1. Skateboards were banned in Norway between 1978 and 1989.
  2. At 21, Mussolini was homeless and living under a bridge in Switzerland.
  3. 20 minutes spent on the London Underground's Northern Line is as bad for your lungs as smoking a cigarette.
  4. The average English-speaker has about 50,000 words in their mind and finds the right one in 600 milliseconds.
  5. In 2013, Los Angeles became the first major city in the world to install traffic lights that make automatic adjustments based on car flow, reducing travel time.
  6. Elvis Presley wore a cross, a star of David and the Hebrew letter chai because he didn't want to "miss out on heaven due to a technicality."
  7. Actor Willem Dafoe was expelled from high school for shooting a pornographic film.
  8. 79% of Americans would take a pay cut to work for a company that's more "just" in their business practice.
  9. In 1986, London's bakers apologised for the Great Fire of London, 320 years after it happened.
  10. Hidden inside Grand Central Station, in New York, is the Vanderbilt Tennis Club.
  11. The Crucian Carp can live without oxygen for months.
  12. Mars has no magnetic field.
  13. George Clooney sold insurance door-to-door before being famous.
  14. Swaziland has banned witches from flying above an altitude of 150 meters in 2013.
  15. The first aircraft carriers were designed to carry hot-air balloons.
  16. "Million Dollar Point" is an area in the Pacific where the U.S. army dumped all its equipment after WW2 because it was cheaper than bringing it home.
  17. In seven U.S. states you can change your vote after you've cast it.
  18. A two-inch oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water a day.
  19. The state of New Mexico has an
    official state question: ‘Red or green?'
  20. The national sport of Turkey is oil wrestling.
  21. In 1987, Richard Nixon's wife predicted that Donald Trump would one day become the President if he decided to run for office.
  22. The US State Department is located in Foggy Bottom.
  23. The Indonesian flag is the same
    as the Polish flag upside down.
  24. Before becoming "Posh Spice", Victoria Beckham used to dress up as a sperm for a BBC sex-education show.
  25. 90% of Iceland's female population went on strike on October 24, 1975, demanding equal rights. They did not work, do housework, or look after their kids for an entire day.
  26. In 2005, a young nun in Romania died at the hands of a priest during an exorcism after being bound to a cross, gagged, and left for days without food or water in an effort to expel demons.
  27. Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, was also the first known LGBT astronaut.
  28. In the films "Rocky," (1976) and "Rocky Balboa,"(2006) Rocky's pet turtles were played by the same two turtles.
  29. To understand a pun, your brain's right and left hemispheres have to work together, due to the unique structure of the joke.
  30. The UK invaded and occupied Iceland in WW2 after the country claimed neutrality.
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