1. To be legal, prop money for films in the U.S. must be one-sided and less than 75% or more than 150% of the size of a real banknote.
  2. John Lennon started his singing career as a choir boy at St. Peter's church.
  3. 3623 Chaplin is an asteroid named in honour of Charlie Chaplin.
  4. Half of academic papers are never read by anyone other than their authors, peer reviewers, and journal editors.
  5. Mick Jagger was a porter at a mental hospital before being famous.
  6. Dolphins tenderise octopuses by bashing them around before eating them.
  7. The British Library keeps its collection of over 60 million newspapers in an airtight room with low oxygen so they can't catch fire.
  8. "All Quiet on the Western Front" was banned in Poland for being pro-German and in Germany for being anti-German.
  9. The Japanese embassy in France has a 24-hour helpline for their citizens who didn't find Paris as expected.
  10. Matt Groening designed The Simpson family to be immediately identifiable in silhouette, hence their distinctive hairstyles and head-shapes.
  11. Michael Phelps' training breakfast consisted of an omelette, porridge, three slices of French toast, three egg sandwiches and three pancakes.
  12. The longest known lightning bolt could have reached from Brussels to London.
  13. Russia has 800,000 faith healers but only 640,000 doctors.
  14. The only woman in Einstein's physics class at Zürich Polytechnic married him.
  15. Kanye West worked at the Gap before being famous.
  16. It takes 18 people 900 hours to put out the red carpet for the Oscars.
  17. More species have been named after Barack Obama than any other U.S. president.
  18. The Estonian army travels with pop-up saunas.
  19. Before he made it big in Hollywood, Johnny Depp was a telemarketer.
  20. On a 1995 visit to Washington D.C., Russian President Boris Yeltsin was found on Pennsylvania Avenue, drunk, in his underwear, trying to hail a cab to get a pizza.
  21. In 1913, the roulette wheel in Monte Carlo came up black 26 times in a row.
  22. Gamblers in Japan are only allowed to bet on horse, boat or cycle races.
  23. Abu Dhabi has a beauty contest for camels.
  24. In 2017, British doctors found 27 lost contact lenses in a patient's eye.
  25. Kangaroos keep cool by licking their forearms.
  26. Homer is the only character in The Simpsons to have dialogue in every episode.
  27. Until 1970, United Airlines had ‘men only' flights serving steaks, brandy and cigars.
  28. The Beatles, Garth Brooks and Elvis are the best-selling artists of all-time in the U.S.
  29. Operation Vegetarian was a British military plan during WW2 to disseminate linseed cakes infected with anthrax spores to be eaten by German cattle.
  30. About 1 in every 3 songs recorded by Billy Joel were top 40 hits.
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