36 Exhilarating Random Facts For Those Who Are Hard To Surprise – Part 255

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26Chanakya

Chanakya, one of the oldest known economist added a tiny bit of poison in his King's food, without his knowledge, to immunize him from enemy assassination attempts. The king accidently killed his 8 months pregnant Queen by sharing his food.


27. A question mark superimposed onto an exclamation mark, often seen as ?!, is called an Interrobang. Martin K. Speckter is credited with inventing the mark in 1962 which made it the first new punctuation mark to have been introduced in 300 years


28. Bill Nye's family has a history of a neurological disorder called ataxia and the reason he decided not to have kids was to avoid passing down the condition to them.


29. Spider-man received a Japanese live-action adaption in 1978, in which he piloted a giant robot. This use of giant robots subsequently became its own franchise, which, in turn, is adapted back in the US as Power Rangers.


30. Meg and Jack White of the White stripes publicly portrayed themselves as siblings despite the fact that they weren't related and had married in 1996 prior to the band's formation.


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31Covered bridges

Covered bridges are designed with roofs to protect and preserve the wooden structure from the elements. Uncovered wooden bridges typically have a lifespan of only 20 years because of the effects of rain and sun, but a covered bridge could last 100 years.


32. A mathematician named Nicolas Bourbaki who has made many strides in mathematics, never even was a real person, but was a collective pseudonym for a group of mathematicians who wrote their own textbooks.


33. An average man shouldn’t have more than 36g of added sugar and an average woman shouldn't have more than 25g of sugar per day. To put that into perspective a can of soda has 40g of sugar in it.


34. The High Place Phenomenon, also known as "The Call of the Void" is a sudden, strong, but usually very quickly dismissed, urge to do something incredibly stupid, usually associated with jumping off a high place.


35. Despite being a cliche, only one historical map actually uses the phrase "Here Be Dragons". The Hunt-Lenox Globe from 1504, one of the oldest globes in existence, uses the phrase on the east coast of Asia. It is believed to have been inspired by tales of Komodo Dragons from Indonesia.


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36Walt Disney Concert Hall

The sections of the shiny stainless steel exterior of the Frank Gehry designed Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles had to be de-polished because in the bright sun they were cooking neighboring buildings and blinding drivers.

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