1. Living next to a nuclear plant gives you 100 times less radiation than eating a bag of potato chips every day.
  2. In the 18th century, the U.S. Congress voted between the bald eagle and the turkey to represent the national symbol of pride. The turkey lost by a single vote.
  3. The U.S. government spent US$1.1 million on puppets from 2009 to 2013.
  4. In Nevada, it is illegal to kiss with a mustache.
  5. In Atlanta it's illegal to have an ice-cream cone in your back pocket.
  6. A group of pandas is called an "embarrassment."
  7. Earth days are getting longer by 1.7 milliseconds every century.
  8. "LOL" used to mean "lots of love" before the Internet.
  9. Interracial marriage was banned in the U.S. for much of its history: from 1776 to 1967.
  10. The NAZI banned and burned copies of the book "Bambi" because it was made by a Jewish author.
  11. In 5,000 years of human history, only one disease has been eradicated: smallpox.
  12. Myanmar officially bans the colors
    red and yellow from movies,
    for no clear reason.
  13. "Science" and "shit" both come from the ancient word "skheid," meaning to "separate" or "divide."
  14. A man spent 20 years holding vigil by his wife's grave in Boston every day. He rarely ate or drank and weathered all temperatures.
  15. A 85-Year-Old Grandmother Still Models in Lingerie, working for brands like Dolce and Gabbana and Michiko Koshino.
  16. In 2010, a clown called "Tiririca" announced he would run for Congress in Brazil. He became the most-voted-for congressman of the election.
  17. A Polish man lived with a bullet in his head for 5 years after forgetting he was shot at a party.
  18. In 2013, a burglar in Oklahoma used the toilet and forgot to flush. He was caught after being identified by DNA.
  19. The top ten deadliest snakes can be found in Australia.
  20. Australia is an island surrounded by more than 8,000 smaller islands.
  21. Gunpowder was discovered by Taoist alchemists who were searching for an elixir of immortality.
  22. A few Australian Companies Sell Sand to Saudi Arabia.
  23. In 1932, 200 people confessed responsibility for the kidnap and murder of the aviator Charles Lindbergh's baby.
  24. Most new cars fake engine noise through speakers. They are quite silent otherwise.
  25. Potter Wasps Have Guard Mites for Their Babies.
  26. Meat ants wrangle up leafhoppers and drink from their asses.
  27. Since 1945, all British tanks have come equipped with tea making facilities.
  28. In Judaism, finding someone a job that enables self-sufficiency is considered the highest form of charity.
  29. Warren Buffett, the most successful investor of the 20th century, doesn't carry a mobile phone or have a computer on his desk, and drives his own car.
  30. "American" was the official language of the state of Illinois from 1923 until 1969.
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