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Need To Know Facts Part 1

Updated on September 3, 2017

Sweden Recycling Fact

Sweden is so good at recycling that it has run out of rubbish and imports 80 000 tons a year from Norway.

First Marathon in Space Fact

Sunita Williams was the first person to run a marathon in space. She finished in 4 hours and 24 minutes on a treadmill on the International Space Station.

Switzerland Teachers Fact

Teachers in Switzerland earn an average salary of $ 112 000 per year.

Terminator 2 Fact

Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid $21 429 for every word he said in the movie Terminator 2.

Unsinkable Fact

A book called "unsinkable" was written in 1898 about 14 years before the actual Titanic sank. The book was about a ship called "The Titan" that hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic on an April evening, that didn't have enough lifeboats and killed most of its passengers.

Poker Hero Fact

Tom Dwan is a pro poker player that started online poker when his dad gave him $50 for his birthday and he turned it into $5 000 000 over a 3 year period.

VW Sausage Fact

Volkswagen sold more sausages than cars in 2015.

US Olympic Fact

The USA won a total of 2189 medals at the Summer Olympic Games which is the most any country ever won at the tournament in total.

YouTube Fact

Over 800 million people visit YouTube monthly which is more people than the European population.

Mark Zuckerberg Personal Challenge Fact

in 2011 Mark Zuckerberg only ate meat from the animals that he killed as a personal challenge for him that year.

Internet Cable Fact

As of 2017, more than 1,1 million KM of undersea internet cables are laid worldwide.

US Stealth Bomber Fact

One US stealth bomber can carry 16 B83 nuclear bombs. Each of those bombs can produce 75 times the yield of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

Usain Bolt Fact

The fastest man in the world Usain Bolt broke the world record in the 100 meters while his shoelace was undone.

USS Battle Ship Fact

The USS New York battle ship was built with 24 tons of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center to commemorate the victims of 9/11.

Mark Zuckerberg Harvard Fact

During Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard days, he majored in psychology and not computer science.

World of Warcraft Fact

World of Warcraft is the highest grossing game of all time bringing in a total of $10 billion over its lifetime.

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