1. Clowns paint their faces onto eggs to copyright them so other clowns can’t use the same face. There is a registry of egg faces in both Europe and in the United States.
2. Despite the infamous history of the Vietnam War, Vietnam today is one of the most pro-American countries in Asia, with 71% of Vietnamese people viewing the U.S. favorably in 2002
3. There is more snow and ice in the glaciers of Mount Rainier than all the other 12 Cascade Mountain volcanoes put together.
4. When Jai Singh, Maharaja of a princely state of India, visited the Rolls-Royce showroom in London, he was affronted when the salesman implied that he couldn’t afford to purchase the car. He purchased ten, shipped them to India, and ordered to use them for collecting and transporting garbage.
5. The White House was in such a bad shape during the Truman presidency that a building inspector said the second floor was only staying up “by force of habit.” The president’s bathroom and bedroom were sealed off because they were structurally unsafe.
6. Ken Rex McElroy was shot to death in plain view of 30-45 people in a small town. No one called an ambulance. Elroy was such a bully that even 30 years later no one will say who did it.
7. In New Orleans, for a few hundred dollars, you and your friends can rent a brass brand and have your very own police escorted personal parade.
8. Seattle has a “tiny house” village that homeless residents can use to sleep, eat and shower. It costs residents $90 a month to cover utilities and is designed to help them get back on their feet.
9. A man called Dobri Dobrev in Bulgaria walks 25 km each day to beg for money for orphanages that are unable to pay their bills. He just recently turned 100.
10. Water makes different pouring sounds depending on its temperature and 96% of people can tell the difference between hot and cold water by the sound it makes being poured.
11. During World War 2 in Australia, there was a dog whose hearing was so acute that it could warn Airforce personnel of incoming Japanese planes 20 minutes before they arrived, and before they showed up on radar. “Gunner” could also differentiate the sounds of allied and enemy aircraft.
12. Nikola Tesla never married because he believed that his chastity played an important role in his scientific abilities.
13. There are winter blend and summer blend gasoline and it is one of the reasons the gas prices go up in spring.
14. The GPS satellites were programmed to introduce timing jitters into the signals until it was abolished by a Presidential decree in 2000.
15. You are a Jr. if you’re named after your dad, but an II (second) if you take the name from someone else in the family.
16. Physicist Heinrich Hertz, upon proving the existence of radio waves, stated that “It’s of no use whatsoever.” When asked about the applications of his discovery: “Nothing, I guess.”
17. Discovery Channel survival expert Ed Stafford was the first person to walk the length of the Amazon River from source to sea. He thought it might take a year, it took him 860 days.
18. Chad Stahelski, the director of the John Wick films, had worked as Keanu Reeves stunt double for 15 years prior to his directorial debut.
19. Disneyland has its own color called “Go Away Green,” a shade that’s meant to help things blend in with the landscaping. Go Away Green is a gray-green (and kinda bluish) shade, tested and formulated to blend in well among almost anything: concrete, landscaping, the sky, you name it.
20. US Navy’s submarine periscope controls used to cost $38,000 but was replaced by $20 Xbox controllers.