1. The Kindlifresser, or "Child Eater", is one of oldest statues in Bern, Switzerland, and nobody is sure why it has a baby half stuffed into his mouth, and three more over its shoulder.
  2. Anne Frank's mother died from starvation.
  3. In German slang, the @ symbol is called a klammeraffe or “spider monkey.”
  4. Employees who regularly exercise earn 9% more than their lazier counterparts.
  5. The U.S. has 115,000 janitors, 83,000 bartenders and 323,000 restaurant servers with bachelor's degrees.
  6. 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.
  7. In 1989, the U.S. military blared AC/DC music at General Noriega's compound in Panama for 2 continuous days. The dictator surrendered.
  8. Author Stephen King didn't tell his kids bedtime stories. He made them tell him stories.
  9. Birds don't understand glass. It's estimated that a billion birds die each year from crashes into glass.
  10. More than half
    of the
    world's population
    is bilingual.
  11. 13th century Japan cultivated a particular banana for its fibers, which were used to line the insides of kimonos.
  12. There are six villages in France called Silly, 12 called Billy and two called Prat.
  13. Charles Chaplin's body was once stolen in 1977 and returned eleven weeks after.
  14. More than 60% of pandas born in captivity die within a week.
  15. Every year, Iceland gets wider by two centimetres.
  16. In many Israeli schools, algebra is taught without the use of the symbol "+" as it looks like a Christian cross. They use an inverted "T" instead.
  17. Historically, for every 100 climbers who have made it to the summit of Mount Everest, 4 have died.
  18. Actor Ashton Kutcher's girlfriend was murdered in 2001 by a serial killer.
  19. "Pistanthrophobia" is the fear of trusting people due to bad past experiences.
  20. Most Medieval Europeans were illiterate and needed visual reminders of hell to get them into church, so gargoyles were invented.
  21. George Washington did not have wooden teeth. They were made of gold, ivory, lead, human and animal teeth.
  22. A worm's mind has been mapped and replicated by scientists into a software that's now inside a Lego robot.
  23. In 2008, wine started flowing through taps in dozens of homes during a grape festival in Italy due to a technical error.
  24. A single cigarette contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to
    cause cancer.
  25. The top speed of the Bugatti Veyron is limited not by the engine, but rather its tires exploding.
  26. In 1944, a 14-year-old African-American was executed in the U.S. after a quick 2-hour trial with little evidence.
  27. Nearly 4 in 10 Americans
    have never moved
    from their
    hometown.
  28. Studies show that napping at work can boost your productivity.
  29. During Hitler's years in power, his book "Mein Kampf" was given away for free to every newlywed couple.
  30. Lake Hillier in Australia is a bright pink color and scientists aren't sure why.
  31. 30,000 dogs a day are slaughtered in China for meat and fur.
  32. In 1492, the Catholic monarchs of Spain issued a decree banning all Jews. Sultan Bayezid, a Muslim, then sent the Ottoman navy to rescue them.
  33. Every month, U.S. residents send US$2 billion across the border to family in Mexico,
    which accounts for almost 3% of the Mexican economy.
  34. The album "Jazz from Hell" by Frank Zappa was sold with a "Parental Advisory" sticker despite being completetly instrumental.
  35. Uranus rotates sideways and "rolls" around the sun rather than "spinning" like the other planets.
  36. If you tickle a rat every day, it'll start laughing as soon as it sees you.
  37. In more than half of U.S. cities, it is illegal for homeless people to sit or lay on the sidewalk.
  38. Over two-thirds of U.S. Christians support the torture of terrorist suspects, compared with just 41% of nonbelievers.
  39. People who eat nuts 7 or more times a week have a 20% lower death rate than those who don't.
  40. Cats can't taste sweetness.
  41. Spain had more unemployment in 2013 (27.2%) than the US had during the Great Depression (25%).
  42. Taller women are more likely to get cancer, according to a study.
  43. In 1993, Tupac shot two cops and had all the charges dropped on account of the cops drunkenly pointing a stolen gun at pedestrians.
  44. In Denmark, if you are unmarried at 25, you'll get cinnamon thrown all over you on your birthday.
  45. Rain contains vitamin B12.
  46. "Stan", from the Eminem song with the same name, was added to the Oxford English Dictionary, defining it as "an overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity"
  47. People who spend a lot of time on the internet are more likely to be depressed, lonely and mentally unstable, a study found.
  48. By the fifth century AD, Rome had around 900 public baths.
  49. 5,000+ workers died constructing the Panama Canal due to accidents and health problems.
  50. Pole dancing started in 1135 AD and was mostly done by men.
  51. Englishman Ken Edwards ate 36 Madagascan cockroaches in one minute in 2001.
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