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25 Kickass Random Facts List #462

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16. Draconian laws are named after the 1st Greek legislator, Draco, who meted out severe punishment for very minor offenses. These included enforced slavery for any debtor whose status was lower than that of his creditor and the death sentence for stealing a cabbage. – Source

17. So many Soviets died during WWII that a Soviet male born in 1923 had just a 20% of surviving until his 23rd birthday. – Source

18. As a kid in DC, Duke Ellington loved to play baseball. Sometimes Teddy Roosevelt, who was President at the time, would ride by on his horse and stop to watch Duke & his friends play. – Source

19. Friedrich Nietzsche’s work was manipulated by his sister to support her own antisemitic ideals, these manipulated works were then further abused by the Nazi party. – Source

20. Dragonflies are the most successful hunter on Earth, catching 95% of their prey. – Source

21-25 Kickass Random Facts

21. As of 2015, Japan’s pachinko market generates more gambling revenue than that of Las Vegas, Macau, and Singapore combined. – Source

22. Stephen Wiltshire is an autistic British artist who can draw a landscape from memory after seeing it just once. He can draw entire cities from memory, after just a single, short, helicopter ride. When he drew Rome, he drew the exact number of columns in the Pantheon. – Source

23. Bed bugs have dagger penises, and a Swedish researcher decided to use pheromones to leverage their anatomical “feature” to kill one another by means of “uncontrolled shagging”. – Source

24. Sue Jones-Davies who portrayed Judith in Monty Python’s Life of Brian, later became Mayor of Aberystwyth. She discovered that the town had banned the Life of Brian for thirty years, and her first act was to overturn the ban and stage a screening with Terry Jones and Michael Palin. – Source

25. For over 100 years, Canada forced many Indigenous children to attend Residential schools away from their families years at a time. The quality of instruction was sub-par, many children were physically, sexually, and mentally abused, and at least 4000 children died in the school system. – Source

 

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