1. Henry Kissinger convinced Pele to play soccer in the U.S.
  2. Isaac Newton lost the equivalent of US$3 million in today's money on stock market in 1720.
  3. Jose Cuervo is still produced on land granted to the family by the King of Spain in 1758. It was the first business to receive a license to produce tequila and is the oldest family run business in Mexico.
  4. President Banana, first president of Zimbabwe, passed a law forbidding citizens from making jokes about his name.
  5. A man in California got a personalized license plate that said "No Plate" and received more than 2500 parking tickets.
  6. Research shows that
    just thinking about a Plan B
    can make it less likely
    that you'll achieve Plan A.
  7. Homosexual
    is very common
    in birds.
  8. The top 1% of bands and solo artists earn 77% of all revenue from recorded music, a 2014 report found.
  9. Data is a plural term, so we should write "the data are" not "the data is." Datum is singular.
  10. Bread is actually unhealthy for ducks.
  11. In 2015, San Jose police stopped a man from committing suicide by sending him pizza and a phone using a bomb disposal robot.
  12. Winston Churchill's last words were "I'm so bored with it all."
  13. A peasant couple from Russia holds the record for the most children a couple has parented: 69 children in 27 births.
  14. The average U.S. adult reads 5 books per year.
  15. In 1992, a man fell to his death at the Grand Canyon while failing to pretend to fall off the railing.
  16. Machu Picchu means "Old Peak" or "Old Mountain" in the Quechua Indian language.
  17. An Austrian fertility doctor fathered up to 600 children by using his own sperm to impregnate customers between 1943 and 1962.
  18. A 2-hour movie plus 5 minutes of previews uses 2.1 miles (3.4 km) of 35mm film.
  19. Time magazine named Gandhi the Man of the Year in 1930. Later in 1938, they named Hitler.
  20. The average male would have to drink 149 cans of Red Bull to die from a caffeine overdose. But it would vomit before drinking that much.
  21. Pigeons can be trained to detect breast cancer in mammogram scans.
  22. Happy cows produce more milk, and simply the act of calling them by their name ups the production by an extra 3.5%
  23. The only survivors of the 2003 Columbia space shuttle disaster were some parasitic worms called nematodes.
  24. Coffee has been found to reverse liver damage caused by alcohol.
  25. Muscle comes from the Latin musculus, which means "little mouse," because a flexed muscle was thought to resemble a mouse.
  26. The last song Frank Sinatra ever performed live was "The Best is Yet to Come." Those words are also inscribed on his tombstone.
  27. Most of Las Vegas' iconic hotels and even its famous welcome sign aren't technically located in the city of Las Vegas. They are in an unincorporated township called Paradise, Nevada.
  28. Switzerland has the second highest life expectancy in the world with 83.4 years.
  29. In 1766, Sweden became the first country in the world to introduce a constitutional law to abolish censorship.
  30. The number of days Phil spends in the time loop of the movie Groundhog Day was estimated to be around 30 to 40 years.
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