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25 Random Kickass Facts List #52

Here is 25 Random Kickass Facts List #52.

1-5 Random Kickass Facts

Niels Bohr Beer Pipe

1. In 1922 when scientist Niels Bohr won the Nobel Prize, he was given a house by Carlsberg Brewery. The house was located next to the brewery and it had a direct pipeline to the brewery so that Bohr had free beer on tap whenever he wanted. – Source

2. During a pledge drive, a DJ at a Portland, OR radio station promised that the station would never play “Stairway to Heaven” again if someone made a $10,000 donation. Robert Plant was driving on the Oregon coast, heard the offer, and made the donation. – Source

3. While Bob Barker was the host of The Price is Right, he banned fur, wool, and leather prizes, fake display meat products, zoo trips, and cars made by foreign-owned automobile companies. Only fur products remain banned. – Source

4. There is a species of fungus called Chorioactis that only exists in Texas and rural Japan, and is thought to have been in both places for 19 million years – Source

5. A 57-year-old Japanese man has been learning to scuba dive specifically so that he can look for his wife’s remains after she was presumably swept away during the 2011 tsunami. He says her last email to him was “… I want to go home”, and he is determined to make that happen. – Source

6-10 Random Kickass Facts

Buddha

6. The Buddha’s story appears in Christianity as the legend of St. Josaphat and in Islam as the legend of Budasaf. – Source

7. An English POW of WWI was granted permission to visit his dying mother and voluntarily returned a week later to his German prison camp. – Source

8. Child beauty pageants are illegal in France, and punishable with up to 2 years in prison. – Source

9. A Groom forgot his wedding pants in the dressing room of a Minnesota clothier and flew to Costa Rica for his wedding. The clothier sent his daughter on an 11-hour flight to deliver the pants personally because UPS and FedEx said they could not help. – Source

10. In 1984, a woman named Jennifer Thompson-Cannino mistakenly identified Ronald Cotton as her rapist. Cotton spent 11 years in prison until DNA evidence proved his innocence. Upon his release, the two became good friends and currently travel the country speaking of the dangers of false identification. – Source


11-15 Random Kickass Facts

Italian BMT

11. Subway’s most popular sandwich, the Italian BMT, stands for ‘Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit’, which is literally a Subway. – Source

12. Anders Celsius originally created the temperature scale with 100 degrees as freezing and 0 degrees as boiling. Carl Linnaeus, another scientist, waited until he died to change the scale to what it is today. – Source

13. Sudden testicular pain can be a symptom of testicular torsion. It occurs in about 1 in 160 males before 25 years of age and if not treated within 6 hours, can result in loss of the testicle. – Source

14. Viggo Mortensen, the actor who played Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, can speak English, Danish, Spanish, French, Italian, Norwegian, and Swedish. – Source

15. Homebrewing beer or wine with an alcohol by volume of greater than 0.5% was illegal until 1978 when President Jimmy Carter legalized the practice. – Source

16-20 Random Kickass Facts

Cracking_knuckles

16. Medical doctor Donald Unger cracked the knuckles of his left hand every day for more than sixty years, but he did not crack the knuckles of his right hand. No arthritis or other ailments formed in either hand, earning him the 2009 Ig Nobel Prize in Medicine. – Source

17. In August 2001, actor James Woods reported 4 suspicious individuals on his flight. Authorities did not act on his claim and they later turned out to be the 9/11 hijackers. – Source

18. When news of the Pearl Harbor attack arrived at Hitler’s headquarters, one of the assembled Nazi generals embarrassedly asked the rest of the group where Pearl Harbor was. Nobody was able to answer him and a world map had to be consulted. – Source

19. 800 different languages are spoken in New York City, making it the most linguistically diverse city on Earth. – Source

20. There was a court case named United States v. Approximately 64,695 Pounds of Shark Fins, and the shark fins won. – Source

21-5 Random Kickass Facts

Cuddle Mattress

21. There is a bed called the Cuddle Mattress, where it is divided into layers of foam for your arm to slip through. – Source

22. Despite fighting against Nazi troops, with 17,000 dying in combat, Colonial French (Black) troops were not allowed to liberate Paris because of their skin color. To ensure that a French regiment was allowed to liberated Paris, De Gaulle was forced to use Spanish (white) soldiers. – Source

23. The IRS has instructions for employees on how to collect taxes after a nuclear war. – Source

24. When Nazi troops conquered Paris, the Kaiser (who was then living in exile) sent Hitler a telegram saying “Congratulations, you have won using my troops.” – Source

25. An astronaut once punctured his space suit while on a space walk and he didn’t even notice it until he finished the space walk. It was just a little 1/8 inch hole, so there was no explosive decompression. The skin of the astronaut’s hand partially sealed the opening. He bled into space, and at the same time his coagulating blood sealed the opening enough.- Source

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