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Rufai Oladimeji
Lagos State University
100Level, Nigeria.
1. Tirana, the capital of Albania has a lot of
things in common with other European capitals
– except one. It’s one of two capitals without
a McDonalds. The second is Vatican City.

2. Joe Arridy had an IQ of 46 and is known as the
“happiest prisoner on death row”. He went into
the gas chamber with a smile. It turned out he
was innocent.

3. The largest Japanese population outside of
Japan stands at 1.6 million people who live in

4. IKEA is an acronym which stands for Ingvar
Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd, which is the
founder’s name, farm where he grew up, and

5. In 2009, Stephen Hawking held a reception for
time travelers, but didn’t publicize it until
after. This way, only those who could time
travel would be able to attend. Nobody else

6. Violin bows are commonly made from horse

7. There are less than 30 ships in the Royal
Canadian Navy which is less than most third-
world countries.

8. Larry the Cable Guy’s real name is Daniel
Lawrence Whitney. His notable Southern
accent is fake – he was born and raised in the
mid-west, not the South.

9. The youngest Pope in history was Pope
Benedict IX who was 11 years old at the time
of election. He is also the only person to have
been the Pope more than once.

10. In Svalbard, a remote Norwegian island, it is
illegal to die because bodies are unable to be
buried safely due to the permafrost on the
ground. If you are about to die, they fly you
back to mainland Norway to pass on there.

11. Costa Coffee employs Gennaro Pelliccia as a
coffee taster, who has had his tongue insured
for £10 million since 2009.

12. Johnny Cash took only three voice lessons
before his teacher advised him to stop taking
lessons and to never deviate from his natural

13. During the Prohibition era, the U.S.
Government allowed Whiskey to be sold
through pharmacies. As a result, Walgreens
grew from 20 retail stores to almost 400.

14. People who post their fitness routine to
Facebook are more likely to have psychological

15. Medieval chastity belts are a myth. A great
majority of examples now existing were made
in the 18th and 19 th centuries as jokes.

16. Nowadays, millionaires with just $1 million
isn’t considered wealthy anymore by most
Americans. Now, the typical American sees at
least $2.4 million as wealthy.

17. Hanna-Barbera pitched The Flintstones to
networks for 8 weeks before it was finally
picked up. It became the first ever animated
show to air during primetime.

18. In 1325, two Italian city states fought over a
bucket which resulted in 2,000 deaths. It
started when two soldiers stole a bucket from
a well from the city center.

19. There’s no period in “Dr. Pepper”. It was
removed because the old logo font made it
look like “Di: Pepper”.

20. 65% of autistic kids are left-handed, and only
10% of people in general are left-handed.

21. Standing around burns calories. On average, a
150 pound person burns 114 calories per hour
while standing and doing nothing.

22. Although GPS is free for the world to use, it
costs $2 million per day to operate. The
money comes from American tax revenue.

23. In World War II, Germany tried to collapse the
British economy by dropping millions of
counterfeit bills over London.

24. Playboy has been publishing braille versions of
their magazines since 1970, however no
pictorial representations are included.

25. When Space Invaders was created, Tomohiro
Nishikado left in the lag caused by more
invaders on the screen in order to create
greater difficulty in the games.

26. The color red doesn’t really make bulls angry;
they are color-blind.

27. There is an underwater version of rugby,
unsurprisingly called “underwater rugby”. It is
a contact sport between 2 teams of 6
competing underwater in a pool to score goals
while freediving.

28. When mice live in the wild, they typically only
live for about six months due to the fact that
they have so many predators. However, in a
controlled environment like being kept as a
pet, they can live up to two years.

29. Until 2016, the “Happy Birthday” song was not
for public use. Meaning, prior to 2016, the
song was copyrighted and you had to pay a
license to use it.

30. Herring fish communicate by using flatulence.

31. There is a punctuation mark used to signify
irony or sarcasm that looks like a backwards
question mark ⸮

32. During the cremation process of a 500 pound
body, the corpse was so obese that it set the
crematorium on fire.

33. Researches have found that flossing your teeth
can help your memory. Flossing prevents gum
disease, which prevents stiff blood vessels,
which cause memory issues.

34. When George Washington died, Napoleon
Bonaparte of France gave a personal eulogy
and ordered a ten day mourning period for

35. The Hobbit has been published in two editions.
In the first edition, Gollum willingly bet on his
ring in the riddle game.

36. For nearly 60 years, Texas didn’t have an
official state flag between 1879 & 1933.
During that time, the Lone Star flag was the
active, but unofficial flag.

37. A wildlife technician, Richard Thomas, took the
famous tongue twister, “how much wood
would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck
could chuck wood” and calculated a rough
estimate of what the answer would actually be.
It came out to be around 700 pounds.

38. Red Solo cups are a common souvenir to bring
back from the United States. The novelty
comes from the cups being used in many party
scenes in movies.

39. Swedish meatballs originated from a recipe
King Charles XII brought back from Turkey in
the early 1800s.

40. In 1994, the company who had a patent on
GIFs tried to charge a fee for using GIFS. The
PNG was invented as an alternative, and the
company backed down.

41. Ben & Jerry’s has an online flavor graveyard
for their 10 discontinued ice cream flavors.
Each one has a photo, life span, and epitaph.

42. Scientists discovered sharks that are living in
an active underwater volcano. Divers cannot
investigate because they would get burns from
the acidity and heat.

43. There are times when Pluto is closer to the Sun
than Neptune – one of these timelines was
from 1979 to 1999.

44. There is a town in Nebraska called Monowi
with a population of one. The only resident is a
woman who is the Mayor, Bartender and

45. The Ethiopian calendar is 7.5 years behind the
Gregorian calendar due to the fact that it has
13 months.

46. Saint Lucia is the only country in the world
named after a woman. It was named after
Saint Lucy of Syracuse by the French.

47. China is spending $3 billion dollars to build
panda shaped solar farms in order to get more
young people interested in renewable energy.

48. While hunting, stoats go crazy jumping,
spinning, and twisting to get a rabbits
attention. This hypnotizes the rabbit until the
stoat gets close enough to attack.

49. The average American child is given $3.70 per
tooth that falls out.

50. To properly write adjectives in order, you
would list them by amount, value, size,
temperature, age, shape, color, origin, and


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