1. Venezuela had the world's 4th highest GDP per capita in 1950, trailing only the United States, Switzerland, and New Zealand.
  2. In ancient Japan, condoms were made from tortoise shells or animal horns.
  3. Until 1990, the banknote factory at Debden, England, was heated by burning old banknotes.
  4. The human body produces about a litre (0.26 gal) of mucus per day.
  5. Theodore Roosevelt Jr was the only General involved in the initial assault on D-Day, after insisting to his superiors to be one of the first ones off the boats. He survived, then died of a heart attack one month later.
  6. The Empire State Building has
    73 elevators.
  7. Sleeping less than 7 hours each night reduces your life expectancy.
  8. Freddie Mercury wrote "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" in 10 minutes as a tribute to Elvis Presley.
  9. A "leopon" results from the crossing of a male leopard with a lioness. The head is similar to that of a lion while the rest of the body carries similarities to leopards.
  10. The man who designed Saddam Hussein's secret bunker was the grandson of the woman who designed Adolf Hitler's.
  11. The lottery of the Zimbabwe Banking Corporation was won in 2000 by Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe.
  12. Being annoying was against the law in Grand Rapids, Michigan, until 2014.
  13. There's statistical evidence that the number of archaeology students increased after the release of "Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark."
  14. In 1973, the entire Internet consisted of only 42 computers.
  15. Nelson Mandela co-authored a book with Fidel Castro.
  16. Apple earns US$300,000 per minute.
  17. Liechtenstein sent 80 men to the Austro-Prussian War and returned with 81, as they befriended one of the people from the opposition.
  18. 91% of kids in the U.S. are gamers.
  19. The world's biggest family lives together in India: a man with 39 wives and 94 children.
  20. During the siege of Paris in 1870, all the city's animals were eaten, including rats, mice, dogs, cats, donkeys, wolves and even an elephant.
  21. There are more chickens
    than people
    in the world.
  22. India's Chennai airport ceiling
    has fallen down 66 times in the past few years.
  23. Nearly Half Of U.S. College Students Drop Out Before Receiving A Degree
  24. Cold water is heavier
    than hot water.
  25. When Michelangelo was first offered the job of painting the Sistine Chapel he refused, considering himself a sculptor rather than an artist.
  26. The largest prime number ever found is more than 22 million digits long.
  27. Medicinal Marijuana is Considered Kosher in Some Cases by Judaism.
  28. The average male would have to drink 149 cans of Red Bull to die from a caffeine overdose. But it would vomit before drinking that much.
  29. In Hong Kong, about 80% of residents flush their toilets with seawater.
  30. A cat nicknamed "Unsinkable Sam" survived the sinking of three separate ships during WW2.
  31. Novelist Guy de Maupassant denounced the Eiffel Tower as a "useless and monstrous" structure. He liked to eat his meals in the restaurant at the tower's base, as it was the only place where he didn't have to look at it.
  32. In German slang, the @ symbol is called a klammeraffe or “spider monkey.”
  33. "DOH" is the abbreviation for Doha International Airport in Qatar.
  34. Blue eyes tend to be more sensitive to light.
  35. “Derealization” is a dissociative phenomenon that causes the external world to feel dreamlike. 74% of people have experienced it.
  36. The average American spends approximately 90% of the time indoors.
  37. Cartographers used to include fake towns on their maps to catch forgers.
  38. The idea for Google came to his founder as a dream that woke him up in the middle of the night.
  39. Lady Gaga's real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.
  40. U.S. Presidents have the authority to declare war without the consent of Congress if the U.S. is attacked.
  41. Over 40,000 plant species, 2,200 fishes, 1,200 birds, 420 mammals, 420 amphibians, and 370 reptiles have been scientifically classified in the Amazon region.
  42. In 1892, over 200 people left Australia to create "New Australia," a utopian socialist settlement in Paraguay.
  43. Foxes are domesticated like dogs by Russian scientists since 1959.
  44. Too much coffee and stress can produce higher levels of hallucination.
  45. On surveys, happiness follows a generalized U-shape over the course of people's life, with high degrees of happiness in their late teens and early 20s, and from there down until the 50s, then going up again.
  46. Netflix was founded back in 1997.
  47. Ontario, Canada, has more than 250,000 lakes. They contain about 1/5 of the world's fresh water.
  48. A baby is born on its predicted due date just 4% of the time.
  49. Commercial pilots who fly on international flights and the flight controllers who the pilots talk to are required to be able to speak English, the international language of flight.
  50. The U.S. has 19 aircraft carriers, compared to the rest of the world's 12 aircraft carriers combined.
  51. In 1999, Norway granted refuge to a U.S. drug smuggler because the Supreme Court declared that U.S. prisons do not meet "minimum humanitarian standards."
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