1. 70% of all train journeys in England start or finish in London.
  2. Switzerland monitors its airspace around the clock but only intercepts illegal flights during office hours.
  3. In 2008 it was estimated that 80% of all businesses on the isle of Sicily were forced to pay a "protection fee" to the Mafia.
  4. Dolphins trained to kill for the Soviet navy were sold to Iran because they could no longer afford to feed it.
  5. Billy Mitchell, founding father of the U.S. Air Force, predicted in 1924 that air attacks would be made by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor.
  6. During the Vietnam War, Hugh Thompson Jr. order his men to turn their guns on American soldiers to protect Vietnamese civilians and helped put a stop to the My Lai Massacre.
  7. In German slang, the @ symbol is called a klammeraffe or spider monkey.”
  8. St. Clare of Assisi is the Catholic Church's patron saint of television.
  9. By the end of his brilliant and tortured life, inventor Nikola Tesla was penniless and living in a small NYC hotel room.
  10. 87% of Americans can be uniquely identified using only three bits of information: ZIP code, birth date, and gender.
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