41 Crazy Random Facts That’ll Enrich Your Knowledge | Random List #203

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26Australian doctors

All Australian doctors who plan to stay in Antarctica during the winter must have their appendix removed in case of an unexpected rupture.


27. The world-famous mime Marcel Marceau appears in the 1976 Mel Books film "Silent Movie". He has the only speaking role.


28. There is a 12-foot-tall replica of the Washington Monument hidden under a manhole cover located on the grounds of the original Washington Monument. Its purpose is that of a surveying tool that's usually just a metal rod, but because of the location, this special version was installed.


29. Most species of bee are solitary and don't live in hives or colonies, instead nesting in the ground, aerially, or even in old snail shells.


30. In Tudor times, High-class women would close themselves off for a period of time before they gave birth. This was called “lying in”. No men were allowed in their private rooms, only women, and all light was closed off apart from a small amount, as it was feared it would harm the mother’s eyes.


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31Chernobyl

Chernobyl has been safe to visit since 2011 and most of the danger for the visitors is not from radiation but from unmaintained structures.


32. Professionals who walk over hot coals and broken glass have confirmed that walking over Lego bricks is more painful.


33. The Toyota Land Cruiser originated after the Imperial Japanese Army captured an American Jeep during World War 2 and ordered Toyota to reverse-engineer it.


34. When attending Comic Con 2013, Bryan Cranston disguised himself by wearing a mask of Walter White over his own face. People told him he sounded like Bryan Cranston but didn’t realize it was him. The charade only ended when he removed the mask at the Breaking Bad panel.


35. In 2008, a couple who inherited a 378-acre farm in Costa Rica (Territorio De Zaguates) transformed it into a huge no-kill dog shelter. Over 1000 dogs, many recovering from illness, starvation, and abuse, live there together. Visitors are welcome to walk and play with them.


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36Vampire killing kits

Many “Vampire killing kits”, allegedly from the 19th century, are sold in auction houses such as Sotheby’s, for upwards of $12,000. However, their authenticity is debatable as they contain materials that place them as being made in the 1930s or later. There is also no historical basis for them.


37. The Hindenburg had a grand piano on it; but because they can weigh up to 1000 pounds, the ship had a specially-made aluminum piano which only weighed 350 pounds.


38. In children lack of exposure to infections is likely a cause of cancer.


39. Cashew trees are in the same family as poison ivy and poison sumac. They are usually sold shelled and roasted because if not, the shell oil may cause a skin reaction similar to poison ivy.


40. About 40% of the calls that come into the emergency hotline (911) in San Francisco are deemed non-emergencies. Examples include people complaining about rap music next door, car towing and, in one case, no internet.


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41Peshtigo fire

The Peshtigo fire of 1871 was the deadliest wildfire in US history that killed around 1500 people. It's almost unknown because the more famous Great Chicago Fire happened on the same day.

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