34 Borderline Unbelievable Random Facts You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner | Random List #111

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26Breakup

Breakup

Women get more negatively affected from a breakup but make a much better recovery and come out stronger from the experience, while men take much longer to come to terms with the separation, never fully recover, and simply move on.


27. Ed Currie, the creator of the Carolina Reaper (one of the world's hottest pepper), donates half of his pepper harvest to cancer research as capsicum has proven to kill cancer cells.


28. The Australian school authorities once gave a standardized history exam asking students to analyze a painting of the Bolshevik Revolution that they had sourced from internet, not knowing that there was a giant robot photoshopped into the background. They later apologized, promising “new guidelines governing the use of the internet-sourced material in exams.”


29. Because of the musical "Hamilton", more people visited the grave of Alexander Hamilton in 2015 than in the previous 212 years since his death. Many of those visitors came having just seen the musical on Broadway, or en route to do so.


30. The Boltzmann Brain paradox is the idea that one day in the infinite age of the universe, a self aware entity will be created by thermal fluctuations that occur randomly in the universe.


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31Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space, did not live to see the first human to land on the moon.


32. Hitler's perception of Americans as weak and sure to quickly give up in a war was in part shaped by the movie adaptation of Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath” and its portrayal of downtrodden Okie farmers.


33. There are mysterious ancient stone cart tracks all over Malta, some of which disappear over cliffs and reappear at the bottom of the ocean.


34. The SR-71 Blackbird’s original name was supposed to be RS-71, but Lyndon Johnson messed it up during the announcement and called it the SR-71 and the name stuck.

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