01. All of the tin produced in the US is recycled. The United States has
neither mined tin since 1993 nor smelted tin since 1989, but it was the
largest secondary producer, recycling nearly 14,000 tons in 2006. 
02. There is a surviving fantasy novel written in the 2nd century AD in
Roman Syria that features explorers flying to the moon, a first encounter
with aliens, interplanetary war between imperialistic celestial kingdoms,
and the discovery of a continent across the ocean. 
03. A Japanese interpreter once translated a joke that Jimmy Carter
delivered during a lecture as: "President Carter told a funny story.
Everyone must laugh." 
04. Salvador Dali made a painting for the prisoners at Rikers Island in NYC
that hung in the prisoner dining room for 15 years, when it was moved to the
prison lobby for 'safekeeping.' In 2003, three prison guards and a warden
stole the painting. 
07. After Michael Jordan scored a game-high 69 points, teammate Stacey King
quipped "I'll always remember this as the night that Michael Jordan and I
combined to score 70 points." 
09. Chinese government takes its officials and members of their families on
prison tours on a regular basis to give officials an introduction to what
awaits them if they should engage in corruption. The tours include
meet-and-greets with former government officials who were caught for
10. The day after Robin Williams's suicide, the National Suicide Prevention
Lifeline fielded the greatest number of calls in its history. 
12. Murder rates were so high during the 1970s and 1980s in Miami, FL that
the Dade County Medical Examiner's Office rented a refrigerated trailer from
Burger King to handle the overflow of corpses. 
15. Harry Truman created the school lunch program in 1946 in response to the
high number of military draftees that were rejected because of malnutrition.

18. A study titled "Where Are They Now?" in 1978 followed up on 515 people
who were prevented from attempting suicide using the Golden Gate Bridge from
1937 to 1971. About 90% were either alive or had died of natural causes,
concluding "suicidal behavior is crisis-oriented" rather than inexorable. 
19. In 2009 WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton was turned down for a job at
Facebook, 5 years later Facebook purchased WhatsApp for $19 billion. 
22. Dogs watch more TV now thanks to high-def TVs. Old CRT TVs were too
blurry for dogs to see, but modern screens allow dogs to see the images as
clearly as humans. 

24. The Red Hand is the symbol of Ulster because according to myth, a boat
race was held to determine the king and first to touch the shore wins the
crown. One potential king saw he was losing, so cut off his hand (covering
it red with blood) and threw it on the shore, thus winning the race. 
25. The modern Ouija Board got its name by asking the board what it should
be called.