1. The moveable metal type was not first used for the Gutenberg Bible. Korean and Chinese books were produced the same way centuries earlier.
  2. Movie theater Popcorn costs more per ounce than filet mignon in U.S.A.
  3. It takes the average McDonald's employee 7 months to earn what a CEO makes in an hour.
  4. A cat nicknamed "Unsinkable Sam" survived the sinking of three separate ships during WW2.
  5. Llamas usually spit to settle an argument over food or to decide which is the dominant llama.
  6. As a symbol of unity between their two countries, Philip II of France and Richard I of England once slept in the same bed.
  7. The word "shit" was said on British TV for the first time in the late 1960s.
  8. After two weeks of wear, a pair of jeans will have grown a 1,000-strong colony of bacteria on the front, 1,500–2,500 on the back, and 10,000 on the crotch.
  9. The biggest knitted objects in the world are the 45 Uros Islands in Lake Titicaca in Peru. They are strong enough to hold several hundred people, buildings and boats.
  10. In 80% of rapes the victim knows the attacker, and he often exploits the trust of a relationship or rapport.
  11. It takes 4-5 hours for your body to return to its normal temperature after doing exercise.
  12. Russians take guns into space to protect themselves against bears if they land off-course.
  13. Abraham Lincoln was estranged from his father and didn't attend his funeral.
  14. Miami is the only major U.S. city that was founded by a woman.
  15. There are about 50 million guns in Yemen, a country of 26 million people.
  16. The deadliest animal in Africa is the hippopotamus.
  17. Tiramisu means ‘pick me up' in Italian.
  18. In France, it is illegal to to publish photographs of handcuffed suspects, as they are not to appear guilty until proven so.
  19. The only thing left on Bill Gates' bucket list is not to die.
  20. Only 1600 victims were identified of the 2749 present when the Twin Towers collapsed on 9/11.
  21. If Walmart were a country, it would be China's sixth-largest export market.
  22. 60%
    of the world's population live in countries where the death penalty is legal, such as China, India, the U.S. and Indonesia.
  23. The American flag is reversed on military uniforms so that when the soldier marches forward, the flag also faces forward, not in retreat.
  24. Tupac's last known words were "fuck you" spoken to police officers trying to gather information on his shooter.
  25. People who have received bone-marrow transplants have two sets of DNA, one in their blood and another in their cells.
  26. A rare Apple-1 computer built in Steve Jobs' garage in the summer of 1976 was sold at an auction in 2014 for US$905,000.
  27. More than 6,000 Swedish men have the first name "Love."
  28. A 'bobsled' is so named because early racers bobbed their heads back and forth to gain speed (which didn't work).
  29. Only about .003 percent of the water on Earth can be used by humans.
  30. The African penguin is also known as the jackass penguin, due to its donkey-like braying sounds.
  31. During WW2, an Italian doctor prevented Nazis from taking Jewish patients by claiming they suffered the fictitious 'K Syndrome'. He saved 45 lives.
  32. Science knows more about coffee, wine and tomatoes than it does about breast milk.
  33. A man from the Philippines had 23 surgeries to look like Superman.
  34. The octopus' suction cups are equipped with chemoreceptors so it can taste what it is touching.
  35. The flags of Chad and Romania are identical.
  36. Shrimps can only swim backward.
  37. An average person in the U.S. eats 35 tons of food in a lifetime.
  38. 1816 was known as the "Year Without a Summer" because global temperatures decreased by 0.4 to 0.7 °C (0.7 to 1.3 °F)
  39. Beijing, Seoul,
    and Tokyo
    all mean "capital"
    in their languages.
  40. The original word for "bear" has been lost. Medieval people thought that saying the ferocious animal's name would summon it, so they used a euphemism that meant "the brown one" ("bear").
  41. The Seinfeld theme song was re-recorded every episode to work perfectly with the opening monologue.
  42. After Barack Obama visited Kenya in 2015, two women named their sons Air Force One.
  43. Books may not enter or leave Tajikistan without written permission from the Ministry of Culture.
  44. A 1998 article in the New England Journal of Medicine attributed Alexander The Great's death to typhoid fever complicated by bowel perforation and ascending paralysis.
  45. People with many friends
    live 3.7 years more
    than those
    who are isolated.
  46. In the 1960s, the FBI spent 2.5 years analyzing the song "Louie Louie" to to determine if it had obscene lyrics.
  47. The city of Lusail, host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final game, does not exist yet.
  48. The earliest known intelligible recording of a human voice was made in 1860.
  49. Soccer player Ronaldinho came to media attention at 13 years old when his team won 23-0. He'd scored all 23 goals.
  50. The German WW1 officer that recommended Hitler for an Iron Cross was Jewish. He was later arrested, then released by the SS once they discovered his identity.
  51. If you could live long enough, it is inevitable that at least one of your cells would eventually develop cancer.
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