1. Led Zeppelin was refused entry into Singapore in 1972 because the band members had long hair.
  2. Brazil was once called "United States of Brazil."
  3. In 1953, a vicar in the Church of England founded the world's first crisis suicide hotline, after taking a funeral for a 14-year-old girl who had killed herself because she feared she had contracted an STD. In reality, she was menstruating.
  4. Wine can be ‘aged' by passing it through an electric field for three minutes.
  5. Scientific evidence shows that children not only have a stronger preference for sugar than adults, but that it is there before birth.
  6. Paper cuts hurt so much because they bleed very little, if at all, leaving the skins pain receptors open to air.
  7. For several months in 1969, the torrent of water rushing over American Falls, one of three waterfalls that makes up Niagara Falls, was reduced to almost nothing.
  8. NASA recovered metal from the WTC and used it on Martian rovers as a tribute to those fallen on the 9/11 attacks.
  9. Lobsters eat each other.
  10. Babies have accents. French babies cry will end with a rising note, while German babies have a dropping note at the end of theirs. They pick up on this in the womb.
  11. The first recorded speculative economic bubble was the Tulip Mania, in the Dutch Republic. At its peak in 1637, a single tulip bulb sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsworker.
  12. There's a 10 ft (3m) wall in Lima, Peru, that separates one of the wealthiest neighborhoods from one of the poorest.
  13. If you count the number of seconds that pass between a flash of lightning and the crack of thunder that follows it, and divide it by five, that's how many miles away you are from where lightning just struck.
  14. Before he was the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau worked as a nightclub bouncer and a snowboarding instructor.
  15. Duncan Toys Co went bankrupt after a judge ruled "yo-yo" had become too ingrained in common speech to remain trademarked.
  16. German pharmaceutical firm Bayer was forced to give up its rights to the Aspirin and Heroin trademarks in the Treaty of Versailles, in 1919.
  17. "Percussive maintenance" is the term for hitting something until it works.
  18. "100 Years: The Movie You Will Never See," starring John Malkovich and directed by Robert Rodriguez, won't be in theaters until 2115.
  19. The smell of a man is as stressful to mice as a three-minute swim. The smell of women doesn't bother them.
  20. Since 1948, 100 planes have gone missing in flight and never been recovered.
  21. Bart Simpson's prank calls to Moe were actually based on real calls two guys did to bar owner and heavyweight boxer Louis "Red" Deutsch. The calls have been recorded.
  22. Thomas Jefferson believed the Constitution should expire every 19 years and be replaced with a new one more suitable for the current generation.
  23. Taking a shower or washing dishes during a lightning storm is not recommended. A lightning strike can be conducted from many miles away through a water pipe.
  24. Lobsters listen with their legs.
  25. "Whatever" is the most annoying word, a U.S. poll found in 2016 for the eight year in a row.
  26. Hurricane Katrina caused an 85% reduction in the amount of babies named Katrina.
  27. Table beer (1.5% alcohol) was served in Belgian schools until the 1980s.
  28. Salvador Dalí's moustache was found intact in the "10 past 10" position he liked, after his body was exhumed.
  29. Between the years of 2009 and 2014, 4,183 people in U.S. prisons were held past their release dates for no reason.
  30. The first sketch for the design of the Mini was drawn on a napkin in Switzerland.
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