1. 1% to 3% of the world population are short sleepers, people who live happily on just a few hours of sleep per night.
  2. Stealing someone else's idea without realizing you've done so is called "kleptomnesia."
  3. An estimated 50-80% of all life on earth is found under the ocean surface and the oceans contain 99% of the living space on the planet.
  4. Franklin D. Roosevelt, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Bela Lugosi and Igor Stravinsky were all born in the same year: 1882.
  5. The Ottoman Empire's Sultan Ibrahim I had 280 of his concubines drowned in the ocean after one of them slept with another man.
  6. Afghanistan has been invaded by Greek, Arab, Mongol, Mughal, Persian, British, Sikh and Soviet forces. No invader has been able to control all of its regions at the same time.
  7. Plato was originally called Aristocles.
  8. Upon opening his crypt in 2017, Salvador Dalí's famous moustache remained in a perfect state after 28 years.
  9. The word "Afghanistanism", which means focusing on problems in distant parts of the world while ignoring local issues, was first used in 1948.
  10. Charles Darwin was the first to put wheels on an office chair, creating the modern office chair.
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