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If you remember and use people’s names in conversations, they will like you more.
Marijuana was used to treat absent-mindedness in Ancient China.
Everyone has a song in their playlist which they always skip, but never delete
China has 350 million smokers - meaning the Chinese smoking population is higher than the entire population of the United States.
Saying "fuck" when you're in pain can boost pain tolerance by around 33%
When a person becomes more likeable because they are clumsy or make mistakes, it’s called the “Pratfall Effect.”
Mary Jane was killed by Spiderman’s radioactive semen in the comics.
Eminem was beaten so badly by a school bully that he spent over a week in a coma at the age of 9.
91% of people are no longer friends with someone they called their "best friend."
When someone smells good, it automatically makes them more attractive.
When a male honey bee climaxes during sex, his testicles explode and he dies.
Bananas are a natural sleep aid because they contain melatonin, which helps regulate the body’s natural rhythms.
Coca Cola kills insects.
Studies suggest that writing down your worries before taking an exam can help you score higher.
Giving up alcohol for just a month can improve liver function, decrease blood pressure and reduce your risk of liver disease and diabetes.
In rich countries, obesity is more common among the less educated, but in poor countries, obesity is more common among the highly educated
Quirkyalone: someone who is single but doesn't feel that they have to date just for the sake of it.
Brushing your teeth will keep your heart healthier. People with gum disease have a 25–50% higher chance of getting cardiovascular disease.
Dead people can still get goosebumps.
If the entire world smoked a joint of Marijuana, there would be peace for 3 hours on the entire planet.
Michael Jackson nearly purchased the company Marvel, just so he could be Spider-Man.
An unborn baby can taste what their mother is eating and can develop a preference for the foods that she eats.
If you're talking with someone and you're not sure if they’re interested, fold your arms. If they do the same, they probably are.
About 159,635 people will die on the same day as you.
Your hair will turn gray faster if you smoke.
In 1984, New Zealand's Prime Minister Robert Muldoon got drunk and spontaneously called for a general election - he lost.
Your entire life consists of: Education for 12 years, College for 4 years, working until you die.
Men's biggest complaints about women include: the silent treatment, bringing up things he's done in the distant past, and being critical.
When you fall in love with someone's personality, everything about that person tends to become beautiful..
A Rubik's cube has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 possible configurations.
Muphry’s Law is when you make a grammar mistake while trying to correct someone else's grammar.
Scarlett Johansson was once so distracted by her own cleavage on a billboard advertisement that she nearly crashed her car.
There is a town in Texas called Ding Dong. In 1990, the population was only twenty-two people
China used more cement between 2011 and 2013 than the US did in the entire 20th century
The ancient physician Galen wrote so many books that he had to write two books about his own books just to keep track.
Saudi Arabia imports sand...
Marrying your best friend eliminates the risk of divorce by over 70%. These marriages are more likely to last a lifetime.
A Texas Judge once sentenced a woman who had starved two horses to the point of emaciation to be on a diet of only bread and water for the first 3 days of her 30-day sentence. She was also required to have two enlarged photos of the sick horses in her cell.
In Singapore, everyone above the age of 21 is automatically registered as an organ donor People who opt out of the program are given lower priority for organ transplants in the future, should they ever need one
A man set a world record by having sex culminating in ejaculation with 57 different women over a 24 hour period complete with officials testing him for performance enhancing drugs and testing that he released at least 5ML of semen each time
Queen Elizabeth II has the power to fire everyone in Australia's parliament. She did it in 1975.
Penis enlargement surgeries are free in Cuba.
In 1901, California banned homework
The average gym dumbbell has 362 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.
In 1994, former Russian president Boris Yeltsin got drunk during a White House visit and wandered into the streets of Washington — Secret Service agents found him yelling for a taxi in his underwear He wanted some nighttime pizza.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine is the largest state-on-state attack in Europe since World War II.
From 1836 for nearly 10 years, Texas was a country. Called the Republic of Texas, it was recognised as an independent nation by France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the USA.
The Nazis tried to train dogs to talk, read and spell to help them win World War II. Hitler hoped the clever creatures would learn to communicate with their SS masters - and he even had a special dog school set up to teach them to talk.
On average, most people have fewer friends than their friends have. This is known as the 'friendship paradox'.
The fact that there are a lot more public statues of men than of women is called ‘the bronze ceiling’.
Puerto Rico is not a country. It belong to the US and Puerto Ricans are US citizens.
In 1995, Elon Musk quit Standford University's Ph.D. program to cofound an internet startup with his brother, Kimbal. They used $28,000 from their father's bank account to create a company named "Zip2." They sold the company four years later, and Elon made $22 million
'Switzerland' is the longest country name with no repeated letters
TEMPORICIDE - the act of killing time
In 1920, President Paul Deschanel of France accidentally fell out the window of the Orient Express train. In his pajamas, he crawled to a nearby signal box shouting "I am the President of France!" and asked for help The unimpressed signalman replied "…and I am Emperor Napoleon"
Dogs react to inequality in ways similar to humans and stop cooperating when they feel they are being treated unfairly
Former leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-Il's campaign slogan was: "Don't expect any change from me."
French was the official language of England for about 300 years
Coca-Cola is a full decade older than Dracula - the drink was invented in 1886 and Dracula was written in 1897.
Steve Jobs once called Google to tell them the yellow gradient in the second "O" of their logo was slightly off.
An airplane's pilot and copilot eat different meals just in case one causes food poisoning.
Spain has more pigs than people.
In Japan, your chances of being killed in a gun homicide are about the same as an American's chance of being killed by lightning — roughly one in 10 million
Michael Jordan is so popular in the Philippines that some Filipino parents are still naming their babies “Michael Jordan”
The tattoo policy of the U.S. Marine Corps is 32 pages long.
Out of the top 30 developed countries, American students ranked 25th in math, and 21st in science, but are ranked 1st in confidence
In Cambodia, rats are being trained to sniff out land mines. They can clear 200 square meters in less than 35 minutes, which usually takes 2-3 days with a de-miner.
The Vatican had music that was forbidden to be copied and was only played twice per year. It was secret for almost 150 years until a 14-year-old Mozart heard it and transcribed it from memory.
The NYPD had a police officer follow Andre the Giant whenever he went out drinking. This was to make sure he didn’t get drunk and fall on anyone.
There’s a town in the Oklahoma panhandle named “Hooker” and its slogan is “it’s a location, not a vocation”.
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.
The loudness of a monkey is relative to the size of its testicles. Researchers found that the smaller the testicles, the louder the monkey.
In 1484, Pope Innocent VIII made a plea for people to stop persecuting witches.
Every 10 years, the human skeleton repairs and renews itself. Essentially, you have different bones now than you did 10 years ago!
Houston is the most diverse city in the United States. As of 2010, 43.8% is Latino, 25.6% is White, 23.1% is Black, and 6% is Asian.
Japan is facing a ninja shortage. There is a high demand for “ninja shows”, but it is a dying tradition and companies have trouble time finding properly trained ninjas.
The Poodle is one of the cleanest breeds of dogs, making them a great choice for people with pet allergies. They don’t molt much at all, and they rarely smell either.
Volkswagen owns Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Audi, Ducati, and Porsche.
In 1937, a major fire broke out at the Fox Film Studios in New Jersey. The fire destroyed 75% of their movies, including most of their silent films.
Coca-Cola owns all website URLs that can be read as ahh, all the way up to 62 h’s.
There are more people in the U.K. than in Canada, Australia, Norway, and Iceland combined. The U.K population is over 65 million.
Pure cocoa can help prevent tooth decay. Naturally occurring chemicals in cocoa beans fight harmful bacteria in the mouth.
The insurance company backing the payouts for “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” sued the show for being too easy.
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.
The word “oxymoron” is itself an oxymoron. This is because it derives from Ancient Greek where “oxy” means sharp and “moros” means stupid.
At the 1936 Olympic games, competitors from Liechtenstein were shocked to discover their flag was the exact same as Haiti’s. Liechtenstein added a crown to their flag a year later.
A group of horses will not go to sleep at the same time – at least one of them will stay awake to look out for the others.
Kangaroos keep growing until they die. They are the world’s largest marsupial.
If you were to have your picture taken by the very first camera, you’d need to sit still for 8 hours.
Both U.S. and Soviet militaries have trained dolphins. They can be used for rescuing lost naval swimmers and locating underwater mines.
Saturn is so big that Earth could fit into it whooping 755 times!
In 1866, The United States purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million by writing a check.
Cold showers have more health benefits than hot or warm showers. These include improving circulation, stimulating weight loss, and easing depression.
People who donate blood in Sweden are sent a text message each time their blood saves a life.
When George Washington died, Napoleon Bonaparte of France gave a personal eulogy and ordered a ten-day mourning period for France.
Thomas Edison invented an electric pen in 1876 that was later adapted to become the first tattoo machine in 1891.
During the first live iPhone presentation, Steve Jobs had to frequently switch phones behind his desk. Otherwise, it would run out of RAM and crash.
The full Bible has been translated into over 3,000 languages. Among those include fictional languages like Elvish, Klingon, and Na’vi.
Captive tigers in the U.S. alone outnumber the amount of wild tigers worldwide.