1. Having six toes brought social honor in Chaco Canyon society, in the U.S. Southwest.
  2. Wallace Souza, a Brazilian TV personality that hosted a true-crimes show, arranged murders himself to get the inside scoop and boost ratings.
  3. In Oregon and New Jersey, it is illegal to pump your own gas.
  4. Humans are the only mammals that develop breasts that are permanently enlarged.
  5. President Franklin Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving up by a week, so that the Christmas shopping season could start earlier.
  6. The White House's pardoned turkeys aren't so lucky after Thanksgiving. Most die within a year.
  7. Modern day Samaritans follow Samaritanism, which they believe to be the original, unchanged version of Judaism.
  8. 47 Soviets died for every American in WW2.
  9. The Queensland horse fly was judged to have a 'curved rear' so Australian scientists named "Scaptia beyonceae" after the Bootylicious singer Beyonce.
  10. What is reputed to be Mozart's skull is held at the International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, while his skeleton is missing.
  11. If you find a meteorite in South Africa, it must be surrendered to the nearest authorities, it's protected under the National Heritage Law.
  12. Rolex replaced, for free, all watches seized by the Germans from shot-down allied pilots in WW2.
  13. For the Rio Olympics, 70,000 families were displaced.
  14. 98% of Britons consider themselves to be among the nicest 50% of the population.
  15. In Wisconsin, the word people most often google ‘how to spell' is ‘Wisconsin'.
  16. During its lifetime, the International Space Station will be hit by 100,000 meteoroids.
  17. Scientists can deduce someone's lifestyle --grooming products they use, food they eat and medications they take-- from chemicals found on the surface of their mobile phone.
  18. Bank robberies in Italy accounted for almost half of such thefts in the European Union in 2009.
  19. Aristotle thought plants had souls.
  20. Illegal baby names in New Zealand include Lucifer, Christ and Messiah.
  21. Sulfhemoglobinemia is a condition
    where a person develops green blood.
  22. Dragonflies have a kill rate of 95%.
  23. The Ottoman Empire was so large that it takes more than 20 countries to cover the area today.
  24. The Hubble Space Telescope only takes pictures in shades of black and white.
  25. The biggest knitted objects in the world are the 45 Uros Islands in Lake Titicaca in Peru. They are strong enough to hold several hundred people, buildings and boats.
  26. Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, under fire for sexual harassment allegations, has been thanked about 34 times in Oscar speeches.
  27. Napoleon's penis is believed to be owned by the daughter of John Lattimer, a New Jersey urologist.
  28. John F. Kennedy's brain was removed and stored in the National Archive after his autopsy. The brain was subsequently lost and remains missing to this day.
  29. Post-it notes should be peeled horizontally, not in an upwards motion which causes the paper to curl.
  30. The pistol shrimp produces a sound louder than a rock concert (210 dB). It was named "Synalpheus pinkfloydi" in honour of the rock band by zoologist and Pink Floyd fan Dr Sammy de Grave.
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