1. In 1967, Picoazá, Ecuador, elected a brand of foot deodorant as the town's mayor.
  2. Dublin is home to Ireland's National Leprechaun Museum.
  3. Movie-goers eat 28% more popcorn when watching a sad movie.
  4. Outer space is only an hour's drive away, if you somehow drove your car straight upwards.
  5. Beer was illegal in Iceland until March 1, 1989. Now, the date is celebrated every year in Reykjavik as Bjordagur, or Beer Day.
  6. Partly in response to
    the civil rights movement
    Crayola changed the name of
    “flesh” crayon to “peach” in 1962.
  7. Eight of the top ten largest stadiums in the world are university football stadiums in the United States.
  8. The oldest razor-like object has been dated to 18,000 B.C. and people have shaved since prehistoric times.
  9. Microsoft was about to use "Prepare to Fly" as a slogan for Windows XP launch but dropped it because of 9/11.
  10. The most disproportionately common physical injury diagnosis in Hawaii is "arm injury."
  11. You can be sued for breaking off an engagement in about half of U.S. states.
  12. The 1999 Ig Nobel Peace Prize went to the inventors of cars with flamethrowers, used to prevent carjacking.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Aphantasia is a condition in which some people are unable to visualise mental images.
  16. 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.
  17. Antibiotic resistance could lead to over 10 million deaths per year which could make it a bigger problem than cancer.
  18. Pineapples were very expensive in the 1700s, so American colonists would rent a pineapple and carry it around a party to show their wealth.
  19. Dolphins shed the top layer of their skin every two hours.
  20. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, author of a seminal philosophical work on education, gave up his 5 children to a foundling hospital, saying he "didn't have the means to take care of them."
  21. A transplanted great toe decreases in size up to one third when transplanted to the hand.
  22. The technology behind smartphones relies on up to 250,000 separate patents.
  23. The maize needed to fill a single Range Rover's petrol tank with biofuel would feed a person for a whole year.
  24. "Kentish Fire" is a prolonged clapping by an audience, especially in unison, indicating impatience or disapproval.
  25. In 2013, Al-Qaeda apologised for accidentally beheading one of their own men.
  26. 21%
    of U.S. casualties in WW2 occured through friendly fire.
  27. The first mention of Baseball appeared on the Whitehall Evening post in 1749, proving the game came from England, not America.
  28. Soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo refuses to get any tattoos on his body just so he can continue on donating blood.
  29. The African giant pouched rat can smell tuberculosis more accurately than most lab tests.
  30. Due to a technical glitch, a bank placed no limit on the amount an unemployed man from Australia could overdrawn from his account. He decided not to tell the bank and made 50 transactions over the next years to a total of US$2 million.
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