King Cobra is called as "King" because it can eat other species of snakes, and their poison doesn't affect it.
2. Most deaths from overdoses occur when a recovering addict relapses and takes a dose that they've by then lost the tolerance for.
3. In 2001, Vince Vaughn and Steve Buscemi got into a bar brawl with North Carolina locals, with Vaughn getting maced and Buscemi being stabbed in the face, jaw, and neck
4. In 1923, a jockey suffered a fatal heart attack but his horse finished and won the race, making him the first and only jockey to win a race after death.
5. World Cup referees run 6 to 8 miles per game. All while scrutinizing plays and communicating with players and other officials. Players run around 7 miles per game which dwarf what NFL, NBA or MLB players run per game.
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6Wal-Mart de Mexico
In 2012, investigators discovered Wal-Mart de Mexico had bribed various government officials in order to increase Walmart's growth in the country. They found a paper trail of hundreds of suspect payments totaling more than $24 million. Wal-Mart executives in the US tried to bury the matter.
7. Armpit odor is completely dependent on a single gene (ABCC11) and that many East Asians (and almost all Koreans) do not need to wear deodorant because of this gene.
8. Michael Jackson's estate continues to earn more than $100M annually, peaking at $825M in 2016.
9. There is a pig chief character named Spa'am in "Muppet Treasure Island." Hormel Foods (the makers of Spam) filed a lawsuit against Jim Henson Productions which failed. The judge who dismissed it said, "one might think Hormel would welcome the association with a genuine source of pork."
10. Cats can get blood transfusions from dogs, and this once saved a cat from dying after it ate rat poison.
Beverly Cleary, the author of popular children's books “Beezus and Ramona” and “Henry Huggins” is still alive at the age of 103 (as of September 2019).
12. The New York City Subway still operates several train cars constructed in 1964 in regular service. This specific model owes its longevity to its superior durability, craftsmanship and structural quality. Retired cars from this model are shipped out to the Atlantic Ocean for artificial reefs
13. Studies by researchers has found that people who love grilled cheese sandwiches tend to have more sex.
14. The Washington Generals broke a 2495-game losing streak by accidentally beating the Harlem Globetrotters 100-99.
15. Genius mathematician, philosopher, and logician Kurt Gödel starved to death after his wife was hospitalized because he did not trust eating food prepared by anyone else.
16Make Love Not Warcraft
Trey Parker was convinced the South Park episode "Make Love Not Warcraft" would do poorly and lamented having to air it. The episode instead became one of the most well regarded of the series.
17. Astronomer Carl Sagan was denied membership in the National Academy of Sciences, reportedly because his media activities made him unpopular with many other scientists.
18. Cats have evolved to mimic the sound of an infant crying to attract our attention.
19. Tic Tacs are labeled in the US as containing zero sugar because US federal regulations state that if a single serving contains less than 0.5g of sugars it is allowable to express the amount of sugar in a serving as zero, and each Tic Tac weighs just under 0.5g.
20. The Namib Desert Beetle drinks water from the fog, as it moves across the desert. The droplets collect on the beetle's shell & trickle down to its mouth. It shells architecture is being studied by scientists to improve water harvestation.
The Ket language is spoken by 200 people in central Siberia is considered to be in the same language family as Navajo. That would make Ket speakers the only remaining members in Eurasia of the original population that colonized the Americas.
22. The dinosaurs far pre-date Betelgeuse, one of the brightest and most famous stars in the night sky. In fact, the star was born around the same time as pre-humans walked the earth.
23. Under Southern Africa, there's a geographical anomaly where Earth's magnetic field is reversed. This might indicate that the entire planet's magnetic field might reverse again sometime in the future.
24. Sudan had approximately 255 pyramids, twice the amount in ancient Egypt.
25. MGM studio placed 16-year-old Judy Garland on a diet of chicken soup, black coffee, cigarettes, and amphetamines to keep her appetite under control