36 Impressive Random Facts Hardly Anyone Knows – Part 207

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26Claudio Taffarel

After winning the 1994 World Cup, Brazil's goalie Claudio Taffarel left his medal and $60,000 in cash in a cab. Juan Blanco, the cab driver returned all of it and received $1000 in reward.

27. Scotland Yard, one of the world's best-known police agencies, is built on top of an unsolved crime scene.

28. A man was once so displeased with the treatment he received from his bank that he legally changed his name by deed to "Mr. Yorkshire Bank PLC are Fascist Bastards" so that every check he made out would have that message on it.

29. Twin popsicles were created during the Great Depression so that two children could share a treat for just a nickel.

30. In 2005, Dean Karnazes, an endurance athlete, ran 350 miles (560 km) in 80 hours and 44 minutes without sleep.

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31Wafaa Bilal

Wafaa Bilal, an Iraqi born man living in the USA installed a remote-controlled paintball gun in his room in Chicago and connected it to the Internet. He was shot 60,000 times in 30 days and got a severe case of PTSD.

32. Neil Flynn, the janitor from "Scrubs" was meant to be part of JD's imagination in the first season, as a finale twist if the show was canceled, which is why he does not interact with any other cast members in that season.

33. The croissant, due to a legend that it was created to celebrate Christian victory over Islam, has been banned by some Islamic fundamentalists.

34. The most accepted theory on how AIDS was first transmitted to humans is that a Bantu hunter named Gaëtan Dugas while processing a newly killed, and infected, chimpanzee got cut himself and got the animal's blood into his body.

35. The Soviet Union had signed a treaty banning bio-weapons, but ignored the treaty and continued developing them. They even built ICBMs that could be loaded with weaponized smallpox, anthrax, typhus, and rabies. However, after the fall of the USSR, most of the bioweapons were lost. Their locations even now remain unknown.

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36Optimus Prime and Megatron

Someone has written a full more than 300-page thesis on Michael Bay's Transformers trilogy, going into detail on how Optimus Prime is a murderer and Megatron is a tragic hero.


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