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25 Kickass Random Facts List #339

Here are 25 kickass random facts. For part 338, click here.

1-5 Kickass Random Facts

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1. David Letterman created a scholarship for the average “C student,” recognizing that it’s not all about marks, some are extraordinary and amazing in other ways. – Source

2. A fan once approached Bob Ross and said ‘Bob, I could never paint, because I’m colorblind. All I can see is gray tones’. This prompted Ross to paint an entire painting using only grays and whites. – Source

3. Lisa McPherson was a woman who died after undergoing an “Introspection Rundown” at the Church of Scientology’s headquarters in Florida. Her body was found to be dehydrated, underweight and covered in hundreds of insect bites, presumably from cockroaches. – Source

4. David Bowie was a huge fan of the show “Peaky Blinders,” and let the creators hear his final album “Blackstar” a week before its existence was made public. They honored his devotion and subsequent passing by incorporating “Lazarus” into the 3rd season. – Source

5. In 1998, a 23-year-old man in Ohio choked to death on a live goldfish he tried to swallow on a dare. In response to if anyone would be charged for the man’s death, a police officer stated: “If I dare you to jump off a bridge and you do it and you’re 23 years of age, you’re stupid.” – Source

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6. Deaf kids in Nicaragua created a completely new sign language out of scratch when placed in deaf schools, after rejecting the sign language the teachers attempted to teach. It is now the official sign language of Nicaragua. – Source

7. A teacher in South Carolina started a ‘Gentleman’s Club’ for more than 60 at-risk children to teach them important life lessons and social skills and support them so that they would grow up to become successful adults. He even provides donated jackets and ties to students who cannot afford them. – Source

8. In 2009, A man was unable to cash a check at a Bank of America branch in Tampa, Florida, because he could not provide a thumbprint. The man has two prosthetic arms. The bank later issued an apology. – Source

9. A pilot was sucked out of the cockpit of a passenger jet. A crew member held on to his body until landing, at which point they discovered he had survived. – Source

10. Jason Alexander threatened to quit “Seinfeld” in the third season. After the table read of “The Pen”, which features only Jerry and Elaine, Alexander pulled Larry David aside and said, “if you write me out again, do it permanently.” In 9 seasons, that was the only episode he wasn’t it. – Source

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11. The ancient Romans built statues of Hannibal Barca, the Carthaginian general who crossed the Alps and almost conquered the city, in Rome itself to advertise their defeat of such a worthy adversary. – Source

12. While filming Armageddon Ben Affleck asked Michael Bay why they would train oil drillers as astronauts instead of the opposite to which Michael Bay told him to ‘shut the f*ck up’. – Source

13. In 2004, an assistant high school principal in Michigan tried to frame a student by planting pot in his locker, then calling the police to do a locker search. When no drugs were found, he laughingly told police what he had done. He later resigned and became the subject of a criminal probe. – Source

14. JRR Tolkien initially fell in love with his future wife at 16 years old. His guardian, a Catholic priest ordered him to not have any contact until he was 21. He obeyed and met her under a railroad viaduct and she broke up her engagement, converted to Catholicism and married Tolkien. – Source

15. Clement Wragge, an Australian forecaster, was the first to give actual names to tropical storms and hurricanes. When the Australian government refused to acknowledge his system, he started naming the hurricanes after the politicians he disliked or those that wouldn’t support him. – Source

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