16-20 Kickass Random Facts
16. The Black Knight in Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail was inspired by two Roman wrestlers who were in a very intense and entangled fight. After one surrendered from the pain of a broken rib an attendant picked up the winner, tapping him and saying “You won” to discover that he was dead. – Source
17. The Wiggles, at the peak of their popularity in the late 90s, traveled in two planes so that in the unfortunate event of a crash, half of the group would survive to continue touring. – Source
18. Test audiences for “Good Night and Good Luck” complained that the actor playing Joseph McCarthy was over the top. They didn’t realize that it wasn’t an actor, but archival footage of McCarthy himself. – Source
19. There is a new drug for treating schizophrenia that consists of being given a shot 4 times a year, making it the first successful medication of its kind that doesn’t require patients to take daily pills. – Source
20. The Statue of Liberty walks over a broken chain and shackle, half-hidden by her robes and difficult to see from the ground. They represent freedom and the end of servitude and oppression. – Source
21-25 Kickass Random Facts
21. Superman was originally a vigilante fighter and in one instance was fired upon by the National Guard after he destroyed a slum to force the government to build better housing for the poor. He was also often depicted using lethal force and attacking wife beaters, profiteers, and lynch mobs. – Source
22. Asteroid J002E3 was discovered 16 years ago orbiting the earth. It turned out to be the 3rd stage of Apollo 12, which had come back to earth orbit after going around the sun for over 30 years. – Source
23. In 1958, the U.S. Air Force lost a nuclear bomb in the waters near Savannah, Georgia that has still not been found. – Source
24. An artist was hired to create “The most unwanted song” which contains bagpipes, children singing about holidays, advertising jingles, accordions, and a soprano rap, it lasts 22 minutes. – Source
25. Rollercoasters were invented to distract Americans from sin. In the 1880s, hosiery businessman LaMarcus Thompson didn’t like that Americans were going to places like saloons and brothels and created the first rollercoaster on Coney Island to persuade them to go there instead. – 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.