1. Self-made millionaire, Harris Rosen adopted a Florida neighborhood called Tangelo Park, cut the crime rate in half, and increased the high school graduation rate from 25% to 100% by giving everyone free daycare and all high school graduates scholarships – Source

2. A tortoise, Adwaita from a Zoo in Kolkata, India lived to 255. To put it into perspective, he was born before the USA existed and his death was announced on CNN (1750-2006) – Source

3. JFK’s daughter was secretly gifted the puppy of the first Russian dog in space as part of a series of secret daily correspondence between JFK and Kruschev. The dog then proceeded to bite every Kennedy – Source

4. About 16% of the Lithuanian population is resistant to HIV. – Source

5. Clark Kent (DC comics’ Superman) is also a character in the Marvel universe, where he is actually just a mild-mannered reporter and nothing more. – Source

6. One of the most popular marching songs for the Russian Military is Spongebob Squarepants’ theme song. – Source

7. “Goblet of Fire” is much longer than the first three books of the Harry Potter series because J.K. Rowling unintentionally created a giant plot hole and had to spend the rest of the book trying to fix it – Source

8. Mary is mentioned more in the Quran than in the entire New Testament and is also the only woman mentioned by name in the Quran. – Source

9. Dr. Dre has made more money from making headphones than he did making music. – Source

10. The inventor of petroleum jelly said that he ate a spoonful of it every day, claiming it had tremendous health benefits. He lived to be 96. – Source

11. Japan has a lot of Doritos flavors that you can’t get in America, including coconut curry, cheese and almond, yuzu, and butter and soy sauce. – Source

12. There are actually seven different types of twins: Identical, Fraternal, Mirror-Image, Polar Body (Half Identical), Mixed Chromosome, Superfecundation, and Superfetation. – Source

13. Adam Rainer is the only person in recorded history ever to have been both a dwarf and a giant. At age 18, he measured 4 feet 8.3 inches. When he died at age 50 he measured 7 feet 8 inches. – Source

14. The first vending machine, a device that dispensed holy water in exchange for a coin was invented in the first century A.D. in Alexandria – Source

15. When the last woolly mammoths died out, the pyramids of Giza were already a thousand years old – Source


16. Believing your memory is good will help you have good memory – Source

17. ‘Blood Feuds’ are still active in Albania. If someone kills someone, the family then kills someone from their family and it goes back and forth. The only safe haven is your home. Some feuds are decades old, and some children hardly leave their home to stay safe. – Source

18. On the day of the High School final exams in Korea, government workers can arrive one hour late to reduce traffic congestion, motorists can’t honk their horns near exam venues, and flight schedules are altered. Police, taxis and motorcyclists offer free rides to students who need them. – Source

19. On August 14th, 2005 the crew of Helios Airways Flight 522 fell unconscious after cabin pressurization failed. The plane flew to its destination on autopilot and assumed a holding pattern there until a flight attendant with a commercial pilot’s license woke up and climbed into the cockpit, but ultimately the plane crashed. – Source

20. Between 1966 and 1970, Warner Bros. and Atlantic Records, Elektra Records, Nonesuch Records, and DC Comics were all acquired by a company that ran parking lots. This company later became Warner Communications, and eventually Time Warner. – Source

21. Unclaimed dead in NYC are buried in a mass grave on Hart Island run by the Deptartment of Corrections and staffed by convicts. Over 50,000 bodies are buried there and the press isn’t allowed to enter. – Source

22. In Switzerland, if you fail your practical driver’s license test 3 times, you are required to consult an official psychologist to assess the reasons for your previous failures before you are allowed to retake the exam. – Source

23. It costs $25,000 for a mountaineer to buy a single permit to climb Mt. Everest. – Source

24. Arnold Schwarzenegger used to give his fellow bodybuilders false advice so that he could easily beat them during competitions – Source

25. Syphilis been called the French disease in Italy, Poland, and Germany and the “Italian disease” in France. The Dutch called it the “Spanish disease”, the Russians called it the “Polish disease”, the Turks called it the “Christian disease” and the Tahitians the “British disease”. – Source





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