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The most push-ups ever performed in one day was 46,001 by Charles Servizio.
Angelina Jolie purchased 60,000 hectares of land in Cambodia that had active poachers and turned it into a wildlife reserve named after her son. Some of the former poachers were employed as rangers.
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.
Bluetooth is named after the Danish King Harald "Bluetooth" who ate so many blueberries that his teeth stained blue. The wireless protocol is named after him because of his ability to unite warring Scandinavian factions, just as Bluetooth unites wireless devices. The Bluetooth logo is also a combination of the King's runic initials.
There's a pizza company in Alaska called 'Airport Pizza' that delivers for free by plane. Pizzas cost $30 each, any time of year.
197 - 256 Year Old Man
There was a man named Li Ching-Yuen, a Chinese herbalist and martial artist, who allegedly lived 197 - 256 years. There's even an official document from the Chinese government congratulating him on his 150th birthday in 1827.
Most Passengers on Airplane
The record for most passengers on an airplane was set in 1991 when 1086 Ethiopian Jews were evacuated on a Boeing 747 to Jerusalem. The plane landed with 1088 passengers as two babies were born during the flight.
Trendy Crooked Teeth
In Japan, ‘yaeba’ (or crooked teeth) in girls is considered cute and attractive. Girls actually undergo procedures to un-straighten their teeth.