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26Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

'The Mountain' actor named Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson from Game of Thrones beat the 1,000-year-old world record for taking 5 steps with a 10-meter log that weighed 1,430 lb. - Source


27. Portuguese soldiers used black swords in the Age of Discovery in order to not reflect the light and announce their presence on ships, avoiding also it's rusting when used near salt water. - Source


28. North Korean "Ghost Ships" keep washing up on Japanese shores full of corpses. - Source


29. Cyril of Alexandria claimed that "camel" is a Greek misspelling in the phrase "It's easier for a camel to thread the eye of a needle than a rich man to enter heaven." He claimed camel was actually "kamilos," meaning rope. - Source


30. It's forbidden to fly over Disneyland and you will be intercepted by fighter jets, just like near the White House Airspace. - Source


31Milton Berle

Milton Berle, considered America's first TV star, had a massive p*nis. In his autobiography, Berle tells of a man who accosted him in a steam bath and challenged him to compare sizes, leading a bystander to remark, "go ahead, Milton, just take out enough to win" - Source


32. In 2006, a Washington woman filed for public assistance and was taken to court because 4 different maternity tests claimed she was not the true mother of her children. Turns out she had absorbed her twin in the womb and her reproductive organs have different DNA than the rest of her body! - Source


33. The Michelin Man's 'real' name is Bibendum, and the reason he's white is because he was created before carbon was added as a preservative and a strengthener to the basic rubber material. Before 1912, tires were a gray-white or light and translucent-beige color. - Source


34. Sweden is so good at recycling that, for several years, it has imported garbage from other countries to keep its recycling plants going. - Source


35. The Plum Island Pink House is a house in which the wife of a divorcing couple forced her ex-husband to build a replica of their family home as part of the divorce settlement. She didn't specify the location, so he built it in the middle of a salt marsh and plumbed it solely with salt water. It's uninhabitable.


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36New Mercedes

Steve Jobs got a new Mercedes every 6 months because a car didn't need a license plate until it was 6 months old. - Source


37. Best Buy removed the fighting video game "Primal Rage" from its shelves after an Arizona woman complained that her 11-year-old son had faithfully portrayed one of the game's gorilla-like character's "golden shower/urination" fatality move. - Source


38. A highly religious physician by the name of Rene' Laennec invented the stethoscope because he was uncomfortable putting his ear to the chest of women. - Source


39. David Letterman created a scholarship for the average "C student," recognizing that it's not all about marks, some are extraordinary and amazing in other ways.- Source


40. Smoking near an Apple device will void the warranty.


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41Titanic engineers

The story that the Titanic engineers remained inside the ship until the end to keep the electricity running didn't actually happen. - Source


42. In 2008, a man named Mr. Monk at a ski resort in Italy stole a rubber padding used on a barrier to stop people at the bottom of a sledding hill. He used the padding to sled down the hill, hitting the barrier that he stole the padding from and died. - Source


43. In 1850s British explorer, Sir Richard Burton called Somalis superstitious for believing mosquitos caused malaria. - Source


44. Domestic geese do a perfect job of weeding mint fields. They hate mint but love the plants that compete with it. - Source


45. Although deaf schizophrenics who have never heard do report "hearing voices", they are not referring to true auditory hallucinations. Instead, communication comes via the mind's eye: visual hallucinations of moving lips, or disembodied hands and arms making sign language movements. - Source


46Longest surgery

The longest surgery to date was a 96-hour marathon to remove a 300-lb ovarian cyst from a 600-lb woman. Simply hacking it out would have killed her, so the surgeon gradually drained fluid from the cyst over the course of 4 days, shrinking it to 100 lb. and allowing for a successful removal. - Source


47. Lawrence McKinney got $75 after being wrongly imprisoned for 31 years. The Tennessee Board of Parole denied McKinney's request to exonerate him by a 7-0 vote at a hearing. A formal exoneration could open a pathway to $1 million in compensation. - Source


48. When Daler Mehndi was criticized for using beautiful women to make his music popular, he made a video featuring only himself. It rose to become a hit in India and an internet meme. - Source


49. Ed Sheeran's childhood friend was struggling financially and asked him to put one of her songs on his then-nearly completed album "X". Instead, they wrote "Thinking Out Loud" together which was released as a single and hit #1. She'll never have to worry about money again. - Source


50. The reason the Colorado Rockies mascot is a triceratops is because a dinosaur rib bone was unearthed during the stadium's excavation. - Source

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