20 Strange Hard to Believe Random Facts | Random List #2

1James Cameron

James Cameron made the movie Titanic to get a dive to the shipwreck funded by the movie studio; not because he particularly wanted to make the movie.


2Woodstock Festival

Max Yasgur, the man who hosted Woodstock on his dairy farm. He got threats from his neighbors, but said: "if the generation gap is to be closed, we older people have to do more than we have done." He also got angry when people were trying to sell water and provided it free of charge.


3State of Kentucky

As of 2011, there are more barrels of bourbon aging in the state of Kentucky (4.7 million) than there are people who live there (4.3 million).


4Judy dog

Judy, a purebred English pointer who would often jump in to protect prisoners from beatings in a POW camp during WW2. A British Naval pilot bargained to have her officially considered a POW so the guards could not kill her.


5442nd American Unit

The most decorated American unit in WWII was the 442nd, an almost exclusively Japanese-American infantry regiment


6"Esposas"word

In Spanish, "esposas" means both "handcuffs" and "wives" and it is not a coincidence


7Cavalese cable car disaster

A US Marines airplane cut through a cable car wire at an Italian ski resort, which caused the cable car to plunge 80 meters (260 feet) to the ground, killing all 20 people onboard. One of the crewmen later destroyed incriminating evidence against himself and the rest of the crew.


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8Rubik's cube

Even under a worst-case scenario, no Rubik's Cube is farther than 20 moves from being solved.


9Spice Girls

The Spice Girls ran away from the people who put the group together before signing a contract, and stole the master recordings of their songs which they demoed around to get a new manager.


102001: A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick asked journalists to refer to "2001: A Space Odyssey" as "two thousand and one" instead of "twenty-oh-one" hoping it would influence the pronunciation of that year.

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