General Ferdinand Foch (Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in World War I) said of the Treaty of Versailles "This is not a peace treaty. This is an armistice for twenty years." The Second World War began 20 years and 64 days later.
27. Up until she was 8 years old, Liv Tyler believed her biological father was rock musician Todd Rundgren. It wasn't until she met Steven Tyler and noticed the resemblance between her and his other daughter Mia, that Liv's mother revealed the truth.
28. In 2010, Microsoft held a funeral to mark the death of the iPhone when it launched its own line of phones.
29. The gender-neutral "they" was used as the 3rd person singular in English until about 1800, when "he" and "she" became widespread to make English more like Latin.
30. London black cab drivers must first pass The Knowledge, a multi-sequence oral exam requiring memorization of all 25,000 street names, landmarks, and points-of-interest in a 6-mile radius from London center.
31Shortest commercial flight
The shortest commercial flight (Between Westray Airfield and Papa Westray Airfield) can take as little as 47 seconds and costs £21. It's between two islands in the UK.
32. 'Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends' is actually a song dedicated to Billie Armstrong's father who died of cancer on September 1st, 1982.
33. In 2010, the fastest supercomputer in the entire U.S Defense Department was primarily compromised of 1760 PlayStation 3 Consoles.
34. In 1982, Universal Studios sued Nintendo on the grounds that Donkey Kong was an exact copy of Universal-alleged owned King Kong. The judge ruled that Universal acted in bad faith by threatening Nintendo's licensees and it had no right over King Kong due to being in public domain.
35. Ismail Ibn Sharif, second ruler of the Moroccan Alaouite dynasty had 867 children, widely considered to be the record number of offspring that can be verified.
90% of the world's population lives in the northern hemisphere.
37. Bomb-sniffing dogs will calmly sit when they smell explosive materials. They will never bark or paw at something they detect.
38. During the 51 day siege by the FBI on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, the FBI used sleep deprivation to try to force the suspects out. This included around the clock broadcasts of jet planes, screams from rabbits being slaughtered and "These boots were made for walking".
39. Shanidar 1 was a Neanderthal fossil. Even though he developed several severe disabilities while he was alive, he lived to be 35-45 years old because his social group fed and cared for him.
40. In 2004, Ken Jennings won over $3 million with a 74 day win streak in Jeopardy.
Paricutín is a volcano that emerged suddenly on 1943 from a farmer's land in a matter of a day. Now peaking at 9200ft, it's still the first ever volcano whose birth has been witnessed by human eyes.
42. Hippo sweat has a reddish-orange coloration that acts as a natural sunblock. The sticky substance also helps regulate the hippo’s body temperature and discourages bacterial infection.
43. The English meaning of 1 billion which was 1 million million, was changed in 1975 to adopt the American meaning which stands at 1 thousand million.
44. In 1970s, Jewish applicants to the math department of Moscow State University were given select problems. These were designed to prevent them and other "undesirables" from getting a passing grade.
45. George Foreman was originally paid 40% of the profits for endorsing the George Foreman Grill. At the peak of the grill's sales, he was making 4.5 million dollars a month.
In a 1986 interview, Jackie Gleason said he considered suing Hanna-Barbera for The Flintstones being a copy of The Honeymooners, but passed when his lawyers cautioned, "Do you want to be known as the guy who yanked Fred Flintstone off the air?".
47. Even though the sun won't die for another 5 billion years, humans only have about 1 billion years left on Earth because the sun will change and become hot enough to boil and evaporate our oceans.
48. There are squirrel monkeys living in the wild in Florida.
49. In 1942, in a German POW camp north of Toronto, the prisoners rebelled using pipes and sticks and were subdued by a group of baseball bat wielding Canadians (The Battle of Bowmanville).
50. The Mayans revered bees so much that they had funerals for them.