37 Completely Random Facts That’ll Just Boggle Your Brain – Part 77

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26Antoni Gaudi

Architect Antoni Gaudí wasn't able to finish the Sagrada Família (Unfinished Roman Catholic Church) because he died after being struck by a tram. He was left laying for hours and then only given rudimentary care because he was assumed to be a beggar due to his shabby clothes and lack of identity documents.

27. The Queen is the 43rd Great-Granddaughter of the Prophet Muhammad.

28. Dr. Carlos Montezuma was a Native American who was stolen by another tribe and sold to an Italian photographer, who took him to Chicago to be educated. In 1889, Dr. Montezuma was one of the first Native Americans to receive a degree in medicine. Later he fought for Native American rights.

29. When you see a calico cat, you can be 99.9% certain it's a "she".

30. The closest living relative of the pronghorn (also known as the American antelope) is actually a giraffe.

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31Travelling by train

In the mid-1800s people believed that traveling by train could cause insanity due to the high speeds.

32. The Nazis produced a film inside the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp to falsely show the International Red Cross that the inmates were being treated humanely. The camp was 'beautified' and wholesome activities were staged. After filming, most of the 'actors' were sent to Auschwitz and executed.

33. The Tetris Company emerged from a Soviet agency. Today, it licenses it's trademark and doesn't make the game anymore. Instead, it sues people who make unlicensed clones.

34. In the late 80’s, Nintendo partnered with Sony to produce the “Nintendo PlayStation”. After a licensing agreement went bad, Sony independently marketed the console under their own name and the rest is history.

35. Disney perpetuated the myth that lemmings commit suicide by importing lemmings, throwing them into a river, and letting them drown.

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Powerpoint was originally developed for the Apple MacIntosh. It was acquired by Microsoft in 1987 after generating $1 million in Mac sales.

37. The human brain takes 1/10th of a second to interpret incoming information. Because of this we are technically always living in the past and our brains have to predict what is going to happen in the next 1/10th of a second so we can react accordingly.


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