1. Alcohol is prohibited in the UK Parliament with one exception: the chancellor can drink while delivering the annual budget statement.
  2. In 2008, wine started flowing through taps in dozens of homes during a grape festival in Italy due to a technical error.
  3. 37%
    of Americans think global warming is a hoax.
  4. Martin Luther King Jr. plagiarized a significant portion of his doctoral dissertation from one written by another student 3 years earlier.
  5. There's an Island in Brazil where civilians are forbidden to go: it has up to 5 snakes per square meter.
  6. Uranus' moons are named after characters from the works of Shakespeare and Alexander Pope.
  7. The critical factor that led to Robin Williams suicide was diffuse Lewy body dementia from his Parkinson's, not depression.
  8. Mosquitoes can mate in midair, often in as little as 15 seconds.
  9. Cocaine raises dopamine levels by 250%, compared to 100% from sex and 50% from food.
  10. In the 1980s, the Statue of Liberty was found to suffer galvanic corrosion, meaning it had turned into a giant battery due to its paint and metal being exposed to salt water.
  11. Robert Louis Stevenson wrote the 60,000-words-long "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" during a six-day cocaine high.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Actor Vin Diesel's real name is Mark Sinclair.
  17. The Jews have been kicked out of 109 nations since 250 AD.
  18. To tell twins apart, look at their belly buttons. It's the one thing that's not caused by genetics.
  19. 50% of giraffe calves do not survive their first 6 months due to predation from hyenas, leopards and wild dogs.
  20. 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.
  21. It is illegal to spay or neuter your dog in Norway except under very specific circumstances.
  22. The Bermuda Triangle has as many ship and plane disappearances as any other region of the ocean.
  23. 100% of the earth's ocean floor has been mapped to a maximum resolution of around 5km.
  24. 1.3 million Earths could fit into the Sun.
  25. The African nation of Mozambique has an AK-47 assault rifle on its flag.
  26. 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.
  27. In 2011, a man was arrested in Sweden for splitting an atom in his kitchen.
  28. 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.
  29. Aurophobia is the fear of gold.
  30. 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.
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