30 Quick Random Facts About Everything You’ll Come To Love | Random List #13

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1Eminem

Eminem is commended in the 2015 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most words in a hit single, 'Rap God', totalling 1,560 words in 6 minutes, 4 seconds.


2. Potatoes are the lowest cost source of dietary potassium, a nutrient lacking in the American diet and important for reducing the risk of high blood pressure


3. T.G.I. Friday's began in Manhattan in 1965 as one of the world's first singles bars. It was very successful, in part because 480 stewardesses lived next door to the first location. The restaurant became family-oriented only after expanding to the suburbs.


4. Margaret Cho was rejected by a producer on her show All American Girl. Still, heart broken, she looked him up 17 years later to find out that he had bludgeoned his wife to death and put her in his attic where she partially mummified. She wrote a song about him.


5. Puma, Cougar and Mountain Lion are named for the same exact animal.


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6Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert exists in the Marvel Universe. After departing from a campaign event, he saw Spider-Man battling Grizzly. He tried to help by pushing a statue off the building. It hit Grizzly on the head, Spider-Man thanked him for his help and gave him a ride home.


7. A sparrow was shot because it knocked over 23,000 domino bricks, just 4 days prior to the Domino Day Event. The shooter was later fined for shooting an endangered species.


8. During the making of 'O Brother, Where Art Thou' the Coen brothers had someone on set just to catch snakes using a golf club. When asked what to call somebody with this profession, he said 'an idiot.'


9. Many famous works of art were defaced with fig leafs under the order of the Catholic Church. The statues and paintings had fig leafs plastered on their genitals to comply with the Church's chastity rules.


10. The trend of increasing audio levels in recorded music since the 90's, which critics believe reduces overall sound quality.


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11God Moloch

Worship of the ancient God Moloch included tossing babies into a heated bronze statue and that the Carthaginians copied this for their God Cronus.


12. The most common password in 2016 was 123456


13. George Michael had no idea why people liked Careless Whisper so much, and it was written while he was bored on a bus at the age of 17


14. Orthodox Jews are prohibited from walking past a motion sensor that will turn on a light on the Sabbath.


15. Two people have died searching for the Fenn Treasure, an alleged treasure chest buried in the Rocky Mountains by a rich art dealer whose goal was to get people off the couch and outdoors.


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16Slut

The word "slut" originally meant a messy or untidy woman


17. Uganda Proposed in the early 1900's that Jews be given a homeland in British East Africa.


18. The Democratic Donkey originated from opponents of Andrew Jackson, who they frequently referred to as a jackass. Jackson rolled with it and used the donkey on his campaign posters and the image has stuck since.


19. Baltimore issued a blanket prescription for all its residents to carry Narcan


20. An ancient execution method (and reportedly still employed in 19th century Persia) was to fasten the legs to two bent-down trees, which were then released, ripping the man in half.


21Kalmykia people

The Russian republic of Kalmykia, is inhabited by people who have descended from Mongols that migrated in the 1600's. It is the only region of Europe to predominantly practice Buddhism.


22. Egyptians 'created' modern cats through selective breeding, choosing the most sociable to keep mating


23. Shadow People: The perception of a patch of shadow as a living, humanoid figure, are believed to exist by some people. One author on the topic describes Shadow People as negative, alien beings, while other authors think they may be the extra-dimensional inhabitants of another universe.


24. The oldest recorded joke dates back to 1900 BC and goes: "Something which has never occurred since time immemorial; a young woman did not fart in her husband's lap."


25. First published in 1993, "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog" is the most reproduced cartoon from The New Yorker magazine, and its title a phrase still used around the world.

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