1. Squids squirt water out fast enough to propel themselves through the air at up to 11.2 metres per second, faster than Usain Bolt's top speed of 10.31 metres per second.
  2. Black Sabbath, the heavy metal band, was originally called Polka Tulk Blues Band.
  3. The word ‘ushers' contains five pronouns: us, she, he, her and hers.
  4. Brazilian footballer Carlos Kaiser staged his whole career for 24 years: he could barely kick a ball. In the first training session with every new team, the con man usually suffered a "muscle injury" that would keep him out for an indefinite period.
  5. Ophidiophobia is the abnormal fear of snakes.
  6. Disneyland serves 2.8 million churros every year.
  7. Haiti was demanded compensation from France
    shortly after gaining independence for its loss of men and slave colony.
  8. Emmanuel Macron's father has published extensively on the physiology of sneezing in cats.
  9. Oxford University discovered if someone prods one of your middle toes while your eyes are shut, most people can't tell which toe is being touched.
  10. Lab tests have shown that cats don't love you the way dogs do. Tests has shown that a dog releases Oxytocin (the "love hormone") in their brains at much higher levels when compared to cats.
  11. All European monarchs occupying the throne today are descended from one man: John William Friso, Prince of Orange.
  12. The workforces of Colombia and India enjoy a leisurely 18 days off per year, making them the two countries with the most public holidays in the world.
  13. John Lennon paid all of the fines for 96 people who had been arrested in 1970 for protesting against the apartheid South Africa rugby team playing in Britain.
  14. There's a Testicle Festival
    in Montana every summer.
  15. There are between 2.9 million and 5.8 million unique users using a cryptocurrency wallet, most of them using bitcoin, according to a research produced by Cambridge University in 2017.
  16. At 73 years old, Ronald Reagan received a recruiting letter from the Marine Corps while he was President.
  17. Ancient Egyptians used 12 months of exactly 30 days, with 5 days of festivities at the end to add up to 365.
  18. There was only one plane allowed to take off after flights were grounded on September 11, 2001. It was a plane carrying antivenin to a man bitten by a highly venomous snake.
  19. In North Welsh, the word for ‘now' is rwan, in South Welsh it is nawr, the same word spelt backwards.
  20. Craters on Mars under 60 kilometres in diameter are named after towns on Earth with populations under 100,000.
  21. In the year 20860, the Islamic and Christian calendars will finally agree.
  22. Harvard University has the largest ant collection in the world.
  23. According to a study, coffee improves the reaction time of older adults.
  24. Carrier pigeons are regularly used to smuggle drugs across borders and into prisons. A single pigeon can carry over $3000 of cocaine.
  25. 20,000 people attended a Nazi rally at Madison Square Garden in 1939.
  26. 65,000 more eye-care professionals are needed to provide eye examinations and glasses to the 703 million people around the world who need it.
  27. In Japanese, "e" can be translated to "image," and "moji" can be translated to "character", so "emoji" is literally "image character."
  28. Unlike in the "Cool Runnings" movie, the Olympic bobsledding community welcomed the first Jamaican team and offered them guidance and spare sleds. They went on to crash in the Qualifying Round.
  29. Oklahoma declared watermelon a vegetable and made it their official state vegetable.
  30. The navy blue uniforms adopted by many police departments in the U.S. were simply surplus army uniforms from the Civil War.
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