1. North Korea has its own operating system called Red Star OS.
  2. The first soccer game televised was a friendly match between Arsenal's first and second team in 1937.
  3. The city of Guangzhou, China is also known as the Chocolate City due to its increasingly population of 20,000 Africans.
  4. Superman was originally a bald Villian.
  5. George W. Bush,
    Senator John Kerry,
    and Hugh Hefner
    are ninth cousins.
  6. John Rhys-Davies, who played the dwarf in The Lord of the Rings, was actually the tallest member of the crew.
  7. Ancient Romans used a sponge on a stick to clean themselves after pooping, and shared it with everyone.
  8. Cyber criminals steal US$1 billion per year from small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. and Europe.
  9. Lake Karachay in Russia is the most radioactive and polluted lake in the world.
  10. Liechtenstein has a significantly low crime rate, with the last murder taking place on 2007.
  11. Poveglia is an island in Italy that is so dangerously "haunted" that public access is not permitted.
  12. There are 24 different dialects of English in the US.
  13. In Bangladesh, children of 15 years old and older can be put in jail for cheating on their final exams.
  14. In 1940, 12-year-old boy Fidel Castro wrote a letter to President F. Roosevelt to request a $10 bill because he had never seen one before.
  15. Fingernails grow about
    three to four times
    faster than
  16. It takes 8 minutes and 20 seconds for light to travel from the sun to the earth.
  17. The world's oldest hotel has been operating since 705 AD.
  18. Until the 1970s in Belgium, table beer was served in schools refectories.
  19. During the 18th century, you could pay your admission ticket to the zoo in London by bringing a cat or a dog to feed the lions.
  20. England is smaller than
    the state of Florida.
  21. In Beijing, there are vending machines where you can buy your subway ticket by inserting plastic bottles.
  22. The world's largest swimming pool is so big (66M gallons) you can even sail boats on it.
  23. In Alaska, there's a pizza place that delivers the pizza by plane.
  24. There are more chickens
    than people
    in the world.
  25. In 1893, an amendment was
    proposed to rename the U.S. into
    the "United States of the Earth".
  26. In 2011, a 61-year-old woman gave birth to her own grandson. The baby was conceived with an egg donated by her 35-year-old daughter.
  27. The "eye for an eye" principle is not interpreted literally in Judaism, but as a proportional monetary compensation.
  28. When eating noodles in Japan, slurping loudly indicates the food is delicious. It is considered rude not to slurp.
  29. Before the mid-19th century, dentures were commonly made with teeth pulled from the mouths of dead soldiers.
  30. Forgetting is good for the brain: deleting unnecessary information helps the nervous system retain its plasticity.
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