1. Alexander the Great had heterochromia iridum: one of his eyes was blue and the other was brown.
  2. East and West Germany still look different from space because of the different types of streetlamps used.
  3. Benjamin Franklin wasn't trusted to write the Declaration of Independence as it was feared he would put a joke in it.
  4. The US Dollar is the official currency of Ecuador, El Salvador and Panama.
  5. Freddie Mercury wrote "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" in 10 minutes as a tribute to Elvis Presley.
  6. In 2010, Nicaragua accidentally invaded Costa Rica because of a mistake in Google Maps.
  7. The Harry Potter series were the most banned books of the century in the U.S.
  8. 1 in 10,000 people has their internal organs reversed or "mirrored" from their normal positions.
  9. The city of New York will pay for a one-way plane ticket for any homeless person if they have a guaranteed place to stay elsewhere.
  10. It is illegal to bring a copy of "Robinson Crusoe" into the micro-nation of Elleore. The punishment is 11 minutes and 17 seconds in prison.
  11. Usain Bolt ate 100 Chicken McNuggets per day for 10 days before winning 3 Gold Medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
  12. A very small minority of Jews believe that a Rabbi who died in 1994 is the Messiah and even an incarnation of God.
  13. There are more tigers privately owned by U.S. citizens than in the wild worldwide.
  14. Some people are allergic to Wi-Fi. It's a condition called Electromagnetic Sensitivity.
  15. There's a Cereal Cafe in London where you can eat hundreds of different kinds of cereals from around the world.
  16. Crying makes you feel better, reduces stress, and may help to keep the body healthy.
  17. A knork is a combination of a knife and a fork.
  18. You can save 2,190 gallons of water per person per year by only flushing the toilet once a day.
  19. Edward VIII, King of the UK in 1936, was a Nazi sympathiser and later argued that bombing England could bring peace by ending WW2.
  20. In 2009, a doctor in India removed 172,155 stones from a patient's left kidney during a three-hour surgery.
  21. Goldfish don't have stomachs and should therefore be fed easily digestible food in lots of small feeding sessions.
  22. The CIA burns classified documents to heat their water.
  23. When the D-Day forces landed, Hitler was asleep. None of his generals dared send re-enforcements without his permission, and no-one dared wake him.
  24. There is a town in Mexico where people have a huge fist fight to ask the gods for a good rainy season.
  25. In many mammals, goose bumps occur when facing a threat. We humans can get goose bumps when we experience awe.
  26. In 1968, a man built a platform off the coast of Italy and declared himself the President of his micronation. The Italian government seized control and blew it up with explosives.
  27. The oldest house in the UK is nearly 6000 years old and has stone furniture that is still intact.
  28. 11 of the 12 men who walked on the moon were Boy Scouts .
  29. "Shabbat elevators" stop at every floor to avoid pressing buttons, which is considered "doing work" on Shabbat, thus forbidden, in Judaism.
  30. A man called Billy Owen lost an eye and half his face to cancer and used it to start a career as a zombie actor.
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