50 Random Facts List #165

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1 Bill Irwin

Bill Irwin

In 2010, a blind hiker named Bill Irwin completed the Appalachian Trail (2160-mile) with the help of his Seeing Eye dog, after falling approximately 5,000 times.

2. Quentin Tarantino’s ’64 Chevy Malibu was stolen from the set of Pulp Fiction in 1994. It was recovered in 2013.

3. American author, Mark Twain repaid his pre-bankruptcy creditors in full, though he had no legal obligation to do so. He said, “I am not a businessman; and honor is a harder master than the law. It cannot compromise for less than a hundred cents on the dollar, and its debts never outlaw.”

4. In 2013, a 7-year-old second grader named Josh Welch from Florida was suspended from school for biting a Pop-Tart into the shape of a mountain, which school officials mistook it for a gun.

5. In Sweden, your car headlights have to be on at all times when driving, even in broad daylight.

6 Chinese embassy

Chinese embassy

In 1999, USA bombed Chinese embassy in Belgrade, killing 3 Chinese journalists. The bombing was blamed on outdated maps, but it was later revealed that the CIA actually possessed up-to-date maps.

7. A photographer named LaNola Kathleen Stone in New York took portraits of the least likely to be adopted dogs at a shelter, to portray their personality and aid in their adoption. All dogs that had their portrait taken were adopted.

8. There is a “Squirrel Whisperer” student named Mary Krupa at Penn State University. She has an uncanny ability to attract squirrels and gives them hats and earmuffs to wear.

9. In a study to improve hospital design for children, researchers polled 250 children regarding their opinions on clowns. Every single one reported disliking or fearing them.

10. Andre the Giant insisted on paying every restaurant bill and once when Arnold Schwarzenegger quietly paid the cashier before Andre could, he was physically lifted and put on top of his own car by Andre.

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11 Singles Night

Singles Night

In 2005, Wal-mart had a “Singles Night” where people had bows on their cart if they were “looking” for someone.

12. Zambia had a space program in the 1960s. It consisted of a grade school science teacher, a teenage girl and her cat, and a missionary.

13. Miley Cyrus’s first job was to pick up the bras and the underwear that her dad’s fans (country singer Billy Ray) threw on the stage. She got paid $10 for it.

14. The NHL designed a puck with IR sensors in it to track it. That’s how they made it glow in the ’90.

15. A man named Sonny Graham received the heart of a suicide victim named Terry Cottle, married his widow named Cheryl Cottle, and years later killed himself in the same way the donor did.

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16 Museum of Bad Art

Museum of Bad Art

There exists a museum named Museum of Bad Art in Massachusetts which is dedicated to exhibiting sh*tty art that is “too bad to be ignored”.

17. The first same-sex marriage license in the US was issued 43 years ago (1975), in Boulder, Colorado by county clerk Clela Rorex, who later refused a marriage license to a man and his horse because the underage horse did not have parental consent.

18. The White House used to be partially powered by solar panels starting in 1979 before they were taken down by the Reagan Administration in 1986.

19. There is a screenplay named ‘Atuk’ which has never been made into a movie because anyone who has shown interest in playing the lead role has died unexpectedly, including John Candy, Chris Farley, John Belushi, and Sam Kinison.

20. When ketchup is labeled “Fancy” it’s actually a United States Department of Agriculture grade meaning it’s thicker than standard ketchup.

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21 Yelu Chucai

Yelu Chucai

Genghis Khan’s chief adviser was a captured scholar named Yelu Chucai. His contribution to the Mongol Empire was to suggest that the Mongols not kill everyone, but tax them instead.

22. Layne Staley (former lead singer of Alice in Chains) was found over a week after he died not because his friends or family notified someone, but because his accountant noticed he hadn’t withdrawn money from his account in a week.

23. In Armenia, all children aged 6 and up are taught chess at school, as it is a mandatory part of their curriculum.

24. In 1955, a 6-year-old boy named Brian Kilbreath incredibly fought off a starving cougar while his friend ran for help taking 45 minutes before finally finding an adult who believed him.

25. The reason all videos are subtitled on Netflix is because the National Association for the Deaf filed a class-action lawsuit against them in 2010.

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