1. In Futurama, Bender’s apartment number is 00100100. This is a binary representation of the ASCII character ‘$’. – Source

2. In early 1980s, U.S. Senator Larry Pressler refused to take a bribe and immediately reported the incident to the FBI. When Senator Pressler was referred on the evening news as a “hero,” he stated, “I do not consider myself a hero… what have we come to if turning down a bribe is ‘heroic’?” – Source

3. The male urethra produces a spiral stream of urine and has the effect of cleaning the external urethral meatus (where the urine exits the body). The lack of an equivalent mechanism in the female urethra partly explains why urinary tract infections occur so much more frequently in females. – Source

4. When P.T. Barnum noticed people were lingering too long at his exhibits, he posted signs indicating “This Way to the Egress”. Not knowing that “Egress” was another word for “Exit”, people followed the signs to what they assumed was a fascinating exhibit — and ended up outside. – Source

5. Japan has a lifetime employment system where large companies hire regular employees right out of school and keep them until retirement. New employees are chosen for their general potential and not because of any special skills or training. Such employees are considered the company’s human capital, to be trained, cultivated, and assigned to posts in the company’s best interest. – Source

6. In 2013, Construction worker and home remodeler David Gonzalez was in the middle of fixing up a home that he bought for $10,000 in Elbow Lake, Minnesota when, out of the blue, he found an issue of Action Comics #1 in a random wall. A heated argument between David and his Aunt in-law left the comic with a nice little tear on the back cover, bringing its worth down by $75,000. – Source

7. When Neil deGrasse Tyson was young, his neighbors would call the cops on him 1 out of every 3 times he would go up on his roof to stargaze with his telescope. – Source

8. Baboons were employed as goatherds by the Namaqua people of South Africa in the 1800s right through till the 1960s. They would protect the herd and lead them back at dusk, often whilst riding one of the larger goats like a horse. – Source

9. Robert Kirkman, the comic book creator of “The Walking Dead,” was only able to get the green light for this comic after he told Image Comics that there would be a plot twist revealing that the zombie apocalypse was caused by aliens who were using the zombies to weaken humanity’s defenses. It was a lie. – Source

10. Many people who own high end exotic cars register them in Montana in USA to avoid sales taxes in their home state. – Source



11. High speed tape is made of aluminum, and has a stronger adhesive than duct tape. It is frequently used on planes as a temporary patch to any punctures, scrapes, or surface damage. It is FAA-approved. It can withstand temperature extremes and high speeds that jetliners fly in. – Source

12. In 2012, an 80 year old woman was killed in a Rio de Janeiro clinic in Brazil after a student nurse accidentally injected coffee into her veins via an IV line. – Source

13. In 1977, a plane crashed into Yosemite Park, containing almost 10,000 pounds of marijuana. Local rock climbers were first on the scene and amassed a fortune from the wreckage. – Source

14. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has offered inventors $100,000 in start-up grants to develop a “next-generation” of super-sheath condoms that could offer better sexual pleasure and help population control. – Source

15. The primitive crocodiles, which lived 100m years ago, were good swimmers, but were also capable of galloping – Source

16. Chef Boyardee of canned Ravioli fame was awarded both the Gold Star order of excellence from the US War Dept. & the Order of Lenin from Russia for supplying rations to allied troops during WWII. – Source

17. In 2013, a 39-storey hotel in Tokyo “disappeared,” in that it was demolished without explosives or a wrecking ball. All 39 floors were disassembled by a small crane from inside the building. – Source

18. In 17th century Italy conjoined twins were on trial for murder. Authorities arrested Lazarus after he stabbed a man for teasing his parasitic twin brother. Though he was sentenced to death the court let him go, finding that they could not execute him without killing his innocent conjoined twin. – Source

19. In a 2009 interview, after Eminem proudly displayed his library of p*rn DVDs, the interviewer informed him that everyone now watches p*rn online for free. Eminem insisted that they pause the interview so that the interviewer can show him exactly how to watch p*rn on his laptop. – Source

20. In Sweden, Julmust outsells Coca-Cola during the Christmas season; in fact, the consumption of Coca-Cola drops by as much as 50% over Christmas. – Source

21. There is a 30 meters wide uninhabited remote granite islet in the North Atlantic Ocean, which has been walked on by less than 20 people. More people have landed on the moon than have landed on Rockall.” – Source

22. Parts of Hudson Bay and the surrounding regions of Quebec are “missing” gravity. This area has the lowest gravity on Earth. – Source

23. When a man came to a clinic with chronic infection in his left ear, doctors tried everything to help him from antibiotics to eardrops, but nothing worked. Out of desperation, he decided to take earwax from his good ear and place it in his bad one. After two days his infection was cured. – Source

24. Syracuse University art professor has created a hybridized tree, an all-in-one Tree yielding 40 different kinds of fruit, including “peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries and much more”, all using low-tech grafting techniques – Source

25. In Ancient Egypt, dwarfs and pygmies were seen as peoples with celestial gifts. They were treated with the greatest respect and enjoyed the highest social positions. – Source


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