1. In German slang, the @ symbol is called a klammeraffe or “spider monkey.”
  2. St. Clare of Assisi is the Catholic Church's patron saint of television.
  3. By the end of his brilliant and tortured life, inventor Nikola Tesla was penniless and living in a small NYC hotel room.
  4. 87% of Americans can be uniquely identified using only three bits of information: ZIP code, birth date, and gender.
  5. Under the original terms of the U.S. Constitution, the President could not choose his vice president, instead it was the candidate with the second most votes.
  6. The Ache tribe of Paraguay believe that babies inherit the characteristics of all the men who have had sex with the mother during pregnancy.
  7. In 1997, Pope John Paul II decided that St. Isidore of Seville would be the patron saint of the Internet and computer repairmen.
  8. Every nation in the world allows its residents to divorce under some conditions except the Philippines and the Vatican City.
  9. More than 22 million tons of salt are used to melt ice on roads in the U.S. every year. That's about 137 pounds of salt for every American.
  10. The extraordinary Bourtange star fort in the Netherlands was constructed in 1593 during the time of the Eighty Years' War. It later became a village and now a Museum.
  11. In 1998, Burger King announced the "Left-Handed Whopper", where all the condiments were rotated 180° to suit the left-handed people. It was an April's Fool hoax but people eagerly tried to order it the next day.
  12. 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.
  13. Too much coffee and stress can produce higher levels of hallucination.
  14. 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.
  15. The Pentagon has never been audited.
  16. According to the official Cards Against Humanity rules, the player who pooped last goes first as judge.
  17. Former US President Calvin Coolidge enjoyed "buzzing for his bodyguards and then hiding under his desk as they frantically searched for him."
  18. Because Prince didn't have a will, he lost control of all his music after he died.
  19. Before Joseph Stalin ruled Russia, he organized bank robberies to fund the communist cause.
  20. In Missouri during the 1860s, a "snowflake" was a person who was opposed to the abolition of slavery.
  21. 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.
  22. In the 1950s, Nelson Mandela was a crusading attorney by day and an amateur boxer by night.
  23. Due to their small brains, koalas are unable to perform complex, unfamiliar tasks such as eat leaves off of flat surfaces.
  24. Nikola Tesla was born around midnight during a fierce lightning storm.
  25. Anxiety, depression, phobias or obsessive compulsive disorder affect 26% of UK women ages 16 to 24.
  26. Piranhas only attack you if you mess with them or their eggs.
  27. Data scientists analyzed 10,222 words to discover the "happiest" word in the English language. It's "laughter."
  28. 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.
  29. Philosophical presentism is the view that neither the future nor the past exist, only the present.
  30. 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.
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