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16. Coca-Cola made a soda for the dystopian future, called OK Soda, which came with its own manifesto, and the slogan, “Everything is going to be OK.” – Source

17. In 1948, a man wore 30-pound, 3-toed lead shoes and stomped around a Florida beach in the night. The footprints lead people to believe that a 15-foot tall penguin was roaming their lands. He kept up the prank for 10 years, visiting various beaches. The hoax wasn’t revealed until 40 years later. – Source

18. Elephants are a keystone species. They carve pathways through impenetrable underbrush shaping entire ecosystems as they create pools in dried river beds and spread seeds as they travel. – Source

19. In 2007, a 12-year-old Norwegian boy named Hans Jorgen Olsen saved both himself and his sister from a vicious moose attack using skills he learned from playing World of Warcraft; taunt and feign death. – Source

20. The band Chicago was so fond of cocaine that during a tour in the 1970s they put a fake phone booth on stage called the “Snortitorium” so they could do lines mid-concert without going backstage. – Source

21-25 Kickass Random Facts

21. Brian May, the lead guitarist for Queen and astrophysicist, dislikes smoking so much that he prohibited smoking indoors at concerts before smoking bans became the norm. The dislike for smoking was due to his father’s heavy cigarette use. – Source

22. Steve Martin’s wedding came as a surprise to his guests. The roughly 75 star-studded attendees (including the likes of Tom Hanks, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, and Carl Reiner) said that he had invited them to his house just for a “party.” To their shock, upon their arrival, his wedding began. – Source

23. There is a man (Ioannis Ikonomou) in the European Commission who works as a translator and can speak 47 languages, including 21 of the 24 EU official languages. He can also speak dead languages like Old Church Slavic. – Source

24. Christopher Lee was the only member of the L.O.T.R. cast who personally met Tolkien. Tolkien gave him the blessing to play Gandalf but Lee’s ability to play villains later convinced Peter Jackson to offer him the role of Saruman. – Source

25. 7-year-old Tyler Moon walked 1km (0.6 miles) of forest to save his father’s life after their quad crashed. Tyler made the journey to get help despite his own injuries: two collapsed lungs filling with blood and seven broken ribs. He managed to alert help just in time before collapsing himself. – Source

 

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