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1. McBarge is the name of an abandoned floating McDonalds restaurant
anchored just outside Vancouver, British Columbia.
2. In Tudor England, white teeth were considered a trait of the poor,
since the teeth of the well-to-do frequently went black from sugar.
This started a short-lived fashion trend of ladies blackening their
teeth to give the impression they were rich enough to buy luxury
3. Wealthy landowners hired garden hermits in the 18th century. Such
hermits would be encouraged to dress like druids and remain
permanently on-site, where they could be fed, cared-for and
consulted for advice or viewed for entertainment.
4. Sweat itself is odorless. It's the bacteria on the skin that mingles
with it and produces body odor.
5. Legendary strongman Milo of Croton trained by carrying a calf from
its birth until it became a full-sized bull. Then, while trying to
rip a tree apart, he got stuck and eaten by wolves.
6. Redheads need 19 percent more anesthesia than their dark-headed
counterparts. Because the MC1R gene belongs to the same family of
genes that play a role in pain, the mutation causes redheads to be
more sensitive to it.
7. President Coolidge was a prankster who liked to buzz for his
bodyguards and then hide under his desk to make them believe he'd
8. 15 minutes of shivering burns more calories than a typical 1 hour
9. Actress Julie Newmar, best known as Catwoman on TV's Batman,
received two US patents: one for pantyhose, described as having
"cheeky derriere relief" and promoted under the name "Nudemar" and
one for a brassiere, described as "nearly invisible".
10. The Gombe Chimpanzee War was a conflict between two communities of
chimpanzees in Tanzania that lasted 4 years and included violent
skirmishes, numerous deaths and kidnappings.
11. Before alarm clocks there were 'knocker-ups' in Britain and Ireland
who went knocking door to door with a large stick.
12. Dolphins enjoy masturbation and have a long penis that can be
manipulated like an arm. A dolphin was once filmed masturbating
using a decapitated fish.
13. During the Battle of Yongqiu (756 C.E.) commander Zhang Xun needed
arrows, so he ordered his troops to lower 1,000 scarecrows over the
fortress wall, and later retrieved the arrow laden decoys to
replenish their supply.
14. Victoria's Secret model Karolina Kurkova was born with a medical
complication causing her to have no belly button. An artificial
navel is photoshopped into each of her photographs.
15. Female ferrets will die if they go into heat and can't find a mate
(their death is due to high level secretions of estrogen that can
cause a severe anemia).
16. The' Night Witches', a Russian all female bomber squadron in WW2.
The 80-woman group flew 23,000 sorties and received 23 'Hero of the
Soviet Union' honors. They earned the name from their technique of
shutting the engine off and gliding over their targets to drop bombs
17. Arnold Schwarzenegger bought the tank he drove during military
18. The term "junkie" comes from the fact that recreational heroin users
in the early 1900s would collect and sell scrap metal to pay for
19. Several squirrels can accidentally get their tails stuck together
from tree sap, forming a "squirrel king".
20. Iran is home to many kockoff American chains, including "Starbox"
and "Pizza Hat."
21. Nyotaimori is the name for a traditional Japanese practice of
serving sashimi or sushi off of a naked women's body.
22. Flies develop homosexual tendencies while drunk.
23. Alfonso Ribeiro, Carlton from the Fresh Prince, had his own
instructional dance book called 'Breakin' and Poppin' at 13 years
24. Edgar Allen Poe wrote a story about 4 crewman who are lost at sea
and turned to eating the cabin boy named Richard Parker, 46 years
later, an English Yacht sank and the remaining 4 survivors in a life
boat turned to eating the Cabin Boy after he fell ill, also named
25. There is an optical illusion called the McCullough Effect that is so
powerful, ten minutes of exposure can cause you to see colors that
are not there for up to a month.