Welcome to this list of 13 utterly fascinating pieces of trivia! From the wild ride of billionaires to the ancient Romans’ water-moving mastery, these tidbits of knowledge are sure to leave you in awe. Did you know, for example, that fly larvae are used in medical treatments to get rid of decaying tissue in wounds? Or that robots playing chess can break a boy’s finger? And what about the rat that ate up more than $19,000 worth of Indian money?

We’ve scoured the world to bring you the most interesting facts and figures about the world around us. From the Dominican sailor who survived for over three weeks at sea by eating ketchup and other condiments, to Henry Ford’s Nazi sympathies, to the beekeepers who wear white to protect from bee attacks, we’ve got it all.

So sit back, relax, and prepare to be amazed by these 13 utterly fascinating pieces of trivia.

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No dwarf-tossing allowed.

CRACKED FLORIDA HAD TO OUTLAW THE THROWING OF LITTLE PEOPLE. In 1989, Florida made it illegal to throw dwarfs after one who had been tossed a lot died from drinking too much alcohol. Kind of disturbing to think they needed a precedent like that.

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