In 1918 a Chess Master Was Ordered Shot by Firing Squad. Then He Was Offered a Match for His Life

When Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba he immediately ordered all game sets of Monopoly to be destroyed.

Each species of peacock spider has its own courtship dance.

Most people who commit suicide do it on a Wednesday.


In 1918 a Chess Master Was Ordered Shot by Firing Squad. Then He Was Offered a Match for His Life

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Harry Potter books were translated from British to American English.

40%of the earth's land is in 6 countries.

There's a building project in Berlin Germany where they want to build a Christian church a mosque and a synagogue all in one.

Most antibiotics are made from bacteria.

The blue whale can produce the loudest sound of any animal. At 188 decibels the noise can be detected over 800 km (500 mi) away.

Polar bears are the world’s largest land predators.

The UK and Portugal hold the longest standing alliance in the world that is still in force. It was ratified in 1386.

Chocolate is the only edible substance to melt around 93° F just below human body temperature. That's why chocolate melts in your mouth.

Many butterflies can taste with their feet to find out whether the leaf they sit on is good to lay eggs on to be their caterpillars’ food or not.

The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime.

Spain had more unemployment in 2013 (27.2%) than the US had during the Great Depression (25%).

There is no single food that provides all the nutrients that humans need except for breast milk.

The giant panda is actually a bear.

Energy drinks still don't have as much caffeine as a Starbucks coffee.

The biggest Japanese community outside of Japan is in Brazil.

Elvis Presley hated John Lennon and wanted to beat him up for his anti-war stance.

Britain’s shortest river is the Brun which runs through Burnley in Lancashire.

Famous soccer player Mario Balotelli is an Italian born to immigrants from Ghana raised by a Jewish mother.

In 2010 some schools in southern California banned a dictionary for including a definition of oral sex.

A cat uses its whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through.

When you donate your body to science it can get used as a crash test dummy for medical training forensic research or to save a life through organ transplants.

There's only one STOP sign in the entire city of Paris.


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Did You Know That?

In Quebec there is an old law that states margarine must be a different color than butter.

Interracial marriage was banned in the U.S. for much of its history: from 1776 to 1967.

As late as 1985 doctors believed babies didn't feel pain and conducted surgeries with no anesthesia.

The Chinese soft-shelled turtle is the first animal known to pee via its mouth.

Your weight in Mars is over 60% less than on Earth.

Marilyn Monroe was Jewish: she converted for her husband Arthur Miller.

The entire student body of the University of Mississippi enlisted for the American Civil War. They suffered a 100% casualty rate.

70% of all boats sold are used for fishing.

Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.

The Italian mafia accounts for 7% of Italy's GDP.

A literal translation of a standard traffic sign in China: “Give large space to the festive dog that makes sport in the roadway.”

Metallica is the first and only band to play on all seven continents.

Bird poop is white because they don't pee.

Money isn’t made out of paper; it’s made out of cotton.

Steve Jobs was adopted. His biological father was Abdulfattah Jandali a Syrian Muslim.


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