1. In 2015, life expectancy in the U.S. decreased for the first time since 1993.
  2. Cincinnati is named after Cincinnatus, an emperor in the Roman Empire who saved Rome from crisis and then retired to his farm rather than rule.
  3. From July to September 2001, heavy downpours of red-coloured rain fell sporadically on the state of Kerala, India.
  4. In Morocco, goats poop out undigestible seeds which are collected, processed and turned into very expensive cosmetics and food.
  5. Parrots can die of arrhythmia, heart attack or stroke.
  6. Typhus killed 90% of Napoleon's soldiers on Russia. Fleas and lice were sufficient to spread the disease and kill more than 500,000 men.
  7. Jesus' name translated from Hebrew to English would be 'Joshua'. We get the name 'Jesus' by translating the Hebrew name to Greek to Latin to English.
  8. In 2003, two men stole an empty Boeing 727 from the Luanda International Airport and flew it into the sunset. They have never been found.
  9. A Swedish woman "married" the Berlin Wall in front of a few guests in 1979. She was devastated when most of it was torn down in 1989.
  10. A 30-year-old woman from India, who claimed to have fallen in love with a snake, got married to the reptile in 2006.
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