41 Popular Random Facts To Keep Your Brain Busy | Random List #77

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26James Cameron

James Cameron

When James Cameron was an unknown director, he sold the rights to "The Terminator" for $1 so that he would be allowed to direct the movie.


27. When the mother of Shaka Zulu (one of the most influential monarchs of the Zulu kingdom) died, he ordered that any woman who became pregnant in the year of mourning was to be executed, anyone not sufficiently sad was to be executed, and calves would have their mothers slaughtered so that they would know his pain.


28. A Japanese Twitter user had his account permanently suspended for making a death threat against a mosquito.


29. The third Monday in January is typically considered to be ‘Blue Monday’, allegedly the most depressing day of the year. Factors contributing to this theory include debt, miserable weather, post-Christmas blues, failing New Year’s resolutions and low motivation.


30. 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.


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31The Queen

The Queen

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


32. 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.


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


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


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


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36Theresienstadt concentration camp

Theresienstadt concentration camp

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.


37. 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.


38. 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.


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


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


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41Human brain

Human brain

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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