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  1. You can get your eyeballs tattooed. It is called Scleral tattooing
  2. The organ performance called “As Slow as Possible” in Germany began in 2001 and is scheduled to end in 2640
  3. Spaghetto, confetto, and graffito are the singular forms of spaghetti, confetti, and graffiti.
  4. Bubble wrap was originally invented as wallpaper.
  5. The actor who played the role of ‘Marlboro man’ in the advertisements for Marlboro cigarettes died due to lung cancer.
  6. Santa Claus was given an official pilot’s license in 1927.
  7. Einstein’s brain was stolen when he died.
  8. “Arachibutyrophobia” is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.
  9. Extreme ironing is an actual sport.
  10. There’s a Starbucks cup in every shot in the movie Fight Club.
  11. A village in India called Piplantri, plants trees every time a baby girl is born.
  12. The man who invented the polio vaccine could have made billions by patenting it, but purposefully didn’t.
  13. Welsh legend says that Corgis were gifted to humans by fairies.
  14. Black apples exist. They aren’t exactly black, but rather a dark hue of purple.
  15. The national animal of Scotland is the Unicorn.
  16. The directors of the film Despicable Me actually wrote their own language for the Minions called Minionise.
  17. Artist Salvador Dalí would often get out of paying for drinks and meals by drawing on the checks, making them priceless works of art and therefore un-cashable.
  18. The word ‘oxymoron’ is itself an oxymoron. This is because it derives from Ancient Greek where ‘oxy’ means ‘sharp’ and ‘moros’ means ‘stupid’.
  19. Anne Frank and Martin Luther King, Jr. were born the same year
  20. Prince Charles has a car fueled by wine
  21. The raptor sounds in Jurassic Park are actually mating tortoises
  22. Vincent Van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime. (No, it wasn’t the starry nights)
  23. An Australian lake is naturally bubblegum pink
  24. The world’s deepest postbox is in Susami Bay, Japan. It is about 10 meters underwater. 
  25. Mohammad is the most common first name in the world.
  26. Guinness Book of World Records holds a world record as the best-selling copyrighted book of all time.
  27. Earth is the only planet in our solar system not named after a god.
  28. Astronaut Eugene Cernan wrote his daughter’s initials on the moon as promised.
  29. North Korea and Cuba are the only places you can’t buy Coca-Cola.
  30. The world’s quietest room is “Anechoic Chamber” at Microsoft’s headquarters.
  31. Japan tops the earthquake prone areas’ list
  32.  Only two countries use purple in their national flags:  Nicaragua  & Dominica
  33. All giant pandas in the world are on a loan from China.
  34. On an estimate nearly two people die each second.
  35. The Creator of the Pringles Can is Buried in One.
  36. More People Tuned Into Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s Wedding Than for the Friends, Cheers, Seinfeld, and M*A*S*H finales combined
  37. Picasso Was a Suspect in the 1911 Mona Lisa Theft
  38. It’s Illegal to Sell Photos of the Eiffel Tower at Night
  39. There’s a Patron Saint for Dentists called Saint Apollonia
  40. The World’s Oldest Tortoise is Twice as Old as Queen Elizabeth
  41. Aviation English is the de facto international language of civil aviation irrespective of your nationality 
  42. Ketchup was used as medicine earlier
  43. Polar bears are not white in colour 
  44. T mobile claimed it owns the exclusive rights to the color magenta.
  45. The first rocket in India was transported on a cycle
  46.  India has a spa just for elephants
  47.  Freddie Mercury and Ben Kingsley are both of Indian descent
  48. Raspberries are a member of the rose family
  49. Pistachios are actually fruits
  50. Footprints left on the Moon won’t disappear as there is no wind.

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