35 Curious Random Facts For The Curious Minds Out There | Random List #132

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26Dennis Rader

The BTK serial killer Dennis Rader, who killed 10 people between 1974 and 1991, was finally caught after he sent a 1.44MB diskette to the police, which they told him was untraceable. Police recovered metadata from a deleted MS Word file from the disc.

27. Anteaters are incapable of producing their own digestive acids. They instead use formic acid found in the stinging venom of the ants they eat, which essentially means the ants are dissolved in their own acid.

28. Whenever you consume spicy foods, your brain will unleash endorphins and dopamine, which is why many people begin to acquire a craving for spicy foods after they acquire a taste for them.

29. In the 2000 Paralympics, 10 out of 12 players in Spain's Basketball team were non-disabled, who pretended to have intellectual disabilities. The scandal was exposed after the Paralympics when one of the players was revealed to be an investigative journalist.

30. Piers Morgan was fired as the editor of a popular British newspaper in 2004 after publishing fake photos of the torture of Iraqi prisoners by British soldiers.

31Sunshine Act

Florida appears to have lots of interesting criminal stories because of the Government in the Sunshine Act, which forces everything the government does to be out in public. This includes arrest reports and criminal records.

32. A time capsule was buried in the old Nickelodeon Studios in 1992 containing items deemed important by kids, such as a Nintendo Gameboy, a Back to the Future VHS, and Michael Jackson CDs.

33. ABBA's performance costumes were vibrant and colorful because if they could wear them while not performing, they wouldn't be tax deductible under Swedish tax law.

34. Female kangaroos can determine the sex of their offspring. They can even delay gestation when environmental factors are likely to diminish the chance of young surviving.

35. Heart transplant recipients often report changes in temperament or aesthetic taste which parallels traits of their donor, going as far as pursuing the same hobbies and adopting the donor’s musical tastes.


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