Random Fact Sheet #10 – 45 Random Facts You Didn’t Knew

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26Basketball crowd

Basketball crowd

When crowds at basketball games chant "air ball," they consistently chant it at the same pitch across the country (F to a D)

27. Spotted hyena clans are female-dominated. What's more, the spotted hyena clitoris is shaped like and larger than the males' penis.

28. The North Korean won is effective "like toilet paper" and everyone (even at the lowest levels of North Korean society) use US dollars to trade. The govt tried to revalue the currency but because everyone used dollars, the won continued to fall in value.

29. All peppers used in Tabasco sauce are picked by hand. The pepper pickers compare the color of the peppers to a small red stick; if the colors match, the peppers are ripe and will be used in the sauce production process.

30. There is an Adulting school in Portland, Maine that teaches life skills

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Cats are believed to be responsible for the extinction of 33 species of birds since 1600. In the U.S., they kill over 100 million a year, often when not even hungry.

32. There was a swimming pool at Auschwitz

33. Barns were traditionally red because farmers mixed rust with their DIY sealant mixture to resist fungus and moss, turning the mixture red

34. Approximately 75% of France's total electricity generation is derived from its 58 fission reactors, and it is the largest net exporter of electricity in the world.

35. EU citizens have a right to consular protection by diplomatic authorities of any EU member if their own homeland doesn't have any offices in the country they visit. (E.g.: if an Italian is in a place where there is no Italian embassy, but there is a German or French one, he can call them.)

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36Prison escapees

Prison escapees

As 2015 there are 130 prison escapees that have never been captured, including one from Alabama that escaped in 1929.

37. Canadians attempted to build a ship out of ice during WWII.

38. Moments after U.S. President William McKinley was shot, his assassin (Leon Czolgosz) was rushed and severely beaten by the crowd. McKinley slumped back and said, "go easy on him boys."

39. King Louis XIV's daily schedule was filled with ceremonies, including a waking-up ceremony, where important members of the court would watch while the sovereign was washed, combed and shaved.

40. The oldest yo mama joke is on a 3500-year-old Babylonian tablet

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41Carna botnet

Carna botnet

A hacker used a botnet of about 420,00 devices to measure the extent of the internet. This is known as the Internet Census of 2012.

42. Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary wrote a massive screenplay in 1987 called 'The Open Road', which would later get split into two separate screenplays called 'True Romance' and 'Natural Born Killers'.

43. The Basra Prison Incident where British special forces raided an Iraqi prison to free 2 undercover SAS soldiers. The raid also freed approximately 150 prisoners.

44. Clams add a layer to their shell for every annual growth cycle they undergo, so by counting layers of the shell, you can determine its age.

45. China produces 67% of the world's watermelons. They produce 20 times more than the second highest producer.

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