Random Fact Sheet #42 – 35 Facts to Keep Your Brain Buzzing

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26Steal My Sunshine

Steal My Sunshine

Len, the band that recorded "Steal My Sunshine," had a $100,000 budget for the music video and spent so much of it on alcohol that they broke the hotel service elevator trying to lift it all.

27. The Jetsons/Flintstones theory: The theory states that The Jetsons live in the past while The Flintstones live in the future. Because of nuclear fallout, people were forced to build a city in the sky. After the Earth recovered years later, people reclaimed it, resulting in the Flintstones time.

28. In 1953, an Anglican priest founded the Samaritans, the world's first crisis suicide hotline. He was inspired to do so after serving the funeral of a 14-year-old girl who committed suicide because she had begun to menstruate and feared that she had a sexually transmitted disease.

29. Italian footballer Mario Balotelli was asked by a reporter why he refused to celebrate his goals. He responded: "Because I'm only doing my job. When a postman delivers letters, does he celebrate?"

30. Woolly mammoths still walked the Earth during the construction of the Great Pyramids in Egypt.

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Jupiter's center of gravity between itself and the Sun is outside of the Sun's surface. So technically, they are in a mutual orbit around each other, just around a point extremely close to the Sun.

32. A Russian billionaire named Dmitry Itskov is working on a project known as the 2045 initiative with the end goal of it being to create a complete working model of a person's brain and putting it in a robotic body. He hopes of completing it by 2045.

33. Britain has not been successfully invaded in 951 years.

34. Emilia Clarke once did a cameo for Futurama, playing a character that didn't have a sense of smell and fell in love with Zoidberg.

35. In 2017, a chess grandmaster (Hou Yifan) threw the final round of a tournament in protest of having repeatedly been made to play women. She turned down the chance to defend her women’s world title to play mixed matches and randomly drew 7 women out of 10 rounds. The 5 move loss is the quickest ever by a grandmaster.





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