36 Fresh From the Oven Random Facts To Satisfy Your Mental Hunger | Random List #145

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Prior to 1963, it was not uncommon for students in the United States to be required to read from The Bible as part of their elementary education. A lawsuit that went all the way to the Supreme Court, ended the practice that year.

27. The indigenous Native American tribes of Miwok in Northern California used to play a game similar to soccer. Played by both sexes, girls were allowed to do anything, including kicking the ball and picking it up and running with it, while boys were only allowed to use their feet, but if a girl was holding the ball he could pick her up and carry her.

28. The Roller Coaster Tycoon game was programmed by only one person, Chris Sawyer, in Assembly language.

29. While 95% of U.S. adults support organ donation, only 54% are actually signed up as donors.

30. Burger King Russia offered free Whoppers for life to any woman who got pregnant by a World Cup 2018 player. The company later apologized.

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31Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer

In the early 70s, Hans Zimmer embarked on a career in music after making a move to the UK and joined a few bands here and there, where he played mainly Keyboards and Synthesizers. Simultaneously, he worked in the advertisements to make the ends meet. In 1980, he received mild fame through an LP he did with the Buggles, titled ‘The Age of Plastic’.

32. J.K Rowling was rejected by 12 publishers before Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone was accepted by Bloomsbury and even then only at the insistence of the chairman's eight-year-old daughter.

33. Not only would you need an infinite energy source to reach the speed of light, you would also need an infinite energy source to slow down from the speed of light.

34. Harvard Business School surveyed 182 senior managers in a range of industries about meetings: 65% said meetings keep them from completing their own work; 71% said meetings are unproductive and inefficient; 64% said meetings come at the expense of deep thinking.

35. The shortest war in history was fought between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar in 1896 and lasted 38 to 45 minutes. At 09.02 British ships started a bombardment of the sultan's palace which ended at 09.40. 500 Zanzibaris were killed, but only one British sailor was injured.

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36Rough Riders

Rough Riders

When Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders made their famous charge up San Juan Heights, they were entirely on foot. The only one riding anything was Roosevelt. They had left the horses in Florida.

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