1. Wladimir Klitschko auctioned off his 1996 Olympic gold medal in March 2012 for charity. The buyer paid $1 million, but immediately returned it because he wanted it to stay in his family. – Source

2. In 1998, Venus and Serena Williams challenged any male ranked below 200th in the world. A man ranked 203 promptly beat both of them after playing a round of golf and drinking a six pack of beer. – Source

3. People of the Mongol empire never washed their clothes or themselves due to their belief that washing would pollute the water and anger the dragons that controlled the water cycle. – Source

4. Farting while wearing clothing in a sterile environment will not compromise the sterility of the said environment. – Source

5. The Russian Army started wearing socks only this year. – Source

6. There was supposed to be a Pinocchio film released in 1936, predating Disney’s Pinocchio by four years. It was meant to be the first Italian animated film, but for unknown reasons the film was never completed and it is considered lost. – Source

7. The whites of human eyes evolved as a means of non-verbal communication and dogs too rely on the human sclera to pick up visual cues. – Source

8. Swiss researchers found that out of 37 million companies worldwide, 147 firms control about 40% of global wealth and 737 control 80%. – Source

9. In 2005, Swedish millionaire, Johan Eliasch purchased a 400,000-acre plot of land in the Amazon rainforest from a logging company for the sole purpose of its preservation. – Source

10. The Seminole Tribe of Florida is the only Native American group that has never officially been conquered by the US government. – Source

11. The national animal of North Korea is the Chollima, a mythical winged horse that they made up. – Source

12. Singapore has such a low birth rate that there is a government program set up to help people get laid. – Source

13. The first mutiny in space occurred in 1974 aboard the Skylab 4 space station due to exhaustive workload put on the astronauts. – Source

14. There is a British soap opera named “Coronation Street” that first aired in 1960 and is still running. As of January of this year they have aired over 8000 episodes. – Source

15. In 1976, Bill Gates wrote an open letter to computer hobbyists to stop “ripping off” his software. They told him when it’s easier to pay for than to duplicate, it won’t be “stolen.” – Source

16. In Poland, near Gryfino, a mysterious forest has 400 pine trees, all with a 90 degree bend at the base of their trunks, all facing northward. – Source

17. Alexander the Great was embalmed in a coffin filled with honey. – Source

18. A careless mistake by Microsoft programmers has revealed that special access codes prepared by the US National Security Agency have been secretly built into Windows. – Source

19. In Iceland, they have an app to detect whether or not your date is a relative, due to the country’s small population. – Source

20. The fast food chain Del Taco was originally called “Casa Del Taco” meaning “house of the taco”. Now its name just means “of the taco”. – Source

21. Kellogg’s was anti-sex and corn flakes were invented as part of an anti-masturbation crusade – Source

22. There was a documented experiment where someone survived an acceleration of over 46 g. John Stapp actually lived on to the age of 89, but did suffer vision damage from the experiments. – Source

23. From the 8th century up until 1978 the Pope wore an ornate bejeweled three tiered crown solemnly placed on his head during his coronation. Modern popes have done away with the tradition – Source

24. Doctors don’t know how anesthesia works or what exactly it does to render someone unconscious and pain-free. – Source

25. In the 1791 Battle of the Wabash, 920 US Army soldiers faced about 1,100 Native American warriors. At the end of the battle, only 21 Indians were killed whereas nearly the entire US force was wiped out, (623 killed, 258 wounded). This was 1/4 of the entire army’s strength at the time. – Source


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