1. In Italy, "pepperoni" refers to bell peppers. There's no Italian salami by that name.
  2. Google Maps calculates traffic by tracking how fast Android devices are moving on the road.
  3. Left-handed soldiers prepare and throw grenades upside down because of how the safety pin is placed.
  4. During Argentina's dictatorship, opponents were pushed out of planes alive with weights attached to their feet so no bodies would be found as evidence.
  5. The population of Germany is in decline. It has fallen by 2 million in the last decade.
  6. In 1997, three men from Yemen tried to sue NASA for invading Mars, claiming they had inherited it from their ancestors 3,000 years ago.
  7. In professional shooting, Alcohol is considered to be a performance-enhancing drug because it relaxes you and slows your heart rate enough to give you an edge.
  8. The Sagrada Familia church in Spain, has been under construction for over 130 years and it's only expected to be complete by 2026.
  9. Bill Cosby spoke out against giving the death penalty to the man who shot and killed his own son.
  10. The late King Olav V of Norway used public transportation and always paid the tickets.
  11. Jim Carrey used to send funny letters to rapper Tupac Shakur when he was in prison.
  12. Stephen Hawking is 73 years old and has outlived his life expectancy due to ALS by over 50 years.
  13. Anne Frank, Martin Luther King Jr. and Barbara Walters were all born in the same year.
  14. According to a study on Academy Award speeches, Steven Spielberg has been thanked more than God.
  15. The cost of college in the U.S. has gone up 500% since 1985.
  16. 3%
    of children born in the U.S. are the product of extra-marital affairs.
  17. Underwear lined with active charcoal can absorb most of the odor from flatulence.
  18. A secretary once told Steve Jobs she was late for work because her car wouldn't start. That afternoon, Jobs threw her a set of keys for a brand new Jaguar, saying: "Here, don't be late anymore."
  19. On one episode of "Price Is Right," an elephant was offered as a "bonus prize." The contestant won, insisted on the prize, and a live elephant from Kenya had to be delivered to him.
  20. To study the health effects of coffee, King Gustav III of Sweden commuted the death sentences of a pair of twins on the condition that one drank 3 pots of coffee and the other tea for the rest of their lives.
  21. For every 3 million people on earth, there's only one billionaire.
  22. At least two companies attempted to trademark the "Je Suis Charlie" slogan in the U.S. right after the Charlie Hebdo attack.
  23. The feeling of Certainty can be triggered without the need for facts or reasoning, using electric stimulation over a specific part of the brain.
  24. It's illegal for drug companies to advertise directly to consumers almost everywhere in the world, except in the U.S. and New Zealand.
  25. Iceland and the Faroe Islands are the only countries in the world where there are no mosquitoes.
  26. Most Romans avoided being cruel to slaves. They used bonuses and branding to improve productivity, just like modern employers.
  27. For 11 years, a man photographed everything his right hand touched. He took over 970,900 photos, an average of 76 photos a day.
  28. 12% of Americans think Joan of Arc was Noah's wife, from the Bible.
  29. Jamaica, Colombia and St Lucia are the only countries where a woman is more likely to be a boss than a man.
  30. Some 15,152 types of life forms, from insects to bacteria, have been identified on the New York subway.
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