1. In 1923, a jockey suffered a fatal heart attack but his horse finished and won the race, making him the first and only jockey to win a race after death.
  2. Elvis Presley once asked his limo driver, "Do you own this limo or do you work for the company?" He responded, "I work for the company." Elvis said, "Well, you own it now." The limo driver's tip was the limo.
  3. On January 2000, due to a computer glitch, incorrect Down syndrome test results were sent to 154 pregnant women and two abortions were carried out.
  4. People who work 11 hours or more a day are 67% more likely to have a heart attack than those with an 8-hour work day, according to a study.
  5. Actor Vin Diesel's real name is Mark Sinclair.
  6. The Jews have been kicked out of 109 nations since 250 AD.
  7. To tell twins apart, look at their belly buttons. It's the one thing that's not caused by genetics.
  8. 50% of giraffe calves do not survive their first 6 months due to predation from hyenas, leopards and wild dogs.
  9. The U.S. Army admitted it secretly dumped 64 million pounds of nerve and mustard gas agents into the ocean from 1944 to 1970, along with 400,000 chemical-filled bombs and more than 500 tons of radioactive waste.
  10. It is illegal to spay or neuter your dog in Norway except under very specific circumstances.
  11. The Bermuda Triangle has as many ship and plane disappearances as any other region of the ocean.
  12. 100% of the earth's ocean floor has been mapped to a maximum resolution of around 5km.
  13. 1.3 million Earths could fit into the Sun.
  14. The African nation of Mozambique has an AK-47 assault rifle on its flag.
  15. According to the Bible, David was offered the King's daughter if he came back with 100 foreskins of slain enemies. He came back with 200.
  16. In 2011, a man was arrested in Sweden for splitting an atom in his kitchen.
  17. WW1 allied soldiers would fire thousands of rounds at random over the German trenches to boil the water in their machine guns to make tea.
  18. Aurophobia is the fear of gold.
  19. In Ancient Rome, the punishment for killing one's father was the death penalty, consisting of being sewn up in a sack along with a viper, a dog, and a cock.
  20. Hallucinatory 'voices' seem to be shaped by local culture. In the U.S., the voices are harsh and threatening while those heard by schizophrenics in Africa and India tend to be more benign and playful.
  21. There's a zipline connecting Spain and Portugal. It's 2,365 ft (720 m) and 60 seconds long.
  22. The logo of the Royal New Zealand Air Force is the Kiwi, a flightless bird.
  23. The primary founder and the first Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben-Gurion, was an atheist.
  24. Vladimir The Great, Prince of Kiev, considered converting to Christianity or Islam. He sent envoys to study both religions, but upon hearing that Islam forbade alcohol, he got baptized.
  25. In 1990, Belgium's government suspended its King from power for one day so that a law legalizing abortion could be passed without him, a Catholic, having to sign it.
  26. Michael Jackson wanted to do a Harry Potter musical, but J.K. Rowling said no.
  27. California 's official state animal, the California grizzly bear, is extinct.
  28. The five worst cities in the U.S. for air pollution are all in California.
  29. A British prisoner of war, captured by the Germans in WW1, was freed to see his dying mother, then went back to the prison camp because he gave the Kaiser 'his word' he would return.
  30. Dogs are as smart as a 2-year-old baby. They can learn and understand over 150 words.
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