1. An Auditorium at the National Autonomous University of Mexico has been occupied by political protesters since 2000.
  2. Kevin Spacey glued his fingers together in the film The Usual Suspects to give his left hand the feeling of paralysis.
  3. During the Cold War, British nuclear submarines were instructed that if the Today programme was off-air without explanation for three consecutive days, it was a signal that Britain had been wiped out.
  4. Carlsberg Special Brew beer was created for Winston Churchill in 1950 on the behest of the Danish government.
  5. 1 in 9 Honduran men will be murdered.
  6. Writer Graham Greene once came second in a 1949 ‘write like Graham Greene' contest.
  7. James Bond is known as ‘Mr Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang' in Italy.
  8. According to research by University College, London, such is the concentration of dust particles, that travelling on London's Underground for 40 minutes is the equivalent to smoking two cigarettes.
  9. Inhabitants of the Trobriand Islands ‘kiss' in a three-step procedure, beginning with biting each other's lower lips, then pulling their partner's hair, before nibbling off each other's eyelashes.
  10. Due to a computer error in 1989, 41,000 Parisians received letters charging them with murder, extortion and prostitution instead of traffic offences.
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