1. The Vatican is the only nation in the world that can lock its own gates at night.
  2. The Confederate general Stonewall Jackson was accidentally shot by his own men during a major American Civil War battle.
  3. The 2008 Constitution of Ecuador recognized nature as an entity with legally enforceable rights, making it the first country in the world to do so.
  4. One of Bolivia's oldest silver mines has claimed the lives of an estimated 8 million people in the past 500 years. It is known as the "Mountain that eats men" and is still mined with pick and shovel today.
  5. There is a section of the Berlin Wall in the men's bathroom of the Main Street Station casino in Las Vegas.
  6. Many female black widow spiders eat their males after mating.
  7. 2% of people have armpits that never smell because of an unusual genetic variant.
  8. In 15 years of conquest, Alexander The Great never lost a battle.
  9. An 11-year-old girl gave Pluto its name.
  10. In 1986, a volcanic lake in Cameroon, Africa burped a C02 gas cloud that killed 1,746 people in minutes.
  11. Zebras are responsible for more injuries to U.S. zookeepers than any other animal.
  12. Sweden has the largest scale model of the solar system in the world. It is in the scale of 1:20 million and stretches 950 km across the country.
  13. Usain Bolt owns a 3-ton segment of the Berlin Wall.
  14. Armadillos dream.
  15. Vladimir Putin has an 8th-degree black belt in Kyokushin karate.
  16. After defeating the Persians, Alexander The Great started dressing like them and took two Persian wives.
  17. Einstein was stopped so much in public, he would reply, "Pardon me, sorry! Always I am mistaken for Professor Einstein."
  18. Cats can't understand punishment as humans do. They must be praised and rewarded for desired behavior instead.
  19. If you could dig a deep enough hole in China
    you would end up in Argentina or Chile.
  20. There are twice as many suicides as there are homicides in the U.S.
  21. A former king of Sweden, Eric of Pomerania, became a pirate after he lost the throne.
  22. Other names for Cocaine are
    nose candy, white lady,
    stardust and Charlie.
  23. Roughly a third of the world's adult population smokes.
  24. Mankind has left 96 bags of urine, feces, and vomit on the moon.
  25. There's a coast-to-coast hiking trail that stretches from Delaware to California.
  26. All existing JFK assassination related documents will be made public by 2017.
  27. There's a limestone cliff with over 5,000 dinosaur footprints in Bolivia, with many dating back 68 million years.
  28. Spiders can walk on water, and breathe under it, too.
  29. A fake prehistoric rock art of a caveman with a shopping trolley was hung on the walls of the British Museum by art prankster Banksy in 2005. Days went by before anyone noticed it.
  30. Mickey Mouse has a sister named Amelia Fieldmouse.
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