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Ironically, the only member of ZZ Top without a beard has the last name Beard.
The only member of the band “ZZ Top” without a beard is Frank Beard.
Jailed criminals think they are kinder, more trustworthy and honest than the average member of the public.
John Rhys-Davies, who played the dwarf in The Lord of the Rings, was actually the tallest member of the crew.
FIFA has more member countries than the U.N.
Saudi Arabia, a member of the U.N. Human Rights Council, punished 2,000 people with the death penalty since 1985.
Isaac Newton was a Member of Parliament for a year and said only one sentence: he asked a nearby usher to close an open window.
In 1999, an ex-prostitute in New Zealand, Georgina Beyer, became the world’s first openly transsexual Member of Parliament.
When a church in Nebraska exploded in 1950, not one of the fifteen people who were supposed to be there for choir practice was injured because every member of the choir was late arriving for practice that evening.
The SS officer who captured Anne Frank and her family became a member of West Germany’s intelligence service after WW2. He bought Anne Frank’s book to see if he was mentioned.
During a revolt at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, a member of the SS was stabbed, then burned alive in a crematorium oven.
A member of the French Foreign Legion wounded while defending France can immediately apply for French citizenship as he is “French by spilled blood”
Belarus is the last UN member country in Europe that still uses the death penalty. Convicts are shot with a pistol.
Adolf Hitler was member #555 in the Nazi Party, but the party started counting at 500 to look bigger.
An Air India ground crew member died after he was sucked into the engine of a parked plane preparing for departure at Mumbai airport in 2015.
Al Capone’s nickname of Scarface was due to being slashed by a rival gang member.
Iceland is the only NATO member with no standing army. Its lightly armed coast guard is in charge of defense.
98% of all murders and rapes are by a close family member or friend of the victim.
The fur of the vicuña, a small member of the camel family which lives only in the Andes Mountains of Peru, is so fine that each hair is less than two-thousandths of an inch thick. The animal was considered sacred by the Incas, and only royalty could wear its fleece.
The starfish is the only animal capable of turning its stomach inside-out. As it approaches its prey (usually a member of the mollusk family), the starfish reverses its viscera, protrudes them through its mouth, and projects them under the shell of its victim. Then it slowly devours the fleshy underparts of the helpless mollusk by a process of absorption.