• In 1994, a 75-pound bag of cocaine fell out of a plane and landed in the middle of a Florida crime watch meeting.
• Karl Josef Silberbauer, the SS officer who arrested Anne Frank and those in hiding with her during WWII, later bought a copy of Anne’s published diary to see if he was mentioned in it.
• Alcohol kills one person every 10 seconds worldwide.
• Sand from the Sahara Desert, which contains phosphorus, is blown by the wind all the way to the Amazon rainforest, where it replaces the phosphorus annually washed away by rains and floods.
• Chimpanzees can develop their own fashion trends.
• Christmas ham, originally a pagan tradition, was endorsed by the Catholic Church as a test of truthful conversion from Judaism.
• Actor Al Pacino was the first “face” on Facebook.
• Doritos originated from the leftover tortillas at Disneyland.
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