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As many as 62% of Iceland's population think it is possible that elves may exist.
Music is as addictive to the brain as sex and drugs.
Only 55% of Americans know that the sun is a star.
The idea of left brain (logical) and right brain (creative) has no basis in neuroscience and is in fact a myth.
Self-made millionaire Harris Rosen adopted a Florida neighborhood called Tangelo Park, cut the crime rate in half, and increased the high school graduation rate from 25% to 100% by giving everyone free daycare and all high school graduates scholarships.
One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet!
If one walks underneath an open ladder it is said to bring bad luck. Sometimes it is said that this can be undone by immediately walking backwards back underneath the ladder.
In the US, people can be rejected from joining the police force if they are too intelligent.
Napoleon Bonaparte thought torture should be abolished because the information obtained from it is worthless.
In 2012, a man ordered a TV on Amazon, but got a semi-automatic assault rifle instead.
The average person will go on a date at least 100 times before they finally marry.
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history to not have a full moon.
In the 60s, a scientist gave LSD to dolphins in an attempt to teach them English.
The first programme shown on BBC2 was Play School
The LifeStraw is a powerful, but simple and compact water filtration system which may be the solution to the world's water emergency.
Strawberries have more vitamin c than oranges.
A rodent's teeth never stop growing.
More Americans have died in car accidents than have died in all the wars ever fought by the United States.
9 out of 10 lightning strike victims survive!
In Utah, it is illegal to swear in front of a dead person.