1. Before he made it big in Hollywood, Johnny Depp was a telemarketer.
  2. 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.
  3. In 1913, the roulette wheel in Monte Carlo came up black 26 times in a row.
  4. Gamblers in Japan are only allowed to bet on horse, boat or cycle races.
  5. Abu Dhabi has a beauty contest for camels.
  6. In 2017, British doctors found 27 lost contact lenses in a patient's eye.
  7. Kangaroos keep cool by licking their forearms.
  8. Homer is the only character in The Simpsons to have dialogue in every episode.
  9. Until 1970, United Airlines had ‘men only' flights serving steaks, brandy and cigars.
  10. The Beatles, Garth Brooks and Elvis are the best-selling artists of all-time in the U.S.
  11. Operation Vegetarian was a British military plan during WW2 to disseminate linseed cakes infected with anthrax spores to be eaten by German cattle.
  12. About 1 in every 3 songs recorded by Billy Joel were top 40 hits.
  13. A Canadian man who was freed in 2017 after being held in Afghanistan by Taliban-tied kidnappers for 5 years said he thought his captors were joking when they told him Donald Trump was president.
  14. Blind people are twice as likely to smell things in their dreams as sighted people.
  15. There are more than 1,000 species of banana. We eat only one of them.
  16. It is illegal to reproduce photos of the Eiffel Tower at night.
  17. Indians read more than 10 hours per week on average, the most for any country in the world.
  18. New York City is actually rainier than London.
  19. Although Shakespeare's works run to more than a million words, only 14 exist in his own handwriting.
  20. 200 years ago, 80 to 90 languages were spoken in what is now California.
  21. Steven Spielberg's ex-wife received a divorce settlement of $100 million after a judge invalidated a prenuptial agreement he had written on a napkin.
  22. Sea lions love the smell of cinnamon.
  23. Liver failure makes your breath smell of raw fish.
  24. Books may not enter or leave Tajikistan without written permission from the Ministry of Culture.
  25. Google has a database of 25 million books that nobody is allowed to read.
  26. There's a missing link in the European bison lineage that scientists call the "Higgs Bison" as a hat-tip to the discovery process of the Higgs boson.
  27. Collectively, humans have watched Adam Sandler movies on Netflix for longer than civilisation has existed.
  28. In the UK, drivers who cause death while using their mobile phones, speeding or drunk, face life in prison.
  29. A half-smoked Winston Churchill cigar sold for $12,000 in 2017.
  30. You don't gain and lose fat as your weight fluctuates. Your fat cells just bigger or smaller.
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