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1Rick Swope

In 1990, a man named Rick Swope jumped into the Detroit Zoo Chimpanzee enclosure to rescue a drowning chimp. - Source


2. The US Government will honor all money produced by the US since 1861, with the only exception being a series of 1900 $10,000 bills which were literally thrown out of a window during a fire. They are currently considered to be stolen goods. - Source


3. The number of cricket chirps in 14 seconds plus 40 equals the temperature in Fahrenheit. - Source


4. Bam Margera wanted Mike Tyson to bite off part of his ear for a stunt during the filming of Jackass 3. Paramount even contacted Tyson and asked, to which Tyson got offended and said "no". - Source


5. In the 80s, Weird Al turned down $5 million to promote a beer brand, since a lot of his fans were "young and impressionable." - Source


6Seinfeld "The Revenge" episode

The Seinfeld episode "The Revenge" was based on an experience by screenwriter Larry David, who once quit his job at Saturday Night Live, felt he made a mistake once he reached home, and returned the following morning as if nothing had happened. - Source


7. If you are still Single at the age of 25 in Denmark your closest friends hit you with cinnamon. - Source


8. Due to the murder rate skyrocketing, in 2015 the Catholic Church performed an exorcism on the entire country of Mexico in order to help purge them of their demons. - Source


9. The US Department of Defense spends approx. $84 million dollars a year on Viagra and similar erectile dysfunction drugs. - Source


10. Misophonia is a disorder in which sufferers have a hatred of sounds such as eating, chewing, loud breathing or even repeated pen-clicking.


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11Gold

Though alchemists never succeeded in transmuting lead to gold, in 1981 physicists used the particle accelerator at Berkeley to shoot Carbon nuclei at thin foils of Bismuth. The resulting collisions did produce a tiny amount of Gold atoms. - Source


12. In 1915, a raisin company executive spotted a teenage girl named Lorraine Collett drying her curly brown hair and wearing her mother's red bonnet and hired her for a stunt promotion that had her dropping raisins from an airplane. Soon she became the company's first mascot called, "Sun Maid." - Source


13. There is a British and American version of the movie "Death at a Funeral" and Peter Dinklage played the same role in both. - Source


14. A film titled "100 Years" starring John Malkovich, will be released on November 18, 2115. It is stored in a bulletproof vault which will automatically open for its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. - Source


15. A British 19-year-old has officially changed his name to "Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined." His grandmother is no longer speaking to him.


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16Orville Redenbacher

In 1970, Orville Redenbacher paid a marketing firm $13,000 to come up with a name for his popcorn company. Their advice was to call it "Orville Redenbacher's". - Source


17. In 2016, 12% of the entire population of Iceland traveled to France to cheer on their football (soccer) team during the Euro Championships. - Source


18. Many Japanese companies encourage workers to sleep on the job, convinced that it leads to better work performance. The naps are called inemuri, "sleeping while present", and indicates a commitment to the job. - Source


19. A food scientist named Tom Ryan invented Jif Peanut Butter, Pizza Hut's double-stuffed pizza, the McGriddle, McDonald's fruit & yogurt parfait, Smashburger, the Meat-lovers Pizza and McDonald's entire Dollar Menu. - Source


20. Ringo Starr sells his MS paint art for thousands of dollars. - Source


21Lower back pain

Many human ailments, such as lower back pain, hernias, prolapsed uteruses and our susceptibility to sinus infections result directly from the fact that we now walk upright with a body that was shaped to walk on all fours. - Source


22. A woman named Venetia Phair who (at age 11) suggested they name the newly-discovered trans-Neptunian celestial body "Pluto" lived long enough to see the International Astronomical Union demote Pluto to the status of "dwarf planet", 76 years later. - Source


23. In 1941, the RAF dropped packages containing tea bags over the German occupied Netherlands. The packages were marked, "Holland will rise again... Keep your chins up." - Source


24. Beekeeping in Ukraine is a major economic activity. 700,000 people i.e., 1.5% of the Ukrainian population, are engaged in producing honey. - Source


25. The boy who played Charlie (Peter Ostrum) in the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film never acted in another film and is currently a practicing veterinarian in the Adirondacks. - Source

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