1. Over 20% of the U.S. population still believe that vaccines cause autism.
  2. During WW2, Japanese war criminal Tojo Hideki attempted suicide after the surrender. He was saved and resuscitated by Allied forces, who then hanged him.
  3. Greece has been in a state of default for half its modern history as a sovereign state.
  4. There's a hotel in Bolivia made almost entirely of salt, complete with salt beds and chairs.
  5. Benjamin Franklin had an illegitimate son who remained loyal to the British and fled to London after the war. He stayed there for the rest of his life.
  6. Elvis Presley's manager Colonel Tom Parker used to sell both 'I love Elvis' and 'I hate Elvis' badges at his concerts.
  7. Butterflies can have half male and half female outwardly characteristics. It's a rare condition called gynandromorphy.
  8. Anyone who wishes to open a new store in France of more than 300 m2 must first gain permission from a government commission that includes other existing retailers.
  9. The Marshall Islands won't exist
    if we warm the planet 2 degrees.
  10. There is a 180-foot (55-meter) long stuffed pink bunny on top of a hill in Italy.
  11. Elephants and chimpanzees can display behavior patterns similar to post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
  12. Tom Monaghan, the founder of Domino's Pizza, met his wife on his first pizza delivery.
  13. Singer Lady Gaga once bought US$1000 worth of pizza for fans waiting in line for her autograph.
  14. The "Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge" is offered to anyone who can demonstrate a supernatural ability under agreed-upon scientific testing criteria. In 40 years, no one ever won.
  15. There are more payday lenders in the U.S. than there are McDonalds.
  16. Bayer, famous for producing aspirin, bought prisoners from Auschwitz to use as research subjects for testing new drugs.
  17. The U.S. has more Spanish speakers than Spain.
  18. Birds "see" the earth's magnetic field as spots in their normal vision.
  19. There are four times as many abandoned houses as there are homeless people in New York City.
  20. The animal in the Firefox logo isn't a Fox. It's a Red Panda.
  21. During WW2, a Japanese Consul saved 6,000 Jews from the Holocaust by writing them all Visas to Japan even after the government told him not to.
  22. In 1954, a CIA operation overthrew a democratically elected government in Guatemala for the benefit of an American fruit company.
  23. Japan has over 70 flavors of Fanta including 'The Mystery Fruit', 'Genius Energy' and 'Hip Hop' flavor.
  24. 2200 years ago, Eratosthenes estimated the Earth's circumference using math, without ever leaving Egypt. He was remarkably accurate. Christopher Columbus later studied him.
  25. All Jewish people who are between 18 and 26 years old are entitled to a free 10-day trip to Israel.
  26. The eruption of the Krakatoa volcano in Indonesia is believed to be the reason why the sky is red in Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream", set in Norway.
  27. The weird offspring of a donkey and a zebra is called a "zonkey."
  28. Norway had a nationwide "butter crisis" in 2011: a single 250 g (8.8 oz) pack of butter would cost about US$50.
  29. Without your pinky finger, you would lose about 50% of your hand strength.
  30. More people still use Windows XP than Mac OS X as of May, 2015.
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