1. Without its smell, coffee would have only a sour or bitter taste due to the organic acids. Try it: hold your nose as you take a sip.
  2. The name Fez from "That 70s Show" was actually an acronym for "Foreign Exchange Student."
  3. During WW2, the Japanese slaughtered as many as 30 million Filipinos, Malays, Vietnamese, Cambodians, Indonesians and Burmese.
  4. Modern versions of enslavement are estimated to trap about 45 million people worldwide.
  5. The village of Shani Shingnapur, India, had no doors, locks or crime for over 400 years until 2010.
  6. Oysters create pearls as a defense mechanism.
  7. Elementary school students in Virginia built a satellite that was later deployed into space by NASA in 2016.
  8. Injecting gold into the body can help fight cancer.
  9. Researchers found that when jazz musicians improvise, their brains turn off areas linked to self-censoring and inhibition, and turn on those that let self-expression flow.
  10. When Eminem was in rehab, Elton John would call him weekly to check up on him.
  11. Groucho Marx last words were "Die, my dear? Why, that's the last thing I'll do!"
  12. Xanthophobia
    is the fear of the colour yellow.
  13. From 2020, all scientific publications on the results of publicly funded research in the European Union will be freely available.
  14. During WW2, the Japanese killed more Chinese than the Nazis killed Jews.
  15. In Ancient Greece, a crucial part of a wealthy teenager's education was a mentorship with an elder, which in a few places and times may have included pederastic love.
  16. It takes a single one-page form and about 4 minutes to apply to become an official presidential candidate in the U.S.
  17. Scatomancy is the act of telling the future through someone's poop. It was popular in ancient Egypt.
  18. The poorest 5% of people in the U.S. are still
    richer than 68% of the world's inhabitants.
  19. A couple from Paraguay moved in together in 1933. After 80 years, 8 children and 50 grandchildren, the 103-year-old man married his 99-year-old bride.
  20. Disconnecting people from the Internet is a human rights violation according to the United Nations.
  21. President Theodore Roosevelt was shot in the chest during a campaign stop and he still finished his speech with a bullet lodged in him.
  22. Mike Tyson had been arrested 38 times by the time he turned 13.
  23. "I don't give a f*ck" first appeared on a 1790 poem.
  24. You can legally smash a car window to save pets from overheating in Florida.
  25. The Guinness Book of Records was originally published by Guinness Breweries as a reference for settling bar arguments.
  26. A Charlie Hebdo shooting survivor sued a TV station for giving away his location during the shooting.
  27. Most kamikaze died in vain. Only 1 in 9 kamikaze pilots hit their targets during WW2.
  28. A Crayola crayon can be used as a candle in an emergency.
  29. The human brain named itself.
  30. The Earth could eventually have a 1000-hour day in 50 billion years because the time it takes Earth to spin once on its axis keeps increasing.
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