50 Random Facts List #6

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26Doctor's prescription

The law in India mandates that doctors write prescriptions in CAPITAL LETTERS in a 'Legible' writing as a measure to prevent deaths caused by the misinterpretation of their sloppy handwriting.


27. A man named James Howells who threw away a hard drive containing 7,500 bitcoin. The hard drive, currently under mountains of trash in a wales landfill is worth approximately $15 million.


28. Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson in Parks & Rec) used his woodworking skills to build a wooden gazebo for the Japan House of his alma mater (Urbana-Champaign).


29. In 2016, the iconic Vietnamese "Napalm Girl" received over 50 laser treatments on her "4th degree" burns that greatly reduced her pain and softened her skin after 45 years of suffering. The treatment was provided free-of-charge.


30. Pilots eat different meals to avoid food poisoning


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31McDonalds

McDonald's supposed to revamp the Golden Arches in 1960 but a psychologist argued to keep it because it resembled breasts, giving Freudian applications to the subconscious mind of the consumer.


32. When 16-year-old John Paul Getty III was kidnapped in 1973, his billionaire grandfather refused to pay $17 million ransom. After the kidnappers mailed Getty's ear to a newspaper, his grandfather only agreed to pay $2.2 million because that was the maximum amount that was tax deductible.


33. Five days after Hitler committed suicide, German and American troops fought side by side to defend Itter Castle against Himmler's SS.


34. The wife of L. Ron Hubbard consulted doctors who recommended he "be committed to a private sanatorium for psychiatric observation and treatment of a mental ailment known as paranoid schizophrenia." Thereafter, Hubbard criticized psychiatry as a "barbaric and corrupt profession".


35. A Million People in China Live in Underground Nuclear Bunkers


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36Lost weight

When we burn fat, the 'lost weight' is exhaled as carbon dioxide and water.


37. The movie Troll (1986) features a character named Harry Potter who navigates the world full of witches, wizards, and magic to save his family


38. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Tribe is the richest Native American Tribe, with each member being paid $1 million per year from casino profits. And there is a voluntary 99.2 percent unemployment rate within the tribe.


39. You should measure the blood pressure in both of your arms. If there is a large difference, this may signify an increased risk of cardiovascular disease or even death.


40. Joe Arridy, a man with an IQ of 46 and the "happiest prisoner on death row." He spent his time on death row playing with a toy train. He went into the gas chamber with a smile.


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41The Black Dahlia

After the 1947 murder of Elizabeth Short (better known as the Black Dahlia), reporters called her mother, telling her that her daughter had won a beauty contest, once they pried enough personal information for their story, they informed her that her daughter had been murdered.


42. There is a residential area in Stockholm, Sweden just north of the Stockholm University that has a tradition whereby at 10 PM every Tuesday the residents open their windows and scream for several minutes to relieve stress caused by university exams.


43. Gary Cooper was offered a part in the movie Gone with the Wind but rejected it saying, "Gone With the Wind is going to be the biggest flop in Hollywood history. I’m glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling flat on his nose, not me". It became the highest grossing film of all time for inflation.


44. The 5th oldest tree in the world was destroyed when a 26-year-old model set a fire to see better while she was smoking meth inside the hollow trunk. She was turned in by friends after showing them pictures of the fire and telling them "I can't believe I burned down a tree older than Jesus."


45. MGMT was offered 1€ after the French UMP party used "Kids" without copyright permission. They settled for 30,000€.


46Toby Spribille

Toby Spribille grew up in a trailer park without proper education; no American university would take him, but a German university decided to overlook it. In 2016 he overturned 150 years of biology with discovering that lichens are actually not alliances between two but three organisms


47. Morgan Freeman turned down a drama scholarship because he dreamed of being an Air Force fighter pilot. He spent four years as a tracking radar repairman. At age 65, he finally earned his private pilot license.


48. Canada's CANDU nuclear reactors are designed to use fuel from decommissioned nuclear weapons, can be refueled while running at full power, and are considered among the safest and most cost effective in the world.


49. George C. Scott, who played Patton in the 1970 classic, refused to show up to the Oscar and accept his award because "The whole thing is a goddamn meat parade. I don't want any part of it."


50. In Viking culture, everyone got together to make laws and settle disputes. They called it the "Thing"

2 COMMENTS

  1. Some of these facts were so poorly written that I needed to read them over a few times to figure out what they were trying to say.

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