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25 Kickass Random Facts List #293

Here is 25 Kickass Random Facts List #293.

1-5 Kickass Random Facts

Vermont

1. Before Vermont became a state, they tried to become part of Quebec, but Quebec refused so Vermont joined the United States instead. – Source

2. The Seinfeld theme song was re-recorded every episode to work perfectly with the opening monologue. – Source

3. The first call ever made on a cell phone was from an engineer named Martin Cooper calling a rival engineer to brag about his accomplishment. – Source

4. Before the eraser was invented people used soft bread crumbs to erase pencil marks. – Source

5. The letter X in “Xmas” is actually the Greek letter “Chi”, which is the Greek abbreviation of the word “Christ”. – Source

6-10 Kickass Random Facts

Residential Schools

6. Canada forced 150,000 native children into “Residential Schools” away from their families to assimilate them and remove their family’s culture. Over 6,000 died and many were physically and sexually abused. Most returned home unable to help, or connect with, their families. – Source

7. Pizza Hut once sued Papa Johns, claiming that the slogan “Better ingredients. Better Pizza.” is false advertising. – Source

8. Norway owns an uninhabited frozen island named Bouvet Island located halfway between Africa and Antarctica. – Source

9. As an experiment, a copy of Casablanca’s screenplay was submitted to 217 agencies under the title “Everybody Comes to Rick’s”. Out of the 85 that read it, only 8 recognized it specifically as Casablanca, and only 3 declared it as commercially viable. – Source

10. There are more bicycles in Copenhagen, Denmark, than people, five times as many bicycles as cars, and 400km of cycle lanes that is not shared with cars or pedestrians. – Source

11-15 Kickass Random Facts

London Bridge

11. One of the London Bridge is now located in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. There have been quite a few London Bridges over the years. – Source

12. Chef from South Park had a #1 hit in the U.K with “Chocolate Salty Balls” in 1999. – Source

13. The 4th crusade, which intended to capture Jerusalem, never arrived at its intended target but instead took a detour and sacked Constantinople, the largest and wealthiest Christian city in the world. – Source

14. In 1969, a musician named Jim Sullivan recorded an album called “U.F.O.“, which featured strange lyrics about leaving his family and being abducted by aliens. Sullivan disappeared six years later without a trace, with the only piece of evidence being his abandoned car found on a desert road. – Source

15. “Sail” by AWOLnation is the only song to reach a new peak after spending more than a year on Billboard’s 100 chart. Since 2011, the song keeps generating sales due in large parts to viral videos of wingsuits and cats, BMW commercials, Vikings, and CW TV promos. – Source

16-20 Kickass Random Facts

James Lipton

16. “Inside the Actor’s Studio” host James Lipton is 90 years old. – Source

17. Alexis Neier, the Bling Ring member who went to jail for robbing Lindsay Lohan, was incarcerated in a cell next to Lindsay Lohan’s. – Source

18. In two days we create the same amount of data that it took all of the humanity to create from the dawn of civilization to 2003. – Source

19. The kale salad with dressing at McDonald’s has more calories than a Double Big Mac. – Source

20. In 1930, two brothers created the first car radio which was called a “motorized victrola” which they shortened to Motorola. – Source

21-25 Kickass Random Facts

Stella Artois

21. The brewery in Belgium that created and produces Stella Artois pilsner beer was founded in 1366 as the “Den Hoorn” brewery in Leuven and turns 650 this year. It became “Brouwerij Artois” in 1717. The horn logo is recognized as the oldest known continuously-used company logo in the world. – Source

22. Emperor penguins are over four feet tall, don’t eat for almost two months during incubation, and can dive up to 1,500 feet in search of fish. But that’s nothing compared to their ancestors who topped out at 6’8, nearly as large in height and weight to LeBron James. – Source

23. Charles Darwin married his first cousin Emma Wedgwood. They had 10 children, three of whom died before the age of 11. This led him to wonder whether close genetic matches had an impact on health, adding to his theory of evolution and the passing of traits to offspring. – Source

24. The Hungarian serial killer Béla Kiss is thought to have murdered at least 23 young women and 1 man and attempted to pickle them in giant metal drums. When WWI began, he was conscripted and left his house. When his crimes were discovered, he evaded capture and was never heard from again. – Source

25. The Asian brown cloud is a layer of air pollution that appears over South Asia and the Indian Ocean every year between January and March when there is no rain to wash pollutants from the air. Nearly two million people die each year, in India alone, from conditions related to the brown cloud. – Source

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    • The last line of the paragraph reads, “Vermont’s overtures to join the British Province of Quebec failed”. So I would say the fact is correct.

  • #5 is a shame of the nation. No other way to put it. Scars still very evident today. People wonder about native crisis in Canada… read about what happened at the res schools. They only closed the last ones in the early 80s.

  • Of all these facts, I checked the James Lipton one. Not the conquering or brown cloud of death, but the host/writer/actor.

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