Here are 25 kickass random facts. For part 398, click here.
1-5 Kickass Random Facts
1. In 1825, painter Samuel Morse received a letter which read that his wife was sick. The day after that a new one said that she was dead. When 2 days later he went to his wife, he discovered that she was already buried. Pissed off for the slowness of communications, he invented the Morse code. – Source
2. Stan Lee, co-creator of Daredevil, worried that blind people would be offended at how far he exaggerated the way a blind person’s other senses are enhanced until he started receiving letters telling him that blind people greatly enjoyed having Daredevil comics read to them. – Source
3. The creators/directors/writers for Parks and Rec, Bob’s Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Silicon Valley, Modern Family, The Good Place, American Dad, and Rick and Morty all got their big breaks on King of the Hill. – Source
4. In 1983, the head of a woman was found in a peat bog in England. A man assumed it belonged to his wife, who he had murdered and dumped in the bog in 1961, and made a full confession. The remains were dated and discovered to be 1750 years old. The man was still convicted of his wife’s murder. – Source
5. During WWII black U.S. soldiers stationed in England were drinking in a pub with local people when U.S. Military police arrived to stop them getting served and arrest them for not segregating. The white local people in the pub defended the black men, which eventually led to a riot and gunshots. – Source
6-10 Kickass Random Facts
6. Otis Redding was just 26 when he died in a plane crash. He recorded “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” days before the crash and, despite his young age, is considered one of the most influential musicians in American history. – Source
7. Robert Millikan disliked Einstein’s results about light consisting of particles (photons) and carefully designed experiments to disprove them, but ended up confirming the particle nature of light, and earned a Nobel Prize for that. – Source
8. Minnesota has been refusing to return a captured Confederate Flag to Virginia for more than a century. – Source
9. The real “Soup Nazi”, Ali Yeganeh, did not like the Seinfeld character based off him. When Jerry Seinfeld visited his restaurant a few weeks after the episode aired, Seinfeld sarcastically apologized to Yeganeh. Yeganeh bellowed “no soup for you!” and ejected Seinfeld from his restaurant. – Source
10. In 2007, the Australian Government spent $84 million on a p*rn filter. A 16-year old boy, Tom Wood, cracked the filter in less than 40 minutes. – Source
11-15 Kickass Random Facts
11. Batman, the animated series issued a standing order to the animation department that all backgrounds be painted using light colors on black paper (as opposed to the industry standard of dark colors on white paper). – Source
12. Ants are self-aware. In an experiment, researchers painted blue dots onto ants bodies and presented them with a mirror. 23 out of 24 tried scratching the dot, indicating that the ants could see the dots on themselves. – Source
13. Canadians are entitled to receive a free flag from the government ($150 value), but the waiting period is 99 years. – Source
14. Unprovoked, Courtney Love picked on Gwen Stefani saying “Being famous is just like being in high school. But I’m not interested in being the cheerleader. I’m not interested in being Gwen Stefani.” After that quote, Gwen recorded her first solo album with the cheerleader anthem “Hollaback Girl.” – Source
15. The U.S. Census Bureau removed Central and South American as options because people from the Midwest and the South would mistakenly pick them. – Source
25 is BS. There used to be ice slides in Russia in the 17-18th centuries that were similar to modern rollercoasters. Another “America invented the universe” “fact”.
You’re proof that this wasn’t the first roller- (implying a ride with wheels) -coaster, is that Russians used to slide on ice?
In that case, I guess the Wright brothers didn’t create the first successful airplane because the ancient Chinese had kites first!
Russia had sledding hills in the 17th century. The first modern roller coasters were located in Parc Beaujon in Paris in 1817.
@mijk- Soooo bobsledding?
um, you can say Russia invented ice slides then.
But an American invented roller coasters.
its not that hard to wrap your mind around.