32 Amazing Random Fun Facts You Won’t Believe Are True – Part 285

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26Gertrude Temple

Gertrude Temple, Shirley Temple's mother tried to make her childhood as normal as possible. She asked the parents of Shirley's friends to not let their children see her films so they wouldn't treat her differently, and she withheld all of Shirley's fan mail until she was much older. 

27. The term "420" was coined by five students in 1971 at San Rafael High School to signal a meetup at 4:20 p.m. by the campus’ statue of chemist Louis Pasteur to take a hit. They chose that specific time because extracurricular activities had usually ended by then.

28. In 1987, an engineer used a new computer program “rwall” to send a message to his university server. Instead, the program broadcasted the message to every user on the internet—including the Pentagon.

29. A 3600-year-old ancient Egyptian papyrus is the oldest known surgical text and contains the earliest recorded use of the word “brain” and suggests using raw meat to stop bleeding.

30. Russians eat ice cream in the winter to be warm.

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Despite flopping massively, Grease 2 inspired an Indian remake (Premaloka). While Bollywood didn't make a remake of the original Grease, instead only focusing on the sequel, the movie became so successful the state of Karnataka had to grant a public leave day so people could watch the movie.

32. In 2008, a German actor named Daniel Hoevels accidentally cut his own throat on stage in a “suicide scene” when he was given a real knife by mistake.


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