Here are 25 kickass random facts. For part 343, click here.
1-5 Kickass Random Facts
1. Wilmer Valderrama purchased the Vista Cruiser used on “That ’70s Show” for $500 when the series ended. – Source
2. Ray Bradbury wrote the first draft of “Fahrenheit 451” on a coin-operated typewriter in the basement of the UCLA library. It charged 10¢ for 30 minutes, and he spent $9.80 in total at the machine. – Source
3. During WWII Soviet scientists defended the world’s largest seed vault through a 900-day siege. Many of the scientists starved amid the crops and fruit, refusing to jeopardize ‘the future of Russia’ to save themselves. – Source
4. When Sir Terry Pratchett was knighted, he forged his own sword from iron and meteorites just for the occasion. – Source
5. George Foreman was originally paid 40% of the profits for endorsing the George Foreman Grill. At the peak of the grill’s sales, he was making 4.5 million dollars a month. – Source
6-10 Kickass Random Facts
6. Phil Collins is an honorary member of the Hip-Hop group, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony due to the international success of their single, “Home”, on which Collins is featured. Collin’s moniker for the group is “Chrome Bone”. – Source
7. The oldest garden that has been tended to continuously is 973 years old, in China, and one of 50 surviving gardens called the Classical Gardens of Suzhou, founded in the 6th Century. – Source
8. Ismail Ibn Sharif, second ruler of the Moroccan Alaouite dynasty had 867 children, widely considered to be the record number of offspring that can be verified. – Source
9. Quetzalcoatl once got so drunk he slept with his sister, Quetzalpetlatl. Upon waking up the next day, he realized what he did, had a stone box built for him, laid down in it, and set himself on fire. – Source
10. Hugh Jackman had no idea what a wolverine was when he auditioned for the role and actually spent two weeks studying wolves instead. – Source
11-15 Kickass Random Facts
11. The backstory of Casper the Friendly Ghost is that he was a young adolescent who went sledding all day and died of pneumonia. – Source
12. Writers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Ray Bradbury, actors Christopher Reeve and Linda Hamilton, and astronaut Alan Shepard are all descendants of Mary Bradbury, a woman tried and sentenced in the Salem Witch Trials who escaped death and lived to age 85. – Source
13. The last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor (age 97) says that what he witnessed in Europe still haunts him “every single day of his life.” – Source
14. In 2010 the fastest supercomputer in the entire U.S Defense Department was primarily comprised of 1760 PlayStation 3 Consoles. – Source
15. Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a concept describing individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud”. – Source
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This is great! Thanks for taking the time to write up all these facts.
#14 should read comprised, not compromised. Compromised means to be made not effect. Comprised means made up of, as in made up of all those consoles. I greatly enjoy your website, but you really need a proofreader.