37 Random Stimulating Facts That’ll Make Your Brain Tingle – Part 73

26Guardian's Office

Guardian's Office

The Church of Scientology had a prolific espionage group called the "Guardian's Office" that was dedicated to infiltrating the United States government to steal or destroy confidential records and spread propaganda.

27. The term "Boycott" came from the Irish Land War when absentee landlord Captain Charles Boycott was subject to social ostracism in 1880 when he attempted to evict eleven tenants from the land.

28. In Singapore, a $17,000 Mitsubishi car is sold at $104,000 due to taxes and fees imposed on the automotive industry by the Singaporean government, in an effort to limit traffic congestion and air pollution.

29. German chocolate cake was made by an American whose last name was "German".

30. The Library of Alexandria was one of the largest ancient stores of knowledge that was burned down, losing anywhere between 40,000 - 400,000 scrolls. It is said that even today, scholars still mourn its loss as one of the largest known scholarly losses of all time.

31Black Mirror

Black Mirror

The TV show 'Black Mirror' derives its name from the reflection you see in a switched off screen or monitor.

32. When Ed Sheeran won a Grammy in 2013 for "The A-Team" he wasn't deemed famous enough to perform alone so Elton John insisted on a duet with him.

33. Albert Einstein worked until a few hours before his death, and he left 12 pages on his bedside. The last line in those pages was the last equation he ever wrote.

34. Vin Diesel is a huge Dungeons and Dragons fan and has even written a D&D guide in the past.

35. On average, more than 6000 cell phones are lost in Walt Disney World every year.

36Handcuffed suspects

Handcuffed suspects

In France, it is illegal to publish photographs of a handcuffed suspects, as they are not to appear guilty until proven so.

37. In 2000, "Take Me To The River" was used in the popular animatronic singing toy "Big Mouth Billy Bass". According to Teenie Hodges, he made more money in royalties from that version than from any previous versions.