1. if you die in Amsterdam without any friends or family left to attend your funeral, a poet will write a poem for you and recite it at your funeral.
  2. You pay US$30,000 to have your star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood.
  3. The woman who rented her garage to Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998 when they were creating Google later became the CEO of YouTube .
  4. The last movie rented from Blockbuster before it closed its doors nationwide was ironically called "This is the End."
  5. Actor Robin Williams great-great-grandfather was the governor of Mississippi from 1896 to 1900.
  6. Washing dishes by hand use almost 7 times the amount of water as a modern dishwasher.
  7. The main camp of Auschwitz was like a small town, with its own staff canteen, cinema, theatre and grocery store.
  8. Moondust smells like gunpowder, according to astronauts.
  9. Camels are believed to have been originated in the present day United States and only later spread to Asia and North Africa.
  10. Julius Caesar, Mark Antony and Octavian, all made pilgrimages to Alexander the Great's tomb in Alexandria.
  11. Hundreds of prisoners were left to die in their cells during Hurricane Katrina as officials abandoned Orleans Parish Prison.
  12. Thanks to his Internet popularity, the child from the "Success Kid" meme made enough money to fund his dad's kidney transplant.
  13. Hours after the start of the Iraq War, Saddam Hussein ordered his sons to steal nearly US$1 billion cash from the country's central bank.
  14. During the American Civil War, Generals were 50% more likely to die in combat than Privates.
  15. Margaret Thatcher was reportedly more proud of becoming the first Prime Minister with a science degree than the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  16. The largest county in the U.S., located in Alaska, is roughly the size of Germany.
  17. The poverty line in America was designed assuming every family had a housewife who was a skillful cook.
  18. One share of Coca-Cola stock purchased in 1919 for US$40 would be worth US$9.8 million today.
  19. The man who ordered the grounding of all aircraft in the U.S. on 9/11 was on his first day on the job.
  20. Sean Penn once tied Madonna to a chair and beat her. After 9 hours she escaped and made it to a police station.
  21. The area surrounding Cape Canaveral was given the area code 321, like a launch countdown, after someone discovered it was not in use.
  22. Bananas have more trade regulations than AK-47s.
  23. A group of otters
    is called
  24. Pandas have one of the highest bite forces of any carnivore.
  25. 47%
    of the U.S. remains unoccupied, despite having a population of 310 million.
  26. The longest plank ever was held for 8 hours and 1 minute.
  27. During WW2, a Dutch warship was disguised as a tropical island to escape detection by the Japanese. It was the only ship of its class to survive.
  28. Otto Frank was given Anne Frank's diary by Miep Gies, one of the dutch citizens who helped hide the Franks.
  29. Your lungs
    can hold up to
    5 minutes
    worth of oxygen.
  30. The name for "Hannah Montana" was originally intended to be "Alexis Texas."
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