42 Flawless Random Facts That’ll Amaze You – Part 37

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26Bear Toy

35% of British adults sleep with a stuffed bear toy.

27. Scotland Yard has a team of over 200 "Super Recognisers" who can remember 80% of faces they ever seen. The rest of us can do about 20%.

28. The wild bison of Yellowstone National Park has adapted to utilize the local hot springs as bidets to clean the thick fur of their nether regions before mating.

29. Charles J. Guiteau who assassinated US President James A. Garfield intentionally used a gun that would look nice in a museum.

30. Katherine Johnson calculated rockets trajectories by hand. Buzz Aldrin trusted no one else. Not even their computers.

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32. The Aeroflot Flight 6502 incident of 1986 in which a Soviet pilot made a bet with his co-pilot that he could land the airplane blind. He crashed the plane, killing 70 out of 94 passengers and crew.

33. Approximately once every 18 months (on average) a total solar eclipse is visible from some place on the Earth’s surface.

34. The lottery winner Jack Whittaker was once robbed of $545,000 in cash. When asked why he would carry around that much money, he responded with "because I can". He was later robbed for $200,000 cash.

35. Due to the limited number of different names on Norfolk Island, the island's telephone directory lists people with common names by their nickname. There are entries for Cane Toad, Lettuce Leaf, Goof, Diddles, Rubber Duck, Carrots, and Tarzan.

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36Charlie Sheen

A study found that Charlie Sheen’s HIV-positive disclosure in 2014 led to 8225 more sales than expected of in-home HIV tests, surpassing World AIDS Day by a factor of about 7, concluding that a “Charlie Sheen effect” represents an important opportunity for a public health response.

37. Pythagoras studied mathematics in Egypt and Babylon. Particularly notable as the Babylonians had the 'Pythagorean theorem' at least 500 years before Greece.

38. When vaccines and similar treatment were first introduced in the 18th century, religious leaders condemned them, saying that diseases are sent by God to punish sinners. To try to cure sinners would be going against God's will.

39. Gordie Howe (Canadian ice hockey player) personally provided the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" a copy of his #9 Red Wings jersey.

40. Marco Polo makes no mention of the Great Wall in any of his writings on China, which some people believe proves he never visited the country. This type of conclusion is called "argument from silence" and is a common logical fallacy.

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41Apis dorsata laboriosa

In Himalayas are found the world's largest honey bees (Apis dorsata laboriosa), and they make hallucinogenic honey.

42. When Eminem wanted to get clean, he called Elton John who then helped him for 18 months to kick his addiction to Vicodin, Ambien, and other prescription drugs.


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