1. Berlin still hasn't recovered its pre-WW2 population.
  2. Only 18% of Americans can drive a car with manual transmission.
  3. Korean Prince Sado was executed by order of his father, and died of starvation by being confined in a rice chest.
  4. If you weighed 150 lbs. (68 kg.) on Earth, you would weigh 351 lbs. (159 kg.) on Jupiter.
  5. A 15-year-old Lady GaGa appears in “The Sopranos” Season 3.
  6. An "idiot plot", according to film critic Roger Ebert, is a movie plot containing problems that would be solved instantly if all of the characters were not idiots.
  7. U.S. and EU law requires electric cars to make artificial noise to make them safer for pedestrians.
  8. In California, you're about as likely to be shot by a toddler than die in an earthquake.
  9. Experiencing new things slow down our internal sense of time, studies have found.
  10. The book "Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide", which consists of 266 blank pages, became a #1 best-seller on Amazon in 2017.
  11. Lynda Carter only had $25 in her bank account when she was cast as Wonder Woman in the 1970s series.
  12. In Italy there is a fountain that flows 24-hours a day with red wine.
  13. In 1967, Picoazá, Ecuador, elected a brand of foot deodorant as the town's mayor.
  14. Dublin is home to Ireland's National Leprechaun Museum.
  15. Movie-goers eat 28% more popcorn when watching a sad movie.
  16. Outer space is only an hour's drive away, if you somehow drove your car straight upwards.
  17. Beer was illegal in Iceland until March 1, 1989. Now, the date is celebrated every year in Reykjavik as Bjordagur, or Beer Day.
  18. Partly in response to
    the civil rights movement
    Crayola changed the name of
    “flesh” crayon to “peach” in 1962.
  19. Eight of the top ten largest stadiums in the world are university football stadiums in the United States.
  20. The oldest razor-like object has been dated to 18,000 B.C. and people have shaved since prehistoric times.
  21. Microsoft was about to use "Prepare to Fly" as a slogan for Windows XP launch but dropped it because of 9/11.
  22. The most disproportionately common physical injury diagnosis in Hawaii is "arm injury."
  23. You can be sued for breaking off an engagement in about half of U.S. states.
  24. The 1999 Ig Nobel Peace Prize went to the inventors of cars with flamethrowers, used to prevent carjacking.
  25. Machu Picchu was built around 1450 at the height of the Inca Empire, but abandoned by the time the Spanish arrived in Peru in 1572.
  26. Stravinsky had an affair with Coco Chanel in the summer of 1920. He was revising the Rite of Spring and she was about to launch Chanel No. 5.
  27. Aphantasia is a condition in which some people are unable to visualise mental images.
  28. Three friends in their early 20's were sentenced to 15 years in prison in 1997 for removing a stop sign as a prank in the U.S. and causing the deaths of 3 people.
  29. Antibiotic resistance could lead to over 10 million deaths per year which could make it a bigger problem than cancer.
  30. Pineapples were very expensive in the 1700s, so American colonists would rent a pineapple and carry it around a party to show their wealth.
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