1. North Korea is the world's only necrocracy: a government that still operates under the rules of a former, dead leader.
  2. In the Netherlands, there are dozens of public facilities where you can bring recreational drugs including marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy to test if they are safe.
  3. The Emperor Penguin is able to dive to depths of over 500m and stay under water for up to 27 minutes.
  4. There are giant carnivorous snails living in New Zealand.
  5. The word "Dinosaur" comes from the ancient Greek and means "terrible lizard".
  6. Slandering or defaming the Royal family in Spain can carry a sentence of up to two years in prison.
  7. Faith in organized religion dropped in 2015 to just 42% in the U.S., the lowest ever.
  8. Thomas and George Crittenden were brothers who were both generals during the American Civil War: one for the North and the other for the South.
  9. The major figure of the Cuban Revolution, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, was born in Argentina.
  10. Google Maps' Streetview includes 360-degree views of the Mount Everest base camp.
  11. Disputes could legally be settled by a duel in Uruguay until 1992.
  12. "Ttongsul" is a traditional Korean wine made from feces, particularly that of humans.
  13. The first arrest for Marijuana possession and selling in the U.S. occurred in Denver, Colorado on October 2, 1937.
  14. Snakes can open their mouth up to 150 degrees.
  15. California's economy has surpassed Russia and Italy to become the eight-largest in the world.
  16. There's Wi-Fi waiting for you at the top of Mount Fuji.
  17. 75%
    of school shooting incidents have been linked to bullying and harassment.
  18. There are no penguins
    in the Arctic.
  19. There's a nude beach under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
  20. The Incas revered the coca plant as being sacred or magical.
  21. Up to 80% of an average car is recyclable.
  22. 2 out of 3 Civil War deaths occurred from disease rather than battle.
  23. The distinctive smell
    of Crayola crayons
    comes from
    beef fat.
  24. The First Disneyland Admission Ticket Ever Sold was purchased for US$1 in 1955.
  25. A bear fought in the Polish Army in WW2. He carried shells to the frontline and was taught to salute.
  26. Most homes in Bolivia have a dried llama fetus thrown under its foundations for luck.
  27. 40%
    of minors having an abortion report that neither of their parents knew about the abortion.
  28. The British Navy uses Britney Spears' songs to scare off Somali pirates.
  29. Teddy Roosevelt volunteered for service in World War I ten years after having served as U.S. president.
  30. George Washington never wore a wig: his hair was naturally long and lustrous, although he did use powder to make it white.
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