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Junior Taamas
, Nigeria.
1. The scientific term for brain freeze is
“sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia”.

2. Canadians say “sorry” so much that a law was
passed in 2009 declaring that an apology can’t
be used as evidence of admission to guilt.

3. Back when dinosaurs existed, there used to be
volcanoes that were erupting on the moon.

4. The only letters that don’t appear on the
periodic table are J & Q.

5. One habit of intelligent humans is being easily
annoyed by people around them, but saying
nothing in order to avoid a meaningless
argument.

6. If a Polar Bear and a Grizzly Bear mate, their
offspring is called a “Pizzly Bear”.

7. Calling “shotgun” when riding in a car comes
from the term “shotgun messenger” which was
used to refer to the guard who sat next to the
Stagecoach driver. The guards would use a
shotgun to keep robbers and criminals away. It
made its way into society due to Hollywood’s
love of Western flicks.

8. There were two AI chatbots created by
Facebook to talk to each other, but they were
shut down after they started communicating in
a language they made for themselves.

9. Nintendo trademarked the phrase “It’s on like
Donkey Kong” in 2010.

10. In 2006, a Coca-Cola employee offered to sell
Coca-Cola secrets to Pepsi. Pepsi responded by
notifying Coca-Cola.

11. The famous line in Titanic from Leonardo
DiCaprio, “I’m king of the world!” was
improvised.

12. A single strand of Spaghetti is called a
“Spaghetto”.

13. There is actually a difference between coffins
and caskets – coffins are typically tapered and
six-sided, while caskets are rectangular.

14. Sunflowers can help clean radioactive soil.
Japan is using this to rehabilitate Fukashima.
Almost 10,000 packets of sunflower seeds have
been sold to the people of the city.

15. To leave a party without telling anyone is
called in English, a “French Exit”. In French,
it’s called a “partir à l’anglaise”, to leave like
the English.

16. If you cut down a cactus in Arizona, you be
penalized up to 25 years in jail. It is similar to
cutting down a protected tree species.

17. The Buddha commonly depicted in statues and
pictures is a different person entirely. The real
Buddha was actually incredibly skinny because
of self-deprivation.

18. In Colorado, USA, there is still an active
volcano. It last erupted about the same time as
the pyramids were being built in Egypt.

19. The first movie ever to put out a motion-
picture soundtrack was Snow White and the
Seven Dwarves .

20. If you point your car keys to your head, it
increases the remote’s signal range. This works
by using your brain to act as a radio
transmitter.

21. In order to protect themselves from poachers,
African Elephants have been evolving without
tusks, which unfortunately also hurts their
species.

22. The scientific name for Giant Anteater is
Myrmecophaga Tridactyla. This means “ant
eating with three fingers”.

23. Originally, cigarette filters were made out of
cork, the look of which was incorporated into
today’s pattern.

24. In 1923, a jockey suffered a fatal heart attack
but his horse finished and won the race,
making him the first and only jockey to win a
race after death.

25. At birth, a baby panda is smaller than a
mouse.

26. Iceland does not have a railway system.

27. The largest known prime number has
17,425,170 digits. The new prime number is 2
multiplied by itself 57,885,161 times, minus 1.

28. Forrest Fenn, an art dealer and author, hid a
treasure chest in the Rocky Mountains worth
over 1 million dollars. It still has not been
found.

29. The lead singer of The Offspring started
attending school to achieve a doctorate in
molecular biology while still in the band. He
graduated in May 2017.

30. The world’s largest grand piano was built by a
15-year-old in New Zealand. It is a little over
18 feet long and has 85 keys – 3 short of the
standard 88.

31. In order to keep Nazis away, a Polish doctor
faked a typhus outbreak. This strategy staved
8,000 people.

32. After the release of the 1996 film Scream,
which involved an anonymous killer calling and
murdering his victims, Caller ID usage tripled
in the United States.

33. The spiked dog collar was invented by the
Ancient Greeks to protect their dogs from wolf
attacks.

34. Jack Daniel (the founder of the whiskey) died
from kicking a safe. When he kicked it, he
broke his toe which got infected. He eventually
died from blood poisoning.

35. There is a boss in Metal Gear Solid 3 that can
be defeated by not playing the game for a
week; or by changing the date.

36. The Roman – Persian wars are the longest in
history, lasting over 680 years. They began in
54 BC and ended in 628 AD.

37. Elton John tried to commit suicide once by
sticking his head in an oven with the gas on
low and windows open. He was found and
stopped by his best friend Bernie Taupin.

38. If you translate “Jesus” from Hebrew to
English, the correct translation is “Joshua”. The
name “Jesus” comes from translating the name
from Hebrew, to Greek, to Latin, to English.

39. Ed Sheeran bought a ticket to LA with no
contacts. He was spotted by Jamie Foxx, who
offered him the use of his recording studio
and a bed in his Hollywood home for six
weeks.

40. German Chocolate Cake is named after an
American baker by the name of Samuel
German, and has no affiliation with the
country of Germany.

41. The first service animals were established in
Germany during World War I. References to
service animals date as far back as the
mid-16 th Century.

42. An 11-year-old girl proposed the name for
Pluto after the Roman god of the Underworld.

43. The voice actor of SpongeBob and the voice
actor of Karen, Plankton’s computer wife, have
been married since 1995.

44. An Italian banker, Gilberto Baschiera is
considered a modern-day Robin Hood. Over
the course of 7 years, he secretly diverted 1
million euros to poorer clients from the
wealthy ones so they could qualify for loans.
He made no profit and avoided jail in 2018
due to a plea bargain.

45. Octopuses and squids have beaks. The beak is
made of keratin – the same material that a
bird’s beak, and our fingernails are made of.

46. An estimated 50% of all gold ever mined on
Earth came from a single plateau in South
Africa: Witwatersrand.

47. 75% of the world’s diet is produced from just
12 plant and five different animal species.

48. The original Star Wars premiered on just 32
screens across the U.S. in 1977. This was to
produce buzz as the release widened to more
theaters.

49. The British government coined the slogan,
“Keep Calm and Carry on” during World War 2
in order to motivate citizens to stay strong.

50. While Apple was building a huge data center in
the middle of North Carolina, they wanted to
occupy the area of a couple that lived there
for 34 years. When the couple refused to
leave, Apple paid them $1.7 million dollars for
their plot of land that was only worth
$181,700.

Source/Credit: www.thefactsite.com

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