2- In Malaysia, it is legal for men to divorce their wives via text message.
3- Women usually put perfume on their wrists, behind their ears, or behind their knees because these areas stay warm so the perfume lasts longer and the smell is subtle and attractive rather than overpowering. They are called “pulse points”.
4- The Inuit Eskimos word for ‘SEX’ literally translates as “Laughing Together In Bed” .
Studies at Stanford University have found the heartbeat and breath of laughing couples – the two most basic rhythms of life – synchronize when they laugh together.
5- Con, as in conman or con artist, is a contraction of the term Confidence Man/Artist. Because they gain the confidence of the victim — and then they trick them.
6- ‘Abracadabra’ is a Hebrew phrase meaning “I create what I speak”.
7- Symbols such as (!@#*) that are used in comics to indicate swearing are called ‘Grawlix’, plural ‘Grawlixes’.
8- The mark ( ¨ ) used over a vowel, as in German or Hungarian, to indicate a specific pronunciation are called ‘Umlaut’, plural ‘Umlauts’.
9- The reason why old books have such a distinct smell is because hundreds of organic compounds in the pages break down over time and release chemicals that smell like almond, vanilla, and grass.
10- Goats, sheep, octopuses, and toads have rectangular pupils.
11- The length of a blue whale equals the length of two school buses and its weight equals the weight of 30 adult elephants.
12- If you hold up a grain of sand, the patch of sky it covers contains about 10,000 galaxies.
13- If you somehow removed all the empty space out of the atoms — they are over 99.999999% empty space— from the bodies of all the people in the world, the entire human race could fit in the volume of a sugar cube. We are nothing, you see, yet the magical beauty of it is that we are conscious of this nothingness.
14- The first person to legally own a black slave in the American colonies was a black man originally from Angola named Anthony Johnson.
15- One punishment for an adulterous wife in medieval France was to make her chase a chicken through town naked.
16- In 1904, tea bags were invented accidentally when Thomas Sullivan decided that it was cheaper to send small samples to potential customers in silk bags instead of boxes. The recipients believed they were meant to be dunked and soon Sullivan was flooded with orders for his “tea bags”.
17- In 2000, Walmart was sued 4,851 times — that's about once every 2 hours.
18- During The Battle of Karánsebes in 1788, different portions of the Austrian army attacked each other, mistakenly thinking they are the Turks. The Ottoman Army arrived at the battlefield two days later to find 10,000 dead and wounded Austrian soldiers, and easily took over the area.
19- A Croatian music teacher named Frane Selak has survived a train wreck, an airplane crash, a bus crash, his car blowing up a few times, being hit by a city bus, and his car being forced off a cliff by a truck. In 2003, Frane won $1,000,000 dollars in the Croatian lottery.
20- Every December 25th, the inhabitants of Chumbivilcas Province, a town near near Cuzco in Peru, celebrate “Takanakuy”. Men, women, and children settle grudges with fistfights. Then everyone goes drinking together, ready to start the new year with a clean slate.
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