1. Drinking very hot beverages increases your risk of developing cancer.
  2. 70% of Iran's
    science and engineering
    students are
  3. 3.5% of cancer deaths worldwide are attributable to the consumption of alcohol. The World Health Organization has classified alcohol as a Group 1 carcinogen.
  4. The U.S. has more people of Norwegian descent than Norway.
  5. Pineapples were very expensive in the 1700s, so American colonists would rent a pineapple and carry it around a party to show their wealth.
  6. 500 people are declared dead in the US every month due to clerical errors.
  7. It took the inventor of the Rubik's cube a whole month to solve it before he introduced it to the world.
  8. The Spanish phrase "¿Cómo como? ¡Como como como!" means “How do I eat? I eat like I eat!”
  9. In middle school, 74% of girls express interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, but when choosing a college major, just 0.4% of high school girls select computer science.
  10. Contagious Yawning is a sign of empathy and a form of social bonding.
  11. In addition to aches, fever and pains, Tylenol (acetaminophen) also alleviates psychological pain, such as social rejection.
  12. In 1916, the German Empire allowed citizens to take passport photos with their dogs.
  13. Anne Frank was posthumously baptized "by proxy" into Mormonism at least 9 times.
  14. In the U.S., more than 1.2 million people have HIV.
  15. Some tarantulas will keep frogs as "pets" to protect their eggs from insects.
  16. From 2001 to 2009, Donald Trump was a registered Democrat.
  17. 10%
    of the general population suffers from Alexithymia, the inability to identify and describe their own emotions.
  18. There's a nail polish that detects date rape drugs by dipping a finger into the drink.
  19. In Bolivia, llama droppings are used to purify water.
  20. The U.S. spends US$30 per American per year of foreign aid on health, which can buy enough measles vaccines for 120 children.
  21. "Stayin' Alive" has the optimum tempo for performing CPR on someone who has just suffered a heart attack.
  22. Sweden has run out of trash
    so it's importing garbage from Norway
  23. Actor Richard Gere's middle name is Tiffany.
  24. Frogs don't drink water like we do, they absorb it through their skin.
  25. U.S. taxpayer money was used by the military to pay NFL teams to honor them.
  26. There are 2 million saunas in Finland for a population of 5 million.
  27. Ernest Hemingway, his father, his brother, his sister and his granddaughter all committed suicide.
  28. Every 90 seconds, one woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth.
  29. Every 2 weeks, on average, someone jumps off the Golden Gate Bridge.
  30. 1 in 4 adults in Swaziland, Africa, are infected with HIV.
  31. Maladaptive daydreaming
    is a condition in which a person daydreams excessively.
  32. Most Romans avoided being cruel to slaves. They used bonuses and branding to improve productivity, just like modern employers.
  33. 500,000 Italians visit an exorcist every year.
  34. Japan has
    more than 50,000 people
    who are over
    100 years old.
  35. James Cameron was homeless when writing the movie "The Terminator," and sold the rights for US$1, on the condition he could direct it.
  36. During photosynthesis, plants emit light, called fluorescence, that humans can't see.
  37. Rich people in China hire body doubles to serve their prison sentence.
  38. In 2014, 218 baby boys were named "Anakin" in the U.S.
  39. 7 million Buddhists are found outside of Asia.
  40. Refined sugar is more addictive than cocaine.
  41. Tanzania, Africa, has one of the world's highest rates of Albinism. Albinos are often hunted by witch doctors to make potions.
  42. A 62-foot Jesus statue built by a megachurch was destroyed by a lightning strike and subsequent fire.
  43. The biggest Netflix streaming day of 2017 was January 1st.
  44. There was
    no word for
    in ancient Greece.
  45. In 2013, PayPal accidentally credited US$92 quadrillion to a Pennsylvania man.
  46. In 2004, a man waited 3 days for the shotgun seat of a helicopter giving Grand Canyon tours only to commit suicide by jumping from the aircraft.
  47. When scientist Niels Bohr won the Nobel Prize in 1922, the Carlsberg brewery gave him a perpetual supply of beer piped into his house.
  48. In the early years of the 20th century, horses were causing so much pollution with their poop that cars were seen as the "green" alternative.
  49. If Manhattan had the same population density as Alaska, only 28 people would live on the island.
  50. There is a small village in France called "Pussy".
  51. Over the past two centuries, every year has added 3 months to average life expectancy.
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