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Some are funny facts and some will make you say WTF. But being inconvenient and not useless, all those facts will enrich your knowledge base and help you pass through.

35 Restaurants In China Were Busted or Under Investigation For Dosing Food With Opium Poppy In Order To Get Customers Hooked

The founder of Macy's, Rowland Hussey, who was a Quaker, is credited with inventing the price tag. Quakers believed it was immoral to barter - charging people different prices for the same product. Also, price tags made it easier to expand and quickly hire new sales people.

The Starry Night' depicts Vincent Van Gogh's view from the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum.

The Germans invented an infared scope during WWII. A 13-kilogram battery pack was worn on the back, and the scope could be used for 15 minutes at a time. It was codenamed "Vampir"

A sleepless night is the cognitive equivalent of being legally drunk.

A Cleveland woman was ordered by a judge to stand on a corner during rush hour on two days holding a sign that read "Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus", after notoriously disregarding the law and laughing at the charges.

Part of the reason why the Allied secret services could fool the nazis many times is that the deputy head of the German Abwehr, Hans Oster, actively sabotaged the nazi war effort.

Around roughly 4 pounds of your body weight is the weight of trillions of microorganisms in your gut

Romans would post news and information along their road networks, especially where three roads intersected, known as a tri-via. Hence, tidbits of information became known as trivia.

Geoffrey de Charny, a French knight, veteran of the Hundred Years War, writer of Book of Chivalry, dedicated parts of his book to preventing psychological trauma from warfare, and cautioned his comrades that “when they would be secure from danger, they will be beset by great terrors”.

The Slave-Making Ant. They capture and enslave the young of other species of ants.However, some species of the captured ants have been noted to rebel overtime, toppling the nest of their captors and putting up their own Queen as a new ruler.

In 1920, the New York Times published an editorial titled "A Severe Strain on Credulity," mocking scientist Robert Goddard's contention that a rocket could conceivably leave the atmosphere and even reach the moon. They later printed a retraction, the day after the launch of Apollo 11.

In the 1400s, China owned the greatest seagoing fleet in the world. But by 1525, all of China's "Treasure Fleet" ships had been destroyed at the urging of the political elite who had become alarmed at the rise of a newly rich merchant class.

We got the terms "bear market" and "bull market" from the ways the animals attack. Bears strike downward, while bulls launch themselves upward into the air.

In 1860s, four white students at Phillips Exeter Academy confronted their headmaster and demanded that he kick out the black students - his response was ''The colored student will stay, you can do as you please.''