40 Awesome Random Trivia To Start Your Day – Part 222

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1Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek purchased 62 acres in the Hollywood Hills and donated it to a Santa Monica Conservancy.


2. A radio station organized a bonfire to burn Beatles records after they claimed they were "more popular than Jesus". The next day, the station’s broadcast tower was struck by lightning, damaging equipment and sending the news director to the hospital.


3. Medicine cabinets are one of the worst places to store medicine because of the high temperatures and humidities of bathrooms.


4. Police in the UK can legally break into any person's house under the Bees Act 1980 if they suspect it contains foreign bees.


5. Mr. Rogers used a set of 9 simple rules when talking to children. He did this to be more inclusive and avoid confusion because he knew children would often hear things literally.


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6Serial killers

Serial killers are more likely to have suffered a head injury as a child than non-serial killers.


7. A blind lady named Suzanne O'Connor in Ireland was brought to court twice for not having a TV license, despite blind persons being exempt from requiring one.


8. The song “I Put a Spell on You” by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins was supposed to be a ballad, but during a recording session, Hawkins “screamed and grunted” through the whole song because he was drunk. It was his most-successful recording and is in The Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.


9. In 1929, W. Forssmann performed the first human heart catheterization on himself. He tricked the OR nurse, put himself under local anesthesia, inserted a catheter into his arm, then walked to the X-ray room to see if it reached his heart. He was fired from the hospital but was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1956.


10. In 2012, Mountain Dew asked the internet to name their new apple drink. Before the poll was shut down, the top four names were: "Fapple", "Gushing Granny", "Diabeetus" and "Hitler did nothing wrong."


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11Elephants

Elephants are known to take a great interest in the bones of their deceased and to mourn for dead relatives and Magpies have been observed burying their dead under twigs of grass.


12. Jimmy Carter's family were all farmers for 350 years and no member of his father’s family had ever finished high school. Carter's childhood dream was "to go to the Naval Academy, get a college education, and serve in the U.S. Navy."


13. In 2013, a petition requesting that the United States Government build a Death Star reached 25,000 signatures, the threshold requiring the White House office to make a response. One part of the response was, "The Administration does not support blowing up planets."


14. American writer Kurt Vonnegut adopted his sister’s three sons after she died of cancer two days after her husband died in a train accident.


15. The Royal Navy once saved 5 million pounds in training by having personnel shout "bang" instead of firing live rounds.


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16DMX

Meme of DMX crying is from an interview done with VH1, where he admits that his mother never told him that she loved him. " You know what I think a lot of people lose sight of the fact that no matter how strong you are as a man no matter how tough you are we all need to be somebody's baby."


17. A black cemetery in Florida disappeared 100 years ago. The local newspaper started looking for it and through old documents learned that maybe a public housing complex had been built over it. An archaeologist used ground-penetrating radar to see what was in the ground. He found 120 coffins.


18. The chemical element Berkelium is named after the University of California, Berkeley, which is named after the city of Berkeley, which is named after the philosopher George Berkeley, who, ironically, believed that the physical world does not actually exist.


19. A camel by the name of Douglas was killed by a Union sharpshooter at the Siege of Vicksburg. A team of 6 Confederate snipers was assembled and tasked with avenging his death.


20. The Orangutan birth rate of once every 9 years is one of the slowest among mammals, hindering their survival but also creates one the strongest mother-child bonds in nature as kids stay close to their mother during that whole period and nurse for most of it.


21Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley stopped a mugging 53 days before he died. He had been passing by a gas station in his limo when he saw two men beating up a teen. He got out, assumed a karate stance and challenged the fighters to take him on. They were so thrilled that they stopped immediately.


22. The racehorse Sham ran the Kentucky Derby, “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports”, in under two minutes at 1:59.90. It was a time good enough to win any Kentucky Derby past or present, except the one he was in. He lost to the legendary Secretariat by about 2 ½ lengths.


23. Even horses get nervous when they are about to participate in a race, and the jockeys bring goats that calm the horse down.


24. Fez's name in 'That 70's Show', was in the script as F.E.S. as in "Foreign Exchange Student."


25. There is a Japanese phrase “kuchi sabishii” which translates to – ‘when you are not hungry, but you eat because your mouth is lonely.’

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