
  28. Brazil's economy is the world's 7th-largest by GDP as of 2015.
  29. Justin Timberlake had a company figure out his concerts' carbon footprint and paid to have trees and bushes planted in those cities.
  30. The U.S. spends more money per person on healthcare than any other developed country, yet its life expectancy is below average.
  31. The United Arab Emirates has the biggest gender imbalance in the world, with 219 men for every 100 women.
  32. Starting Jan 1, 2014, traditional 40 and 60 watt incandescent light bulbs will no longer be available in the U.S.
  33. During a visit to Egypt in 2012, Hillary Clinton was pelted with tomatoes and shoes, while the protesters chanted "Monica, Monica".
  34. The most expensive Starbucks drink cost $54.75, it included 60 shots of espresso.
  35. An average milk cow produces 350,000 glasses of milk over her lifetime, worth $175,000.
  36. 90% of rural Australians say their lives are already affected by climate change.
  37. In Korea and Japan, there is a Cat Cafe where you can go to drink coffee and hang out with cats for hours.
  38. The U.S. has more jails than colleges.
  39. In Italy, "pepperoni" refers to bell peppers. There's no Italian salami by that name.
  40. The locations of the world's tallest and oldest trees are kept top secret to avoid tourist crowds damaging them.
  41. There's a "sea organ" built on the coast of Croatia that plays music like an organ when waves crash in and out of it.
  42. There are no Wal-Marts in New York City.
  43. In 1978, president Macías Nguema changed Equatorial Guinea's national motto to "There is no other God than Macías Nguema".
  44. Hilton Hotels' reputation is worth more than its hotels: US$11.2 Billion compared to US$9.1.
  45. Italy is home to the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites with 50.
  46. Reubens created his Pee-wee character with fellow comedian Phil Hartman's help.
  47. The first aircraft carriers were designed to carry hot-air balloons.
  48. A study found that people who enjoy doing laundry are less likely to experience sock loss.
  49. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you might rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
  50. Judaism believes in another Torah (Bible) that Moses passed down orally in an unbroken chain from generation to generation for 1,400 years.
  51. In 1973, Nixon gave Colombia a lunar rock collected during the Apollo 17 landing. The plaque reads "Presented to the People of the Republic of Columbia."
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