1. Some Orthodox Jewish married women wear a wig of natural or synthetic hair to cover their real hair in order to conform with a modesty requirement of Jewish law.
  2. The U.S. Secret Service has its own flag.
  3. The world economy falls short of $227 billion every year from lost productivity among adults who need glasses.
  4. The blobfish is actually a normal looking fish, it just decompresses when you take it out of extreme depths.
  5. The deadliest James Bond was Pierce Brosnan, who killed an average of 33.8 people per movie.
  6. "Fremdscham" is the German word for being embarrassed for someone else.
  7. Sony makes more money as an insurance company in Japan than selling electronics.
  8. If a potato is exposed to light while growing, it will turn green and become poisonous.
  9. The Netherlands surrendered to Nazi Germany after just 5 days.
  10. In the 18th century, tobacco was used for ‘rectal inflation': blowing smoke up the anus to resuscitate the drowned.
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