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  1. Until 1972, only property-owners were eligible to sit on British juries
  2. It was illegal for women to wear buttons in fifteenth century Florence
  3. In the US, more women are the victims of domestic violence on Super Bowl Sunday than on any other day of the year
  4. Winston Churchill was once prosecuted for burglary
  5. In Louisiana, it is a criminal offence, punishable by 10 years in jail, to steal an alligator
  6. A student at Durham University in 1971 went to bed in the dark so she didn’t disturb her roommate. She woke up to find her friend murdered and the words ‘Aren’t you glad you didn’t turn on the light!’ written in blood on the wall
  7. It is illegal in Mississippi to tell someone what polygamy is
  8. Lee Harvey Oswald was the first person to be assassinated on live TV
  9. Al Capone was the first American to make $100 million a year
  10. In China, the crime of smuggling rare animals is punishable by death
  11. Althaiophobia is the fear of marshmallows
  12. Chronomentrophobia is the fear of clocks
  13. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words
  14. Hypnophobia is a fear of sleep or falling asleep
  15. Peladophobia is the fear of bald people
  16. Panophobia is the fear of everything
  17. Logizomechanophobia is the fear of computers
  18. Musophobia is the fear of mice
  19. Nyctophobia is the fear of dark
  20. Brontophobia is the fear of thunder
  21. Vanilla is the most expensive spice in the World
  22. In 2007 McDonald’s officially changed its name in China to Golden Arches
  23. Tahini is the primary ingredient of hummus
  24. Alliumphobia is a fear of garlic
  25. According to a 2017 poll by YouGov, the UK’s favourite pizza topping is pepperoni
  26. Cochineal (red) food colouring is derived from bugs of the same name
  27. A new World record for the tallest pancake stack was set at Center Parcs Sherwood Forest in 2016
  28. An orange contains more Vitamin C than Kiwi Fruit
  29. Mrs Beeton was in her seventies when she wrote ‘The Book of Household Management’
  30. There are around 200 seeds on the outside of an average strawberry
  31. Singer Susan Boyle is a cousin of comedian Frankie Boyle
  32. Madonna was once sacked from a job at Dunkin’ Donuts
  33. Miley Cyrus’s real name is Destiny Hope Cyrus
  34. Rock star Sting used to be a Milkman
  35. Murderer Charles Manson auditioned to be one of the Monkees on the 1960s TV series
  36. Walt Disney banned his employess from growing moustaches
  37. As a child, One Direction star Harry Styles once represented his Country at Chess
  38. After his death, Elvis Presley’s head was removed and buried in a secret location so that it wouldn’t be a target for thieves
  39. Princess Diana once participated in a TV phone-poll and voted to abolish the monarchy
  40. Actor Mark Wahlberg was once charged with attempted murder
  41. Pirates used to make their victims walk the plank
  42. All laptop computers in the USA sold since 2005 are fitted with secret ‘key-loggers’ that record whatever is typed on the computer and sends it to the Department of Homeland Security without the owners knowledge
  43. A mayoral election in Ecuador was once won by a foot powder
  44. The Titanic was the first ship to use SOS as a distress call
  45. Red cars receive more speeding tickets than any other colour
  46. A lobsters blood is blue
  47. Peanuts are a key ingredient of dynamite
  48. Coca-Cola is used by police for cleaning up blood after a traffic accident
  49. Chocolate causes acne
  50. A wedding ring is traditionally worn on the third finger of the left hand because Ancient Egyptians believed a vein ran from this finger directly to the heart
  51. You use 300 muscles when balancing
  52. A pregnant goldfish is called a ‘twit’
  53. The Vikings wore horned helmets
  54. The plastic bits on the ends of your shoelaces are called aglets
  55. The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows
  56. There is enough carbon in a human body to make 900 pencils
  57. The World’s shortest war was between England and Zanzibar, and lasted between 38-45 minutes
  58. Hair and Fingernails grow after death
  59. Apollo 11 had only 20 seconds of fuel left when it landed back on Earth
  60. Cataract surgery was practiced in India several centuries before Christ
  61. Alfred was the name of Batman’s butler
  62. A tine is the name for the end of a shoelace
  63. If a Polish flag is displayed upside-down, it becomes the Thailand flag
  64. The second most-commonly used letter in the English language is ‘T’
  65. The Lone Ranger’s real name was John Reid
  66. Slugs do not have noses
  67. Tonto’s horse was called Scout
  68. It is estimated that 9% of the world’s dog population has only 3 legs
  69. Magellan was the first man to travel around the earth
  70. Bilbao is Spain’s largest port
  71. Kansas is the flattest state in the USA
  72. The Battle of Hastings took place on 14 October 1066
  73. There are 1 million ants for every human in the World
  74. The Scientific name for tennis elbow is ‘Tinea Pedis’
  75. There are 10 players on a women’s lacrosse team
  76. Justin Timberlake was the youngest member of 1990’s boy band ‘N Sync.’
  77. The Nebula Awards celebrate work in the field of astronomy
  78. Vladimir Zhirinovsky is the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia
  79. Switzerland has four official national languages
  80. In the geologic timescale, the Cretaceous Period followed the Triassic Period
  81. Britpop band Oasis were originally called The Rain
  82. Christopher Lee, who played a James Bond villain, is Bond author Ian Flemings cousin
  83. The longest river in the UK is the River Severn
  84. Dalmatian dogs have pure white coats when they are born
  85. Platform 9¾ is where Harry Potter boards the Hogwarts Express
  86. In Disney’s The Jungle Book, the snakes name is Shere Khan
  87. George Harrison was the youngest member of The Beatles
  88. Alfred Hitchcock made cameo appearances in 39 of his 52 major films
  89. A musical octave consists of eight notes
  90. A ton of bricks weighs more than a ton of feathers
  91. English computer scientist, Tim Berners-Lee, invented the World Wide Web
  92. Rhinoceros horns are made from hair
  93. A baby Whale is called a calf
  94. Disney Princess Aurora is better known as the ‘Beauty’ in Beauty and the Beast
  95. Spheksophobia is the fear of wasps
  96. Frankenstein was the name of the monsters creator, not the monster itself
  97. The dictator Idi Amin was also known as the ‘Butcher of Uganda’
  98. India is the largest producer of films in the world
  99. Although never the same, snowflakes always have six sides
  100. Debbie Reynolds, star of the 1952 musical Singin’ In The Rain, is Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher’s mother
  101. Al Capone’s first full name was Alphonso
  102. Male mosquitoes don’t bite people
  103. Sharks have a sixth sense to detect electricity and vibration
  104. A whale is a type of fish
  105. John Wayne never won an Oscar
  106. The bar in the TV Show Cheers was situated below a restaurant called Melville’s Seafood
  107. An ‘Ortanique’ is a fruit thats a cross between an orange and a grapefruit
  108. Ziggy Stardust was Frank Zappa’s alter ego
  109. In Golf, the fringe of the green is called the ‘apron’
  110. Bumblebees live in nests with 50 to 400 bees
  111. Margarine is better for you than butter
  112. Women have thicker skin than men
  113. 25% of all your bones are in your feet
  114. Robot brick layers can lay six times more bricks a day as humans
  115. The new plastic bank notes are indestructible
  116. Camels store water in their humps
  117. Treadmills were used as torture devices for prisoners
  118. Humans and Bananas share 50% of their DNA
  119. You cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva
  120. You can fit the entire population of the world on the Isle of Wight
  121. Bulls are attracted to the colour red
  122. Waking a sleepwalker can do irreparable harm
  123. Bananas will be extinct in the next 10 years
  124. Your heart stops when you sneeze
  125. Toads can give you warts
  126. Coca-Cola was originally green
  127. The first word spoken on the moon was ‘okay’
  128. The record for the most children born to 1 woman is 69
  129. Canada means ‘big village’
  130. Apart from humans, black lemurs are the only primates that have blue eyes


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