1. The Spanish Inquisition lasted 356 years. That's more than 100 years longer than the United States has been an independent nation.
  2. In 2008, Italy spent US$65 million to bail out the Parmesan cheese industry.
  3. "Time anxiety" occurs in a person when they are perpetually afraid of being late, or of others being late.
  4. Spain's General Franco lost a testicle in battle
    after an injury to the lower abdomen in 1916.
  5. 35% of tourists who come to Amsterdam also visit a coffeeshop to buy Marijuana during their stay.
  6. An Auditorium at the National Autonomous University of Mexico has been occupied by political protesters since 2000.
  7. Kevin Spacey glued his fingers together in the film The Usual Suspects to give his left hand the feeling of paralysis.
  8. 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.
  9. Carlsberg Special Brew beer was created for Winston Churchill in 1950 on the behest of the Danish government.
  10. 1 in 9 Honduran men will be murdered.
  11. Writer Graham Greene once came second in a 1949 ‘write like Graham Greene' contest.
  12. James Bond is known as ‘Mr Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang' in Italy.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Due to a computer error in 1989, 41,000 Parisians received letters charging them with murder, extortion and prostitution instead of traffic offences.
  16. 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.
  17. 90% of deaths in Autism Spectrum kids under 14 are from drowning.
  18. Netflix has more U.S. subscribers than Cable TV.
  19. In the United States, which contains 8 percent of the world's forests, there are more trees than there were 100 years ago.
  20. The amount of electricity running the Bitcoin Network could power 1.3 million homes.
  21. Money left on unused London Transport's Oyster cards is increasing by £1 million a month and now stands at more than £235 million.
  22. There are five debt-free countries in the world: Macau, the British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Liechtenstein and Pala.
  23. In 2013, white was the world's most popular car color.
  24. Pink Floyd, the iconic rock band, was originally called Screaming Abdabs.
  25. Elizabeth Taylor arrived late for her own funeral. The film star left instructions requesting that her coffin should arrive 15 minutes late.
  26. Humans have caused 322 animal extinctions over the past 500 years.
  27. Smoking a cigarette causes damage in minutes, not years.
  28. A crime lab chemist in Massachusetts admitted to tampering with evidence and forging tests in 2017, resulting in more than 20,000 drug-related convictions dropped.
  29. Jean-Christophe, Prince Napoléon, the great-great-great-great-nephew of Napoleon, is the Head of the Imperial House of France. He works as a investment banker in NYC.
  30. Hunter-gatherers have far more leisure time than farmers do, and more still than modern people in the industrialized world.
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