1. Hunter-gatherers have far more leisure time than farmers do, and more still than modern people in the industrialized world.
  2. When David Bowie died his ashes were scattered in Bali in accordance with Buddhist ritual.
  3. Benjamin Franklin and Napoleon Bonaparte were beaten by a chess robot, the Mechanical Turk, who toured the world, beating masters and novices alike. However, in reality, it was just a man in a box.
  4. There are six villages in France called Silly, 12 called Billy and two called Prat.
  5. Anonymous once overwhelmed the Scientology Church's Los Angeles headquarters with all-black faxes, draining the machines of ink.
  6. Half of all new cars in Norway are electric or hybrid.
  7. The common cold is caused by over 200 different viruses.
  8. Kit Kat is produced worldwide by Nestlé, except in the U.S. where their competitor, Hershey makes them.
  9. Will Smith owed $2.8 million to the IRS and almost went bankrupt, just before he signed the contract for "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air."
  10. PlayStation 2 was so popular, it was produced up until the month before the PlayStation 4 was announced.
  11. The Philippines consists of 7,641 islands.
  12. A Huntington Beach resident has visited the parks of the Disneyland Resort every day since January 1, 2012, marking his 2,000th consecutive visit in 2017.
  13. Kenny G broke a Guinness World Record in 1997 for playing the longest note ever recorded on a saxophone: an E-flat for 45 minutes and 47 seconds.
  14. In Mississippi it's illegal to have more than one child out of wedlock.
  15. "Response to Those who Criticise Me for Spending Money on Old Wine & Prostitutes" is a lost work by Aristippus, a disciple of Socrates.
  16. UK's Royal Mail estimated in 2015 that it would cost £11,602 to send a letter to Mars.
  17. The Hollywood sign originally said “Hollywoodland.”
  18. The sale of Nazi memorabilia is prohibited in Argentina, Austria and many other countries in the world.
  19. The average U.S. household has 300,000 objects, from paper clips to ironing boards.
  20. Walmart is the largest seller of firearms in the U.S.
  21. The Nazis run the world's largest tourism operator of the 1930s, the KdF. By 1939, over 25 million Germans had participated on a KdF trip.
  22. "Zoodles" are noodles made out of zucchini.
  23. The longest baseball game in history lasted for two days.
  24. To increase sales, some clothing stores use mirrors with curved glass that make people look about 10 pounds thinner.
  25. The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum is powered by solar energy.
  26. The average British garden contains over 20,000 slugs and snails.
  27. Herbert Hoover, former U.S. President, wrote a book entitled "Fishing for Fun and to Wash your Soul."
  28. In 2017, a church in Wittenberg, Germany introduced a robot priest, called BlessU-2, that gives blessings.
  29. A typical microwave oven uses more electricity keeping its digital clock on standby than it does heating food.
  30. In 14th-century England, some children were baptised in cider.
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