1. There's a bridge in Scotland from which dogs frequently leap to their deaths, and no one knows why.
  2. You are 50 times more likely to be killed by bees than win the lottery.
  3. 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."
  4. It is mandatory for all North Koreans to vote, even though there is only one candidate for each office on the ballot.
  5. Netflix was founded back in 1997.
  6. Japanese Kamikaze pilots were allowed to return if they didn't find a suitable target. One pilot was shot after his ninth return.
  7. There is more money loaded on Starbucks cards and the Starbucks mobile app than some banks have in deposits.
  8. Small animals such as flies and hummingbirds experience time in slow motion, which is why they can avoid your newspaper swats.
  9. A multipart study found that beautiful people are more likely to be involved in unstable relationships.
  10. The U.S. government initially reacted favorably to the Cuban revolution, seeing it as part of a movement to bring democracy to Latin America.
  11. One litter of baby hedgehogs can have several fathers.
  12. A Belgian minister arrived by bike to a news conference to promote cycling in 2017, only to find it had been stolen when he left half an hour later.
  13. Even after "That '70s Show" made her famous, Mila Kunis worked at a Rite Aid ice cream counter.
  14. In 2013, it was reported that there were only around 30 women who are citizens of Vatican City.
  15. St. Julian the Hospitaller is the Catholic Church's patron saint of circus workers and fiddle players.
  16. Overbooking is not illegal and every airline does it to maximise their revenue.
  17. Over $43 billion worth of unopened, edible food is thrown away in the U.S. every year.
  18. Pocahontas was 11 years old when she met John Smith. He was 28.
  19. “Derealization” is a dissociative phenomenon that causes the external world to feel dreamlike. 74% of people have experienced it.
  20. Easter will be on April Fool's Day in 2018.
  21. Christopher Columbus's strained relationship with the Spanish crown led to his arrest and dismissal as governor of the settlements on the island of Hispaniola in 1500.
  22. All cats, including tigers, have a distinct scent associated with them due to their individualized scent glands.
  23. Crete has 40 million olive trees, around 60 per inhabitant.
  24. In Gibraltar, where Jews have lived for about 650 years, there's a special recipe for Passover's charoset replacing apples: the dust of real bricks .
  25. 100 million years ago, 6.5m-long primitive crocodiles were good swimmers but were also capable of galloping across the plains.
  26. During a siege, the Mongols catapulted corpses that were infected with the plague over the city walls to infect the inhabitants.
  27. Princess Leia's iconic double-bun hairstyle was inspired by 'soldaderas', Mexican revolutionary rebel fighters from the turn of the 20th century.
  28. There's statistical evidence that the number of archaeology students increased after the release of "Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark."
  29. The U.S. dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016. That's about 3 bombs every hour for 24 hours a day.
  30. France became the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food in 2016, forcing them instead to donate it.
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