49 Random Things You Definitely Didn’t Know – Part 153

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26George Harrison

George Harrison wrote his last ever letter to actor Mike Myers. In the letter, he praised the Austin Powers movies and told Mike about his Dr. Evil doll. Mike received the letter on November 29th, 2001, the date of Harrison's demise.


27. Diego, the 'unstoppable sex tortoise' is 100 years old, lives on the Galapagos archipelago and has fathered over 800 tortoises.


28. In 2003, Baltimore assistant attorney Jonathan Luna was found stabbed 36 times, his hands, scrotum, and throat slashed. Nevertheless, the FBI theorized that he committed suicide.


29. A grandma named Grietje Scott kept an interesting secret for over 90 years from her family. At the age of 90, she revealed that she was actually a highly decorated member of the Dutch underground during WWII and was part of an elite fighting force.


30. All Space Shuttle flights were outfitted with explosives that an Air Force officer would detonate if the Shuttle veered off course & endangered a populated area.


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31Aryan Physics

German nationalists in the 1930s created their own version of physics because real physics was too Jewish.


32. Worker ants take hundreds of 1-2 minute naps per day so that they can essentially work around the clock.


33. The original lightsaber prop used in Star Wars by Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker is inside the International Space Station and was flown by STS-120 in August 2007.


34. The actor of Scruff McGruff was arrested in 2011 for possession of 1000 marijuana plants, 9000 rounds of ammunition, and 27 weapons including a grenade launcher.


35. Studies have shown that 47% of adult male prisoners have a history of traumatic brain injury. Over two-thirds had their first brain injury before their first offense.


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36Saturday Night

The original title of Saturday Night Live was "NBC's Saturday Night", due to the existence of an ABC show titled "Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell". This is why the famous opening phrase is worded "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!".


37. From 1982-1983, three men in Allentown, PA competed in a radio contest in which they lived on top of a billboard in tents. Whoever stayed up longest would win a house. Due to economic pressure from the recession, none of the contestants wanted to give up, so the contest lasted almost 9 months.


38. Charlie Daniels, the writer of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" hated its depiction in Guitar Hero 3 because the Devil was capable of defeating the player.


39. During the Edo period in Japan, which lasted from 1603 to 1868, high-ranking Japanese women hired servants called heoibikuni to take the blame when they farted.


40. The movies 'Dumb and Dumber To' and 'Daddy's Home' were funded using money stolen from a Malaysian government investment fund.


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41Zuckerberg's T-Shirt

The plain grey T-shirt that Mark Zuckerburg wears all the time costs between $300 and $400.


42. Humans are 99.9% genetically similar to other humans; 96% genetically similar to chimpanzees; 90% genetically similar to cats; 85% genetically similar to mice; 80% genetically similar to cows; 61% genetically similar to chickens; and 60% genetically similar to bananas.


43. The law which makes it illegal to profit from illicitly-obtained commodity reports is called "The Eddie Murphy Rule."


44. When Cadillac engineers disassembled a 1990 Lexus LS400 for engineering analysis, they concluded that the vehicle simply could not be built using existing General Motors production methods.


45. Roughly 2200 people are bitten by Black Widow spiders in the US each year. Zero of these recorded bites in the last century have resulted in fatalities.


46UPS Drivers

UPS drivers wore green uniforms when they started in West Germany because the locals associated the "brown shirts" with the Nazis.


47. Ros Sereysothea, a Cambodian rock singer who was given the title of "The Queen of the Golden Voice" vanished completely without a trace under the reign of the Khmer Rouge.


48. While shooting the 1998 film "Twilight" Susan Sarandon was under the impression that it was for equal pay, but the studio meant only for the men. Co-star Paul Newman stepped up and gave her part of his salary.


49. The Apollo astronauts left behind 96 bags of urine, feces and vomit on the moon. The bags were left behind to make room for lunar dust and rocks the astronauts brought home to Earth.

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