1. The state of New Mexico has an
    official state question: ‘Red or green?'
  2. The national sport of Turkey is oil wrestling.
  3. In 1987, Richard Nixon's wife predicted that Donald Trump would one day become the President if he decided to run for office.
  4. The US State Department is located in Foggy Bottom.
  5. The Indonesian flag is the same
    as the Polish flag upside down.
  6. Before becoming "Posh Spice", Victoria Beckham used to dress up as a sperm for a BBC sex-education show.
  7. 90% of Iceland's female population went on strike on October 24, 1975, demanding equal rights. They did not work, do housework, or look after their kids for an entire day.
  8. In 2005, a young nun in Romania died at the hands of a priest during an exorcism after being bound to a cross, gagged, and left for days without food or water in an effort to expel demons.
  9. Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, was also the first known LGBT astronaut.
  10. In the films "Rocky," (1976) and "Rocky Balboa,"(2006) Rocky's pet turtles were played by the same two turtles.
  11. To understand a pun, your brain's right and left hemispheres have to work together, due to the unique structure of the joke.
  12. The UK invaded and occupied Iceland in WW2 after the country claimed neutrality.
  13. John Travolta owns a Boeing 707 and his house has an airport.
  14. Madagascar got its name from Marco Polo, who mistakenly thought he landed in Mogadishu, Somalia, and then misspelled the name of the city.
  15. Under the original terms of the U.S. Constitution, the President could not choose his vice president, instead it was the canditate with the second most votes.
  16. More Africans have access to cell phone service than piped water and electricity.
  17. The U.S. tried to purchase Greenland from Denmark for US$100 million in 1946.
  18. A coconut has been detained by Maldivian police in 2013 on suspicion of vote-rigging in a key presidential election.
  19. There's a theme park in China called Dwarf Empire where the main attraction is all the entertainment employees are of short stature.
  20. Only deceased people can appear on U.S. currency.
  21. If you spent one day on each of the islands in the Phillippines, it would take you almost 21 years to visit them all.
  22. Tokyo has been destroyed from earthquakes and tsunamis from 1608 to 1945, on average, once every five years.
  23. A plane crashed in 1972, killing 101 people, because the crew was distracted by a a burnt-out landing gear indicator light. They failed to notice that the autopilot had inadvertently been disconnected.
  24. The Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, when fighting fishermen, can have such high bursts of muscle activity that they cook their own flesh.
  25. As many as 60 tribes remain largely uncontacted in the Amazon, or live in voluntary isolation.
  26. It was to Western Union that Alexander Graham Bell and his co-inventors first took their patent for the telephone. But its chairman said it was "nothing but a toy".
  27. After 74 years of production,
    Kodak stopped selling 35mm colour film in 2009.
  28. "The unsuccessful self-treatment of a case of writer's block" is the shortest academic article ever: it has no words.
  29. Norway's Bouvet Island was discovered in 1739, then lost again for another 69 years.
  30. A cow-smuggling tunnel was discovered in 2017 under the India–Pakistan border.
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