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There's a café in France which charges €7 for a coffee to rude customers and €1.40 to people who talk politely to staff.
The word "pornography" comes from the Greek meaning the "writings of prostitutes."
It is almost impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. It is a defense mechanism that has evolved to protect our eyes from bacteria and debris.
There is a growing sport in Berlin and London called Chess Boxing. Players alternate between a round of chess and a round of boxing until one is declared winner either by checkmate, KO, or technical stoppage.
It is illegal for tourists to enter Mexico with more than 2 CD's!
Less than 10% of criminals commit about 67% of all crime.
On April Fool’s Day, 1976, the BBC convinced many listeners that a special alignment of the planets would temporarily decrease gravity on Earth. Phone lines were flooded with callers who claimed they felt the effects.
The longest word in the English language with no vowels is Rhythms!
Scientists estimate that laughing 100 times is equivalent to a 10-minute workout on a rowing machine.
Your heart will pump about 212 million liters in its lifetime.
John Swartzwelder, a writer for the Simpsons, used to write episodes while sitting in a booth at a coffee shop "drinking copious amounts of coffee and smoking endless cigarettes". When California passed an anti-smoking law, he bought the diner booth and installed it in his house.
Before escaping prison, Winston Churchill left a letter of apology on his bed. The letter began: "I have the honour to inform you that as I do not consider that your Government have any right to detain me as a military prisoner, I have decided to escape from your custody."
As a child, Jim Carrey wore tap shoes to bed just in case his parents needed cheering up in the middle of the night.
Your fingernails grow faster in summer.
It's impossible to sink in the Dead Sea without equipment!
In 1859, the largest known geomagnetic storm struck the Caribbean, causing an aurora and telegraphs could even operate without a power source.
One reason that kittens sleep so much is because a growth hormone is released only during sleep.
Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula"!
During his lifetime, Herman Melville's Moby Dick sold only 50 copies.
A strawberry is not a berry, but a banana is.