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Invaders must die

The success of the arcade game Space Invaders caused a shortage of 100-yen coins in Japan, which forced the government to increase their production subsequently.

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Disaster avoided?

Orson Welles asked Walt Disney to make an adaptation of “The Little Prince” with him. Walt Disney refused.

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Highest peak

The highest point of Maldives is lower than a basket on a basketball court.

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Rabbits are not rodents!

Actually they are lagomorphs, another order of mammals.

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Lego

In 2009, there was an average number of 62 Lego bricks per human being on the planet.

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Bonellia and Clyde

The male Bonellia viridis, or Green Spoonworm, is so small that he lives inside the female!

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English proverb

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

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Kung Free?

In Chinese, Kung Fu means “Freedom” (literally “achievement of the human effort”).

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Auto racing

In 2006, the Audi R10 TDI achieved victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This was the first time ever that a car powered with a diesel engine won that race.

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Friends of apes

In Spain, apes have been granted rights similar to humans since June 2008.

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Hiroo the Hero

Hiroo Onoda was one of the last japanese soldiers to surrender after the defeat of Japan in World War II. He was ordered to lay down his arms on the island of Lubang in 1974 (29 years after the end of WWII).

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“The yes needs the no to win against the no”

Nicolas Sarkozy never graduated from Sciences-Po (French School of Political Science) due to an insufficient command of the English language.

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Downjob

Bats engage in fellatio during pairing.

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Purring therapy

Purring releases endorphins that help cats to ease the pain and reassure themselves.

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Kiss of deaf

A strong kiss can cause an imbalance in the air pressure between the two inner ears and lead to a broken ear drum!

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Mustache and gendarmes

In France, wearing a mustache is finally not mandatory for gendarmes since 1933.

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A folding story

You can’t fold a paper in half more than 7 times.

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Cacophony

Papua New Guinea has more than 800 languages. It is actually more than any other country.

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Weeny weenie

The erect gorilla penis is less than 2 inches long.

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Origins of Africa?!

The sample “It Began in Afrika” from the title track of the Chemical Brothers released in 2001 has been used by IAM (a french hip hop band) in 1991 for the title “Red, Black and Green”.

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