1. Before being a writer, Dan Brown worked as a pop singer and songwriter.
  2. Freddy Mercury's birth name was Farrokh Bulsara.
  3. Mahatma Gandhi had a law degree.
  4. The Vatican Bank's ATM allows users to select Latin as a language to perform transactions.
  5. The jars of Nutella sold in a year could cover The Great Wall of China 8 times.
  6. Until the year 2000, Disney theme park workers were forbidden from growing facial hair.
  7. Yahoo! was initially called "Jerry's guide to the world wide web".
  8. John Lennon sometimes liked to sleep in an old coffin.
  9. Bridesmaids originally dressed like the bride in order to confuse evil spirits.
  10. Albert Einstein didn't like to wear socks.
  11. In West Bengal, India, cows must have a Photo ID Card.
  12. Pablo Picasso's first word was "pencil".
  13. Manhattan comes from a word in the Lenape language that means "Island of many hills".
  14. Frank Sinatra has an
    asteroid named after him.
  15. The word Honeymoon originated 4,000 years ago from Babylon.
  16. There are more printed copies of IKEA Catalogues than of bibles.
  17. In the beginning, Starbucks only sold roasted whole coffee beans.
  18. Bird poop is white because they don't pee.
  19. John Lennon didn't like his voice.
  20. The tradition of exchanging wedding rings goes back to ancient Egyptian times.
  21. The "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign was created in 1959.
  22. The sign language has its own grammar.
  23. In some European countries, children are given gifts on December 6 rather than in Christmas Day.
  24. Although Stephen Hawking is British, his computerized voice gives him an American accent.
  25. Queen Elizabeth I banned potatoes from her court.
  26. Napoleon was once attacked by rabbits.
  27. America's most popular cheese dish is Mac and Cheese.
  28. San Francisco was part of Mexico until the Mexican-American War in 1848.
  29. Because guinea pigs are prone to loneliness, it's illegal in Switzerland to own just one.
  30. The Saxophone was named after his creator, Adolphe Sax.
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