34 Wonderfully True Random Facts You Didn’t Know About Until Reading this Post | Random List #102

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26HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen

The Dutch naval ship HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen was ordered to return to Australia after a Japanese ambush during World War 2. To avoid another ambush, the crew camouflaged the ship with jungle foliage to disguise it as a small island and it traveled only at night. It was the only ship of its class to successfully arrive.

27. There is a satellite named STRaND-1 in orbit that is operated by two computers: one is the classic CubeSat computer and second is a Google Nexus One smartphone running the Android operating system.

28. Salem Poor was a slave who purchased his freedom and fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill. His actions earned him the praise of 14 officers who called him “a brave and gallant soldier.”

29. Stephen Fry was under criminal investigation in 2017 for blasphemy, for his comments made on the show 'The Meaning of Life.'

30. There are 18 different forms of ice, that have completely different structures from one another, and occur at very different temperatures and pressures than "regular" ice.

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31Prince Philip

Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth, was born into both the Danish and Greek Royal Families and is the oldest ever male member of the British Royal Family at the age of 96. He retired from royal duties last year after completing 22,219 solo engagements since 1952.

32. Operation Flagship was a sting operation that sent out free Washington Redskins tickets to wanted fugitives and resulted in more than 100 arrests with Marshalls wearing Redskins and Chicken costumes.

33. Atheist churches exist and they're styled after Mega Churches in the United States. Located in places like Dublin, Sydney, and New York, they are places for Atheists to replicate the Church experience.

34. In 2000, Coca-Cola launched a campaign against water called H2NO, in which the program taught waiters how to use "suggestive selling techniques" to offer a variety of alternative beverages when diners asked for water.


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