1. Louis X of France died after a particularly exhausting game of tennis. He drank a large quantity of cooled wine and subsequently died of either pneumonia or pleurisy.
  2. When Albert Einstein published his Theory of General Relativity, the New York Times sent their golfing correspondent to interview him.
  3. The Beatles album, "Revolver", was almost named "After Geography" (credits to Ringo), to contrast with the Rolling Stones album, "Aftermath."
  4. Parking in San Francisco is so scarce that the parking spot attached to your property can add up to $100,000 to the property's value.
  5. The unemployment rate in Denmark is currently so low (4.3%) that Danish companies are desperate to find skilled laborers to hire.
  6. Male wolf spiders will engage in threesomes during mating season to increase their chances of escaping cannibalism.
  7. There has never been reported death linked to overdosing on marijuana.
  8. Beer and vaginas have almost the same acidity levels, with an average pH of 4.5.
  9. International flights carrying the Pope use the callsign "Shepherd One."
  10. Morgan Freeman is against Black History Month because "Black history is American history."
  11. Atari and Chuck E. Cheese's were both founded by the same man, Nolan Bushnell.
  12. Nicole Kidman was born in Hawaii, while her Australian parents were temporarily in the U.S. on educational visas. She was given the Hawaiian name "Hokulani" meaning "Heavenly Star."
  13. There's a hotel in Japan staffed by robots. The check-in desk is an animatronic velociraptor.
  14. Eddie Van Halen's guitar solo on Michael Jackson's "Beat It" caused a speaker to catch on fire during its recording.
  15. The word "cleavage" comes from geology. It refers to a separation between rocks or crystals. American movie censors adopted the term as a euphemism in 1940s.
  16. The word "quickie", which has sexual connotations today, began as a 1920s term for a film produced over the course of a mere two weeks.
  17. According to a study, each kid in a woman's household increases her risk of getting insufficient sleep by 46 percent.
  18. You can "rent a Jew" in Germany to socialize with them and break down prejudices in the process.
  19. Keanu Reeves turned down a $10 million offer for the main role in Speed 2, in favor of touring with his band and playing Hamlet in a theater production.
  20. In 2017, Damien Chazelle, the director of "La La Land," became the youngest-ever winner of the best director Oscar at 32 years old.
  21. “Moonlight” was made for only $1.5 million. There hasn't been a Best Picture winner with a budget that low since “Rocky.”
  22. In Russia, there's a "Temple of all Religions" which serves as a peaceful combination of different cultures.
  23. High-achieving teenagers are more likely to drink alcohol and use cannabis than their less school-smart peers, a study of British adolescents found.
  24. Richard Nixon's inaugural parade route was littered with dying pigeons since the trees were coated with a chemical meant to keep them away.
  25. In Canada, it's illegal to carry a product designed for personal protection against a human attack, including Pepper spray.
  26. When the King of Thailand sued his first wife for divorce, she was unable to defend herself in court because of a law forbidding criticism of the monarchy.
  27. A pair of Levi 501s jeans requires 37 separate sewing operations during manufacture.
  28. There's a monument to the liver in Spain, calling it ''the silent and unselfish organ.''
  29. A 2013 study by Michigan State University found that unattractive people are more likely to be bullied in the workplace.
  30. In 1795, Napoleon offered a 12,000-franc prize to anyone who could invent a way to preserve food and make it portable. A Parisian confectioner spent 15 years experimenting and won the prize.
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