1. Crucifixion is still an official form of death penalty in Sudan.
  2. Social network Bebo was bought by AOL for US$850 million. 5 years later, the original owners bought it back for US$1 million.
  3. Hawaii's largest-ever earthquake occurred in 1868 and the aftershocks are still being observed.
  4. There's a nude beach under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
  5. About 9 out of 10 adults with lupus are women.
  6. Oysters
    may change their sex
    up to four times
    per year.
  7. Starbucks
    offers
    87,000 different
    drink combinations.
  8. The Vikings buried their dead in boats according to their Norse religion.
  9. A Swiss Company Will Take Your Loved One's Remains and Turn Them into a Diamond.
  10. Automatic knives, such as switchblades, are illegal to own in Michigan, except for one-armed people.
  11. In 132 AD, a Chinese inventor built a seismograph which, at the moment of an earthquake, expelled a copper ball out of the mouth of a dragon and into the mouth of a frog.
  12. The CIA spent US$20 million in the 60s training cats to spy on the Soviets. The first spy cat was hit by a taxi.
  13. The world suicide rate has risen by 60% in the last 45 years.
  14. In 1944, by a huge coincidence, a crossword puzzle was printed with answers all containing D-Day operation "code names", which sent MI-5 into a panic thinking their invasion plans had been discovered.
  15. Apple earns US$300,000 per minute.
  16. Norway was ranked the world's #1 country in the 2014 Prosperity Index for wealth and well-being.
  17. 78% of software installed in China in 2010 was pirated.
  18. The state of Washington may still execute prisoners by hanging.
  19. New Yorkers bite 10 times more
    people than sharks do worldwide.
  20. The Mexica, founders and dominant group of the Aztec Empire, were one of the first people in the world to have mandatory education for nearly all children, regardless of gender, rank, or station.
  21. When notified of his selection for the Nobel , Martin Luther King Jr. announced he would turn over the prize money to the furtherance of the civil rights movement.
  22. A steady stream of
    minor accomplishments
    makes you
    more satisfied
    with your life than a few major accomplishments.
  23. Giraffes are the tallest animals in the world. Males can grow up to 18 feet (5.5 meters) tall.
  24. As a kid, actor Steve Buscemi was hit by a bus and by a car— in separate incidents.
  25. A blind man successfully kayaked the Grand Canyon in 2013.
  26. in the fiscal year of 2014, the DEA spent an average of US$4.20 per marijuana plant they uprooted.
  27. Placebos are 31% to 38% effective in treating depression, compared to 46% to 54% for antidepressants.
  28. Chimpanzees in West Africa have entered their own Stone Age: they have been using stone tools for generations.
  29. Researchers found 1,458 new species of bacteria in belly buttons.
  30. 80% of people are dissatisfied with their jobs.
  31. America's first female mayor was elected in 1887. A group of men nominated her as a prank, but she won over 60% of the vote.
  32. Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane. British Royal protocol is that two heirs should never fly on the same flight together so that the royal lineage is protected.
  33. Cows make more milk when listening rock band REM.
  34. The Great Wall of China is not visible from space, but China's air pollution is.
  35. A Father's Diet Before Conception Plays a Crucial Role in a Child's Health.
  36. Monkeys are trained and employed as harvesters of large coconut plantations in Malaysia and Thailand.
  37. In the U.S., you are twice as likely to commit suicide than be murdered by someone else.
  38. Sean Connery cleaned coffins before being famous.
  39. Americans spent more than US$15 billion on jeans in 2005.
  40. "The Matrix" movie took five years to write.
  41. Poor sanitation increases the risk for malnutrition and disease, especially for women and children.
  42. In 2015, a 4-year-old searching for fossils found 100 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Bones.
  43. The band Bloodhound Gang recorded a track called "The Ten Coolest Things About New Jersey". The "song" consists of ten seconds of silence.
  44. At birth, a baby's eye is about 75% of the size of an adult eye.
  45. In 2011, IBM's Watson computer competed on Jeopardy! against two former winners and won the first place prize of US$1 million.
  46. The process of getting torn apart by a black hole is called "Spaghettification".
  47. Dolphins tenderise octopuses by bashing them around before eating them.
  48. When 12-year-old Muhammad Ali's beloved bicycle was stolen, he reported the theft to a police officer who was also a boxing trainer. He helped Ali win his first fight in just six weeks.
  49. God is never mentioned in the Bible's Book of Esther.
  50. 50% of giraffe calves do not survive their first 6 months due to predation from hyenas, leopards and wild dogs.
  51. In German slang, the @ symbol is called a klammeraffe or “spider monkey.”
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