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120 Foot Tall mushrooms

350 million years ago, when the newly evolved trees were just 1 foot in height, the landscape was dominated by giant 20-foot tall mushrooms. - Source

2. The Iranian Embassy in Washington, D.C. in the 1970s was an extravagant nonstop party-house that attracted movie stars, politicians, and socialites alike to partake in endless decadence and hedonism, from champagne and caviar to sexual favors and recreational drugs. - Source

3. Robin William's son, Zak Williams, has an MBA from Columbia and uses it to help educate inmates at San Quentin prison about finance. - Source

4. Small plastic spheres (shade balls) are floated on top of reservoirs to help stop evaporation during droughts. - Source

5. A recalled obesity drug, fenfluramine, had a remarkable effect on a boy with autism. Before taking fenfluramine, Joshua's I.Q. was so low it could not be measured. After, he was able to read and do maths at a 4th-grade level. - Source

6Benjamin Franklin

During a renovation in 1998 over a dozen bodies were found buried in Benjamin Franklin’s former house. The bodies were dated to the timeframe when he lived there. - Source

7. Italian footballer Mario Balotelli was asked by a reporter why he refused to celebrate his goals. He responded: "Because I'm only doing my job. When a postman delivers letters, does he celebrate?" - Source

8. When Carthaginian explorer Hanno reached the Ivory Coast around 600-500 B.C., he thought Gorillas were a race of humans and tried to capture some. He ended up killing them for being too violent and took their skins back to Carthage to put on display. - Source

9. In 1953, an Anglican priest founded the Samaritans, the world's first crisis suicide hotline. He was inspired to do so after serving the funeral of a 14-year-old girl who committed suicide because she had begun to menstruate and feared that she had a sexually transmitted disease. - Source

10. For the questionnaire of the 1897 census in Russia, in the field "Occupation", Tsar Nicholas II wrote in:"Owner of Russia".

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11Mountain lions

Los Angeles and its suburbs, home to 19 million people, is the only megacity in the world where mountain lions live side by side with humans. - Source

12. When Carl Jung (Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst) and Sigmund Freud (Austrian neurologist) met for the first time, they talked for 13 hours straight. - Source

13. In Marvel Comics, Doctor Doom's armor contains splinters of the True Cross in order to protect himself from vampires. - Source

14. In 2017, a chess grandmaster (Hou Yifan) threw the final round of a tournament in protest of having repeatedly been made to play women. She turned down the chance to defend her women’s world title to play mixed matches and randomly drew 7 women out of 10 rounds. The 5 move loss is the quickest ever by a grandmaster. - Source

15. Brad Pitt's younger brother, Douglas Pitt, is the first American to have scaled Mount Kilimanjaro and descended on a mountain bike.

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16Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler was nicknamed "Teppichfresser", or "Carpet-Eater", behind his back by party leaders. He would have nervous breakdowns over Czechoslovakia and hurl himself onto the ground to start chewing on his carpet. - Source

17. In 2003, a wildlife photographer watched as a full grown wild Alaskan Wolf approached his dog. It turned out to be friendly and started playing with them. It even had a stash of toys. It would bring a Styrofoam float over for the photographer to throw. The wolf was named Romeo by locals and died in 2010.- Source

18. The Jetsons/Flintstones theory: The theory states that The Jetsons live in the past while The Flintstones live in the future. Because of nuclear fallout, people were forced to build a city in the sky. After the Earth recovered years later, people reclaimed it, resulting in the Flintstones time. - Source

19. When you turn 100 in Japan, the Prime Minister sends you a silver cup to celebrate. So many people are turning 100 that they had to find a way to make cheaper cups. - Source

20. A Russian billionaire named Dmitry Itskov is working on a project known as the 2045 initiative with the end goal of it being to create a complete working model of a person's brain and putting it in a robotic body. He hopes of completing it by 2045. - Source

21French dip sandwich

The French dip sandwich originated from Los Angeles, United States, where French refers to the style of bread and not the birthplace.- Source

22. Emilia Clarke once did a cameo for Futurama, playing a character that didn't have a sense of smell and fell in love with Zoidberg. - Source

23. A man was charged for threatening to kill his wife and newborn son with a knife. The woman remarried and her son legally changed his name to that of his step-father. The boy went on to become the President of the United States. His name was Gerald Ford and he was the 38th President of the United States.- Source

24. The word "Goodbye", an English parting phrase used in the West, is a contraction of "God be by ye". - Source

25. Tom Berenger once owned a restaurant called Twins, where the waitstaff consisted of 29 sets of identical twins. - Source


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