35 Breathtaking Random Facts You Should Know – Part 206

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26United States

In the early nineteenth century, the United States had a hundred and forty-four separate time zones.


27. Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana produces compressed natural gas from its cows' waste and uses it to fuel their fleet of delivery trucks and farm equipment. This practice saves 1.5 million gallons of diesel and reduces CO2 emissions by 1.4 million metric tons.


28. ESPN won an Emmy for the creation of the superimposed yellow line representing the first down line for American football games.


29. When Pearl Jam released their cover of 'Last Kiss' as a single, they decided all proceeds would go to Kosovo War refugees. The song raised over $10 million.


30. Elias Disney, Walt Disney's father was unimpressed when his son took him on a tour of his new film studio until Walt pointed out that it could be converted into a hospital if his animation business fails.


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31Bike Helmet Law

Bike Helmet Law was defeated in Denmark partly because "the overwhelming evidence is that enforced helmet laws lead to very much less cycling, particularly for utility journeys and amongst young people."


32. The happiest marriages are those where the wife is able to calm down quickly after arguments.


33. In 2013, the ruins of a 2,300-year-old Mayan Temple in Belize, Brazil was destroyed by contractors, who wanted to use the limestone bricks for gravel to build a village road.


34. Writer Harlan Ellison was once hired to write for Disney. Roy O. Disney overheard him in the lunchroom impersonating Donald, Goofy and Mickey, joking about making an animated porno with Disney characters. After lunch, he found a pink slip on his desk. He had been fired on his very first day.


35. The Nazis tried to build a Super-weapon named the V3 cannon, with a range of 165km and the potential to hit London in 2 minutes with its 310lb armament. An installation of 25 guns was in the final stages of construction when it was destroyed by the famous RAF Dambusters.

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