1. A book credited to George H. W. Bush's dog spent 23 weeks on the U.S. bestseller list.
  2. Abraham Lincoln only had a beard for the last 5 years of his life.
  3. Adolf Hitler was the first European leader to ban human zoos.
  4. Researchers tried 2000 times to ignite gasoline with a cigarette and failed.
  5. Jesus never talks about homosexuality in the Bible.
  6. The Queen of England is related to Vlad the Impaler.
  7. October 1st was the 274th day of the year and Las Vegas massacre was the 273rd mass shooting of 2017.
  8. The German Parliament building has a glass dome above it that people can climb using a spiral ramp. The dome symbolizes that the people are above the government, and the government should be transparent.
  9. In early 2017, a Romanian government's decree decriminalised corruption offences in which the sums involved were less than 200,000 lei (about £38,000). Half a million people protested until it was repealed.
  10. The Kiwi fruit used to be called ‘melonettes'.
  11. Playboy had a transgendered model pictorial in 1991.
  12. It's more stressful to be a waiter than a neurosurgeon, a study found.
  13. In order to eliminate gender bias, many orchestras use blind auditions in which the candidates play their instrument behind a screen.
  14. 1 in 6 U.S. men
    have experienced an
    abusive sexual relationship
    before the age of 18.
  15. The name Donald comes from the proto-celtic "Dumno-ualos" which means "ruler of the world".
  16. Moriusaq, Greenland had a population of 3 in 2009. A case of self-defense dropped the population to 2.
  17. Airbags inflate in just 30 milliseconds.
  18. The surface of the Moon covers less than the area as Asia.
  19. In 2015, an abandoned airport in Spain, that cost €1 billion to build, received just one bid for €10,000 after going up for auction.
  20. Regular mammograms actually increase the risk of dying of breast cancer.
  21. Arsenalna station, in Kiev, is the deepest metro station in the world is 105.5 metres (346 ft) below street level.
  22. Tanning beds are banned in Australia.
  23. In many Israeli schools, algebra is taught without the use of the symbol "+" as it looks like a Christian cross. They use an inverted "T" instead.
  24. More money was spent buying Central Park land than all of Alaska.
  25. The first issue of Playboy, published in December 1953, featured Marilyn Monroe from her 1949 nude calendar shoot. It sold over 50,000 copies.
  26. The first dinosaur to be named was called "Scrotum humanum" because of the found bone's resemblance to a pair of human testicles.
  27. A man can get physically stuck inside a woman during sex. It's usually caused by vaginal spasms.
  28. There's a Museum of Broken Relationships in Croatia. You can go and leave there personal objects left by former lovers, accompanied by brief descriptions.
  29. In 2011, Hugh Hefner saved the iconic 'HOLLYWOOD' sign by donating the final $900,000 needed to buy the land before being bought by mansion developers.
  30. When Vincent Van Gogh shot himself in the chest with a revolver, he walked home, saw two doctors, but there was no surgeon to remove the bullet. The doctors left him alone smoking his pipe in his room. He died two days later.
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