Random Fact Sheet #111 – 40 Facts That Will Make You Realize How Little You Know

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26Tiger Woods PGA Tour '99

Tiger Woods PGA Tour '99

Tiger Woods PGA Tour '99 was recalled because the entire South Park pilot was used as dummy data on the disc and players discovered they could watch the episode by simply putting the game disc into a PC.

27. Frederick Forsyth's novel, The Dogs of War, is considered a textbook for mercenaries. His novel, Day of the Jackal, is considered a guide for assassins.

28. Jimi Hendrix’s national anthem performance at Woodstock 1969 was meant to be a protest to the Vietnam war. In the song, he makes sounds that are supposed to symbolize bombs dropping and screams of people.

29. Sushi is the vinegared rice, not the raw fish (or other) it comes with when you order it. Slice of raw fish is called Sashimi when it isn't accompanied with rice. It is nigiri if there's rice under the raw slices of fish.

30. The world's most difficult word to translate has been identifed as 'ilunga' from the Tshiluba language spoken in south-eastern DR Congo. It means "a person who is ready to forgive any abuse for the first time, to tolerate it a second time, but never a third time".

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31Woodstock 99

Woodstock 99

During the final hours of the "Woodstock 99," a peace promotion organization handed out candles to the audience to create a candlelight vigil for the final hours of the festival. The audience used the candles to set fire to an audio tower and start bonfires.

32. Women get more negatively affected from a breakup but make a much better recovery and come out stronger from the experience, while men take much longer to come to terms with the separation, never fully recover, and simply move on.

33. Ed Currie, the creator of the Carolina Reaper (one of the world's hottest pepper), donates half of his pepper harvest to cancer research as capsicum has proven to kill cancer cells.

34. The Australian school authorities once gave a standardized history exam asking students to analyze a painting of the Bolshevik Revolution that they had sourced from internet, not knowing that there was a giant robot photoshopped into the background. They later apologized, promising “new guidelines governing the use of the internet-sourced material in exams.”

35. Because of the musical "Hamilton", more people visited the grave of Alexander Hamilton in 2015 than in the previous 212 years since his death. Many of those visitors came having just seen the musical on Broadway, or en route to do so.

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36Boltzmann Brain

Boltzmann Brain

The Boltzmann Brain paradox is the idea that one day in the infinite age of the universe, a self aware entity will be created by thermal fluctuations that occur randomly in the universe.

37. Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space, did not live to see the first human to land on the moon.

38. Hitler's perception of Americans as weak and sure to quickly give up in a war was in part shaped by the movie adaptation of Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath” and its portrayal of downtrodden Okie farmers.

39. There are mysterious ancient stone cart tracks all over Malta, some of which disappear over cliffs and reappear at the bottom of the ocean.

40. The SR-71 Blackbird’s original name was supposed to be RS-71, but Lyndon Johnson messed it up during the announcement and called it the SR-71 and the name stuck.

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