34 Obscure Random Facts That’ll Make You Smarter – Part 107

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26Dana Carvey

American actor Dana Carvey underwent bypass surgery in 1997 and the surgeon operated on the wrong artery. After suing for medical malpractice, he won and donated his winnings to the charity.

27. TV pickup is a phenomenon where during TV commercial breaks, a large majority of people in Britain will do things that drain electricity, such as turning on the kettle to make tea, which causes a sudden 200-400MW demand on the grid.

28. In 2018, China finished building the world’s biggest air purifier, which is a tower that is 328 feet high. It has helped in reducing smog over 4 square miles.

29. There is an enormous Hexagon on the Saturn's North Pole and each side of the hexagon is approximately 1000 kilometers greater than the diameter of Earth. Although there are numerous theories, nobody is exactly sure what it really is.

30. In 2013, Mark Zuckerberg spent $30 million buying 4 neighboring houses to ensure his privacy. He reportedly took action after he learned that a developer wanted to purchase one of his neighbor's homes and use the fact that Zuckerberg lived close by as a marketing tactic.

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31Fire extinguishers

Dry powder fire extinguishers can cause diarrhea when the powder comes in contact with your skin.

32. The billionaire founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma, has produced a martial arts film named Gong Shou Dao starring himself fighting Jet Li, Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa, Jason Statham, Manny Pacquiao, and many other legends.

33. The original NBA Jam arcade game generated revenue of over $1 Billion in quarters in its first year.

34. The blood of horseshoe crabs is extremely useful for detecting bacterial endotoxins. Every year humans catch about 500,000 crabs, drain some of their blood, and then release them back into the ocean.


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