1. Enric Marco, a Catalan mechanic, was a prominent public face of Spanish survivors of the Holocaust for decades, until his story was revealed to be a lie.
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  2. Netflix is responsible for 15% of global Internet traffic.
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  3. About 20% of the world's tech founders are immigrants, even though immigrants only make up about 4 percent of the world's population.
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  4. In 4 of the 5 largest cities in the U.S., it's cheaper to rely on Uber than to own a car, a 2018 report found.
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  5. Latin America is the most unequal region in the world. In 2014 the richest 10% of people in Latin America had amassed 71% of the region's wealth.
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  6. People who think their opinions are superior to others may be most prone to overestimating their relevant knowledge and ignoring chances to learn more, a study found.
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  7. Germany had highest numbers of asylum requests in 2015.
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  8. Michael Phelps considered suicide after the 2012 Summer Olympics. He started the Michael Phelps Foundation to help other people with mental illness.
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  9. There's a baby called Netflix de Jesús Rodríguez Restrepo in Colombia.
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  10. Lighting hasn't brought down a plane since 1963, due to careful engineering that lets the electric charge of a lightning bolt run through the plane and out of it.
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  11. By 2018, the U.S. has 101 people who owe at least $1 million in federal student loans.
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  12. For many Icelanders, WW2 is actually known a “the blessed war" because the country has the war to thank for its independence.
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  13. When Steve Jobs was at his deathbed, he asked for five different oxygen masks so that he could choose the one with the best design.
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  14. The only road out of Equatorial Guinea on the mainland during the mandate of its first president was mined.
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  15. If you want to learn about monsters and ghouls in real life, you can get a PhD in Parapsychology at the University of Edinburgh.
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  16. Nearly 40% of the world lived under Marxist governments in the late 20th Century.
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  17. The national anthem of Ukraine is called
    ‘The glory and the freedom of Ukraine has not yet perished'.
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  18. In 1916, there was a proposed Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would put all acts of war to a national vote. Anyone voting "yes" would have to register as a volunteer for service in the army.
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  19. Spinraza, a drug for spinal muscular atrophy, has a list price of $750,000.
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  20. An IKEA in the Netherlands had to cancel their 1 euro breakfast special because it attracted too many customers and caused traffic jams on the highway.
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  21. All Bran is only 87% bran.
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  22. General Electric is the only company remaining from the original Dow Jones index of 1896.
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  23. As global temperatures rise, flowers are emitting less scent.
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  24. After just under a year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly's gene expression changed significantly and it's different to his identical twin brother's DNA.
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  25. One of the late Stephen Hawking's widely-accepted theories is that black holes aren't black.
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  26. Amazon's largest warehouse is the size of 17 American football fields.
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  27. 770,000 people living in England cannot speak English well.
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  28. A single human being's DNA contains as much information as fifty novels.
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  29. All galaxies, regardless of size,
    rotate once every billion years.
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  30. Dynamite was originally going to be called 'Nobel's Safety Powder'.
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