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25 Kickass Random Facts List #315

Here are 25 kickass random facts. For part 314, click here.

1-5 Kickass Random Facts

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1. 50 years before women were allowed to enroll into medical school, Margaret Ann Bulkley dressed as a man for 56 years to study medicine and become her alter-ego, Dr. James Barry. It was only when she died in 1865 that her secret was exposed after 46 years working as an army medical officer. – Source

2. BuzzFeed writer Benny Johnson was found guilty of plagiarizing over 40 different times before he was fired. He was subsequently hired by National Review as a social media editor. – Source

3. Snoop Dogg Says the only person that has “out-smoked” him is Willie Nelson, saying, “that’s the only person that’s ever smoked me under the table.” – Source

4. IBM had to delete ‘Urban Dictionary’ data from the Watson Super Computer System because the machine started cursing. – Source

5. In one day of heavy fighting during the Battle of Stalingrad, a local railway station changed hands from Soviet to German control and back again 14 times in 6 hours. – Source

6-10 Kickass Random Facts

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6. Artist Binh Danh develops photographs directly on to leaves, using the natural combination of chlorophyll and sunlight. – Source

7. The great frigatebird sleeps in 12-second bursts while in flight, allowing them to fly non-stop for months at a time. – Source

8. Chuck E Cheese was supposed to originally be a coyote, but instead, they received a mouse costume and went with it. – Source

9. Researchers are concerned that people who flash the peace sign may be at risk for identify theft, as the accurate fingerprints can be collected by a camera from as far as 9 feet away. – Source

10. When Mansa Musa (richest person in history) went through Cairo, Medina, and Mecca in order to perform the pilgrimage, he distributed so much gold and gifts that it caused super inflation. Prices of goods skyrocketed so much that even after 12 years the markets still didn’t fully recover. – Source

11-15 Kickass Random Facts

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Image credit: en.wikipedia.org

11. There is a small village named Shingo in Japan, which by its inhabitants is believed to be the last resting place of Jesus. They believe that instead of Jesus his brother Isukiri died on the cross and Jesus fled to Japan to become a rice farmer. – Source

12. Women account for 85% of consumer spending in the United States. – Source

13. The Nederlandsche Cocaïnefabriek sold cocaine to all sides of WWI, making tremendous profits for the company and neutral Holland. – Source

14. In 1950, a disease called Myxomatosis was introduced to rabbits for population control in Australia. It wiped out 500,000,000 rabbits, giving them skin tumors and causing blindness, often killing them within 2 weeks. – Source

15. There’s a fountain in Italy that dispenses free wine 24-7. – Source

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