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Marshfield Hills General Store-Random Facts List

1. Steve Carell owns the 158 year old Marshfield Hills General Store in Marshfield Massachusetts. He even claims he mans the cash register there “as time permits.” – Source

2. When you look up at the blue sky and see white dots flying around, you’re actually seeing your own white blood cells – Source

3. The real Illuminati, founded in the late 1700s, were formed to oppose “superstition [and] prejudice,” and supported “women’s education and gender equality” – Source

4. Because Malcolm McDowell’s character killed Captain Kirk in “Star Trek: Generations”, he got death threats, some of them in Kilngon – Source

5. The Netherlands is the only country in the world where it is compulsory for everyone to have private health insurance. Premiums are not based on age or health status, but on income & are on average €100 per month. – Source

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Cabbage, kale, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, broccoli, Chinese cabbage and savoy-Random Facts List

6. Cabbage, kale, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, Chinese cabbage and Savoy are all the same species of plant, but have been selectively bred so much that they barely resemble the same genus, let alone the same species – Source

7. Robots can now debone a chicken with surgical precision – Source

8. In 1962, the CIA tipped off South Africa’s intelligence service about the location of Nelson Mandela, leading to his arrest that put him in jail for 27 years – Source

9. Jousting is the official state sport of Maryland – Source

10. Fluoroantimonic acid is the strongest super-acid known to man. It is 2×1019 times more acidic than 100% Sulfuric and can dissolve glass and many other substances. – Source

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Volvo-Random Facts List

11. The record for most miles driven by a single car is held by a man named Irv Gordon’s whose 1966 Volvo P1800 has reached 3 million miles this year. He has owned the car since new and still drives it at age 74. – Source

12. Microsoft receives up to $8 per Android device sold in royalties. They made ≈ $3.4 billion in 2013 –Source

13. There is a gang dubbed as the “The Pink Panthers” who are responsible for over US$ 500 million in bold robberies from banks and jewelers in crazy fashion (dressed in drag with prosthetics, fleeing in speed boats). In 2005, they broke their leader out of prison using machine gun fire and a rope ladder. – Source

14. The Nazi party tried to turn Christmas into a nonreligious holiday celebrating the coming of Hitler, with Saint Nicholas replaced by Odin the “Solstice Man” and swastikas on top of Christmas trees. – Source

15. Cats are banned from the world’s northernmost city of Longyearbyen in Norway because they pose a threat to the local bird population. – Source