1. Harold Stassen, a former governor of Minnesota, sought the U.S. Republican Party's Presidential Nomination 9 times.
  2. Under Apartheid in South Africa, Filipinos were classified as black while Chinese were considered "non-white" and Japanese, Taiwanese and Koreans were "honorary whites."
  3. Bumblebees can fly higher than Mount Everest.
  4. A man called Michael Nicholson enrolled in school for 55 years straight, earning 30 degrees.
  5. In 2012, the world's first lab grown burger cost $325,000. By 2015, a lab grown burger only cost $11.36.
  6. Across all the European countries fighting in WWII, only three national capitals were never occupied: Moscow, London and Helsinki.
  7. Chuck Norris' real name is Carlos Ray Norris.
  8. Mozart kept a diary of every incident when he heard someone fart.
  9. Hundreds of Jews from Amsterdam were fined for being late with their rent during their incarceration in World War II concentration camps.
  10. La Sagrada Familia, in Spain, will take longer to complete than the Great Pyramid of Egypt.
  11. There is a common Chinese idiom that states, "The ugly wife is a treasure at home."
  12. A sapiosexual is a person who is sexually attracted to intelligence in others.
  13. Kummerspeck (‘grief bacon') is German for the weight put on from eating too much when feeling sorry for yourself.
  14. The London Underground trains were originally steam powered.
  15. The U.S. Embassy in Moscow caught fire in 1977. Sensitive information was stolen by several firefighters who were also KGB agents.
  16. Spain has more tourists than residents. 75 million people visited Spain in 2016, while only 46 million people live there.
  17. In 2012, a cat named Orlando beat top investment bankers in a year long investment competition, which he chose by throwing his favorite mouse toy at a grid to select companies to invest in.
  18. The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided that tomatoes were vegetables.
  19. Russian President Boris Yeltsin's first question when he met President Clinton in 1995: "Do you think O.J. did it?"
  20. Anyone over 14 can drive a VSP car in France without a licence.
  21. The last Beatles song was recorded in 1995. The three surviving members reunited to complete an unfinished John Lennon single, "Real Love."
  22. A German officer in WWII ordered his soldiers to hold fire to allow the rescue of an American soldier who stepped on a landmine. When no one came, the officer went to rescue the soldier but stepped on a landmine himself.
  23. Earl Wild, the first person to play the piano on U.S. television was also the first to stream a performance on the Internet 58 year later.
  24. At the 1932 Olympics, the 3,000-metre steeplechase was run over 3,460 metres because an official lost count of the number of laps.
  25. Even after extinction, the Dodo is still the national animal of Mauritius.
  26. Charles Darwin's cousin Francis Galton invented underwater spectacles so he could read in the bath.
  27. After a meal, a Burmese python's heart grows by 40%.
  28. Drinking wine before a meal makes you eat 25% more.
  29. A coal-fired power station puts 100 times more radiation into the air than a nuclear power plant producing the same amount of energy.
  30. The FBI started compiling a file on Sacha Baron Cohen while he was filming 'Borat' after receiving numerous complaints about a strange man travelling around the country in an ice cream truck.
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