1. There is a town in Mexico where people have a huge fist fight to ask the gods for a good rainy season.
  2. In many mammals, goose bumps occur when facing a threat. We humans can get goose bumps when we experience awe.
  3. In 1968, a man built a platform off the coast of Italy and declared himself the President of his micronation. The Italian government seized control and blew it up with explosives.
  4. The oldest house in the UK is nearly 6000 years old and has stone furniture that is still intact.
  5. 11 of the 12 men who walked on the moon were Boy Scouts .
  6. "Shabbat elevators" stop at every floor to avoid pressing buttons, which is considered "doing work" on Shabbat, thus forbidden, in Judaism.
  7. A man called Billy Owen lost an eye and half his face to cancer and used it to start a career as a zombie actor.
  8. In 2006, a man in Sudan was ordered to marry a goat after he was caught having sex with it.
  9. In California and 3 other U.S. states, "Ladies' Night" are against the law because they are gender discrimination.
  10. Godzilla is an official Citizen of Japan.
  11. All Pakistani passports bear the inscription "This passport is valid for all countries of the World except Israel."
  12. In 2005, a Nepalese couple became the first to marry on top of Mount Everest.
  13. A man called Harold Hackett has put over 4800 messages in bottles into the ocean and has gotten 3000 responses back.
  14. Global warming 'solved' a land dispute
    between India and Bangladesh:
    the island in dispute disappeared.
  15. A wealthy man in Bangladesh built a replica of the Taj Mahal for US$56 Million so that the poor of his nation could get to see it.
  16. In order to discover that penguins sleep more deeply in the afternoon, scientists crept up on sleeping penguins at different times of the day and poked them with a stick until they woke up.
  17. John Lennon claimed that his song "Imagine" was basically a summation of the Communist manifesto.
  18. 4% of the sand on Normandy beaches are still made up of metal particles from D-Day landings.
  19. Christopher Columbus once punished a man found guilty of stealing corn by having his ears and nose cut off and then selling him into slavery.
  20. Ten days after the Chernobyl disaster, further risk of massive thermal explosion was identified. Three men known as "The Chernobyl divers" volunteered to swim through pooled water under leaked reactor to release the safety valves. They died a few days later due to radiation exposure.
  21. In India, it is not uncommon to consume marijuana in milkshake form.
  22. Alex, an African grey parrot, was the first and only non-human animal to ask an existential question: he asked what color he was.
  23. Christmas ham, originally a pagan tradition, was endorsed by the Catholic Church as a test of truthful conversion from Judaism.
  24. The last surviving WW1 Veteran was a woman. She was a waitress at an air base.
  25. People with autism are less likely to catch yawns. The more severe their condition, the less common the behavior gets.
  26. The largest known black hole has a diameter of 1 trillion KM, more than 190 times the distance from the Sun to Pluto.
  27. Al-Qaeda initially considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11 but decided against it, fearing things could "get out of control."
  28. The average woman in New York spends 19 minutes primping and 7 minutes deciding what to wear each day.
  29. New Zealand bans all advertising on TV on Christmas, Easter, Good Friday and ANZAC Day.
  30. Many ancient Egyptian Pharaohs were overweight and unhealthy, in contrast to their typical depiction, due to a sugary diet of alcohol, bread and honey.
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