1. The world's first speeding ticket was issued to a motorist in 1896. The limit at the time was 2mph and he was going at 8mph.
  2. Nokia was once a popular manufacturer of toilet paper.
  3. Coco Chanel was the only fashion designer featured on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.
  4. In the 1980s, a one letter typo cost the Yellow Pages US$10 million when they misprinted a travel agency's advertisement for 'exotic vacations" as "erotic vacations."
  5. Giraffes flick insects away with their tongues.
  6. Elephants don't like peanuts.
  7. Some woodpeckers like to eat the brains of baby doves.
  8. As of 2017, every American would have to contribute US$43,503 to pay off the U.S. national debt.
  9. Between 1300 and 1650, up to 500,000 Europeans (mostly women) were executed for allegedly practicing witchcraft.
  10. In 16th century Europe, it was believed that eating a tomato could turn you into a werewolf.
  11. Male spider mites prefer their sexual partners to be dead.
  12. Rats first arrived in North America in the late 18th century onboard sailing ships that frequented East Coast seaports.
  13. Bill and Hillary Clinton were among the 350 guests at Melania and Donald Trump's wedding.
  14. Jack the Stripper, Britain's third most prolific serial killer, has never been caught and undressed all of his victims after asphyxiating them.
  15. Popsicles were originally called "Eppsicles" after their inventor Frank Epperson. His children came up with the more famous name.
  16. 7-Up was introduced in 1929 with the name of ‘Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda'.
  17. One of the most expensive wigs ever auctioned off was one that belonged to Andy Warhol, which sold at $10,800.
  18. In 2013, there were 8 deaths and an estimated 11,400 U.S. consumers who sustained injuries related to fireworks.
  19. Lyndon B. Johnson was the first and only U.S. president to be sworn in on an airplane.
  20. It's illegal in Saudi Arabia for men to work in lingerie shops.
  21. 90% of human sperm are deformed.
  22. Lizards can't breathe and walk at the same time.
  23. Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder, first diagnosed in 2001, is a very rare condition that affects primarily women and can cause them to have up to 100 orgasms a day.
  24. Road signs on Fucking, Austria were often stolen by souvenir-hunting tourists until 2005 when the signs were modified to be theft-resistant.
  25. Some piranhas are cannibals.
  26. King George III's urine was blue.
  27. RadiThor, an energy drink sold in the 1920s, claimed it provided energy and cured a host of ailments, including impotence. It was simply radium dissolved in water, slowly killing its customers.
  28. The 1960s U.S. TV show "Lost in Space" was set in 1997.
  29. In 2013, Detroit temporarily stopped issuing death certificates because it ran out of paper.
  30. There are more than 35 places called Lebanon in the U.S.A. and no fewer than 50 Greenvilles.
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