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25 Kickass Random Facts List #415

Here are 25 kickass random facts. For part 414, click here.

1-5 Kickass Random Facts

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1. Kate Winslet keeps her Oscar in the bathroom so her guests can hold it and make acceptance speeches in the mirror without feeling self-conscious. – Source

2. A Florida brewery created edible six-pack rings that feed animals instead of killing them. – Source

3. Nearly all the castles depicted in Monty Python and the Holy Grail are actually Doune Castle from different angles. – Source

4. Konstanz is one of the few towns in Germany left untouched by the Second World War. Instead of the blackout, the city would leave all its lights on at night in order to fool Allied bomber crews into thinking that it was part of nearby Switzerland. – Source

5. The Neanderthal dental plaque shows that there was no such thing as a typical Paleo diet. Some ate mostly meat, and some others are entirely vegetarian. – Source

6-10 Kickass Random Facts

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6.  Martin Luther King’s mother was also assassinated. A deranged man who believed Christianity was harming African Americans gunned her down as she played the organ in church. He was sentenced to death but this was commuted to life imprisonment because the Kings opposed capital punishment. – Source

7. The most recent of Wayne Gretzky’s 60 NHL records was set sometime after his 1999 retirement. His points-per-game average of 1.921 was second only to Mario Lemieux (2.005), who later came out of retirement and lowered his own average, moving Gretzky to the number 1 spot. – Source

8. The “Flynn Effect” shows that the average IQ is rising steadily each generation. IQ tests are continually made harder to keep the average at 100. Today’s children that take tests from past decades are averaging significantly higher than 100. – Source

9. A nutrition professor Mark Haub lost 27 pounds on a Twinkie/Dorito/Sugar diet to prove that weight loss is based on caloric intake, and not on nutrition. – Source

10. In 2016, Graeme Wallace, a packing manager at BrewDog, added “Mother F***r Day” to the expiration date of 200,000 beer cans after his bosses told him to “be more punk”. The brewery had to pay for the recall of all unsold ones, but Wallace became Employee of the Month. – Source

11-15 Kickass Random Facts

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11. Dan Shechtman was shamed for his ideas on quasicrystals. A Nobel laureate commented that “there is no such thing as quasicrystals, only quasi-scientists”. In 2011, Dan Schechtman was awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of quasicrystals. – Source

12. In 1963, a White civil right activist named William Lewis Moore protested segregation by walking 400 miles, alone, from Tennessee to Mississippi to deliver his own letter to the governor, urging him to accept integration. 2 days after starting, he was found murdered in the side of a highway. – Source

13. General Robert E Lee had a pet hen named “Nellie” who laid an egg for him every day for breakfast. Robert E Lee loved the hen so much, he halted his retreat from Gettysburg in order to have his men look for her when he couldn’t find her. – Source

14. Curious George, the beloved children’s book and its authors, escaped the Nazis and the Holocaust by escaping France by bicycle. Margaret and H.A. Rey biked 439 miles from Paris to the Spain border with little else besides their unpublished manuscript about a mischievous monkey. – Source

15. In the 1910s, there was a U.S. baseball team made up of death-row prisoners, whose executions were delayed so long as they kept winning. – Source

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