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25 Kickass Random Facts List #301

Here are 25 kickass random facts.

1-5 Random Facts

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1. Mark Zuckerberg, billionaire, and CEO of Facebook puts tape over his webcam. FBI director James Comey also tapes his webcam and the American digital rights group EFF sells webcam stickers. – Source

2. In 1888, U.S. President Hayes wrote in his diary: “This is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people no longer. It is a government of corporations, by corporations, and for corporations.” – Source

3. There is a war memorial for animals in London. It is inscribed “They had no choice”. – Source

4. The “cauliflower creak” is the sound of cauliflowers growing so fast that you can hear the florets rubbing together. – Source

5. A janitor from Chicago wrote over six years a 15,145-page fantasy manuscript with over 300 watercolor illustrations called “In the Realms of the Unreal”, which was only discovered after his death. – Source

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6. The city of Hamburg, Germany banned K-Cups after deeming them “environmentally harmful”. – Source

7. The first black-white interracial kiss on American television was on an episode of Star Trek. However, the producers were worried about the show being banned in the South because of it and tried to shoot alternate versions of the shot. The actors intentionally flubbed those shots. – Source

8. Mars, Inc. thought E.T. to be so ugly they feared the character would frighten children and refused to allow M&Ms to be used in the movie. This opened the door to Hershey’s, who took the opportunity to market Reese’s Pieces. – Source

9. “Democide” is a word for the murder of citizens by their own government, and it is the leading cause of unnatural human death. – Source

10. A few days before delivering the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln saw John Wilkes Booth perform as a villain in a play at Ford’s Theatre. Someone told Lincoln, “He almost seems to be reciting these lines to you.” To which Lincoln replied, “He does talk very sharp at me, doesn’t he?” – Source

11-15 Random Facts

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11. The Cure once played a four-hour concert during which they played 50 songs. – Source

12. Nearly all of the Presidentially pardoned turkeys are now dead due to the fact that the turkeys used for Thanksgiving are bred for the table and not for the ability to live long and healthy lives. – Source


13. Dave Chappelle converted to Islam in 1998. He said, “I don’t normally talk about my religion publicly because I don’t want people to associate me and my flaws with this beautiful thing”. – Source

14. Modern cattle are all descended from about 81 cows, captured and domesticated in the Anatolia region of Turkey (Asia Minor) about 11,000 years ago. – Source

15. Cancer researchers discovered a potential male birth control drug. It caused mice to “forget” how to make sperm, and the mice became completely fertile, producing normal offspring, after they stopped receiving the drug. – Source

16-20 Random Facts

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16. The inventor of “My Pillow”, Mike Lindell had a crack addiction so bad that his dealers gave him an intervention. – Source

17. In the 1960s, for fear of having their submarine communication cables cut by the Soviets, the US military sent 480,000,000 copper needles into space to secure their communications infrastructure. The needles acted as a mirror for radio waves, enabling communication between distant sites. – Source

18. In 1957 a US Air Force pilot caught in bad weather discovered his prototype jet fighter had no cockpit lighting. He managed to navigate and land the aircraft by periodically flicking a Zippo cigarette lighter and using the flame to read the instruments. – Source

19. The first native American to meet the Pilgrims walked into the Plymouth settlement and welcomed them in English and asked them for a beer. – Source

20. There are only three known mammals that experience menopause – orcas, short-finned pilot whales, and humans. – Source

21-25 Random Facts

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21. In Switzerland, it is illegal to own only one guinea pig because they’re social animals prone to loneliness. – Source

22. In 2014, Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett lost his phone that had over 250 ideas for riffs on it and didn’t have a backup. Because of this, he has no songwriting credits on the new album. – Source

23. Adolf Hitler’s father beat him severely every day. When his father found out that he was planning to run away, he beat him so hard that he went into a coma for days – his family unsure if he was going to live. – Source

24. Although Dark turkey Meat has a slightly higher calorie count, it contains more iron and Zinc than white meat. – Source

25. In 2014 Italian and French jets escorted a hijacked plane because the Swiss Air Force only works during office hours. – Source

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