1. The original recipe for margherita pizza was for a tri-colour version of the Italian flag basil (green), tomatoes (red) and mozzarella (white).
  2. We don't actually know for certain whether the T-Rex was warm or cold blooded.
  3. Seven people have keys with the power to restart the World Wide Web in the event of a catastrophic event.
  4. In 2016, a woman in China got her 20 boyfriends to gift her an iPhone 7S each, then sold them all and bought a house.
  5. Nikola Tesla once wrote a letter to the Red Cross saying he recieved a message from another planet.
  6. Nixon's administration had a statement prepared in case the Apollo 11 astronauts were stranded on the moon.
  7. The astronauts in the Challenger Explosion survived the initial explosion and were alive for nearly three minutes, until the cabin crashed into the ocean at a speed of 200 mph.
  8. John C. Beale, a man who pretended to be a CIA secret agent, flew around the world on first-class flights, stayed in high-end hotels and cost the taxpayers almost US$900,000.
  9. In 1984, a boy wrote a letter to Ronald Reagan asking for federal funds to clean his bedroom after his mother called it a "disaster area."
  10. 5,840 people in the United States have a last name that ends with their first name, with Donald MacDonald being the most common.
  11. Estonia became the first nation to hold legally binding general elections over the Internet in 2005.
  12. Amsterdam has a "Night Mayor."
  13. New York nightlife is a US$10 billion per year industry.
  14. Most Medieval Europeans were illiterate and needed visual reminders of hell to get them into church, so gargoyles were invented.
  15. A rare tumor called a "limbal dermoid" can cause hair to grow out of a person's eyeball.
  16. People who frown in photos are 5 times more likely to get a divorce than those who smile, research says.
  17. The invention of Glow sticks was based on the work of scientist Edwin Chandross. He didn't know his work was being used for parties until 2013.
  18. The Taj Mahal's white marble exterior is gradually turning yellow due to high levels of air pollution.
  19. Together, the world's top 12 richest people could buy all of Manhattan.
  20. Opossums have fifty razor sharp teeth, the highest number of teeth found in any land mammal.
  21. Harry Houdini, the great escapist, died on Halloween day.
  22. 99% of Finns take a sauna at least once a week.
  23. African bongos eat burned wood after lightning storms.
  24. On April Fool's day in 1976, BBC convinced many listeners that a special alignment of the planets would temporarily decrease gravity on Earth. Phone lines were flooded with callers who claimed they felt the effects.
  25. Just one insectivorous bat can eat 600 or more mosquitoes in a single hour.
  26. Giant anteaters do not have teeth; instead, they have tongues reaching as much as 610 mm (2 ft.) in length.
  27. Chimps use medicinal plants to treat themselves for illness and injury.
  28. The more attractive a woman is, the less likely a man is to intend to use a condom during sex with her, according to a study.
  29. Llamas usually spit to settle an argument over food or to decide which is the dominant llama.
  30. Crows in New Caledonia were found to be bending twigs into hooks to extract food hidden in wooden logs, confirming that wild birds can make tools.
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