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Scotland was one of the few countries able to hold off being conquered by the Romans in the first century A.D.

The world’s first motel is in San Luis Obispo. Built in 1925. When opened, it cost $1.25 for a two-room bungalow with a kitchen and a private adjoining garage.

To properly write adjectives in order, you would list them by amount, value, size, temperature, age, shape, color, origin, and material.

The average American child is given $3.70 per tooth that falls out.

Mercury and Venus are the only two planets in our solar system that do not have any moons.

Saint Lucia is the only country in the world

named after a woman.

The country was named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse

by the French.

Red Solo cups are a common souvenir to bring back from the United States. The novelty comes from the cups being used in many party scenes in movies.

The Hobbit has been published in two editions. In the first edition, Gollum willingly bet on his ring in the riddle game.

When mice live in the wild, they typically only live for about six months.

This is mostly due to the fact that they are a good source of food for other animals. However, in a controlled environment like being kept as a pet, they can live up to two years.

When Space Invaders was created, Tomohiro Nishikado left in the lag caused by more invaders on the screen in order to create greater difficulty in the games.

There is an underwater version of rugby, unsurprisingly called “underwater rugby”.

It is a contact sport between 2 teams of 6 competing underwater in a pool to score goals while freediving.

Hanna-Barbera pitched The Flintstones to networks for 8 weeks before it was finally picked up. It became the first ever animated show to air during primetime.

There were only 9 developers on the team for  for Nintendo 64.

Only one of the developers had ever worked on a video game before.

The game received multiple year-end awards, including the BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Games Award in 1998, and four awards from the inaugural AIAS Interactive Achievement Awards.

Apple paid a couple $1.7 million dollars for their plot of land, which was only worth $181,700.

While Apple was building a huge data center in the middle of North Carolina, they wanted to occupy the area of a couple that lived there for 34 years. When the couple refused to leave, Apple paid them $1.7 million dollars for their land.

German Chocolate Cake is named after an American baker by the name of Samuel German.

It has has no affiliation with the country of Germany.

The world’s largest grand piano was built by a 15-year-old in New Zealand.

The piano is a little over 18 feet long and has 85 keys – 3 short of the standard 88.

In Colorado there is still an active volcano. It last erupted about the same time as the pyramids were being built in Egypt.

The Buddha commonly depicted in statues and pictures is a different person entirely. The real Buddha was actually incredibly skinny because of self-deprivation.

If you cut down a cactus in Arizona, you’ll be penalized up to 25 years in jail. It is similar to cutting down a protected tree species.

Princess Peach didn’t move until 1988, designers believed it was too complicated to make her a movable character.

Hershey’s Kisses are named that after the kissing sound the deposited chocolate makes as it falls from the machine on the conveyor belt.

A single strand of Spaghetti is called a “Spaghetto”.

The famous line in Titanic from Leonardo DiCaprio,

“I’m king of the world!” was improvised.

Daniel Radcliffe was allergic to his Harry Potter glasses

He had an allergy to nickel, and they were quickly replaced with hypoallergenic specs.

Also, did you know that his glasses had no lenses? This was to stop the reflection from anything happening behind the scenes. The glass lens was added in post-production

Nintendo trademarked the phrase

“It’s on like Donkey Kong” in 2010.

There were two AI chatbots created by Facebook to talk to each other, but they were shut down after they started communicating in a language they made for themselves

In 2006, a Coca-Cola employee offered to sell Coca-Cola secrets to Pepsi. Pepsi responded by notifying Coca-Cola.

If a Polar Bear and a Grizzly Bear mate, their offspring is called a “Pizzy Bear”.

One habit of intelligent humans is being easily annoyed by people around them, but saying nothing in order to avoid a meaningless argument.

The only letter that doesn’t appear on the periodic table is J.

Back when dinosaurs existed, there used to be volcanoes that were erupting on the moon.

Canadians say “sorry” so much that a law was passed in 2009 declaring that an apology can’t be used as evidence of admission to guilt.

The scientific term for brain freeze is “sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia”.