1. Matthew McConaughey's brother, Rooster McConaughey, named his son Miller Lyte and got free beer for a year.
  2. 1 in 3 antibiotic prescriptions
    written in U.S. medical offices are unnecessary, a report found.
  3. Kiribati, an island chain in the Pacific Ocean, is the only country in the world that is situated within all four hemispheres of the globe.
  4. Prisoners in Belgium have a computer station with an headset and limited access to the internet in their cells. They can also order PPV films (including adult ones), "making the prison run more efficiently".
  5. Drivers in NYC spend an average of 107 hours per year searching for parking at a cost of $2,243 per driver in wasted time, fuel and emissions.
  6. There is only one country left in the world where women can't vote: Vatican City.
  7. Fox was contractually obligated to offer Frank Sinatra the lead role in the "Die Hard" movie, but he turned it down.
  8. Only 11% of Japanese people are willing to fight for their country, the lowest in the world. In Morocco and Fiji it's 94%.
  9. The electricity required for a single Bitcoin trade could power a house for a whole month.
  10. The average lifetime savings amount for U.S. working-age families is around $95,000.
  11. The mathematics that makes Wi-Fi possible was developed by a team of physicists looking for tiny black holes.
  12. The record number of people dressed like Einstein in one place is 404.
  13. From 1983 to 2000, 96% of U.S. plane crash victims survived.
  14. Cuba Gooding Jr.'s dad was banned from the set of "Jerry Maguire" for asking Tom Cruise if he was gay or not.
  15. Sri Lanka has a Ministry of Coconut Development.
  16. Shortly after Charles Manson was arrested, he wrote to one of his followers from jail, asking her to kill President Ford. She approached Ford and pointed a gun at his face but was tackled to the ground by Secret Service agents.
  17. The American flag is reversed on military uniforms so that when the soldier marches forward, the flag also faces forward, not in retreat.
  18. The CEO of low budget airline Ryanair wanted to charge passengers £1 to use the onboard toilets. The policy was never implemented because it violated EU regulations.
  19. Having six toes brought social honor in Chaco Canyon society, in the U.S. Southwest.
  20. Wallace Souza, a Brazilian TV personality that hosted a true-crimes show, arranged murders himself to get the inside scoop and boost ratings.
  21. In Oregon and New Jersey, it is illegal to pump your own gas.
  22. Humans are the only mammals that develop breasts that are permanently enlarged.
  23. President Franklin Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving up by a week, so that the Christmas shopping season could start earlier.
  24. The White House's pardoned turkeys aren't so lucky after Thanksgiving. Most die within a year.
  25. Modern day Samaritans follow Samaritanism, which they believe to be the original, unchanged version of Judaism.
  26. 47 Soviets died for every American in WW2.
  27. The Queensland horse fly was judged to have a 'curved rear' so Australian scientists named "Scaptia beyonceae" after the Bootylicious singer Beyonce.
  28. What is reputed to be Mozart's skull is held at the International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, while his skeleton is missing.
  29. If you find a meteorite in South Africa, it must be surrendered to the nearest authorities, it's protected under the National Heritage Law.
  30. Rolex replaced, for free, all watches seized by the Germans from shot-down allied pilots in WW2.
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