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25 Kickass Random Facts List #428

16-20 Kickass Random Facts

16. The Bee Gees were going to lip sync to a record in the local Gaumont cinema, but as they were running to the theatre, the fragile shellac 78-RPM record broke. The brothers had to sing live and received such a positive response from the audience that they decided to pursue a singing career. – Source

17. Abraham Lincoln had an incredibly high-pitched voice that was described as shrill, sharp, and unpleasant. – Source

18. In the 50’s NASA recruited Deaf people to research why they didn’t get motion sickness. Tests included flights in “Vomit Comet” and sailing in the rough seas (researchers got violently sick, while Deaf people just played cards happily). – Source

19. In 1991, Isaac Wright Jr. was wrongfully convicted of being a drug kingpin in New Jersey and sentenced to life in prison. While in prison, he studied law to pursue his own appeal and extracted a confession of police misconduct from the detective responsible for his conviction, exonerating Wright. – Source

20. Humans use 100% of their brains and it’s only a myth that we’re using a smaller percent. – Source

21-25 Kickass Random Facts

21. In Thailand, it was considered a capital offense punishable by death if someone touched the queen. In 1880, The queen drowned when her royal boat capsized on the way to the Palace. The many witnesses to the accident did not dare to touch the queen while she was drowning. – Source

22. Ancient Sumeria elected “Substitute Kings” during eclipses to protect the king from a prophecy of death. Once a real king, “Erra-imitti” suddenly died while eating hot porridge and his substitute, “Enlil-bani” formerly a random gardener, stayed king for 24 years. – Source

23. Polar bears’ liver has a vitamin A content so high, it’s considered poisonous. When hunting them, the livers are buried or burned to prevent the hunter’s dogs from eating them. – Source

24. The Turkish Embassy in DC played a vital role in desegregating Jazz scene. Two teenage sons of the ambassador would often organize events in the embassy inviting black and white artists to perform together. One of these sons went on to start Atlantic Records. – Source

25. People used to gather around paintings at well-to-do parties identifying hard-to-spot things for fun, a game that was essentially I Spy but for the wealthy and educated. – Source

 

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