1. The myth that chewing gum stays in your body for 7 years is untrue. It moves through your digestive system and out the other end within a day or two if swallowed.
  2. "Rap God" by Eminem packs 1,560 words into a 6 min 4 sec song. That's over 4 words per second. It holds the world record for most words in a hit single.
  3. The Livraria Bertrand, in Lisbon, Portugal, is the oldest bookstore in the world still in operation. It opened in 1732.
  4. The U.S. Constitution is the only constitution from the 18th century that's still being used today.
  5. Ketchup doesn't spoil easily and can be good for up to two years past its expiration date.
  6. The world's first nudist colony, founded in India in 1891, was called the Fellowship of the Naked Trust.
  7. Jeff Goldblum was offered to be the voice of Siri by Steve Jobs himself.
  8. In the U.S., Homeopathy treatments must be labelled to say they do not work.
  9. There are more Catholics in Scotland than in Northern Ireland.
  10. Feeding curry to a sheep reduces the amount of methane in its farts by up to 40%.
  11. In New Jersey, it's illegal to wear a bulletproof vest while committing a violent crime.
  12. Only one third of the snakes that starred in the movie "Snakes on a Plane" were real, and no more than 60 real snakes were on set at any one time.
  13. In 2014, Taylor Swift accidentally released 8 seconds of white noise on iTunes for $1.29. It became #1 in Canada almost immediately before being removed.
  14. Friedrich August Kekulé discovered the ring-shaped structure of the organic chemical compound benzene while daydreaming about the famous circular symbol of a snake eating its own tail.
  15. The EU banned cheese made in Stilton to be called Stilton cheese.
  16. The Nebra Sky Disc (1600 BC) is the earliest known space map and the oldest known portable astronomical instrument.
  17. A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance.
  18. The letters Q, W, and X were illegal in Turkey for 85 years.
  19. Alfred Nobel, inventor of the dynamite, was astonished to read his own obituary, titled "The merchant of death is dead," in a French newspaper. It was Alfred's brother who had died, but the episode made him reconsider his legacy. His last will specified that his fortune be used to create the Nobel Prize.
  20. Les Harvey, guitarist for '70s blues-rock band Stone the Crows, died onstage in front of 1,000 fans on May 3, 1972 when he was electrocuted while tuning up for a show.
  21. Orgia nova Fitch is the biological nomenclature for a species of moth.
  22. The inventor of roller skates first demonstrated them by hurtling into a party while playing the violin and crashing into a huge mirror.
  23. Eric Clapton grew up believing his grandmother was his mother and his mother was his sister.
  24. The term “checkmate” comes from the Arabic and ultimately Persian phrase “shah mat” which means “the king is dead.”
  25. An attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the world's most expensive cocktail in 2012 was thwarted when a customer dropped and broke the bottle of Cognac that was worth $77,500.
  26. Blink-182, the Pop punk band, was originally called Duck Tape.
  27. In 2017, a woman called Chau Smith ran 7 marathons in 7 consecutive days on 7 continents in celebration of her 70th birthday.
  28. In cultures that have had little or no exposure to Western music, dissonant chords are rated just as likeable as consonant chords.
  29. The way you cut a vegetable can change the way it tastes.
  30. Drug companies often use two narrators in their commercials. A stern and confident voice is used to describe the benefits of the drug, while a calm and soothing voice is used to describe the harmful side effects.
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