38 Cool Random Facts You Had No Idea About – Part 135

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26Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis suffered from severe stuttering as a child. He discovered the stutter disappeared while performing in a school play through the memorization of lines. While studying acting in college it was the combination of acting and speech therapy which helped him overcome his condition.

27. Natalie Portman was originally cast as Juliet in Romeo + Juliet but was recast after rehearsal footage appeared as if Portman was being molested by Leonardo DiCaprio who was 21 at the time while Portman was only 14.

28. A 2016 study found that acetaminophen, which is the main ingredient in Tylenol and about 600 other medicines, not only dulls your pain, but also dulls your ability to empathize.

29. Mars' Olympus Mons has such gentle sloping, that it would be impossible for a ground observer to see the entire mountain, as the curvature of Mars would obscure the view.

30. Manatees were removed from the endangered species list in 2017 after being on the list for 50 years.

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31Dale Earnhardt Sr.

In 1986, racing legend Dale Earnhardt Sr. steered his car with his knee while sitting out of his window to clean his windshield in the middle of a race in Richmond.

32. The International Astronomical Union names all mountains on Saturn's moon Titan after mountains and characters from J. R. R. Tolkien's works.

33. The cast of the 1910 version of 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' remains unknown because the credits to the film are lost and the identity of the director and actors are disputed.

34. The set of the original Addams Family was rather colorful as the hues didn't matter as much as saturation and contrast for Black and White.

35. Billy Joel got the idea for 'We Didn't Start The Fire' after he met a 21-year-old who said: "It's a terrible time to be 21", "Yeah, I remember when I was 21, I thought it was an awful time", "But it's different for you. You were a kid in the 50's and everybody knows nothing happened in the 50's."

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36Josef Mengele

Josef Mengele once shot a woman and her child for scratching a SS member’s face. He then ordered the entire transport of Jews to be gassed, saying “Away with this sh*t.”

37. In 1987, a Chilean flamingo escaped from the Salt Lake City's aviary and lived the next 18 years in the wild by the Great Salt Lake. It was nicknamed Pink Floyd. It ate brine shrimp and socialized with gulls and swans.

38. In June 1995, CIA took an aerial photo in Bosnia. It showed thousands of men and boys held captive near Srebrenica in Bosnia. A few days later they took a photo of the same area, but this time it showed mass graves.


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