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25 Kickass Random Facts List #413

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16. Tesseract is the name of a real geometrical concept, it is a cube in 4-dimensional space. It is a 4D shape whose every face is a cube. Just like a cube can be unfolded into 6 squares in 2D space, a tesseract can be unfolded into 8 cubes in 3D space. – Source

17. Spiders legs extend using hydraulic pressure from their circulatory system, and when they’re crushed the legs curl in due to the loss in pressure. – Source

18. The founder of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad, was so frugal that he would regularly pocket salt and pepper packets at restaurants, reuse teabags, and drove a 1993 Volvo. He was worth $58.7 billion at the time of his death. – Source

19. A former schoolteacher hit 3.2 million miles with the car he bought in 1966. Road-tripping Irv Gordon passed away recently, holding the world record of highest vehicle mileage with his Volvo P1800S. – Source

20. Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Polish poet, in 1943 tried to escape from a Nazi work camp in Tarnopol (now Ukraine), for which he was sentenced to death. While digging his own grave, he killed a guard with a shovel and successfully escaped disguised as a Wehrmacht soldier. – Source

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21. The founder of Tootsie Rolls, Leo Hirshfield, committed suicide after being ousted from his own company. He’d created it to be an affordable chocolate-tasting candy that would not melt in the heat. He named them after his daughter Clara “Tootsie” Hirshfield. – Source

22. “Macho Man” Randy Savage’s first wrestling character was called “The Spider”, based off of Spider-Man. He would later star as the villain wrestler “Bone Saw” in The Amazing Spiderman movie. – Source

23. Clint Eastwood was offered the role of James Bond following the departure of Sean Connery but turned it down due to his belief that the character should be played by an English actor. – Source

24. When the 1980 U.S. hockey team was playing the USSR in a pre-Olympics exhibition, it was revealed during the game that a Soviet player had a gun under his jersey. The “player” was a KGB agent used to prevent players from defecting to the West. – Source

25. The word “theory” in “theory of evolution” does not imply scientific doubt about its validity. A scientific theory is a well-substantiated explanation of facts. – Source

 

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