Random Fact Sheet #44 – 35 Bizarre and Beautiful Facts

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26George R.R. Martin

George R.R. Martin

George R.R. Martin was an award-winning author decade before he ever became famous, with his first Hugo Award in 1975 and first Emmy nomination for producing the Beauty and the Beast TV series in 1988.

27. Usain Bolt was offered a position as a wide receiver in the NFL and rejected it due to the hits NFL players take.

28. You steadily "dry out" as you age. A newborn human baby is 75% water, adult men are about 60%, adult women 55%, and elderly people are roughly half.

29. There is an Island in Louisiana named Isle de Jean Charles that has lost about 98% of its landmass due to rising sea levels. Plans are underway to relocate the remaining residents.

30. There is a 'fake' townhouse in Brooklyn Heights that's actually a ventilation shaft for the subway.

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31Space Shuttle Atlantis

Space Shuttle Atlantis

In 2009, just in case Space Shuttle Atlantis was damaged while working on the Hubble, Endeavor was readied to launch a rescue mission. This was one of the few times both shuttle launch pads were occupied.

32. Henry Ford strongly supported Nazi's and even received the Grand Cross of the German Eagle.

33. The world's oldest known smiley was on a 1635 Slovakian document, indicating the writer's happiness with the state of the Chamberlain of Trenčín's financial records.

34. The cameraman named Brian Butler who videotaped The Station nightclub fire was there to film a planned segment on nightclub safety.

35. When the Paracutin volcano was born, it emerged so quickly that it pushed up the ground beneath people. Within 24 hours, it was 15 stories high, and by the end of the week, it was the height of the Great Pyramids.



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