These 10 facts can broaden your horizon
1.In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child
2.In 1935 a writer named Dudley Nichols refused to accept the Oscar for his movie The Informer because the Writers Guild was on strike against the movie studios. In 1970 George C. Scott refused the Best Actor Oscar for Patton. In 1972 Marlon Brando refused the Oscar for his role in The Godfather.
3.In 1955 the richest woman in the world was Mrs Hetty Green Wilks, who left an estate of $95 million in a will that was found in a tin box with four pieces of soap. Queen Elizabeth of Britain and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands count under the 10 wealthiest women in the world.
4.In France, it is legal to marry a dead person.
5.In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, noone reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in thesand.
6.In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
7.In the Durango desert, in Mexico, there's a creepy spot called the Zone of Silence. You can't pick up clear TV or radio signals. And locals say fireballs sometimes appear in the sky.
8.In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping,eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders.
9.It is impossible to lick your elbow.
10.It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open