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  1. In the game of Monopoly, there are 28 properties up for grabs
  2. Scallops can’t swim
  3. John Bishop wrote the Flanimals books
  4. A Koala’s diet consists of only mice and insects
  5. In music, there are eight semiquavers in a minim
  6. The Brazilian Wandering Spider is one of the most dangerous spiders in the world
  7. Zucchinis and Courgettes are the same things
  8. The Richter Scale is used to measure temperature and humidity
  9. The Hyena is also known as the Laughing Jackass
  10. British TV Series ‘Call the Midwife’ is a true story based on the memoirs of Jennifer worth
  11. Until 1972, only property-owners were eligible to sit on British juries
  12. It was illegal for women to wear buttons in fifteenth century Florence
  13. In the US, more women are the victims of domestic violence on Super Bowl Sunday than on any other day of the year
  14. Winston Churchill was once prosecuted for burglary
  15. In Louisiana, it is a criminal offence, punishable by 10 years in jail, to steal an alligator
  16. 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
  17. It is illegal in Mississippi to tell someone what polygamy is
  18. Lee Harvey Oswald was the first person to be assassinated on live TV
  19. Al Capone was the first American to make $100 million a year
  20. In China, the crime of smuggling rare animals is punishable by death
  21. Althaiophobia is the fear of marshmallows
  22. Chronomentrophobia is the fear of clocks
  23. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words
  24. Hypnophobia is a fear of sleep or falling asleep
  25. Peladophobia is the fear of bald people
  26. Panophobia is the fear of everything
  27. Logizomechanophobia is the fear of computers
  28. Musophobia is the fear of mice
  29. Nyctophobia is the fear of dark
  30. Brontophobia is the fear of thunder
  31. Vanilla is the most expensive spice in the World
  32. In 2007 McDonald’s officially changed its name in China to Golden Arches
  33. Tahini is the primary ingredient of hummus
  34. Alliumphobia is a fear of garlic
  35. According to a 2017 poll by YouGov, the UK’s favourite pizza topping is pepperoni
  36. Cochineal (red) food colouring is derived from bugs of the same name
  37. A new World record for the tallest pancake stack was set at Center Parcs Sherwood Forest in 2016
  38. An orange contains more Vitamin C than Kiwi Fruit
  39. Mrs Beeton was in her seventies when she wrote ‘The Book of Household Management’
  40. There are around 200 seeds on the outside of an average strawberry
  41. Singer Susan Boyle is a cousin of comedian Frankie Boyle
  42. Madonna was once sacked from a job at Dunkin’ Donuts
  43. Miley Cyrus’s real name is Destiny Hope Cyrus
  44. Rock star Sting used to be a Milkman
  45. Murderer Charles Manson auditioned to be one of the Monkees on the 1960s TV series
  46. Walt Disney banned his employess from growing moustaches
  47. As a child, One Direction star Harry Styles once represented his Country at Chess
  48. 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
  49. Princess Diana once participated in a TV phone-poll and voted to abolish the monarchy
  50. Actor Mark Wahlberg was once charged with attempted murder
  51. Pirates used to make their victims walk the plank
  52. 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
  53. A mayoral election in Ecuador was once won by a foot powder
  54. The Titanic was the first ship to use SOS as a distress call
  55. Red cars receive more speeding tickets than any other colour
  56. A lobsters blood is blue
  57. Peanuts are a key ingredient of dynamite
  58. Coca-Cola is used by police for cleaning up blood after a traffic accident
  59. Chocolate causes acne
  60. 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
  61. You use 300 muscles when balancing
  62. A pregnant goldfish is called a ‘twit’
  63. The Vikings wore horned helmets
  64. The plastic bits on the ends of your shoelaces are called aglets
  65. The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows
  66. There is enough carbon in a human body to make 900 pencils
  67. The World’s shortest war was between England and Zanzibar, and lasted between 38-45 minutes
  68. Hair and Fingernails grow after death
  69. Apollo 11 had only 20 seconds of fuel left when it landed back on Earth
  70. Cataract surgery was practiced in India several centuries before Christ
  71. Alfred was the name of Batman’s butler
  72. A tine is the name for the end of a shoelace
  73. If a Polish flag is displayed upside-down, it becomes the Thailand flag
  74. The second most-commonly used letter in the English language is ‘T’
  75. The Lone Ranger’s real name was John Reid
  76. Slugs do not have noses
  77. Tonto’s horse was called Scout
  78. It is estimated that 9% of the world’s dog population has only 3 legs
  79. Magellan was the first man to travel around the earth
  80. Bilbao is Spain’s largest port
  81. Kansas is the flattest state in the USA
  82. The Battle of Hastings took place on 14 October 1066
  83. There are 1 million ants for every human in the World
  84. The Scientific name for tennis elbow is ‘Tinea Pedis’
  85. There are 10 players on a women’s lacrosse team
  86. Justin Timberlake was the youngest member of 1990’s boy band ‘N Sync.’
  87. The Nebula Awards celebrate work in the field of astronomy
  88. Vladimir Zhirinovsky is the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia
  89. Switzerland has four official national languages
  90. In the geologic timescale, the Cretaceous Period followed the Triassic Period
  91. Britpop band Oasis were originally called The Rain
  92. Christopher Lee, who played a James Bond villain, is Bond author Ian Flemings cousin
  93. The longest river in the UK is the River Severn
  94. Dalmatian dogs have pure white coats when they are born
  95. Platform 9¾ is where Harry Potter boards the Hogwarts Express
  96. In Disney’s The Jungle Book, the snakes name is Shere Khan
  97. George Harrison was the youngest member of The Beatles
  98. Alfred Hitchcock made cameo appearances in 39 of his 52 major films
  99. A musical octave consists of eight notes
  100. A ton of bricks weighs more than a ton of feathers
  101. English computer scientist, Tim Berners-Lee, invented the World Wide Web
  102. Rhinoceros horns are made from hair
  103. A baby Whale is called a calf
  104. Disney Princess Aurora is better known as the ‘Beauty’ in Beauty and the Beast
  105. Spheksophobia is the fear of wasps
  106. Frankenstein was the name of the monsters creator, not the monster itself
  107. The dictator Idi Amin was also known as the ‘Butcher of Uganda’
  108. India is the largest producer of films in the world
  109. Although never the same, snowflakes always have six sides
  110. Debbie Reynolds, star of the 1952 musical Singin’ In The Rain, is Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher’s mother
  111. Al Capone’s first full name was Alphonso
  112. Male mosquitoes don’t bite people
  113. Sharks have a sixth sense to detect electricity and vibration
  114. A whale is a type of fish
  115. John Wayne never won an Oscar
  116. The bar in the TV Show Cheers was situated below a restaurant called Melville’s Seafood
  117. An ‘Ortanique’ is a fruit thats a cross between an orange and a grapefruit
  118. Ziggy Stardust was Frank Zappa’s alter ego
  119. In Golf, the fringe of the green is called the ‘apron’
  120. Bumblebees live in nests with 50 to 400 bees
  121. Margarine is better for you than butter
  122. Women have thicker skin than men
  123. 25% of all your bones are in your feet
  124. Robot brick layers can lay six times more bricks a day as humans
  125. The new plastic bank notes are indestructible
  126. Camels store water in their humps
  127. Treadmills were used as torture devices for prisoners
  128. Humans and Bananas share 50% of their DNA
  129. You cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva
  130. You can fit the entire population of the world on the Isle of Wight
  131. Bulls are attracted to the colour red
  132. Waking a sleepwalker can do irreparable harm
  133. Bananas will be extinct in the next 10 years
  134. Your heart stops when you sneeze
  135. Toads can give you warts
  136. Coca-Cola was originally green
  137. The first word spoken on the moon was ‘okay’
  138. The record for the most children born to 1 woman is 69
  139. Canada means ‘big village’
  140. Apart from humans, black lemurs are the only primates that have blue eyes


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