1. 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.
  2. The astronauts of Apollo 11 couldn't get life insurance, so they signed photos that their families could auction in case the landing failed.
  3. 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.
  4. The "cama" is a hybrid between a camel and a llama. It was produced via artificial insemination in Dubai in 1998.
  5. The band Creed was originally called Naked Toddler.
  6. While filming "The Passion of the Christ," 2 people were struck by lightning including the actor who played Jesus.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Nails grow faster in warm weather than they do in cold weather.
  10. Every one of New York City's 279 subway stations has free WiFi.
  11. 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.
  12. The average Netflix subscriber spends 1 hour and 33 minutes per day streaming.
  13. Men may feel the effects of a virus more than women because high levels of testosterone can suppress their immune system.
  14. Finland will give $587 to 2,000 jobless citizens each month from January 2017 until 2019 to see if basic income works.
  15. Water tastes stale when left out overnight because it absorbs carbon dioxide from the air.
  16. The rainbow eucalyptus tree, found in New Guinea, Indonesia and Philippines grows to over 200 feet (60 m) tall.
  17. In 2005, the creator of China's biggest porn website was sentenced to life in prison.
  18. Will Smith doesn't curse in his raps because his grandma once told him not to.
  19. In 2006, a court in Massachusetts ruled that burritos are not a type of sandwich.
  20. Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock Holmes on "Sherlock," is distantly related to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who created the character.
  21. Harvard makes so much money from the interest on its endowment that even if the school gave free tuition to all of its students it would still make a profit.
  22. A study of over 11,000 children determined that an overly hygienic environment increases the risk of eczema and asthma.
  23. Until the Renaissance, understanding of human anatomy was based on the dissection of animals, with human autopsies considered an affront in virtually all cultures.
  24. Snow White is just 14 years old.
  25. Fecal vomiting exist, and it can even result in death.
  26. The Church of Scientology now owns the "Cult Awareness Network" after they sued the originally one for calling them a cult.
  27. 10% of British train toilets flush directly onto the tracks.
  28. The online encyclopaedia dedicated to Lego is called ‘Brickipedia'.
  29. Fruit-fly sperm is 20,000 times larger than porcupine sperm.
  30. Mice sing like birds, but humans can't hear them.
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