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Olympic, the sister ship of Titanic, was launched on 20th October 1910 and she provided 25years of service.

Pope John Paul II was the World Scrabble champion in the over-70 category.

Louis Carter invented the wrist watch in 1904.

In England, the speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

An Olympic gold medal must contain 95% silver.

Earth is the only planet not named after a Greek god.

New York was the capital of United States of America.

Olympic motto is hendiatris Citius, Altius, Fortius meaning Faster, Higher, and Stronger.

Mel Gibson has personally earned over $400m from his movie “The Passion of The Christ.”

Pope Pius II, Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini was a poet, scholar, diplomat and rakehell. He wrote an erotic book “Historia de duobus amantibus” in 1444.

It is illegal to be a prostitute in the Italian city of Siena if your name is Mary.

Pediculosis – the infestation of head lice.

When a person dies, the last sense to go is hearing. The first sense lost is sight followed by taste, smell and touch.

The name “Adobe” came from the river Adobe Creek that ran behind the houses of founders John Warnock and Chuck Geschke.

At 18, The Queen of England was a mechanic for the British Military.

Teflon is the slipperiest substance in the world.

Julius Cesar, Alexander the Great and FyodorDostoyevsky were all epileptics.

In the great fire of London in 1666, half of London was burnt down but only six people were injured.

In Colombia, an individual can be fined up to $190k for gossiping.

A man once sued his doctors because he survived his cancer longer than they had predicted.

Bill gates designed a traffic control system at the age of 15.

The vibrator was the fifth domestic appliance to be electrified after the sewing machine, fan, tea kettle and toaster.

Nepal is trying to promote Mount Everest as a gay wedding destination.

There’s a drug that renders a person incapable of exercising free will and can be used for total mind control.

Standing while doing work increases productivity and helps to keep you focused.

The first President of Zimbabwe was called President Banana.

There’s a place called “Narnia” in Bangladesh.

Steve Jobs shut down philanthropic efforts at Apple when he returned to the company in 1997.

Homosexuality remained on American Psychiatric Association’s list of mental disease until 1973.

A 7-year old girl jumped in front of her mum while trying to save her from a guy trying to kill her. She was shot six times and still survived and also managed to save the mum.

British Royal family changed their surname (Saxe-Coburg-Gotha) to Windsor, the name of their castle in 1917.

Karate belts progress from light to dark colours as you progress in ‘rank’ because in poorer times, it was easier and cheaper to keep dyeing one belt a new (darker) colour than keep buying new belts.

England’s national sport is cricket and not football.

European country, Lithuania has the highest suicide rate in the world.

Reggae star, Bob Marley’s last words to his son, Ziggy were “Money can’t buy life”

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Beyonce has 16 Grammy Awards, 11 MTV Video Music Awards, three American Music Awards, a Billboard Millennium Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with Destiny’s Child.

After sex, some men experience feeling of regret and sadness. This is known as post coital tristesse.

A psychology study suggest: When you are single, all you see are happy couples. And when you are committed, all you see are happy singles.

A wannabe ‘incredible hulk’ used industrial paint all over his body. He later found out the paint won’t come off no matter how hard he scrubbed

The average breast weighs 0.45kg and the left boob is usually bigger/larger than the right one.

A ‘dacryphiliac’ is someone who gets aroused from watching people cry.

Music has the ability to repair brain damage as well as return lost memories.

Prolonged cigarette smoking and tight pants are the leading cause of temporary impotence in men.

Some sexologists can determine a woman’s orgasm history by the way she walks.

Bad teeth can cause heart attack.

The word ‘nightmare’ derives from ‘mare’ a goblin from Germanic folklore which rides on people’s chests while they sleep.

Sean Bean (Lord Eddard Stark in The Game of Thrones) wanted to be a professional footballer but his hopes were dashed by an injury. He’s so scared of flying that he hiked to the location in full costume when filming the Lord of The Rings.

A female serial killer in ancient Rome was punished for her crimes by being raped by a giraffe.

When Pope Innocent VIII was on his death bed in 1492, his doctors bled three young boys, killing them and had the pontiff drink their blood to restore his health.

A maid in Singapore has been charged with putting her menstrual blood in her boss’ coffee.

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Chinua Achebe was given bursary to study Medicine and Surgery at University of Ibadan but switched to English, Literature and Theology after a year.  

University of Ibadan also produced Nobel award winner Wole Soyinka, poet Christopher Okigbo, novelist Elechi Amadi and Novelist cum poet John JP Pepper Clark. If you read that yellow bible West African Verse back in the day, you would be conversant with these names.

Cyprian Ekwensi studied Pharmacy at Yaba Technical Institute, Lagos School of Pharmacy, and the Chelsea School of Pharmacy of the University of London.

The London 2012 Olympics Opening ceremony cost 27 million pounds; that of Beijing 2008 cost 64 million pounds.

Russia’s Vladimir Putin brought a large dog with him to a round of negotiations with Germany’s Angela Merkel – knowing she had a pathological fear of dogs – in order to gain a psychological edge.

You can get a heart attack from an intense orgasm.

Al Gore is the only person to have won the Grammy, Emmy, Oscar and Nobel awards.

There’s a scientific paper that proposed to classify happiness as a psychiatric disorder.

The actress who plays Talisa from “Game of Thrones” is Charlie Chaplin’s grand daughter.

Arsene Wenger pockets a whooping 7million pounds every year in wages.

J.R.R Tolkien typed the entire Lord of The Rings while using only two fingers

The gravestone J.R.R Tolkien and the wife is inscribed with “Luthien” and “Beren”. Two tragic legendary characters in LOTR who were madly in love.

The Norse god “THOR” had to dress like a woman to get his hammer back.

Eating out of boredom is a habit we develop as a toddler and re-inforce throughout our life.

Hugging and holding hands with your lover warms the heart and greatly reduces the harmful effects of stress.

Having no friends has the same effect on life expectancy as smoking 15 cigarettes everyday.

Stupidity is contagious; a study finds.

Psychologists find that exposure to awesome things is good for you.

Tug of war was once an official Olympic sport.

Over a million Europeans were taken as slaves by North Africans between 1530 and 1780.

Murphy law states that “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”

Internet was first called “The Galactic Network” when it was created.

Wikipedia has banned all users and IP address affiliated with Church of Scientology.

A boy spent 60,000 pounds on surgery to look like Britney Spears.

Vincent Kompany turned down move to big clubs like Manchester United in his teenage years in order to complete his University education in Belgium. He recently signed up for a masters’ degree in Business Administration at Manchester Business School and will commence lectures this September.

Beyonce was home schooled, she never left her house for school; she is reportedly allergic to perfumes.

Mikel Arteta played in the same Paris Saint Germain team with Jay Jay Okocha and Ronaldinho.                                                                                                                            

Football was actually invented in China – first reports of the game can be found in writings dating from around 476BC, when it was cuju and involved players kicking a leather ball through a hole in a piece.

There is a book called “The Vagina Ass of Lucifer Nigger Bastard”

British-born, ex-Nigerian international, Efan Ekoku is the first player to score more than 3goals in an EPL match; he scored four in the 5-1 drubbing of Everton at Goodison Park in 1992.

 

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Ryan Giggs was born Ryan Joseph Wilson but adopted the mother’s maiden name (Lynne Giggs) after she split from his father. He’s also mixed race, the paternal father is from Sierra Leone.

Chilean Ivan Zamarano is the only player who has ever won a symbol at the back of his jersey, he wore 1+8 during his time at FC Internazionale of Italy

Most Nigerians can’t recite the National Anthem correctly

The voice behind Maybach Music is Jessica Gomes, an Australian model. One day she was in the studio watching Rick Ross and Jay-Z when she asked to drop a line. The rest they say is history

The word ‘Sunday’ is not in the Bible 

We always talk about haters but we are haters ourselves

Talib Kweli, one of the best lyricists of all time was raised in New york City by two professors and has a bachelor’s degree in Experimental Theater

Lil Wayne, Paul Wall, Ice Cube, Rah Digga and Common are also graduates with honours in psychology, Mass Communication, Architectural Design, Electrical Engineering and Business Administration respectively. 

Carrie Underwood, John Legend, Chris Martin, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, Eva Longoria, Lisa Kudrow and Mia Hamm have a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, English, Ancient History, Geography, General Studies, Kinesiology, Psychology and Political Science respectively

Donald Sutherland, popularly known for his role as Tripp Darling the rich mogul in the hit series Dirty Sexy Money is an engineer and the father of 24 Star, Kiefer Sutherland alias Jack Bauer

Ludacris, the famous rapper has a bachelor’s degree, with honours in Business from Georgia State University

Samuel Eto’o Fils is the world’s second highest earning athlete (just behind Tiger Woods) and the highest paid footballer in the world excluding off field earnings.

Samuel Eto’o Fils is the most decorated African footballer. He has Champions League, Serie A, La Liga, African Nations Cup, Spanish Cup, Spanish Super Cup, Italian Super Cup, Italian Cup, World Club Championship, Olympics winner’s medals to his name. He launched a new telecommunications network (Eto’o Telecom) at the last edition of the African Cup of Nations.

In 1978, FIFA decided the final round of group matches would be played simultaneously in subsequent World Cups after a match fixing controversy rocked the World Cup. Brazil and Argentina were in the same group and locked on the same points. Brazil had won their game a day earlier before Argentina took on a Peruvian team that had an Argentine-born keeper in goal, who went on to concede six times thus aiding Argentina to the Semi-Finals. The Argentine team led by Mario Kempes went on to lift the World Cup on home soil.

You don’t like when you open a bag of chips and its only 30% full? That’s how guys feel about push up bras

 Only 16 Africans have lifted Europe’s Club premier competition (UEFA Champions League) and they are as follows:

1.     Abedi Pele – Ghana and Marseille 1993

2.      Finidi George – Nigeria and Ajax 1995

3.      Kanu Nwankwo – Nigeria and Ajax 1995

4.     Geremi Njitap – Cameroon and Real Madrid 2000

5.      Samuel Osei Kuffour – Ghana and Bayern Munchen 2001

6.     Benni McCarthy – South Africa and FC Porto 2004

7.      Djimi Traore – Mali and Liverpool 2005

8.     Samuel Eto’o – Cameroon and FC Barcelona (2006,2009); FC Internazionale (2010)

9.      Yaya Toure – Ivory Coast and FC Barcelona  2009

10.     Seydou Keita – Mali and FC Barcelona (2009, 2011)

11.     Sulley Muntari – Ghana and FC Intenazionale 2010

12.    MacDonald Mariga – Kenya and FC Internazionale 2010

13.    Didier Drogba – Ivory Coast and Chelsea 2012

14.   Mikel Obi John – Nigeria and Chelsea 2012

15.    Salomon Kalou – Ivory Coast and Chelsea 2012

16.   Michael Essien – Ghana and Chelsea 2012

 If you want a wife, don’t pick her on a Sunday

 Arnold Schwarzenegger, the renowned actor and former governor of California is actually Austrian and has a stadium named in his honour in Graz, Austria (Arnold Schwarzenegger Stadium, Graz)

 No one can make you inferior without your consent

 There’s a Brazilian footballer by name, KANU. He plays for Anderlecht FC in Belgium. He changed his name to Kanu because of his love for the ex-Nigerian international.

 

 

 

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Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc was ousted from his job after falling out with the board of directors in 1985 by the then C.E.O of Apple Inc. He left and founded another company NeXT in 1985. On December 16 1996, Apple Computers acquired NeXT. He returned to Apple as a consultant in 1997 and was made C.E.O in 2000, the post he held until he lost the battle to pancreatic cancer.

The document of the amalgamation of Northern and Southern Nigeria by the British led by Sir Lord Lugard in 1914 will be legally null and void in 2014 and Nigeria could disintegrate into different countries.

There are more football clubs in the capital city of London than any other Capital in the world. The city boasts of clubs like Chelsea, Arsenal, Queens Park Rangers, Fulham, Tottenham Hotspur, Charlton Athletic, West Ham United…to mention but a few.

Necrophilia is termed the act of having sex with dead people.

You can’t tickle yourself. The cerebellum warns the rest of the brain that you are about to tickle yourself and ignores the sensation.

In Mexico, the ruling party candidate is trying to use sex to canvass for votes in a bid to rescue her fading chances in Mexico’s upcoming presidential election.

Didier Drogba is the fourth highest goalscorer in Chelsea’s history and has a cousin Olivier Tebily, who played in the English Premier League with Birmingham City between 2002 and 2006.

Didier Drogba is an accountant who opted to play football professionally (he signed his professional contract for Le Mans at 21), he also helped stop the civil war that threatened his people back in Ivory Coast recently. This feat made Time Magazine to name him in the list of TOP 100 INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD along with Lady Gaga, Bill Clinton, Jeremy Lin, Rihanna, Barack Obama, Chelsea Handler, and the rest.

Javier Hernandez was studying for a degree in Business Administration before he joined Manchester United.

Andrei Arshavin was a great Chess player at an early age of 7 and would have gone on to be a Chess Grand Master.

David Beckham, Theo Walcott and Mark Schwarzer have all put their names to children’s literature in the past.

The Romans invaded England in 43 AD, establishing Londinium, which became London, but had Colchester as the capital of England. London became the capital in 100 AD.

August has the highest percentage of births.

Ralph Lauren’s original name is Ralph Lifshitz.

Dreamt is the only word that ends with ‘mt.

The first letters of the months July through to December spell JASON.

Money is number one thing couples argue about.

When travelling by plane, if you leave Tokyo at 7am, you will arrive at Honolulu at 7:45pm of the previous date.

Bob Marley had three children born to three different women in one month.

The act of yawning and stretching simultaneously is called ‘PANDICULATION’

The best selling DVD of all time is Finding Nemo.

Emma Stone’s (Hollywood actress) low pitched husky voice is as a result of having baby colic, a condition of constant screaming as an infant.

A Russian woman has the strongest vagina in the world. She can lift almost 31 pounds of weight with it.

The creator of Pokemon, Satoshi Tajiri, is autistic.

A guy filled a law suit against Satan. He said Satan threatens him and was responsible for his misery.

Over 90% of people use music as a tool to escape problems in their lives.

It is impossible to sneeze in your sleep.

Jackie Chan has a son that looks just like him.

You need to be shorter than 6’3” to get a job as an astronaut.

Women who take birth control pills blink 32% more than women who don’t. The cause is unknown.

Jason Isaacs who played Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Porter films was caught trying to steal his wand from the set.

Albert Einstein refused surgery to save his life.

The first couple to be shown on TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

Luis Nani and Henrik Larson are of African (Cape Verde) descent but they represent Portugal and Sweden respectively.

The tango originated as a dance between two men.

Women are just as obsessed with women’s breasts as men are.

69% of people can find something sexual in every sentence.

Ross Barkley, the rookie who plays for Everton FC in England and Sidney Sam, who plays for Bayer Leverkusen in Germany are eligible to represent Nigeria.