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1. Bi-weekly has two different definitions: Twice a
week, or once every two weeks.

2. Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in 1911,
which drew more visitors to see the empty
space than the actual painting.

3. There is an insurance policy issued against
alien abduction. Around 50,000 policies have
been sold, mainly to residents of the U.S. and

4. Volvo invented the three-point seatbelt, then
gave the invention away for free. They decided
it was too important of an invention to keep to

5. In 2005, Connecticut was accidentally issued
an Emergency Alert to evacuate the entire
state. Only about 1% of the people actually
tried to leave.

6. An 18-year old with dwarfism played the 8-
year-old Grinch in The Grinch (2000). He
passed away two years after the film was

7. Rebecca Felton was the first woman to ever
serve for the United States Senate – but she
only served for one day.

8. Websters Dictionary accidentally had a word
that didn’t exist in it for five years – “Dord”.

9. Amber colored rear turn signals are
statistically proven to reduce collisions by
about 28%.

10. Roselle, a guide dog, lead her blind owner
down 78 flights of stairs during 9/11. The
descent took about an hour and they both
safely made it out.

11. It is thought by Russians that eating ice cream
will keep you warm.

12. Somebody hid an episode of South Park inside
Tiger Woods 99 as an Easter egg, causing EA to
do a massive recall.

13. Madagascar once was a stomping ground for
lemurs which were the size of today’s gorillas.

14. Underneath the streets of Beijing, there are
over a million people who live in nuclear

15. The full name of the famous Chuck E. Cheese’s
mouse is Charles Entertainment Cheese.

16. If you add up the numbers on a roulette
wheel, you will get 666.

17. The day after Thanksgiving is called “Brown
Friday” by plumbers in America because it is
their busiest day of the year.

18. The wife of Anthony Perkins, the original
Norman Bates, Berry Berenson died as a result
of being a passenger on one of the 9/11

19. The thumbs up sign is believed to have
originated from Chinese pilots. It was used to
communicate with the ground crew before

20. In Toy Story 2 in the scene where Buzz gives a
speech in front of the American flag, the flag
was edited to be a globe for release in non-
American countries.

21. The tallest mountain in our solar system,
Olympic Mons, is 3 times taller than Mount

22. Batman and Predator exist in the same
fictional universe. Since 1991, they have been
featured together in three comic books.

23. A study from Harvard University finds that
having no friends can be just as deadly as
smoking. Both effect levels of a blood-clotting

24. In South Dakota, you can get a driver’s permit
at age 14 with parental consent. Once you turn
16, you can get your license.

25. The Backpack Kid’s real name is Russell
Horning .

26. In 2017, Adidas sold over 1 million pairs of
shoes made from recycled ocean plastic, each
pair taking 11 plastic bottles to make.

27. The British Pound is the world’s oldest
currency still in use at 1,200 years old. The
pound has been an identity as a symbol of
British sovereignty.

28. The world’s smallest mammal, a Bumblebee
Bat, weights about the same as a U.S. dime.
Native to Myanmar and Thailand, these bats
are endangered.

29. As of December 2018, The Itchy & Scratchy
Show that takes place within The Simpsons , has 107 episodes.

30. Will Smith owed $2.8 Million to the IRS and
almost went bankrupt, just before he signed
the contract for The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air .

31. The Great Pyramid of Giza actually has eight
sides, rather than four. All of the other
pyramids have just four sides.

32. English is not native to the British Isles. It was
brought to Britain in the mid 5 th to 7 th
Centuries by German, Danish, and Dutch

33. When we’re born, the only innate fears we
have are the fear of falling, and the fear of
loud sounds. All other fears are learned.

34. In Korea, there is a breed of dog called a
Sapsali which was originally thought to banish
ghosts and evil spirits.

35. Qantas Airways once powered an interstate
flight on cooking oil. This marked Australia’s
first commercial flight using sustainably
derived biofuel.

36. Berries are simple fruits stemming from one
flower. This means that pineapples, bananas,
watermelon, pumpkins, and avocados are berries.

37. One horse can have approximately 15
horsepower. Horsepower is about 746 watts.
The term was coined in the late 18th Century.

38. The Leaning Tower of Piza is tilted because of
the soft soil that it’s built on – which has also
protected it from at least 4 powerful

39. All the paint on the Eiffel Tower weighs the
same as ten elephants. It gets repainted every
seven years without closing to the public.

40. All new FBI special agents and intelligence
analysts are required to visit the United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum.

41. While dinosaurs roamed the earth, they lived
on every continent including Antarctica.

42. The blue whale’s heart is the size of a VW
Beetle and weighs up to 1,000 lbs (453 kg).

43. One of the most widely used symbols for
medical assistance is actually the Swiss flag,
and not a medical symbol.

44. Until 2007, slavery was legal in Mauritania.
Even still, 1-4% of the population is still living
as slaves.

45. A man named Ronald MacDonald robbed a
Wendy’s in 2005.

46. The longest unbroken alliance in world history
is between England and Portugal. It has lasted
since 1386, and still stands today.

47. Before finally being accepted, J.K. Rowling’s
original Harry Potter pitch was rejected by 12

48. The Japanese term for a Shotgun Wedding is
“Dekichatta kekkon”, which literally translates
to “oops-we-did-it-marriage”.

49. Garlic is known to attract leeches.

50. In 1992, a shipping crate containing 28,000
rubber duckies fell overboard. They washed up
around the world for the next 20 years.


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