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Mark David Chapman had a copy of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye on him when he murdered John Lennon in 1980. He believed a large part of him was Holden Caulfield, the novel’s protagonist.

Try to avoid talking about ‘preservatives’ in Poland as the Polish word prezerwatywa means ‘condom’.

In ancient times, the root part of the carrot plant that we eat today was not typically used.  The carrot plant however was highly valued due to the medicinal value of its seeds and leaves. For instance, Mithridates VI, King of Pontius (around 100BCE) had a recipe for counteracting certain poisons with the principle ingredient being carrot seeds. It has since been proven that this concoction actually works.

The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.

Two large studies conducted in Australia and the US between 2004 and 2011 concluded there is evidence to suggest that the more frequently men ejaculate between the ages of 20 and 50, the less likely they are to develop prostate cancer.

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All the carrots in the world originally came from Afghanistan.

Carrot diversity

A variety of carrots

According to the Bible, Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines. (I Kings 11:3)

The poet AE Housman (1859-1936) kept a notebook in which he jotted down useful insults and unpleasant remarks that occurred to him.

Advertisements for wristwatches almost always show the time as ten past ten.

In the 1850’s, the term bunga bunga was the name given by local natives to a location near Moreton Bay on the eastern coast of Australia. In present day Italy, the definition of bunga bunga ranges from ‘a sort of underwater orgy where nude young women encircle the nude host in a swimming pool’ to ‘an African-style ritual performed for male spectators by twenty naked young women’. In the Malaysian Malay language, bunga-bunga means flowers; it is the plural form of bunga which means flower. The similar phrase bonggang-bongga is Tagalog slang for something fashionable. In Indonesian language it means ‘a field of flowers’.

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