1. Moonlight” was made for only $1.5 million. There hasn't been a Best Picture winner with a budget that low since “Rocky.”
  2. In Cuba, the tourist economy operates with a different currency, the Convertible pesos (CUC), set at par with the US dollar.
  3. A secret radio belonging to a British POW in WW2 was kept so well hidden that, when he visited the camp 62 years later, it was still there.
  4. In military terms, D-Day means a date and H-Hour a time for combat operations.
  5. The "x" in "x-ray" indicates an unknown quantity, much like it does in mathematics.
  6. 1.1 million people died during the four and a half years of Auschwitz's existence.
  7. Whales walked on land about 47 million years ago.
  8. Joggers live, on average,
    six years longer.
  9. The middle finger has been used as a derogatory gesture for at least 2400 years.
  10. In 86 AD, the Colosseum was filled with water to stage a full naval battle.
  11. In 2015, a host of big food brands, led by Nestlé, vowed to use only natural flavors in products marketed in the U.S., just as a shortage of natural vanilla was emerging.
  12. 70% of all train journeys in England start or finish in London.
  13. In the 1980s, a one letter typo cost the Yellow Pages US$10 million when they misprinted a travel agency's advertisement for 'exotic vacations" as "erotic vacations."
  14. "Ttongsul" is a traditional Korean wine made from feces, particularly that of humans.
  15. The Ampersand was once a letter which followed "Z" in the Latin alphabet.
  16. Prince Charles has been first in line as heir to the UK's throne for more than 64 years.
  17. 80% of all Soviet males born in 1923 died in World War II.
  18. In Japan, the leading cause of death for men aged 20 to 44 is suicide.
  19. The Death Penalty is legal in 32 U.S. states.
  20. Coca-Cola's logo is recognized by 94% of the world's population.
  21. There are more Facebook users from the U.S.
  22. than U.S. citizens that voted in the last election.
  23. White Chocolate isn't technically Chocolate, as it contains no cocoa solids or cocoa liquor.
  24. During the Cold War, the U.S. seriously considered dropping an atomic bomb on the Moon to show off its military superiority.
  25. In 1913, Argentina was the world's 10th wealthiest nation per capita. Now it's the 54th.
  26. 8% of U.S. teachers walk away from the profession every year.
  27. There are 293 ways to make change for a U.S. dollar.
  28. If you eat a polar bear liver, you'll die. Humans can't handle that much vitamin A.
  29. The most disproportionately common physical injury diagnosis in New York is "knee injury."
  30. If a bald eagle loses a feather on one wing, it'll shed a corresponding feather on the other to stay balanced.
  31. Queen Victoria survived at least 7 assassination attempts.
  32. In Lithuania you have to be 18 years old to purchase beverages with more than 150 ml of caffeine per liter.
  33. President Richard Nixon pardoned a lieutenant, who gathered 70-80 Vietnamese civilians into a ditch and murdered them during the My Lai massacre, from his sentence of house arrest.
  34. The Great Barrier Reef is greater in size than the United Kingdom, Holland and Switzerland combined.
  35. Amazonian Butterflies Drink Turtle Tears.
  36. A cat has been the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for 15 years.
  37. Vultures often vomit when threatened or approached. It lightens their stomach load to make take-off easier.
  38. A group of crows is called a "murder".
  39. The world's smallest snail can fit 10 times in the eye of a needle.
  40. Before fridges were invented, Russians and Finns kept their milk fresh by putting live frogs in it.
  41. Poet Sylvia Plath killed herself at age 30 by placing her head in the oven with the gas turned on.
  42. Zebras are responsible for more injuries to U.S. zookeepers than any other animal.
  43. For every US$1000 of music sold, the average musician makes just US$23.40.
  44. In Islam, the Bible is considered a revelation from God which had been corrupted by men. The Qur'an from Muhammad came to correct this deviation.
  45. Switzerland only gave women the right to vote in 1971.
  46. Exercise, like walking, can reduce Cancer'>breast cancer risk by 25%.
  47. The medical term for "butt crack" is "intergluteal cleft."
  48. About 1 in 6 Jews killed in the Holocaust died at Auschwitz.
  49. A survivor of Hiroshima's atomic bombing went to Boston in 1951 and won the Marathon.
  50. George Clooney uses the money made with his Nespresso commercials to keep a satellite spying on Sudan's dictator.
  51. There's a programming language which uses Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes as syntax.
  52. The highest scoring word in Scrabble is oxyphenbutazone, worth 1,178 points.
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