1. On September 11, 2001, 2,996 people were killed in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in NYC, the Pentagon building in Virginia, and in a plane crash in Pennsylvania.
  2. The attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11 resulted in the largest loss of life by a foreign attack on American soil.
  3. On any given workday, up to 50,000 employees
    worked in the WTC twin towers before 9/11.
  4. 18 people were rescued alive from the rubble of the WTC after 9/11.
  5. Along with 1.4 million tons of debris removed, 19,435 body parts were recovered from the WTC after 9/11.
  6. Al-Qaeda initially considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11 but decided against it, fearing things could "get out of control."
  7. The New York Times wrote an article about every single 9/11 victim.
  8. The World Trade Center's most famous survivor and president of its support group, Tania Head, was later found to be a fraud: she wasn't even in NYC on 9/11.
  9. After 9/11, the Maasai tribe of Kenya gave 14 of their most important cattle to America as aid.
  10. A month before 9/11, President George W. Bush was handed a memo titled: "Bin Laden Determined To Strike in US" saying it would be by hijacking planes, possibly targeting NYC.
  11. The 9/11 attacks also destroyed US$100 million in art including work from Pablo Picasso.
  12. In August 2001, actor James Woods reported 4 suspicious individuals on his flight. Authorities did not act on his claim and they later turned out to be the 9/11 hijackers.
  13. The CIA had a secret office on the 25th floor of 7 World Trade Center, another nearby building that collapsed after the 9/11 attacks.
  14. In 2002, the comptroller of the City of New York estimated the impact of 9/11 on the city's wealth to be US$30.5 billion.
  15. Two F16 pilots went on a suicide mission to stop Flight 93 on 9/11. In the end, the flight's passengers took the plane down.
  16. In New York, 6.5 hectares of buildings were directly affected when the Twin Towers collapsed in 9/11.
  17. 9/11 was not the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. A bombing in February of 1993 killed six people.
  18. In 2006, Russia gifted the U.S. a 9/11 memorial monument, which was erected in Bayonne, NJ.
  19. An eerie prophecy attributed to Nostradamus regarding the 9/11 attacks was in fact fabricated by a college student in 1997 to show how easily such prophecies can be misused.
  20. The man who ordered the grounding of all aircraft in the U.S. on 9/11 was on his first day on the job.
  21. The company that owned the WTC had scheduled a meeting for 9/11/2001 on Tower 1 to discuss what to do in the event of a terrorist attack, but rescheduled the night before because someone couldn't attend.
  22. There's a 9/11 Memorial in Israel constructed of steel from the remains of the WTC.
  23. In 2002, a 15-year-old boy, inspired by 9/11, stole an airplane and flew it into a skyscraper in Tampa, Florida. He was the only death.
  24. On 9/11, four people in the South Tower of the WTC managed to escape from a floor above the plane's impact.
  25. More than 1,100 people have been diagnosed with cancer as a result of "exposure to toxins at Ground Zero" from 9/11.
  26. The largest sea evacuation in the U.S. happened on 9/11. Almost 500,000 people got evacuated by boat in less than 9 hours.
  27. Jackie Chan was scheduled to be on top of the WTC on the morning of 9/11 for a movie, but the screenwriter failed to deliver the script on time.
  28. When flights got diverted or grounded during 9/11, Canada housed, fed, and sheltered over 33,000 passengers.
  29. Only 1600 victims were identified of the 2749 present when the Twin Towers collapsed on 9/11.
  30. Microsoft was about to use "Prepare to Fly" as a slogan for Windows XP launch but dropped it because of 9/11.
  31. There was only one plane allowed to take off after flights were grounded on September 11, 2001. It was a plane carrying antivenin to a man bitten by a highly venomous snake.
  32. It's estimated that 1,000 additional deaths occurred in the months following 9/11 because Americans chose to travel by car instead of by plane.
  33. For those who jumped from the WTC on 9/11, the fall lasted 10 seconds. They struck the ground at just under 150 mph, enough to ensure instant death on impact.
  34. The deaths of those who jumped from the WTC on 9/11 were ruled homicide, not suicide.
  35. An estimated 410,000 people were exposed to asbestos, a toxic substance, at WTC in 9/11. Nearly 70% of rescuers have lung problems.
  36. NASA recovered metal from the WTC and used it on Martian rovers as a tribute to those fallen on the 9/11 attacks.
  37. The last survivor removed from the WTC collapse debris in 9/11 was found in the ruins of the North Tower 27 hours after its collapse.
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