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25 Kickass Random Facts List #435

16-20 Kickass Random Facts

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16. Humans weren’t the first species to discover agriculture. That honor belongs to multiple species of ants (and termites) who beat us to it by 50-60 million years. – Source

17. There is a third world trade center tower in China, looking exactly like the ones in New York. – Source

18. Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia adopted 40 Armenian Orphans from a monastery in Jerusalem in 1924 and trained them to play musical instruments becoming Ethiopia’s first Official orchestra. – Source

19. The “razor” in Ockham’s razor refers to distinguishing between two hypotheses either by “shaving away” unnecessary assumptions or cutting apart two similar conclusions. This means a solution with the fewest assumptions, not the simplest answer, is usually correct. – Source

20. Despite smoking being illegal on commercial planes, they are required by the FAA to have ashtrays in the lavatories so that in case someone breaks the law and smokes there is a place to safely extinguish the cigarette. – Source

21-25 Kickass Random Facts

21. Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi was sold at a New Orleans art gallery for $10,000 in 2005 and ended up selling for $450,000,000 in 2017. It’s the most expensive painting ever sold. – Source

22. Parents in Zimbabwe who cannot afford school fees can offer livestock such as goats or sheep as payment for tuition fees. – Source

23. “Purple Rain” was remade in the Sahara featuring the nomadic Tuareg people. Since their language has no word for “purple,” the title became “Rain The Color of Blue With A Little Red In It.” – Source

24. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch contains around 80 million kg of floating plastic debris of various size and shape, principally made of Polyethylene and Polypropylene, accumulated in an area 3 times the size of continental France. – Source

25. After WWII, most countries did not acknowledge the treatment of homosexuals in concentration camps in Nazi Germany. Some men were even re-arrested and imprisoned based on evidence found during the Nazi years. The German government finally apologized in 2002. – Source

 

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