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1. In 1894 a priest saved a 4 year old boy from drowning. The child’s name was Adolf Hitler.
2.California uses inmates to fight forest fires. Prisoners take the jobs because it reduces their sentence, gets them outside, and pays better than typical prison jobs.
3.Anyone with a BMI of 40 or more is not allowed to adopt a child from China.
4.According to the US soldiers who guarded him, one of the few times Saddam Hussein ever looked defeated in prison was when they brought him the wrong cereal. (Fruit Loops. He hated Fruit Loops.)
5.In 2009, an Israeli woman accidentally threw away her mom’s mattress with $1 million dollars stashed inside.
6.In The Netherlands, people swear with diseases. Get someone angry enough and they may wish syphilis on you. (Or cancer, tuberculosis, smallpox, etc.) The more serious the disease, the more seriously you have angered them.
7.Ants use “social immunization” – if one is infected with a fungus, they still lick the ant, spreading it throughout the colony. This practice both kills some of the spores, and builds immune resistance.
8.In Japan there’s a communal event called ‘rui-katsu’ (tear-seeking). It’s when people get together to watch sad clips and then cry to relieve stress.
9.Because of prenatal scans and boys being the preferential gender in China. That in 20 years there will be 30-50 million men without wives in China.
10.George R.R. Martin’s idea for Game of Thrones began with his pet turtles. He said, “I decided they were all knights and kings…and I made up stories about how they killed each other and betrayed each other and fought for the kingdom. So, Game of Thrones, actually began with turtles.”
11.In 2013 a cat named Cookie went missing while on holiday with his owner in Grasse, southern France. 18 months later Cookie returned “dirty and emaciated” having traveled a journey of 700-miles, all the way home.
12.Finland is a future-obsessed nation. It was the first country in the world to offer a master’s degree in futures studies, has a special parliamentary committee for the future, and its government is required by law to produce an official review of the future every four years.
13.A woman spent 12 years in a Kansas mental institution against her will after being diagnosed as a schizophrenic because they assumed she was mentally ill and speaking gibberish. She was really Tarahumara Indian from Mexico who spoke a rare dialect.
14.Some areas in Scotland and Japan switched to blue street lights at night and saw a decrease in crime and suicide rates.
15.There’s a Nikola Tesla statue that radiates Free Wifi in Silicon Valley.
16.In 2010, UK Game retailer Gamestation gained ownership of over 7,500 souls due to a clause in their Ts&Cs. The “Immortal Soul Clause” was added as part of an attempt to highlight how few customers read the terms and conditions of an online sale. GameStation claims that 88 percent of customers did not read the clause, which gives legal ownership of the customer’s soul over to the UK-based games retailer.
17.Your body paralyzes itself when you sleep to keep you from acting out your dreams. However, it is possible to wake up while still paralyzed; many people who have experienced this claim they felt a malevolent presence nearby.
18.Hitler whistled Disney’s “When You Wish Upon A Star” while overlooking the recently conquered city of Paris.
19.Hard partying may just be “masked depression,” a clinical condition in which all the “fun” is just a way to conceal overall unhappiness and lowered self-esteem.
20.The Gingko Biloba species of tree is 270 million years old. It rarely suffers disease or insect attack and was one of the only living things to survive the Hiroshima nuclear bombing. The trees healed quickly and are still alive today.
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