37 Splendid Random Facts That’ll Leave You Stumped – Part 64

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26Hawaii

Hawaii wasn’t a state when Pearl Harbor was bombed in World War 2.


27. Salted butter can be left out of the fridge indefinitely. The salt soaks up the moisture in the butter that would otherwise be a breeding ground for bacteria.


28. Northeast Greenland National Park is bigger than all but 29 countries in the world. It features 5000 - 15,000 musk oxen and no permanent human population.


29. Mozart was one of the first to pirate music. He heard Miserere while in a chapel and transcribed the entire composition from memory later that day.


30. President Andrew Johnson was drunk during his inauguration.


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32. Boston Corbett, the man who shot and killed President Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth castrated himself with a pair of scissors in order to avoid sexual temptation and remain holy.


33. There is a city in Siberia called Akademgorodok created by Khrushchev to be an academic utopia filled with nothing but scientists with its own schools, single-family homes, and markets, which was considered a luxury at that time.


34. In Star Wars Legends, Jar Jar Binks' father was named George R Binks. He was an adventurer and successful whaler but attempted suicide because of how annoying his son was.


35. Schizophrenia was so commonplace among the post-famine Irish immigrant population, that it was often called 'Irish Madness'.


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36Phill Lewis

Actor Phill Lewis, Mr. Moseby in 'The Suite Life of Zack & Cody', was sentenced to 5 years in prison in 1991 after killing a woman in a car crash.


37. The verb 'to snipe' originated in the 1770s among soldiers in British India where a hunter skilled enough to kill a particularly elusive bird, the snipe, were called 'snipers'. This is also the origin of the term 'snipe hunt' to describe an impossible task.

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