1. The only difference between fog and mist is visibility: if you can't see more than 100 metres ahead, it's fog, not mist.
  2. Prior to 1868, eating meat from four legged animals had been prohibited in Japan for more than a thousand years.
  3. Al Pacino turned down the role of Han Solo.
  4. Russell Crowe turned down the role of Morpheus in The Matrix.
  5. The Dutch army had only one tank during WWII.
  6. Most Americans can buy an AR-15 rifle before they can legally buy a beer.
  7. Japanese manufacture Toto built a motorcycle that runs on poop.
  8. Porsche's first car, in 1898, was electric.
  9. A nurse in Italy was accused in 2014 of killing 38 patients because she thought they were “annoying.”
  10. The Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, once hired 420 mimes artists to make fun of traffic violators because he believes Colombians fear ridicule more than being fined.
  11. A study says 13.9 Million people call in sick or arrive late to work the day after the Super Bowl.
  12. The Nazis are believed to have sterilised 400,000 Germans deemed to have lives not worth living.
  13. There cities of Jericho, Luxor, Damascus, Byblos and Beirut have been continuously inhabited for more than 5,000 years.
  14. One of the oldest species of animal still with us are the horseshoe crabs who appeared 445 million years ago. They've survived for 75% of the entire span of animal life on the planet.
  15. "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" was originally called "Who's S-S-Scared?"
  16. The Nigerian film industry, or Nollywood, is the second largest in the world in terms of numbers of films produced.
  17. A study found that 99% of all participants in multi-level marketing schemes lose money.
  18. In 1996, Australia enacted strict gun laws. It had no mass shooting since.
  19. In Sweden, up to 63,000 people, mostly women, were sterilised under a racial purity programme approved by the state until 1976.
  20. Farmers are encouraged to test soil quality by burying their underpants and digging them up two months later. In good soil they are eaten by microbes; in poor soil untouched.
  21. Throughout his life, JFK had four spinal surgeries, two of them nearly resulting in his death.
  22. Judaism emphasizes that sex is a deeply holy act to be performed regularly, and insists that it be pleasurable for both members of a married couple.
  23. In 19th-century Maryland, it was illegal to sell mineral water on a Sunday.
  24. In 2014, a pair of underpants donated by the mayor of Brussels was stolen from the Brussels Underpants Museum.
  25. In Norse, the name Siri means "a beautiful woman that leads you to victory."
  26. American gymnast George Eyser competed during the 1904 Summer Games despite his wooden left leg, winning the gold medals in the vault, parallel bars and rope climbing.
  27. When you snap your finger, your finger moves at about 20 mph.
  28. Medical students in 18th-century Scotland could pay their tuition fees in corpses.
  29. The can opener was not invented until 50 years after the invention of canned food.
  30. Some deep-sea skates lay their eggs close to hydrothermal vents using the hot water to incubate their eggs.
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