1/30. Olympic rower Bobby Pearce once stopped during a race to let a family of ducks pass by ...and he still won.

2/30. A man named Chen Si spends every weekend of his life at the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge (the world's #1 suicide site) and saves people from jumping. He has saved 144 people so far.

3/30. A UK man became paralyzed after a cycling accident and spent 4 years raising 22,000 British pounds to pay for pioneering treatment that might help him walk again. However, upon hearing about a boy with a disability who needed treatment (that stood a better chance of success), he donated all the money to him instead.

4/30. Bob Ross used to receive up to 200 letter from fans per day. When regular letter-writers fell out of touch, he would phone them, just to see if they were ok.

5/30. In 1981, a doctor helped save the life of a 1.5kg (3 pound) premature baby boy. The boy grew up to be a firefighter-paramedic and 30 years later, helped save the same doctor in a road accident.

6/30. Japan now has a retirement home for senior dogs, so they can get the adequate love and care they need during their final years.

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7/30. Just after her husband of 67 years died, Norma was diagnosed with cancer. Instead of getting treatment, she told her doctor, "I'm 90 years old, I'm hitting the road." She took an indefinite road trip across the US with her retired son and his wife. Their journey is documented on the Facebook page "Driving Miss Norma."

8/30. When Don Karkos fought in WWII, he was hit with shrapnel and blinded in his right eye. While working in a barn 64 years later, a horse head butted him in the same spot, and his vision was suddenly restored.

9/30. Two tablespoons of honey would be enough to fuel a bee's entire flight around the world.

10/30. In Japan, Ronald McDonald is called Donald McDonald due to a lack of a clear "r" sound in Japanese.

11/30. Farts have been clocked at a speed of 10 feet per second (7 mph).

12/30. If you have a pizza with radius Z and thicknessA, its volume is =


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13/30. 2.6 million Kenyans practice the sport of naked running.

14/30. High schooler Hayden Godfrey felt sad that some girls at his high school wouldn't get a Valentine's Day gift. So, he worked several jobs, saved his money for a year and a half, and bought a flower for each of the 834 girls at his school.

15/30. During the cold winter, the Alaskan Wood Frog becomes a frog-shaped block of ice. It stops breathing, and its heart stops beating. When spring arrives, the frog thaws and returns to normal, going along its merry way.

16/30. Boeing has created a new metal that's 99.99 percent air. It's so light that metal can sit on top of a dandelion without crushing it.

17/30. There's a 230-foot-long sea organ on the coast of Croatia. The organ, designed by architect Nikola Basic, has 35 tubes that make music whenever the waves crash into them.

18/30. There are special bins in Mexico City, where when you put your dog poo in it, you get free WiFi. The more poo, the longer the free WiFi. I guess big dog owners take the cake on this one.

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19/30. If you search for"askew" in Google, the content will tilt slightly to the right. Try it!

20/30. In Dorset, Minnesota, a 3-year-old boy was elected as mayor .

21/30. Dolphins talking to each other on the phone will recognize who they're talking to.

22/30. After a woman was taken to the hospital with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), two policemen stayed behind to prepare dinner for the five kids who were still in the house. Afterwards, they also did the dishes.

23/30. Swedish blood donors first receive a 'Thank you' text when they initially donate blood, but they also receive a text whenever their blood is used to help someone.

24/30. The Sacramento Public Library started a "Library of Things" earlier this year, allowing patrons to check out, among other things, sewing machines and other items that patrons may find useful, but don't need to own long-term.

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25/30. "Panda Nanny" is a real job position where you get to spend 365 days a year with panda babies for an annual salary of $32,000

26/30. Two nurses hired within months of each other to work the same shift on the same floor at the same Florida hospital discovered they were long lost sisters from Korea, who had been separated for nearly 40 years. Wow

27/30. Benjamin Franklin wrote "Fart Proudly", a scientific essay about farts.

28/30. Four years ago a 71-year-old man named Joao Pereira de Souza cared for and nursed a beached penguin back to health and now the bird consistently travels 2000+ miles every few months to visit his caregiver.

29/30. Japan has a network of roads that play music as you drive over them at the correct speed.

30/30. Cows moo in accents specific to their region, just like humans.

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