1. Bitcoin is the world's biggest cryptocurrency but there are now close to 800 digital currencies work around US$96 billion total.
  2. U.S. President George W. Bush choked on a pretzel in 2002, passed out briefly and fell to the floor from a couch, bruising his lip and scuffing his cheek.
  3. The percentage of Americans who define themselves as lonely doubled from 20% to 40% since the 1980s.
  4. More than 300 people have gone from Sweden to fight for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, making it per capita one of the biggest exporters of jihadists in Europe.
  5. A 2017 survey found Paraguay to be the happiest country in the world for the second year in a row.
  6. For over 1,000 years, a horn has been blown in Ripon, UK, every night at 9pm in the four corners of the town square. It is allegedly the longest running unbroken daily ritual in the world.
  7. Selfie sticks are banned from all Disney theme parks.
  8. Almost all the Botox in the world is made in a single factory in Westport, Ireland.
  9. Ephebiphobia is the fear of young people.
  10. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who created Sherlock Holmes, was a founder and the first goalkeeper of soccer club Portsmouth FC.
  11. The Bank of England has an inflation calculator that goes all the way to 1209.
  12. Soccer player Pelé has his own day every year in Santos, Brazil. On November 19, Pelé day remembers the date of his 1,000th goal.
  13. The Spanish Inquisition lasted 356 years. That's more than 100 years longer than the United States has been an independent nation.
  14. In 2008, Italy spent US$65 million to bail out the Parmesan cheese industry.
  15. "Time anxiety" occurs in a person when they are perpetually afraid of being late, or of others being late.
  16. Spain's General Franco lost a testicle in battle
    after an injury to the lower abdomen in 1916.
  17. 35% of tourists who come to Amsterdam also visit a coffeeshop to buy Marijuana during their stay.
  18. An Auditorium at the National Autonomous University of Mexico has been occupied by political protesters since 2000.
  19. Kevin Spacey glued his fingers together in the film The Usual Suspects to give his left hand the feeling of paralysis.
  20. During the Cold War, British nuclear submarines were instructed that if the Today programme was off-air without explanation for three consecutive days, it was a signal that Britain had been wiped out.
  21. Carlsberg Special Brew beer was created for Winston Churchill in 1950 on the behest of the Danish government.
  22. 1 in 9 Honduran men will be murdered.
  23. Writer Graham Greene once came second in a 1949 ‘write like Graham Greene' contest.
  24. James Bond is known as ‘Mr Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang' in Italy.
  25. According to research by University College, London, such is the concentration of dust particles, that travelling on London's Underground for 40 minutes is the equivalent to smoking two cigarettes.
  26. Inhabitants of the Trobriand Islands ‘kiss' in a three-step procedure, beginning with biting each other's lower lips, then pulling their partner's hair, before nibbling off each other's eyelashes.
  27. Due to a computer error in 1989, 41,000 Parisians received letters charging them with murder, extortion and prostitution instead of traffic offences.
  28. Anophthalmus hitleri is a blind beetle found only in five caves in Slovenia. Named after Hitler in 1933, it is now endangered due to collectors of Nazi memorabilia.
  29. 90% of deaths in Autism Spectrum kids under 14 are from drowning.
  30. Netflix has more U.S. subscribers than Cable TV.
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