15 random and interesting curiosities for you to feed the brain

1 - In Colombia there is a baby who was registered with the name of Netflix de Jesús Rodríguez Restrepo. Can this?

2 - Did you know that Michael Phelps, the Olympic swimming champion and record holder, considered committing suicide after the 2012 Olympics? After overcoming the bad phase, he founded a relief organization for people with emotional and mental problems.

Michael Phelps

(Wikimedia Commons / Bryan Allison)

3 - In 2015, Germany was the country with the highest number of political asylum applications in the world, with 300, 000 in total.

4 - Since 1963, there have been no air accidents resulting from lightning striking aircraft during the flight. This is due to engineering advances - which today allow electrical discharges to travel throughout the airplane and be released into the environment.

Airplane hit by lightning


Although it has left an estimated 50 million civilian and military casualties of between 50 million and over 80 million people, in Iceland the conflict is also known as the "Blessed War" as the country's independence was a result of it.

6 - When Steve Jobs was on his deathbed, he asked them to present five different oxygen mask models - so he could choose the one with the best design.

Steve Jobs

(Slash Gear)

7 - During the tenure of the first president of Equatorial Guinea, the only road leading to the country's border - and thus allowing its inhabitants to leave it - contained land mines.

8 - Did you know that in Italian Christopher Columbus's name was Cristoforo Colombo? In fact, if you don't remember, he was a citizen of the Republic of Genoa.

Christopher Columbus

(Famous Biographies)

9 - It is estimated that at least one in 25 people sentenced to the death penalty in the US is innocent.

10 - The longest recorded hangover lasted for absurd four weeks - and was (over) lived by a Scotsman who consumed (also absurd) over 28 liters of beer!

Appetizing Cheeses

(Neal's Yard Dairy)

11 - Did you know that the most stolen food in the world is cheese?

By the end of the 20th century, about 40 percent of the world's countries were under Marxist governments.

Coconut water

(Body + Soul / iStock)

13 - In cases of extreme emergency, coconut water can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.

About 2.6 million Kenyans practice completely naked night races.

Colorful condoms

(Cosmopolitan / Getty Images)

15 - Do you know how the word "condom" is written in Danish? Svangerskabsforebyggende middel - now try pronouncing it there!


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