Mister Smarty Pants Knows
In 1947, the Syrian Orthodox archbishop of Jerusalem convinced himself that the Dead Sea Scrolls were genuine by tearing a corner off one manuscript and setting it on fire to make sure it was real leather.
It's okay to buy opals for other people. Some consider it bad luck to buy opals for yourself.
Five times as many people on Okinawa claim to live to the age of 100 as in the rest of Japan; and the Japanese live longer than any other nationality on earth.
In the Gulf War, Stealth Bombers flew under 1% of the missions and destroyed 44% of the targets.
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