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    My Guilty Pleasure Is Learning Random Facts About The World, And These 15 Hit The Spot

    You learn something new every day!

    1. Coca-Cola cannot be bought or sold in North Korea.

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    Cuba was once a part of the list of countries that can't sell the soda, but thanks to Mexico, you can buy Coke in select cities in Cuba. Despite selling it, Cuba still can't manufacture the product.

    2. A game of golf was once played on the moon.

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    3. Lady Gaga once spent $50K on a ghost detector.

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    4. Woodpeckers wrap their tongues around their brain to protect them during their high-speed pecks.

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    5. Vending machines kill more people per year than sharks.

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    6. Early in his career, Sylvester Stallone was so low on cash, he was forced to sell his dog, Butkus, for $40. When he landed Rocky, he bought the dog back for $15K and gave him a role in the movie.

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    7. Human bodies contain small traces of gold. / Getty Images/iStockphoto

    8. Male giraffes headbutt females in their bladder until they urinate. The male then tastes her pee to see if she's ovulating.

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    9. Former One Directioner Liam Payne has a severe phobia of dirty spoons.

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    10. Sonic the Hedgehog's middle name is Maurice.

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    It's also been rumored that his first name is Ogilvie, but it hasn't been proven.

    11. In Singapore, anyone caught chewing, importing, or selling gum could face a fine or jail time.

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    12. Winnie the Pooh was banned from a Polish playground because he doesn't wear pants.

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    13. Until 2015 in the UK, the coloring in red skittles contained carmine, which derives from the crushed abdomen of female beetles.

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    14. Jon Hamm was Ellie Kemper's high school drama teacher.

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    15. Lastly, crows can hold grudges due to their ability to remember human faces, especially those who treated them badly.

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    This fact also pertains to ravens, jays, and magpies.