1. Pete Townshend, The Who's guitarist, smashed more than 35 guitars in 1967 alone.
  2. People really do look like their names. According to research your name might shape your face.
  3. The real St. Patrick wasn't even Irish. He was born in Britain around A.D. 390 to an aristocratic Christian family with a townhouse, a country villa, and plenty of slaves.
  4. The radiation levels at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant are so high that the robots sent to remove the plant's melted fuel rods have died.
  5. The siege of Masada by troops of the Roman Empire at the end of the First Jewish–Roman War ended in the mass suicide of 960 people. The place is now a popular tourist attraction in Israel.
  6. Before becoming the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad was a fully credentialed ophthalmologist working at a hospital in London.
  7. The first Carnival in Brazil dates back as far as 1723.
  8. 1 in 10 Brits think that Australia is further away from the UK than the Moon, according to the results of a 2013 survey.
  9. Three surnames, Wang, Li and Zhang, make up for 21% of the Chinese population.
  10. Henry Ford spied on his employees at home to ensure they were living virtuously and thus were eligible for a $2.66-a-day bonus.
  11. Robert De Niro was so dedicated to prepare for his roles, he actually gained 60 lbs for Raging Bull, lived in Sicily, Italy for The Godfather Part II, ground his teeth for Cape Fear, became a cab driver for Taxi Driver, and learned to play the saxophone for New York, New York.
  12. Oldest siblings tend to earn better wages, receive more education than other children of the family, and have higher IQs. Apparently, parents tend to give more mental stimulation to their first-born children than they do to the others.
  13. Cats can't see treats right in front of their faces.
  14. Ancient Egyptians rimmed their eyes with kohl, a mixture of lead, copper, burned almonds, and soot, to ward off evil spirits.
  15. In Italy, the Disney movie "Moana" had to change its title to "Oceania" because of a famous porn star with the same name.
  16. Kindergarteners in Siberia run outside in their underwears and dump freezing water over themselves to strengthen their immune systems.
  17. The word "Atari" comes from the ancient board game Go and means "to hit the target" in Japanese.
  18. In the 1960s, most Americans didn't support the idea of a moon landing and thought the government was spending too much money on space.
  19. Berlin still hasn't recovered its pre-WW2 population.
  20. Only 18% of Americans can drive a car with manual transmission.
  21. Korean Prince Sado was executed by order of his father, and died of starvation by being confined in a rice chest.
  22. If you weighed 150 lbs. (68 kg.) on Earth, you would weigh 351 lbs. (159 kg.) on Jupiter.
  23. A 15-year-old Lady GaGa appears in “The Sopranos” Season 3.
  24. 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.
  25. U.S. and EU law requires electric cars to make artificial noise to make them safer for pedestrians.
  26. In California, you're about as likely to be shot by a toddler than die in an earthquake.
  27. Experiencing new things slow down our internal sense of time, studies have found.
  28. 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.
  29. Lynda Carter only had $25 in her bank account when she was cast as Wonder Woman in the 1970s series.
  30. In Italy there is a fountain that flows 24-hours a day with red wine.
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