1. In March 2003, Denmark became the first country to regulate on trans fats in foods (2% limit on ingredients) and has since seen a 50% decrease in ischemic heart disease.
2. Tesla is now worth more than Ford Motor Company.
3. Certain pens smell like termite pheromones. If you draw with these pens near termites, the termites will follow the drawn lines.
4. Foxes can jump 3 feet in the air to dive 3 feet into snow to catch mice. They determine the speed and trajectory of the mouse before nose diving with pinpoint accuracy.
5. There is a surviving fantasy novel written in the 2nd century A.D. in Roman Syria that features explorers flying to the moon, a first encounter with aliens, interplanetary war between imperialistic celestial kingdoms, and the discovery of a continent across the ocean
6. The “wake-up juice” in Back to the Future 3 is a real cocktail.
7. Hippopotamuses have red sweat that is frequently mistaken for blood.
8. The term ‘Sith’ is never mentioned in the original Star Wars trilogy.
9. There have been 18 incidences of theft or loss of highly enriched uranium and plutonium confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency in the last 12 years.
10. If you commit suicide in Japan by jumping onto an oncoming train or killing yourself in an apartment building, the train or building company can/will sue your family for clean up fees, loss of income and negative publicity brought on by your suicide.
11. Grand Master of Memory is awarded to people who are able to successfully negotiate the following three memory feats: Memorize 1,000 random digits in an hour, the order of 10 shuffled decks of cards in an hour, and the order of one shuffled deck of cards in under 2 minutes.
12. In WWII, Japan used underwater manned suicide torpedoes called Kaiten to destroy American ships. If they were successful, they blew up. If they missed, they sank to the bottom of the ocean.
13. In 2010, a man from Arizona sold an “air guitar” on eBay for $5.50 and claimed it was used once at a Bon Jovi concert.
14. A man planted 7,000 trees to make a guitar-shaped forest as a tribute to his late wife.
15. No company insures Jackie Chan or his team, so he pays it for himself and his stunt team.
16. Jackie Chan’s mother was an opium smuggler and his father was a spy.
17. When Facebook acquired Instagram for about $1 billion, the company had just 13 employees
18. In August 2013, Google went down for 5 minutes and, as a result, took 40% of all internet traffic with it.
19. In 2008, a ship’s anchor accidentally cut two underwater Internet cables, reducing Asia’s internet capacity by 72%.
20. In 2014, bots outnumbered humans on the internet for the first time in history, making up 60 percent of all web traffic.