33 Weirdly Fun Random Facts That Are Hard To Believe – Part 262

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26Childhood trauma

Childhood trauma is actually relatively common. 60% of the population experiences trauma by the age of 16. Research suggests childhood trauma has life-long impacts in the form of diminished health, financial and academic success, and social life.

27. In his songs, Chuck Berry articulated every word, with precise diction and no noticeable accent, leading some listeners and concert promoters, used to a different kind of rhythm-and-blues singer, to initially think he was white. Teenagers didn't care about his race.

28. There are no muscles in your fingers. Their function is controlled by muscles in your palms and arms.

29. The resource curse, also known as the paradox of plenty, refers to the paradox that countries with an abundance of natural resources (such as fossil fuels and certain minerals), tend to have less economic growth, less democracy, and worse development outcomes than countries with fewer resources.

30. Dorothy Stang was an American nun who dedicated her life to preserve the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. She helped the poor by teaching them how to harvest products from the forest and sought to protect peasants from gangs working for farmers. She was murdered by criminals hired by a rancher.

31Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria was irritated at being, as a mere Queen, notionally inferior to her daughter Princess Victoria, who was the wife of the reigning German Emperor and hence an Empress - so the British government created for her the title of Empress of India.

32. Ancient Egyptians built King Ramses II statue with precise accuracy to be illuminated by the Sun only twice a year, once on February 22nd to coincide with his coronation day and again on October 22nd to coincide with his birthday.

33. Boeing once made a top-secret spy plane named the “Bird of Prey” after the Klingon starship in “Star Trek.”


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