Random Fact Sheet #45 – 40 Weird and Wonderful Facts

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26Silent generation

Silent generation

The generation born between 1925 and 1945 is called the "silent generation" because many focused on their careers rather than on activism, and people in it were largely encouraged to conform with social norms."

27. There are only 6 ingredients in Spam: ham, salt, water, sugar, sodium nitrite and potato starch.

28. There is a Museum of Broken Relationships in Croatia. You can go and leave there personal objects left by former lovers, accompanied by brief descriptions.

29. Police officer James Niggemeyer who took out Dimebag Darrell's killer was so affected by the incident that he had to give up his career due to PTSD and severe anxiety disorder.

30. Danny DeVito was hired for TV show Taxi after he came in for the audition during a long casting process and said: "Which of you guys wrote this sh*t"?

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31Moriusaq population

Moriusaq population

Moriusaq, Greenland had a population of 3 in 2009. A case of self-defense dropped the population to 2.

32. The police in China are forcing drivers to stare into full-beam headlights as a punishment for dazzling others.

33. At one point in the 1970s, 1 out of every 204 working Americans was employed by Sears.

34. If the antler growth tissue is surgically removed and grafted to another part of the deer’s body, an antler will grow there.

35. Designed by Benjamin Franklin, the first official American Cent (Fugio Cent) was inscribed with the words, "Mind Your Business".

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36Mummified dinosaur

Mummified dinosaur

A mummified dinosaur was found in Alberta in 2011.

37. Gargoyles are designed to spout water. Though often called gargoyles, other statues on gothic buildings are properly called chimeras or grotesques.

38. Microsoft was making $5-15 on every Android phone sold because of patents, peaking at $2 billion in 2013.

39. An American researcher on Chinese history named Jeremy Brown, was able to uncover sensitive information on the Cultural Revolution through "garbology" or by digging through archival materials at flea markets and vendors because access to the official archives is strictly controlled by the Chinese government.

40. The "Tetris" tune is actually a 150-year-old Russian folk song in which a street vendor flirts with a customer while haggling over goods.



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