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25 Kickass Random Facts List #349

Here are 25 kickass random facts. For part 348, click here.

1-5 Kickass Random Facts

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1. In December 1777, Morocco officially became the first nation to recognize the United States as a country, Morocco also holds the record for maintaining the longest unbroken treaty with the US. – Source

2.In 1948, Canada wasn’t going to send a Hockey team to the Olympics, so the Royal Canadian Air Force sent some servicemen to represent the country, and they won Gold. – Source

3. John Gotti had his neighbor’s body dissolved in a 55-gallon drum of acid for accidentally running over and killing Gottis 12-year-old son. – Source

4. Keurig K-Cups generate 10 times the solid waste that would be generated from a standard drip brewer and most of that waste isn’t recyclable. Co-founder John Sylvan said, “I feel bad sometimes that I ever did it.” – Source

5. The area code for Cape Canaveral in Florida is 321 to mimic the countdown sequence of spacecraft launches. – Source

6-10 Kickass Random Facts

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6. Ian Anderson, the frontman for the rock band Jethro Tull, adopted the flute after realized he would never be “as good as Eric Clapton” on the electric guitar. – Source

7. In 1901 Spain, a woman adopted a male identity and married another woman. The couple was later discovered and had to escape to Argentina. Their marriage certificate was never annulled, so this is the first recorded same-sex marriage in Spain, 100 years before it was legal. – Source

8. Sean Astin (Bob Newby, Superhero and Sam Gamgee) is the adopted son of John Astin (Gomez Addams). – Source

9. Tokyo is the city with the most millionaires in the world but London has the most multi-millionaires and New York the most billionaires. – Source

10. a Roman soldier once farted, causing a riot that leads to the deaths of ten thousand people. – Source

11-15 Kickass Random Facts

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11. After analyzing losses over North Vietnam in 1968, the US Air Force invested in upgrades for its F-4 jets while the Navy created an advanced combat school for its pilots: TOPGUN. The Navy saw kill ratios climb to 13:1 while the Air Force saw no improvements. – Source

12. At the height of Pokémon Go, a number of players tried sneaking into a highly classified military explosives plant in Virginia because a Charizard was reportedly located inside the arsenal. – Source

13. The “Just Missed it Club,” was a group of people who, for one reason or another did not sail on the Titanic. One of these members was Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, son of the late shipping and railroad mogul Cornelius Vanderbilt. He died in the Lusitania disaster 3 years later. – Source

14. Scientists caught a skink evolving. Researchers found that skinks living below a mountain in warmer climates would lay eggs. At higher climates, the cold caused the skinks to hold their eggs inside for longer until they would hatch internally for live births. – Source

15. In the films “Rocky,” (1976) and “Rocky Balboa,”(2006) Rocky’s pet turtles were played by the same two turtles. – Source

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