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1/25. When Benjamin Franklin died in 1790, he left the cities of Boston and Philadelphia $4,400 each in his will. BUT he imposed a stipulation that the money could not be spent for 200 years. By 1990, Boston's trust was worth over $5 million dollars.

2/25. It is illegal to NOT flush the toilet in Singapore. If you fail to flush, you'll be forking over $150 in fines. What's more...police officers have been known to check.

3/25. Ancient tablets unearthed in Iraq in the 1800s have revealed that principles of Calculus were used by Babylonian astronomers to calculate the position of Jupiter. This was 1400 years before Calculus was "invented" by European mathematics.

4/25. In France, by law a bakery has to make all the bread it sells from scratch in order to have the right to be called a bakery.

5/25. In Germany it is not illegal to try to escape from prison because it's basic human instinct to want to be free.

6/25. In Japan, you can hire a handsome man to show up at your office and watch sad videos with you until you cry, then wipe your tears for you.

7/25. A Chinese millionaire began selling cans of fresh air for $0.80 a can in response to China's worsening air pollution and made over $6 million.

8/25. In China, if you hit someone with your car you pay for their medical care. Killing someone, however, is a one time fine. For that reason, people have gone back to kill someone they accidentally hit.

9/25. NASA hires a man to sniff everything that they send to space. If he doesn't like the smell, it doesn't go to space.


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10/25. A lifeguard in South Florida was fired for saving someone who was drowning, because they guy wasn't technically in the lifeguard's assigned area.

11/25. On a flight from Heathrow to Dubai, someone took a poo that smelled so bad they had to turn the flight around after a half hour.

12/25. Between the 1940s and 70s, Harvard and several ivy league colleges across the US took nude photos of each entering freshman student. Thousands and thousands of pictures were taken, including George Bush, Diane Sawyer, Meryl Streep and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

13/25. An island, located between Australia and New Caledonia, was charted on maps for over a century, until a crew of scientists sailed to the location and found it didn't exist.

14/25. Every December 25th, a town in Peru celebrates "Takanakuy." Men, women, and children settle grudges from the past year by calling each other out and having a fist fight. Then, everybody goes drinking to numb the pain and move on to a new year.

15/25. In 2009 a man who was an expert on how to avoid being kidnapped in Mexico was kidnapped in Mexico after giving a lecture on "How To Not Be Kidnapped in Mexico."

16/25. There is a town in Alaska where almost everyone lives and works under one roof. A single 14-story is home to most of the town's residents, its post office, grocery store, health clinic, laundromat, and church.

17/25. In Italy, it is illegal to insult a man by saying he has "no balls."


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18/25. In 2009, Nigerian police arrested a goat on suspicion of armed robbery.

19/25. Canadians make a candy called tire d'rable by pouring maple syrup onto snow, then rolling it onto sticks.

20/25. In 2003, a Boeing 727 was stolen from an Angolan airport. It took off without clearance and flew out over the Atlantic with its lights and transporter switched off. It was never seen again.

21/25. In the Chinese city of Chongqing, cell phone addicts have their own sidewalk lane.


22/25. According to a Japanese poll in the year 2000, the Japanese believe that their best invention of the twentieth century was instant noodles.

23/25. You can pay a travel agency in Tokyo to take your stuffed animal on vacation without you.

24/25. The Mongolian Death Worm can grow up to 5-feet-long. It kills its preys with electric shocks from its eyes.

25. There's a Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia that displays objects that were meaningful to heartbroken exes.

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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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