1. Children and wives whose fathers failed to meet rubber collection quotas in the Belgian Congo were often punished by having their hands cut off.
  2. Isaac Newton's Principia Mathematica contained a simple calculation error that went unnoticed for 300 years.
  3. Nintendo has such a large cash reserve it could lose US$250 million every year and wouldn't go bankrupt until 2052.
  4. The world's oldest recorded joke is a Sumerian saying from around 1900 BC about a wife's fart.
  5. The term "cowboy" was originally a derogatory term for a black cowhand.
  6. Mountain Lions will bury and leave their prey, then return to it when they are hungry.
  7. The only verified person to reach the age of 120 once met Vincent Van Gogh and later called him "dirty, badly dressed and disagreeable."
  8. Ninjas never wore black. Mostly they wore the inconspicuous clothing of peasants, merchants, traveling priests, etc.
  9. Scientists have discovered that monkeys are susceptible to optical illusions, just like humans.
  10. When a hurricane is expected, Wal-Mart's top-selling items are strawberry Pop-Tarts and beer.
  11. In 1900, 40% of American cars were powered by steam, 38% by electricity, and 22% by gasoline.
  12. The Labrador dog is from Newfoundland and the Newfoundland dog is from Labrador.
  13. In 2015, a 4-year-old searching for fossils found 100 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Bones.
  14. The average American golf course consumes around 312,000 gallons of water per day.
  15. Hours before his death, Einstein was still
    attempting to prove his Theory of Everything.
  16. The word "infant" comes from the Latin word "infans", meaning "unable to speak" or "speechless".
  17. Bolivia was not a landlocked country. Its territory on the Pacific Ocean was lost to Chile after the War of the Pacific in the mid 19th century.
  18. Novelist Stephen King said that Professor Umbridge from the Harry Potter series is the "greatest make-believe villain to come along since Hannibal Lecter."
  19. The Irish surname prefix "Mac" means "son of," while "O" means "descendant of."
  20. Americans spend an average of US$1,092 on coffee each year.
  21. In the U.S., Google searches for "why is my poop green" peak between 5 and 6 AM , while "how to roll a joint" peaks between 1 and 2 AM.
  22. The term "ZIP"
    in "ZIP code"
    is an acronym for
    "Zone Improvement Plan."
  23. The UK is the only country not required to name itself on its postage stamps.
  24. In the U.S., sitting on a sea turtle is a third degree felony.
  25. The world's smallest snail can fit 10 times in the eye of a needle.
  26. White blood cells make up about 1% of your blood.
  27. There's a village in India that produces most bouncers and bodyguards of New Delhi's nightclubs.
  28. Saddam Hussein commissioned the production of a Qur'an written using 27 litres of his own blood, to thank God for saving him from dangers and conspiracies.
  29. The youngest known serial killer ever is Amerjeet Sada who killed 3 young children at the age of 8, including his neighbor's baby whom he bludgeoned with a brick.
  30. The Vatican does not recognize the People's Republic of China as a legitimate state of China.
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