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26Margarine

There is a 99.26% correlation (ratio=0.992558) between divorce rates in Maine and the per capita consumption of margarine. - Source


27. An Herbalife insider once admitted on camera that the company was a scam.- Source


28. Whoopi Goldberg's first name came from a whoopee cushion because she farted so much. - Source


29. In Deep Blue's (chess-playing computer developed by IBM) first game against Garry Kasparov, the computer made a move that puzzled the Grandmaster so much, it made him believe the machine had superior intelligence. It threw Garry off his game, and ultimately cost him the match. The move was the result of a bug in Deep Blue's code. - Source


30. American comedian, Richard Pryor, was raised in a brothel where his own mother worked. He found an escape in watching movies because "you were never in doubt as to why the women in them were screaming." - Source


31Cheeseburger Law

"Cheeseburger Law" is a bill that blocks lawsuits from people who got fat because they ate too much. - Source


32. Women used to use needle and thread to sew their hair in place before modern bobby pins and hair ties were invented.- Source


33. Humpty Dumpty was never explicitly described as an egg. That was added later by illustrators in the book. - Source


34. Archeologists excavating burial sites from 4000 B.C. have discovered clay pots repaired with glue made from tree sap. - Source


35. In 1859, Joshua Norton declared himself Emperor of the United States of America and the people of San Francisco went along with it, accepting his currency, paying for his meals, and even got the police to salute him in the streets. Nearly 30,000 people flooded the streets for his funeral.


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36Saffron

In terms of price per kilogram, saffron can be up to three times as expensive as gold with 1kg averaging over $130,000. - Source


37. Flamingos are not originally pink. They get the color from consuming brine shrimp. - Source


38. In 2010, Pauley Perrette, the quirky goth scientist girl from NCIS had the 3rd highest Q Score (likeability) of any actor working, the same as Tom Hanks and Morgan Freeman. - Source


39. Victor Hugo slept with so many prostitutes that on the day he died, all the brothels in Paris closed to mourn. - Source


40. The programming language Python is named after the comedy series "Monty Python's Flying Circus."


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41Sun

If our sun went supernova it would be visually 9 times brighter to us than if an atomic bomb exploded against our eye. - Source


42. Woodrow Wilson is the only president to have a Ph.D. He held a Ph.D. in Political science and History. - Source


43. Inside NASA's Juno probe, it has a plaque dedicated to Galileo with writing in his own hand, and 3 Lego mini figures (Galileo, the Roman god Jupiter, and his sister and wife, the goddess Juno) specially made by the Lego Company using aluminum. - Source


44. Comedy film Airplane! is a direct parody of 1957 movie Zero Hour! Many scenes, situations, lines of dialogue, as well as the entire storyline, are redone almost verbatim. - Source


45. The number one cause of death of the North Atlantic Blue Whale is collision with a ship. - Source


46McDonald's

McDonald's is a worldwide real estate giant who owns the majority of its property. They buy property and lease it back to their franchisees, collecting billions in revenue each year. - Source


47. Super Bowl performers have a strict 12-minute time limit so most performers try and squeeze as much as they can in that given time frame, except Michael Jackson. After exploding onto the stage, he stood still, staring at the world for 90 seconds. - Source


48. The famous opening phrase "It was a dark and stormy night;..." was first used in the 1830 novel Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton. - Source


49. When Henry Ford explained his idea of a gasoline powered car to Thomas Edison, Edison encouraged Ford that he "had it". Ford claimed later that "No man up to then had given me any encouragement". - Source


50. In 1989, the Soviet Union traded with Pepsi Company 17 submarines, a cruiser, a frigate, and a destroyer for Pepsi to be sold in the Soviet Union. This trade made Pepsi the 6th largest military power in the world at the time. - Source

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