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26Anne Frank

Anne Frank only assumed that her father was killed in the concentration camps and that a childhood friend of hers stated that if she knew he was still alive she believed Anne would have summoned the courage to survive. - Source

27. Penn Jillette said in an interview that a big part of Penn & Teller's success and longevity is due to their never having been close friends. - Source

28. The Forbidden City, built in 1420 in China, was so well-designed that it withstood over 200 earthquakes and can withstand one with a of magnitude 10.1 on the Richter scale. - Source

29. A Scottish psychiatrist named Ewen Cameron ran experiments on humans in the 50s, which involved giving several electric shocks a week, taping blacked out football helmets to their heads and playing repetitive messages in their ears for months at a time. Some patients apparently forgot who they were and how to talk. - Source

30. A man named Steve Easton sneezed out the tip (penny sized) of a toy dart while he was at his computer. The toy had been lodged unknowingly in his nasal cavity for 44 years. He had to confirm with his mom. - Source


Planktons perform 45% of Earth's photosynthesis, yet constitute less than 1% of its total plant mass. - Source

32. An empty tomb or monument erected in honor of a person whose remains are elsewhere is called a "Cenotaph." For example, there are Cenotaphs all over the world for victims of the RMS Titanic, whose bodies were not recovered after the sinking. - Source

33. The South Pacific island of Vanuatu banned the imports of western junk food as a way to combat future health problems. - Source

34. A bridge built in 2003 in northern Costa Rica is colloquially known as 'Backstab Bridge'. It was paid for, designed and built by Taiwan only for Costa Rica to cut off ties with Taiwan in favor of China. - Source

35. After the first 4 episodes of Seinfeld aired in the summer of 1990, NBC took a leap of faith and ordered 13 more. Larry David said, "I don't have any more stories to tell, Jerry turn the order down." Jerry didn't listen and said "Yes" to the pickup.

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The word "Afghanistanism", which means the practice of concentrating on problems in distant parts of the world while ignoring controversial local issues, is almost 70 years old. - Source

37. In the original script for 'The Room,' there was a subplot which would reveal that Tommy Wiseau's character Johnny was, in fact, a vampire. - Source

38. In 2004, a customer in Las Vegas walked into an In-N-Out and ordered a 100x100. That's 100 beef patties and 100 slices of cheese, which the restaurant obliged as until then they accommodated orders of any size at extra cost. Since then In-N-Out changed its rules and capped the burger at 4x4. - Source

39. The CEO of Spotify (Daniel Ek) was the CEO of uTorrent in 2006. - Source

40. Moths make up a large portion of Yellowstone bears' diets, and they can eat up to 20,000 calories worth of moths in a day.

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41Gilberto Bosques Saldivar

A Mexican diplomat named Gilberto Bosques Saldivar rescued 40,000 people, mainly Spaniards and Jews, who wanted to flee Nazi occupied France during World War 2. His heroism remained unknown to the world at large for some 60 years. - Source

42. Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, once voiced Barney Rubble from the Flintstones while he was in the full-body cast as he laid flat on his back with the other Flintstones co-stars gathered around him after a car crash. - Source

43. The Goldman family was given legal ownership of OJ Simpson's canceled book "If I Did It." They republished with a new cover hiding the word "If" so the title appeared to be "I Did It." - Source

44. In 2014, a family in Missouri had to leave their $450,000 home after it was infested with 4,500 - 6,000 brown recluse spiders and exterminators were unable to get rid of them. - Source

45. White tigers are not an endangered species that need to be saved, but are the result of double recessive traits, and are severely inbred to produce more white tigers, resulting in health problems. - Source

46American toys

80% of American toys are made in China's Pearl River Delta, employing 3 million people in 8,000 factories. - Source

47. Banner blindness is a phenomenon where web users sub consciously ignore information on web pages from ad-like banners. - Source

48. The Brontosaurus once was considered to have never existed but has recently been declared to have actually existed. It was thought to have been in the same genus as the Apatosaurus but recent discoveries have separated the two as distinct. - Source

49. The parents of Donald Duck are Quackmore Duck and Hortense McDuck, Hortense being the sister of Scrooge McDuck and grandmother of Huey, Dewey, and Louie Duck. - Source

50. Recently, a group of parents among a subset of the anti-vaxxer community are actively trying to cure their children's autism with daily bleach enemas. - Source


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