Random Fact Sheet #30- The Ultimate List of 35 Random Facts

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1Satanic Temple

Satanic Temple

The 1st Tenet of the Satanic Temple is "One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason."


2. The US Government will honor all the money produced by the United States of America since 1861, with the only exception being a series of 1900 $10,000 bills which were literally thrown out of a window during a fire. They are currently considered to be stolen goods.


3. Strabo wrote the earliest variant of the Cinderella myth circa 24 A.D., set in Egypt. Rhodopis, a Greek, was bathing when an eagle snatched one of her shoes, carried it to the sunset, and dropped it into the lap of the Pharaoh. He searched for the owner of the shoe, found Rhodopis and married her.


4. Though alchemists never succeeded in transmuting lead to gold, in 1981 physicists used the particle accelerator at Berkeley to shoot Carbon nuclei at thin foils of Bismuth. The resulting collisions did produce a tiny amount of Gold atoms.


5. A food scientist named Tom Ryan invented Jif Peanut Butter, Pizza Hut's double-stuffed pizza, the McGriddle, McDonald's fruit & yogurt parfait, Smashburger, the Meat-lovers Pizza and McDonald's entire Dollar Menu.


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6Department of Defense

Department of Defense

In 2014, the US Department of Defense spent $41.6 million on Viagra and $84.24 million total on erectile dysfunction prescriptions.


7. Beekeeping in Ukraine is a major economic activity. 700,000 people i.e., 1.5% of the Ukrainian population, are engaged in producing honey.


8. A restaurant named “The Heart Attack Grill” is hospital themed with scantily clad nurse waitresses serving the “Quadruple Bypass Burger” loaded with 9,982 calories. A customer died of a heart attack while eating there, resulting in customers taking photos of him assuming it was a stunt.


9. The number of cricket chirps in 14 seconds plus 40 equals the temperature in Fahrenheit.


10. Misophonia is a disorder in which sufferers have a hatred of sounds such as eating, chewing, loud breathing or even repeated pen-clicking.


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11Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr sells his MS paint art for thousands of dollars.


12. Many Japanese companies encourage workers to sleep on the job, convinced that it leads to better work performance. The naps are called inemuri, "sleeping while present", and indicates a commitment to the job.


13. In the 80s, Weird Al turned down $5 million to promote a beer brand, since a lot of his fans were "young and impressionable."


14. Pilots are not allowed to take Viagra within 6 hours of flight as Viagra can have an effect on color vision and they will see the world with a bluish tinge for several hours.


15. George Lucas has detailed knowledge of 'Star Trek'. When actor Clint Howard auditioned for Lucas, the first thing the director said was "Balok, 'Corbomite Maneuver'", a role Howard had played as a child 15 years earlier. The amazed Howard later said he wanted to yell "get a life" at Lucas.


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16Deadliest Catch

Deadliest Catch

The show 'Deadliest Catch' is bad for competition in the Bering Sea Fishing industry. The subsidies all the boats in the show receive allows them to undercut or break even with their seasonal catch.


17. NBA player Shaquille O'Neal starred in 'Kazaam' (1996) because "I was a medium-level juvenile delinquent from Newark who always dreamed about doing a movie. Someone said, 'Hey, here's $7 million, come in and do this genie movie.' What am I going to say, no? So I did it."


18. Waiterless restaurants were pioneered in the late 1800s and were a hit in the early 20th century with the arrival of the Automat; the walls inside each store were lined with a series of small windows containing food. For a fee the window unlocked, allowing customers to pull out a meal.


19. In 1915, a raisin company executive spotted a teenage girl named Lorraine Collett drying her curly brown hair and wearing her mother's red bonnet and hired her for a stunt promotion that had her dropping raisins from an airplane. Soon she became the company's first mascot called, "Sun Maid."


20. If you are still Single at the age of 25 in Denmark your closest friends hit you with cinnamon.


21Rick Swope

Rick Swope

In 1990, a man named Rick Swope jumped into the Detroit Zoo Chimpanzee enclosure to rescue a drowning chimp.


22. Shipping containers filled with Vancouver's garbage were illegally shipped to the Philippines, caught in customs, and then left to rot for years causing a minor international incident.


23. The Ashley Treatment is a hormonal and sometimes surgical way to keep a cognitively and physically impaired individual the size of a child for ease of care.


24. In 1846 during the Mexican-American war, a group formed called "St. Patrick's Battalion" that consisted of Irish Catholics. They faced discrimination in the US, so they switched to fight for Mexico.


25. Scorpions evolved to glow under UV light and nobody is sure why.

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