1. John Quincy Adams, the 6th U.S. President, took the presidential oath of office not after placing his hand on a Bible but upon a book of law.
  2. Lenin's testament stated that Stalin should be immediately removed from power because he couldn't be trusted to "use authority with caution."
  3. There is a "white man" café in Tokyo, where Japanese ladies ring a bell to summon tuxedo-wearing caucasians who respond with “yes, princess?” and serve them cake.
  4. Reindeer are one of the only mammals that can see UV light, allowing them to see lichen, polar bears against the snow, and urine trails.
  5. Wealthy ancient Egyptians slept with neck supports rather than pillows to preserve their hairstyles.
  6. The most disproportionately common physical injury diagnosis in New York is "knee injury."
  7. During the American Civil War, free black woman Mary Bowser took a job as a servant in the Confederate White House and served as a Union spy.
  8. Vatican City is one of six countries worldwide that ban abortion completely, even if the mother's life is in danger.
  9. Saint Drogo is the Catholic Church's patron saint of those whom others find repulsive, unattractive people, cattle, coffee house owners and deaf people.
  10. The average inmate at Alcatraz read 75-100 books per year.
  11. The British Standards Institution has a 5,000 word report on the correct way to make a cup of tea.
  12. In Slovakia, using the names Britain or Great Britain instead of the United Kingdom can land you with a €6,600 fine.
  13. When Picasso was interrogated by an SS officer about his painting Guernica, “Did you do that?” Picasso replied, “No, you did.”
  14. The Wars of the Roses weren't called that. Sir Walter Scott invented the name four centuries after the conflict.
  15. Humans speak more languages than there are species of mammal.
  16. Donald Trump had the worst poll approval rating at 100 days than any other President since 1945
  17. Learned helplessness is a condition in which a person suffers from a sense of powerlessness, arising from a traumatic event or persistent failure to succeed. It is thought to be one of the underlying causes of depression.
  18. There are people here named after ships that have visited Cuba. "Usnavi," from US Navy, is a famous case.
  19. Despite Americans owning more than 78 million dogs as pets, only about 30 deaths per year are attributed to dog attacks, fewer than bees.
  20. The tiger is the largest wild cat in the world, weighting up to 720 pounds (363 kg), and stretching 6 feet (2 meters) long.
  21. Otters have a pouch
    in their fur
    to store their
    favorite rocks.
  22. Before fridges were invented, Russians and Finns kept their milk fresh by putting live frogs in it.
  23. During mating season, mouse lemur testes swell to be bigger than their brains.
  24. During the siege of Paris in 1870, all the city's animals were eaten, including rats, mice, dogs, cats, donkeys, wolves and even an elephant.
  25. Hamsters can store half their own weight in food in their cheeks.
  26. Suring the Panic of 1893, JP Morgan used $60 million in bonds to bail out the United States government.
  27. Milkshakes were originally alcoholic.
  28. There's a bridge in Scotland from which dogs frequently leap to their deaths, and no one knows why.
  29. You are 50 times more likely to be killed by bees than win the lottery.
  30. After the assassination of JFK in 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. said to his wife, "This is what is going to happen to me also. I keep telling you, this is a sick society."
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