1. Under the original terms of the U.S. Constitution, the President could not choose his vice president, instead it was the canditate with the second most votes.
  2. The Ache tribe of Paraguay believe that babies inherit the characteristics of all the men who have had sex with the mother during pregnancy.
  3. In 1997, Pope John Paul II decided that St. Isidore of Seville would be the patron saint of the Internet and computer repairmen.
  4. Every nation in the world allows its residents to divorce under some conditions except the Philippines and the Vatican City.
  5. More than 22 million tons of salt are used to melt ice on roads in the U.S. every year. That's about 137 pounds of salt for every American.
  6. The extraordinary Bourtange star fort in the Netherlands was constructed in 1593 during the time of the Eighty Years' War. It later became a village and now a Museum.
  7. In 1998, Burger King announced the "Left-Handed Whopper", where all the condiments were rotated 180° to suit the left-handed people. It was an April's Fool hoax but people eagerly tried to order it the next day.
  8. Snake wine is an alcoholic beverage produced by infusing whole snakes in rice wine or grain alcohol, which is considered an important curative according to Traditional Chinese medicine.
  9. Too much coffee and stress can produce higher levels of hallucination.
  10. The Red Cross symbol, a red cross on a white background, is not public domain and is illegally used for many video game health packs.
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