1. Hitler was a big tax evader, and was even fined by his own government over it in 1934. He then got the tax department to declare him exempt from taxation.
  2. In 2012, a Swedish man survived for two months in a car that had been snowed over. He ate only snow, and survived due a "igloo effect".
  3. The green falling code in "The Matrix" movie is just loads of sushi recipes.
  4. An estimated 400,000 people died building the Great Wall of China.
  5. More than 1 million Holocaust victims remain unidentified.
  6. Army cutworm moths are up to 70% fat.
  7. There is a Guinness World Record for ‘most matchsticks extinguished with the tongue'.
  8. Iceland lost most of its trees more than a thousand years ago,
    in the hands of Viking settlers who razed the forests.
  9. Twins live longer than non-twins.
  10. Sean Connery cleaned coffins before being famous.
  11. Ethiopia has a space programme.
  12. DNA testing is mandatory in Kuwait.
  13. Elephant polo is a popular sport in India, Nepal and Thailand.
  14. Firing squad is a legal method of execution in Oklahoma.
  15. Dolphins have no vocal cords.
  16. Madonna worked at Dunkin' Donuts before being famous.
  17. No one is ever born in Vatican City.
  18. Winston Churchill believed in aliens.
  19. 100,000 Japanese disappear without trace every year, many to save their honour after a divorce, job loss, failing an exam or debt.
  20. Osama Bin Laden inherited at least US$25 million after his father's death.
  21. It's scientific fact that chicken noodle soup helps relieve symptoms of the common cold.
  22. A theist is someone who is addicted to tea.
  23. Sharks have rush hour too: a study found that shark traffic on major routes around Palmyra Atoll peaked between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  24. To be legal, prop money for films in the U.S. must be one-sided and less than 75% or more than 150% of the size of a real banknote.
  25. John Lennon started his singing career as a choir boy at St. Peter's church.
  26. 3623 Chaplin is an asteroid named in honour of Charlie Chaplin.
  27. Half of academic papers are never read by anyone other than their authors, peer reviewers, and journal editors.
  28. Mick Jagger was a porter at a mental hospital before being famous.
  29. Dolphins tenderise octopuses by bashing them around before eating them.
  30. The British Library keeps its collection of over 60 million newspapers in an airtight room with low oxygen so they can't catch fire.
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