35 Amazeballs Random Facts You Legit Had No Idea About | Random List #269

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26Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation

The Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation which runs the Crazy Horse statue in South Dakota is worth $77 million. It is not operated by the local Lakota people, and is considered a disgrace by many Lakota. Crazy Horse was known for his humility and never allowed his picture to be taken.


27. The 19th-century anti-urination devices built against sides of buildings were shaped such that anyone urinating there needed to stand away from the wall in public view. The slope of them meant that if anyone still tried to do so, the urine would be deflected back onto their feet and legs.


28. American Samoa has a population of less than 60,000 but has the highest rate of military enlistment of any U.S. state or territory. The local Army recruitment station in Pago Pago ranked #1 in 2014 and 2015 in enlistment out of the 885 Army recruiting stations at the time.


29. During a flight of the Hindenburg over the UK a parcel was thrown overboard and found in West Yorkshire. It contained flowers, a small silver Cross, and a note requesting they be delivered to a passenger's brother's grave


30. Due to Japanese salmon having a parasite in it, the Japanese always cooked their salmon. They only started eating salmon sushi in the 1990s after a decade long campaign by Norwegian Bjorn Eirik Olsen to convince the Japanese to eat it raw.


31Chips

The chips (fries) British tourists eat in the Canary Islands are grown in the UK and exported there because Canary Islands' production can't cope with demand.


32. The moonwalk dance move, popularized by Michael Jackson, is an old move dating back to the 1930s when Cab Calloway called it "the buzz." Dancer Bill Bailey was filmed doing the move at The Apollo Theater in 1955. Jackson saw a dancer on Soul Train doing the move and learned it from him.


33. Russia first tried to sell Alaska to the tiny state of Liechtenstein, who declined the offer, before selling it to America.


34. During the 1938 FIFA World Cup, the Brazilian team was so sure of winning the semi-final match against Italy that they requisitioned the only plane to Paris on the day after the match. After losing to Italy, they refused to sell them the tickets, and the Italian team had to travel from Marseilles to Paris by train.


35. Humans are the only animals whose brains shrink and become subject to cognitive dysfunctions like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Not even close relatives like Chimpanzees experience this shrinkage.

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