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The Central High School of Philadelphia is the only high school in America that can grant Bachelor's degrees to its students.

If Apple didn't hold $181B overseas, it would owe $59B in US taxes

A girl who was abducted at 3 saw her own face on a milk carton. It is one of very few success stories of the missing children milk carton campaign.

There is a pub in Ireland that has been in operation for over 1000 years.

Medical students in 18th-century Scotland could pay their tuition fees in corpses.

A British man threw away a hard drive containing 7500 Bitcoin, worth around 54 million dollars today

Deaths from 9/11 related illnesses will soon outpace the number of people lost on that fateful day.

Senator Joe McCarthy was a heroin addict in his later years, and the US government paid for his heroin

The pilot episode of LOST was so expensive (~$14million) that the network president was fired for greenlighting it.

Flour tortillas were invented by a Jewish sect living in Mexico (then a colony of New Spain) who considered corn to be non-kosher.

In 552AD two monks successfully smuggled silkworm eggs in their walking sticks from China to the Byzantine Empire, essentially ending the silk monopolies of China and Persia, and bringing silk manufacture to Europe.

1.7 billion years ago, there was a natural nuclear reactor that ran for a few hundred thousand years.

The cast of Super Mario Brothers was constantly drunk while filming just to get through their scenes.

That, adjusted for inflation, Afghanistan has sucked in more money than was spent stabilising all of Europe under the Marshall Plan after WWII

In a 2011 Census, more people put "Heavy Metal" as a religion than "Scientology" in England and Wales