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25 Kickass Random Facts List #144

Here is 25 Kickass Random Facts List #144.

1-5 Kickass Random Facts

1. Houston has a program that allows citizens to give tickets to those who abuse handicap parking spaces, after taking a four-hour course. – Source

2. Prairie dogs have such a complex means of communication that they can embed descriptions of predators within their calls, and even have a specific call to describe a man with a gun. – Source

3. After phasing out coal power plants, Toronto has been smog free for the first time in over a decade. – Source

4. Will Smith is now older than how old Uncle Phil was at the beginning of “The Fresh Prince.” – Source

5. A 9-year-old girl in Australia who received a liver transplant does not need lifelong immunosuppressants because her blood type spontaneously changed from O negative to O positive to accommodate the donor liver. – Source

6-10 Kickass Random Facts

Spongebob Squarepants

6. Spongebob Squarepants was originally going to be called Spongeboy and the show was originally going to be called Spongeboy Ahoy, but they had to change his name after it turned out that Spongeboy was the copyrighted name of a mop. – Source

7. The Alaskan Malamute became the state dog of Alaska after a 3-year campaign and legislative process that started with a kindergartner asking the question, “Why doesn’t Alaska have a state dog.” – Source

8. Zdeno Chára, the 6’ 9” tall captain of the Boston Bruins, speaks seven different languages, has a financial planning diploma from Algonquin College, and holds a license allowing him to sell real estate in the State of Massachusetts. – Source

9. In 2004, police discovered a secret underground cinema with professionally installed electricity, phone lines, full bar, classic movies and recent thrillers, and more in the catacombs under Paris. Upon returning three days later, a note was found that read “Do not try to find us.” – Source

10. When YouTube detects copyrighted material used in a video, it gives the copyright owners the choice of either taking the video down or claiming a share of the ad revenue. As a result, Psy earns money from 40,000+ different videos using Gangnam Style. – Source


11-15 Kickass Random Facts

Tenochtitlan

11. Tenochtitlan was possibly the highest populated city in the world before its fall, with 5 miles of aqueducts, a ten mile levee, and one of the most complicated class systems in the world at the time. Cortés of Spain leveled the entire city in 75 days. – Source

12. Grave of the Fireflies is based on the author’s own experiences as a child and was written as a personal apology for not being able to save his younger sister Keiko. – Source

13. J. R. R. Tolkien began work on The Hobbit one day early in the 1930s, when he was marking School papers. He found a blank page. Suddenly inspired, he wrote the words, “In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit.” – Source

14. Comedian Demitri Martin once wrote a 244 word palindromic poem called “Dammit I’m Mad.” – Source

15. The Channel Tunnel, a rail tunnel with the longest undersea portion of any tunnel in the world, has full mobile phone coverage. – Source

16-20 Kickass Random Facts

Rice crackers

16. A small Japanese railway company was so financially troubled that they started selling rice crackers, to the point that profits from selling rice crackers are now double those from its railway operations. – Source

17. In 2014, a pregnant woman in India swam nearly 1 kilometer across a swollen river to give birth in a hospital instead of her home. – Source

18. Rapper Busta Rhymes voiced Reptar from Rugrats. – Source

19. Before the FIFA World Cup 2014 Semi Final Match in which they lost 7-1 from Germany, Brazil hadn’t lost a single match at a home stadium in competitive matches since 1975. – Source

20. In 1832, 57 Irishmen were most likely murdered and buried in a mass grave in Malvern, Pennsylvania while working on a stretch of railway. Amtrak will not permit an excavation so the men are still buried there to this day. – Source

21-25 Kickass Random Facts

Australian Wallabies Crop Circles

21. Australian Wallabies have been found to make crop circles in Tasmania after ingesting opium poppies. – Source

22. Jann Mardenborough became a professional race car driver by beating 90,000 people in the video game gran turismo. – Source

23. Plastic magnets exist and their magnetic strength can be adjusted by shining different colored lights on it. – Source

24. A man in Georgia tried to shoot an armadillo, but the bullet ricocheted off its shell and hit his mother-in-law, injuring her. – Source

25. The term “grandfathered in” originated from Jim Crow laws which allowed men to be exempt from literacy tests and poll taxes if their grandfather was eligible to vote prior to 1866, effectively ensuring many illiterate white men could still vote, while black men couldn’t. – Source

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