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25 Kickass Random Facts List #444

Here are 25 kickass random facts. For part 443, click here.

1-5 Kickass Random Facts

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1. As production of Toy Story wrapped up in 1994, Pixar writer Andrew Stanton asked his coworker’s during a brainstorming session, “What if mankind had to leave Earth and somebody forgot to turn off the last robot?” 14 years later he answered his own question with the movie WALL-E in 2008. – Source

2. In 1959, a white man from Texas disguised himself as a black man and traveled for six weeks on Greyhound buses. After publishing his experiences with racism he was forced to move to Mexico for several years due to death threats. – Source

3. Ryan Gosling gained 60 pounds by drinking melted ice cream to play the father in Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones.” He was then told he was too fat to play the part and the role went to Mark Wahlberg. – Source

4. To combat the theft of trees around Christmas time, University of Nebraska-Lincoln used to spray their trees with fox urine. It freezes and has no odor outside, but thaws if taken indoors. The resultant smell is so rancid it is “eye-watering”. – Source

5. Kano Jigoro, the father of Judo, asked to be buried in his white belt to be remembered as a learner and not the black belt master that he was. – Source

6-10 Kickass Random Facts

6. Olympus Mons is the tallest known volcano in the solar system, it has such a gradual slope that someone standing at the base couldn’t see the summit because it’s beyond the horizon. – Source

7. An Ancient Greek philosopher was exiled for claiming the moon was a rock, not a god. – Source

8. Alexa commercials are intentionally muted in the 3,000Hz to a 6,000Hz range of the audio spectrum, which tips off the system that the “Alexa” phrase being spoken isn’t, in fact, a real command and should be ignored. – Source

9. Japan has a National Wolf Association fighting to reintroduce wolves to the country to deal with a massive roaming deer population. – Source

10. In 2009, Nine women were rescued from what they thought was a Big Brother reality show house but turned out to be a criminal organization. – Source

11-15 Kickass Random Facts

11. Some US $1 bills minted from 1992 to 1996 can be worth up to $1300 because they were printed using a different method. – Source

12. In 2016, the oldest living leap year baby celebrated her 25th birthday on her 100th year of life. – Source

13. In Germany, there exists the only tree in the world with its own mailing address. The “matchmaking” tree receives about 1,000 letters per year from singles looking for love. Anyone can take letters from the tree and respond. It is estimated the tree is responsible for over 100 marriages. – Source

14. There’s a 12-foot-tall replica of the Washington Monument hidden under a manhole on the grounds of the monument. Its purpose is that of a surveying tool that’s usually just a metal rod, but because of the location, this special version was installed. – Source

15. A calendar system for Mars has already been devised for potential future settlement. The calendar contains 24 months of 27 or 28 days each, named after Latin and Sanskrit constellation names. – Source

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  • “Bones found at Seymour Island indicate that, 37 to 40 million years ago, penguins stood at a formidable 6 feet tall and weighed 250 pounds.”

    Would not want to have tangled with one of those, for sure.

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