1. Adrian Carton de Wiart served in the Boer War, WWI and WWII; was shot in the face, head, stomach, ankle, leg, hip, and ear; survived two plane crashes; tunnelled out of a POW camp; and tore off his own fingers when a doctor refused to amputate them.
  2. The Hawaiian Pizza was invented in Canada and is the most popular pizza in Australia.
  3. Franz Kafka hoped to write budget travel guides, but could not find any funders for this endeavor.
  4. The most decorated American WW1 veteran from Texas was an undocumented Mexican immigrant named Marcelino Serna.
  5. Pennsylvania still charges its citizens an 18% tax on alcohol to pay for damages of the 1936 Johnstown flood.
  6. 5% of people never experience a headache in their lifetime.
  7. People who swear more often are more honest than those who don't, a study found.
  8. There is an underground vault in Denmark containing every Lego set ever.
  9. According to a U.K. study, the average woman spends 17 years of her life dieting.
  10. There are only 3 countries in the world that don't offer paid maternity leave: Suriname, Papua New Guinea and the United States.
  11. Norway's maximum prison sentence is 21 years, after it abolished life in prison in 1971.
  12. Abortion is legal
    in Tunisia,
    an Arab country,
    since 1973.
  13. Pizza Hut was founded by two brothers who borrowed $600 from their mother in 1958 to open a pizza place.
  14. With its trunk, an elephant can reach items at heights of up to 7 m (23 ft) and dig for water under mud or sand.
  15. After his presidency, George Washington became a whiskey tycoon and owned the largest distillery in the U.S.
  16. Whales walked on land about 47 million years ago.
  17. Nasa veteran Peggy Whitson became the oldest woman in space at age 56 in 2016.
  18. The world's busiest air route is between Seoul and Jeju Island.
  19. In 2007, a man named Jeremy Harper counted to one million. He did not leave his apartment or shave until he finished, and it was all broadcast live on a webcam. It took him 3 months.
  20. The Walls of Benin City were the world's largest man-made earth structure, four times longer than the Great Wall of China. They were ravaged by the British in 1897.
  21. The astronauts of Apollo 11 couldn't get life insurance, so they signed photos that their families could auction in case the landing failed.
  22. Haitian dictator “Papa Doc” Duvalier declared himself an “immaterial being” as well as “the Haitian flag”, and published a catechism in which the Lord's Prayer was reworded to pay tribute to him instead of God.
  23. The "cama" is a hybrid between a camel and a llama. It was produced via artificial insemination in Dubai in 1998.
  24. The band Creed was originally called Naked Toddler.
  25. While filming "The Passion of the Christ," 2 people were struck by lightning including the actor who played Jesus.
  26. In the 1970s, Basil Brown, a healthy food advocate from England, drank himself to death by consuming 10 gallons (38 litres) of carrot juice in 10 days, causing him to overdose on vitamin A.
  27. Activist-artist Raul Lemesoff's "Weapon of Mass Instruction" may seem militant, but the tank-shaped vehicle moving through Argentina is in fact a mobile library.
  28. Nails grow faster in warm weather than they do in cold weather.
  29. Every one of New York City's 279 subway stations has free WiFi.
  30. Our memories can be so easily manipulated that in just 3 hours you can be convinced you committed a crime in your teenage years, a research found.
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