1. Violence has steadily declined over the course of human history, and we are currently in the midst of the most peaceful era yet.
2. Since the beginning of recorded history, the world has been at peace for a total of 268 years, only 8 percent.
3. The average Canadian is now richer (for the first time in history) than the average American.
4. Native Americans lost their history, their land, their culture in one of the least discussed genocides in world history.
5. Students today spend more time on homework than ever in recorded history.
6. Planetary scientist Eugene Shoemaker is the only human in history to have their ashes buried on the Moon.
7. Hitler made the Japanese "Honorary Aryans" and considered their history superior to his own people.
8. One of the most prolific serial killers in history (killed >300 girls) was released on a $50 bail in 1998, and is currently free.
9. During the first space walk in human history cosmonaut Alexei Leonov perspired so much that the sweat was sloshing around in his suit.
10. A deck of cards, if shuffled properly, will become a deck that is quite possibly never seen in the history.
11. Estimates for the total number of people killed in wars throughout all of human history range from 150 million to 1 billion.
12. The eruption of Krakatoa in 1883 was the loudest sound in recorded history. It was heard 3, 000 miles away in Mauritius.
13. Two thirds of all the people who have ever lived past age 65 in the entire history of the world are alive today.
14. Floyd Mayweather will fight Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on 2 May in what promises to be the richest bout in the history of boxing.
15. The richest match up in boxing history between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao has finally been agreed after years of haggling.
16. Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather have agreed a £160m fight in Las Vegas the biggest match up in boxing history.
17. During 5, 000 years of recorded human history, we have only eradicated one disease — smallpox.
18. Taylor Swift is the first woman in history to release two albums that sold more than one million copies in their opening week.
19. Hitler led the first public anti smoking campaign in modern history.
20. Native Americans lost their history, their land, their culture, and is one of the least discussed genocides in world history.
21. For the first time in U.S. history, more than half of all babies born in 2011 were nonwhite
22. Today’s students spend more time on homework than other students have ever in recorded history.
23. At one point in history, there were leopards in Taiwan, hippos in Italy, and gazelles in Japan.
24. The longest baseball game in history lasted for two days.
25. On this day in 1956, a gorilla was born in captivity for the first time in history.
26. Mosquitoes have killed more humans than all the wars in history.
27. Students today spend more time doing homework than ever in recorded history.
28. 8th January 1835 is the only day in history that the USA had no national debt.
29. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history to not have a full moon.