1. In 2010, the country of Ghana, in Africa, banned the sale of secondhand underwear.
  2. The official Twitter account of @Sweden is given to a random citizen every week to manage.
  3. In Sweden, parents are entitled to 480 days of paid parental leave when a child is born or adopted.
  4. In 2012, a court in Italy ruled that telling a man he has "no balls" is a crime, punishable with a fine.
  5. The country of Liberia, in Africa, was established by U.S. citizens as a colony for former African-American slaves and their free black descendants.
  6. Carrots don't make your eyesight better. That was a lie from the British to cover up their technology from the NAZI during WW2.
  7. Giraffes can go longer without drinking water than camels can.
  8. If the earth didn't have the moon, our days would only be 6 hours long.
  9. Stevie Wonder had his first number one hit song on the Billboard Hot 100 at age 13.
  10. The first private detective agency was started by a criminal.
  11. Spiders can survive for hours underwater by entering a self-induced coma.
  12. Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's official title was "His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular."
  13. Pope Leo XIII carried a hip flask full of wine infused with cocaine.
  14. In the Land of the Pharaohs of Egypt, beer was the national currency.
  15. In WW2, the U.S. and New Zealand secretly tested 3,700 "tsunami bombs" designed to destroy coastal cities.
  16. Lesotho, in Africa, is the only country on Earth to lie completely above 1000 meters in elevation.
  17. Tanzania, Africa, has one of the world's highest rates of Albinism. Albinos are often hunted by witch doctors to make potions.
  18. The first cloned cat was called "CC", short for "Carbon Copy."
  19. Robert Oppenheimer, "the father of the atomic bomb," tried to kill his university tutor with a poisoned apple.
  20. Newborn rats can survive underwater for 40 minutes.
  21. The world record for holding one's breath underwater is 22 minutes.
  22. In 2012, Singapore, a country of 5 million people, went 80 days in which not a single robbery or theft was recorded.
  23. 1 out of every 21 New Yorkers is a millionaire.
  24. The New York Times wrote an article about every single 9/11 victim.
  25. The battery of an Apple Macbook could save you from a gunshot: it's bulletproof.
  26. 83%
    of prostitutes have Facebook accounts.
  27. Facebook has a feature that lets you designate who will manage your account after you die.
  28. For Valentine's Day, a poll found men spend an average of US$154 on fiances while they spend US$136 on wives.
  29. Flamingos are monogamous and lay only a single egg per year.
  30. The Chinese smoking population is higher than the entire population of the U.S.
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