1. During WW2, two polish doctors saved 8,000 Jews from the Holocaust by faking a typhus epidemic that stopped the Nazis entering their town.
  2. In the Philippines there's an island within a lake within an island within a lake within an island within the Pacific Ocean.
  3. Being intolerant of intolerance is called "the paradox of tolerance."
  4. In January 2014, a woman was beaten to death in California over an accidental photobomb.
  5. Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were best friends.
  6. The British coined the term "Soccer" in the late 1800s, not America.
  7. In 1960, two of The Beatles got deported from Germany for lighting a condom on fire.
  8. It is impossible to whistle in a Spacesuit.
  9. The State of New Jersey, U.S.A., was originally called Lorraine and New Sweden.
  10. Americans ingest 1.7 million tons of sugar (10.8 pounds per person) every year from Coca-Cola alone.
  11. A year
    on Mars
    687 earth days.
  12. The English town of Sandwich is 1.5 miles away from the village of Ham.
  13. "Canada" is an Iroquoian language word meaning "Village."
  14. Voting is mandatory in Brazil.
  15. Human pollution has caused the average length of polar bears' penises to shrink.
  16. Honeybees can count, categorize similar things like dogs or faces, and differentiate shapes.
  17. Aborting a child because of its gender is legal in Sweden.
  18. Husky dogs have been banned from Antarctica since 1994.
  19. Latin and Irish
    have no words
    "yes" or "no."
  20. It is illegal for U.S. citizens to eat penguins.
  21. According to Mormonism, after being expelled from the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve went to live in Missouri.
  22. All the departure boards at NYC's Grand Central are exactly one minute wrong.
  23. Tom and Jerry were originally called Jasper and Jinx.
  24. Religious practices, like prayer and attending services, is associated with lower levels of psychological distress.
  25. Several studies have found that mixed-race faces are rated as more attractive than non-mixed-race faces.
  26. Taking a break from work or class helps you retain the information you learned.
  27. In 1969, El Salvador waged war on Honduras
    after it lost against it in a soccer match.
  28. In Denmark, it's illegal to burn foreign flags, but not illegal to burn the Danish flag.
  29. In 2008, Norway knighted a penguin.
  30. Before "Nirvana," Kurt Cobain's band was called "Fecal Matter."
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