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1Douglas Pitt

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


2. 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


3. 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


4. Isaac Newton was so obsessed with turning base metal to gold that samples of his hair showed mercury levels up to 40 times higher than average. This is considered to be the reason he went mad in his later years. - Source


5. 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


6Dmitry Itskov

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


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


8. 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


9. Since the dawn of civilization, roughly 12,000 B.C., to 2003 A.D., only 5 exabytes (5,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes) of data has been created. Now, with the rise of the Internet’s influence in our daily lives, we produce this amount of data every two days. - Source


10. 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.


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11French 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


12. One of the oldest chess strategy books, from 1561, recommends playing with your back to the sun to blind your opponent. If playing at night by a fire, it advises you to cast a shadow over the board with your hand, so your opponent "will not be able to see where to play his pieces." - Source


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


14. Woolly mammoths still walked the Earth during the construction of the Great Pyramids in Egypt. - Source


15. 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.


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16Jetsons/Flintstones theory

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


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. Edward VIII held the title of King of England for just 11 months. He abdicated the throne so that he could marry a woman the British government did not approve of as she had been divorced. They remained married until his death. - Source


19. There is a reason for peeling stripes on a cucumber beside making it look fancy. The skin is slightly bitter and can overwhelm the mellow flesh part. Removing a portion of it, reduces the bitterness without taking away all the flavor and nutrients. - Source


20. The song "Monster Mash" was banned by the BBC in 1962 for "being too morbid". - Source


21Tsar Nicholas II

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


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


23. Joan Rivers was a regular guest host who was banned from The Tonight Show after a falling out with Johnny Carson after Rivers accepted a hosting gig on FOX. In 2014, Fallon invited her back to "Tonight", 49 years to the day after her first appearance. She died 6 months later. - Source


24. Helmuth Hübener was the youngest Nazis opponent to have been sentenced to death. Upon receiving his sentence, he told the judges “Now I must die, even though I have committed no crime. So now it's my turn, but your turn will come.” He was 17 when he was beheaded.- Source


25. 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

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