Arnold Schwarzenegger paid Austria to ship him the exact same tank he drove when he was a soldier. It is fully operable (minus the gun) and he uses it to support his fundraising efforts.
27. Because electronic computers were not fast in 1959, the X15 experimental jet used a Fluidic Digital Computer that used water instead of electricity. It featured hypersensitive Fluidic Integrated Circuits and Logic Gates that could make course corrections faster than its contemporary computers.
28. Modern humans and neanderthals interbred, and as a result, all non-Africans carry between one and four percent Neanderthal DNA.
29. Nicholas Culpeper was a 17th-century physician who married a wealthy heiress, enabling him to provide services free of charge while translating Latin medical text into English. He then sold them very cheaply for the poor who couldn’t afford expensive physicians.
30. The Reagan Administration laughed about the AIDS epidemic during three separate press conferences.
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A former engineer in Japan claims to be the only heir to authentic ninjutsu. In his 60s, Jinichi Kawakami decided he will not appoint anyone as the next ninja grandmaster, saying: "we now have guns, the internet and much better medicines, so the art of ninjutsu has no place in the modern age."
32. France has banned children under the age of 15 to use their smartphones in school. This ban also includes smartwatches and tablets.
33. The 1994 film "Clerks" had an extended, but a much darker ending, in which Dante Hicks was murdered by a robber who then proceeded to take the money from the cash register. Miramax reacted negatively and ordered writer-director Kevin Smith to delete that ending completely.
34. Bed headboards were first used to keep sleepers warm and were constructed to create space from the wall to allow falling colder air to sink to the floor rather than onto the bed.
35. Philemon T. Herbert, a California Congressman once shot and killed a waiter, for being refused breakfast because it was too late in the morning. He was acquitted of manslaughter by a sympathetic jury.
Italians eat so much bread and pasta that the government will give Celiacs (gluten intolerant) a stipend of up to €140 to spend on Gluten-free products.
37. Baby Sand dollars (like a sea urchin) eat the heaviest bits of sand they can find, to weigh them down so they don't get swept away, like a teeny tiny weight belt.
38. Many of the props used in Mel Brooks' 1974 film "Young Frankenstein" were originally used in the 1931 Frankenstein film.