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25 Kickass Random Facts List #381

Here are 25 kickass random facts. For part 380, click here.

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1. When released in France in 2007, Ratatouille was not only praised for its technical accuracy and attention to culinary detail, it also drew the 4th highest opening-day attendance in French movie history. – Source

2. All “warranty void if removed” stickers are illegal in the U.S. since 1975. – Source

3. 32 years after Aaron Burr killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel, Burr’s wife left him. Her divorce attorney was Alexander Hamilton Jr. – Source

4. Growing up in rural North Carolina, Richard “Old Man” Harrison of Pawn Stars fame became a school bus driver at the age of 14, parking it at his house every night and picking up children in the morning. He also earned his nickname of “Old Man” at the age of 38. – Source

5. In a soccer match between Iran and Denmark, an Iranian player mistook a whistle from the crowd as being the referee’s half-time signal and picked the ball up with his hands in the penalty area. Danish player Morten Wieghorst missed the resultant penalty on purpose, and Denmark lost 1–0. – Source

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6. In 2000, The Guinness Book of World Records cited Michael Jackson as the most philanthropic pop star in history. He gave over $300 million dollars to charity in his life and visited hospitals and orphanages at every stop of his tours handing out gifts and making donations. – Source

7. Every time an armadillo gives birth, they have identical quadruplets. – Source

8. The first swivel chair was invented by Thomas Jefferson, and that he sat on it when he drafted the United States Deceleration of Independence. – Source

9. Whataburger in Texas and What-A-Burger in Virginia opened about the same time in 1950 but didn’t know of each other’s existence until 1970. They both sued the other, but the court ruled that customers were not likely to be confused about whether the burgers served came from Texas or Virginia. – Source

10. In 2011, a write-in candidate for a board of education election needed only one vote to win, but she lost because she thought her friends/family would vote (they didn’t) and was too busy at her son’s baseball game to vote for herself. – Source

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11. Homer’s classic epics, The Iliad and The Odyssey, are only part of an eight-story saga. The remaining parts have been lost to the ages. – Source

12. In 2003 a high school football player set a new record for career passing yardage; he later found out that both teams’ coaches had conspired in his last game to ensure he’d beat the record, and he requested that the yardage from that game be expunged from his record, relinquishing the record. – Source

13. Real Madrid’s president didn’t want to sign Ronaldinho, saying “He’s so ugly that he’d sink you as a brand”. Instead, he signed Beckham, for his handsome & marketable in Asia. Ronaldinho became Barcelona’s star & got a standing ovation from Madrid fans for his performance in EL Clasico 2005. – Source

14. More police officers and firefighters die from suicide than in the line of duty only U.S. statistics. – Source

15. The United States has military equipment stashed away in large caves in Norway so that if they need to defend them, the U.S. can just fly in troops and use the prepositioned equipment. – Source

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