1. 170 Swiss troops accidentally invaded Liechtenstein in 2007 after getting lost during a training exercise.
  2. Narcissistic Personality Disorder often co-exists with depression or anxiety, which is typically the only reason a narcissist tries therapy.
  3. Infamous crime boss Al Capone played music and wrote a love song while he was in Alcatraz.
  4. The death of a loved one makes you up to 21 times more likely to suffer a heart attack within a day of your loss.
  5. In 1970, America had over 50,000 pay toilets. By 1980, there were almost none.
  6. 39%
    of U.S. casualties in the Vietnam War occured through friendly fire.
  7. In 38 U.S. states, more than 167,000 children —mostly girls, some as young as 12— were married from 2000 to 2010, mostly to men 18 or older.
  8. When 12-year-old Muhammad Ali's beloved bicycle was stolen, he reported the theft to a police officer who was also a boxing trainer. He helped Ali win his first fight in just six weeks.
  9. If you are nominated to a Nobel prize, you'll likely never know unless you win.
  10. Abraham Lincoln believed black people should not have the right to vote, serve on juries, or intermarry with whites.
  11. Genghis Khan was in his early 20s when he gathered many Mongol tribes together under his leadership.
  12. The simultaneous translation system developed by IBM allowed the Nuremberg Trials to be conducted 4 times faster than if consecutive translation was used.
  13. Officially, no Americans were supposed to be involved in the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion, but two U.S. B-26B bombers were shot down and four Americans were killed.
  14. Rats can chew through wood, cement, brick, lead, cinder blocks and aluminum.
  15. The first commercial suppositories were coated in cocoa butter.
  16. Fidel Castro once ran for Congress as a candidate for the opposition Orthodox Party. But the election was scuttled because of a coup staged by Batista.
  17. A single gram of poison from Bruno's casque-headed frog is enough to kill 80 people or 300,000 mice.
  18. Steve Feltham holds the Guinness World Record for the longest Loch Ness Monster search, camping at Loch Ness for 25 years.
  19. O.J. Simpson almost played the Terminator, but James Cameron thought his persona was “too pleasant” to portray such a dark character.
  20. There's a secret room inside Lincoln's head in Mount Rushmore that was meant to be a vault of American history, but the sculptor died before it could be completed. Over 50 years later, it was partially completed by 4 generations of his family.
  21. There is enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to build a road across the U.S. from coast to coast.
  22. A believer in strict separation of the races at first, Malcolm X once entered into secret negotiations with the KKK.
  23. The Vikings buried their dead in boats according to their Norse religion.
  24. Karl Marx was a European news correspondent for the New York Daily Tribune in the 1850s.
  25. King Harold II was penetrated through the eye with a flying arrow. He died instantly.
  26. Although it is said the Cuban Missile Crisis lasted for 13 days, it went on for 3 additional weeks.
  27. The Apollo program employed more than one half a million people.
  28. Rjukan (Norway) and Viganella (Italy) are both situated in deep valleys where mountains block the sun's rays for up to 6 months every year, so they built gigantic mirrors to reflect daylight downwards.
  29. More Facebook users engaged with top fake 2016 election news than with most popular real reporting, a study found.
  30. Madonna suffers from brontophobia: a fear of thunders.
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