1. Snake wine is an alcoholic beverage produced by infusing whole snakes in rice wine or grain alcohol, which is considered an important curative according to Traditional Chinese medicine.
  2. Too much coffee and stress can produce higher levels of hallucination.
  3. The Red Cross symbol, a red cross on a white background, is not public domain and is illegally used for many video game health packs.
  4. The Pentagon has never been audited.
  5. According to the official Cards Against Humanity rules, the player who pooped last goes first as judge.
  6. Former US President Calvin Coolidge enjoyed "buzzing for his bodyguards and then hiding under his desk as they frantically searched for him."
  7. Because Prince didn't have a will, he lost control of all his music after he died.
  8. Before Joseph Stalin ruled Russia, he organized bank robberies to fund the communist cause.
  9. In Missouri during the 1860s, a "snowflake" was a person who was opposed to the abolition of slavery.
  10. A piece of an ancient continent, running from India to Madagascar, was found in 2017 under the island of Mauritius off the East Coast of Africa.
  11. In the 1950s, Nelson Mandela was a crusading attorney by day and an amateur boxer by night.
  12. Due to their small brains, koalas are unable to perform complex, unfamiliar tasks such as eat leaves off of flat surfaces.
  13. Nikola Tesla was born around midnight during a fierce lightning storm.
  14. Anxiety, depression, phobias or obsessive compulsive disorder affect 26% of UK women ages 16 to 24.
  15. Piranhas only attack you if you mess with them or their eggs.
  16. Data scientists analyzed 10,222 words to discover the "happiest" word in the English language. It's "laughter."
  17. In 2015, a host of big food brands, led by Nestlé, vowed to use only natural flavors in products marketed in the U.S., just as a shortage of natural vanilla was emerging.
  18. Philosophical presentism is the view that neither the future nor the past exist, only the present.
  19. There is an army recruitment lottery in Thailand. Every man over 21 has to participate. A red card means you have to go, a black card means you don't.
  20. 88% of businesses believe school leavers are unprepared for the world of work, according to a British Chambers of Commerce survey.
  21. Abraham Lincoln loved cats and once let one eat from the table during a formal White House dinner.
  22. During WWII, a British sailor escaped his submarine from depths of 270 feet (82 m) and managed to get to the surface and survive.
  23. The U.S. government gave Indiana University $1 million to study memes.
  24. Saddam Hussein's son owned an actual iron maiden and used it against people he didn't like.
  25. King Mithridates VI of Pontus was terrified of being poisoned, so he took small doses of various poisons throughout his life to develop immunity.
  26. The U.S. Navy was disbanded following the Revolutionary War and brought back years later largely to fight pirates.
  27. The first openly transgender athlete in a professional American sports team was Harrison Browne of the National Women's Hockey League.
  28. In Canada, due to a chronic shortage of coinage, playing cards were once used as currency.
  29. Vladimir Lenin spent 17 years out of Russia after he served 3 years in Siberia for being a revolutionary.
  30. France opened in 2016 what it claims to be the world's first solar panel road, in a Normandy village.
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