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15 Interesting Facts

  1. A young Isaac Newton once threatened to burn his mother and stepfather alive.
  2. In Sweden, where 4 out of 5 transactions do not use cash anymore, some homeless people started to carry credit card readers.
  3. At the Academy Awards, you can earn $125 by being a seat-filler for a celebrity while they go to the restroom.
  4. In 1998, Microsoft's "DirectX" team pitched a new gaming console known as the "directXbox". Later shortened to "Xbox".
  5. Weight equals money for airlines, so some pilots claim they feel pressured to fly with less fuel than they'd like in order to cut costs.
  6. World-renowned physicist and author Stephen Hawking has just joined Facebook.
  7. Banana ketchup is popular in the Philippines.
  8. If we could capture just 0.1% of the total of the ocean's kinetic energy, we could satisfy the current global energy demand 5 times over.
  9. There are currently an estimated 2 million saunas in Finland and 99 percent of Finns take a sauna at least once a week.
  10. Afraid of flying, Muhammad Ali spent his first flight praying with a parachute strapped to his back.
  11. The most disliked video on Youtube is Justin Bieber's "Baby," with over 4,400,000 dislikes.
  12. "Cat Island," an island off the coast of Japan, is home to 22 residents and over 120 cats — that's 6 cats a person.
  13. The brightest things in the universe are quasars, which can be over 4,000,000,000,000 times brighter than our sun.
  14. More than 50% of poor teens use Facebook as their main social network, but rich teens are more likely to use Instagram, Snapchat or Twitter.
  15. Since 2007, the WWE only allows The Undertaker and Kane to use the piledriver because it's so dangerous and takes a lot of strength.
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