34 Noteworthy Random Facts We Were Surprised to Learn| Random List #62

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1Liberty Bell

Pennsylvania is misspelled as Pensylvania on the Liberty Bell.


2. The creator of Bitcoin is still unknown. The identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the computer programmer who invented the digital currency is a pseudonym and could represent a man, a woman, or even a group of people.


3. Russia trained dolphins how to kill people with harpoons and to undertake kamikaze strikes against enemies. They then sold them to Iran after running out of dolphin food.


4. In 2007, a man named John Brandrick in London sued his doctor after being misdiagnosed with cancer. He was told he only had months to live. As a result, he spent his entire life savings only to find out his doctors misdiagnosed him.


5. The actor Richard Attenborough, the old guy naturalist from Jurassic Park, is the real-life brother of David Attenborough, old guy naturalist from the BBC.


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6Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak was interrogated by the Secret Service for using $2 bills in Vegas.


7. During the early 1800's, the Mississippi and Ohio rivers were inhabited by sizeable populations of pirates.


8. The word with the most meanings in English is the verb 'set', with 430 senses listed in the Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, published in 1989. The word commands the longest entry in the dictionary at 60,000 words or 326,000 characters.


9. Mike Rowe (of Dirty Jobs fame) received death threats after narrating a Wal-Mart commercial about investing in American manufacturing.


10. From 1814-1830, the French flag was just plain white.


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11World net worth

The world has a net worth of over $280 Trillion. The US is the wealthiest country ($93.5 Trillion) followed by China ($29 Trillion).


12. India requires internet café owners to take pictures of all their customers, keep browsing history for one year, and forward all this data to the government.


13. Uranus and Neptune are not "Gas Giants" as is commonly believed, but belong to a separate category of giant planets called "Ice Giants." This is because less than 20% of their mass is made up of hydrogen and helium. True gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn are over 90% hydrogen and helium.


14. The guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery actually yell at you when you are disrespectful.


15. The Grizzly bear is the California state animal, but the grizzly bear is extinct in California.


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16John Dryden

The "rule" which says never to end a sentence with a preposition may have been derived from English poet John Dryden's habit of translating his own English verse into Latin. He did so to "check whether his writing was concise and elegant, Latin being considered an elegant and long-lived language with which to compare."


17. There are still unclimbed mountains on Earth, also referred to as "virgin peaks".


18. A study shows that 47% of French horn players report hearing loss.


19. The movie Angels with Filthy Souls that the character Kevin in Home Alone watches and uses was made for the movie and is not an actual full-length movie.


20. After America's Vanguard TV3 rocket exploded seconds after launch, Russia offered the US aid during a UN meeting under the "Soviet program of technical assistance to backward nations".


21GSG 9

GSG 9, the elite German police unit completed 1500 missions between 1972-2003, in which they only used their weapons 5 times.


22. Chuck Jones had rules when creating the plot in his Road Runner cartoons. One of them read, 'The Road Runner cannot harm the Coyote, except by going "meep, meep".


23. Boba Fett was originally going to have white armor. His iconic armor was colored white to match the stormtroopers because his original story arc had him as a specialized super stormtrooper. They currently sell white armored Boba Fett figures.


24. The world's oldest university (University of Al Quaraouiyine in Morocco) still in operation was founded by a Muslim woman (Fatima al-Fihri) in 859 A.D.


25. Prisoners in Belgium have a computer station with a headset and limited access to the internet in their cells. They can also order PPV films (including adult ones), "making the prison run more efficiently".

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