1. In 2016, an Indian bus driver became the first person in modern recorded history to be struck dead by a meteorite.
  2. David Phyall, the last resident in a block of flats due to be demolished in Bishopstoke, England, decapitated himself with a chainsaw in 2008 to highlight the injustice of being forced to move out.
  3. 20 robots work at the Robot Restaurant in Harbin, China. They can deliver food, cook, usher and entertain diners.
  4. In 1754, Ursulina de Jesus, a woman from Sao Paulo, was accused of interfering with her husband's fertility by the use of magic. She was executed by burning in public.
  5. 18 years after Vietnamese man Ma Van Nhat had surgery for injuries sustained in a car crash, doctors found surgical scissors in his abdomen.
  6. Converse shoes is a Nike Company since 2003.
  7. On a QWERTY keyboard a typist's fingers cover 20 miles a day; on a Dvorak keyboard it's only one mile.
  8. The longest human nipple hair was 17 cm (6.6 in) long.
  9. You can die instantly after being struck by dropping coconut.
  10. Ernest Hemingway received 36 shock treatments for depression, some of which impaired his memory so badly that he couldn't remember his name.
  11. Englishman Ken Edwards ate 36 Madagascan cockroaches in one minute in 2001.
  12. According to a Pew study, 56% of Americans think the use of atomic bombs in Japan in 1945 was justified, down from 63% in 1991.
  13. There's an actual course on Harry Potter being taught at Ohio State University.
  14. The original Oreo cookies have a 71% to 29% cookie-to-cream ratio.
  15. Roald Dahl, author of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," was a taster for the Cadbury chocolate company when he was a boy.
  16. "Aha Ha" is a species of Australian wasp.
  17. Cuttlefish can change color almost instantaneously to match their surroundings and avoid predators, despite being colorblind.
  18. Fucking Hell is a beer named after the village of Fucking in Austria.
  19. OpenCola is a brand of open-source cola, where the instructions for making it are freely available and modifiable.
  20. 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.
  21. The Hawaiian Pizza was invented in Canada and is the most popular pizza in Australia.
  22. Franz Kafka hoped to write budget travel guides, but could not find any funders for this endeavor.
  23. The most decorated American WW1 veteran from Texas was an undocumented Mexican immigrant named Marcelino Serna.
  24. Pennsylvania still charges its citizens an 18% tax on alcohol to pay for damages of the 1936 Johnstown flood.
  25. 5% of people never experience a headache in their lifetime.
  26. People who swear more often are more honest than those who don't, a study found.
  27. There is an underground vault in Denmark containing every Lego set ever.
  28. According to a U.K. study, the average woman spends 17 years of her life dieting.
  29. There are only 3 countries in the world that don't offer paid maternity leave: Suriname, Papua New Guinea and the United States.
  30. Norway's maximum prison sentence is 21 years, after it abolished life in prison in 1971.
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