33 Wise Random Facts That’ll Inspire You | Random List #82

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26Bonnie Tyler

The songwriter behind Meat Loaf's 'Bat Out of Hell' also wrote Bonnie Tyler's 'Total Eclipse of My Heart' and Celine Dion's 'It’s All Coming Back to Me Now'.

27. When Christopher Walken was 16 he worked as a lion tamer in the circus. He would often perform with a lioness named Sheba.

28. Infinite sets are not all created equal, however. There are actually many different sizes or levels of infinity. Some infinite sets are vastly larger than other infinite sets.

29. Vietnam has their own version of Bigfoot. The creature is called a Batutut and various tribes have claimed to have captured living specimens but without evidence to show. During the Vietnam War, U.S. servicemen reported seeing the creatures which they dubbed "Rock Apes".

30. 1/5th of the world's surface freshwater is contained within a single lake (Lake Baikal) in Siberia.

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31J.J. Thomson and George Paget Thomson

Both Thompson father and son won the Nobel Prize separately for their work on the electron and its wave/particle duality. J.J. Thompson won it in 1906 for showing that the electron is a particle and his son George Paget Thomson won it in 1937 for showing that the electron also behaves like a wave.

32. Former Spanish hurdler Maria José Martínez Patiño was barred from the Olympic team for failing the gender test. Her testes were hidden in her labia.

33. In 2011, when Jeopardy!'s 74-game champion Ken Jennings lost in an exhibition match against IBM's Watson AI program, he wrote under his final response "I for one welcome our new computer overlords".


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