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25 Kickass Random Facts List #307

16-20 Kickass Random Facts

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16. Poet George Sterling carried a cyanide pill everywhere with him, when asked about it he said: “A prison becomes a home if you have the key”. – Source

17. In 2015, a man attempted to sue Applebee’s after he leaned over a plate of sizzling fajitas to pray. A trial judge dismissed the suit, finding Applebee’s was not required to warn the man “against a danger that is open and obvious.” – Source

18. There is a type of Australian beetle which is threatened with extinction because the male beetles try to have sex with beer bottles instead of females. – Source

19. The Stoned Ape Theory, which is a controversial theory from Terence McKenna which states that a lot of our advanced human evolution came as a result of the ingestion of psilocybin mushrooms, also known as magic mushrooms by our primate ancestors. – Source

20. In 1974 Lorne Michaels offered $3000 on SNL for the Beatles to reunite. John Lennon and Paul McCartney, both of whom happened to be watching the show together at Lennon’s home, considered walking over to the studio just a few blocks away but decided not to because they were tired. – Source


21-25 Kickass Random Facts

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21. 40% of corn is used for ethanol to add to fuel; another 40% is used for livestock feed. – Source

22. In 1978, Dr. Howard Jones was forced into retirement due to rigid age restrictions for surgeons at Johns Hopkins. Rather than end his medical career, Jones moved to Virginia, where in 1981 at the age of 70, he performed the first IVF case in the U.S. He died in 2015 at the age of 104. – Source

23. While trying to present about the disease that would later bear his name, Alzheimer was rushed off stage because the conference attendees were excited to hear the next speaker present about compulsive masturbation. – Source

24. Urban Dictionary has been used in many court cases to define slang terms that are not found in dictionaries and that some states’ DMVs refer to it to determine if certain license plates are appropriate or not. – Source

25. Frank Buckles, the last surviving soldier of World War I, lived for 110 years and died in 2011. When asked about his secret for long life, he simply offered, “When you start to die… don’t.” – Source

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  • Number 19 needs an extra comma after the “known as magic mushrooms” bit otherwise it sounds like our primate ancestors called psilocybins magic mushrooms. I believe they called them “ooh ooh ah ah’s”.

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