Random Fact Sheet #68 – 35 Facts You May Not Know (But Should!)

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26Jasmine Richardson

Jasmine Richardson

In 2006, Jasmine Richardson at the age of 12 stabbed her little brother to death while her 23-year-old boyfriend murdered her parents. She's the youngest person in Canada to get charged with murder.

27. Poles (Polish people) once held the strong belief that they were the descendants of an old Iranian tribe.

28. An 18th century German named Matthew Birchinger, also known as "the little man of Nuremberg," played instruments, was a calligrapher and a famous magician. He performed tricks that have never been explained. Yet he had no hands, legs, or thighs, and was less than 29 inches tall.

29. The weeks before Christmas is the most popular time for couples to break up, according to data analyzed from Facebook.

30. There are myths of an advanced civilization of red-haired people who disappeared after the last ice age (5,000+ years ago).

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31Grace Slick

Grace Slick

Grace Slick, the lead singer of psychedelic rock group Jefferson Airplane, planned to spike President Richard Nixon's tea with 600 micrograms of LSD after being invited to a tea party at the White House.

32. The Daisy Cutter was a bomb specifically designed to create helicopter landing pads in the thick jungle forests of Vietnam. The blast would level a 300+ feet circle while leaving the ground itself relatively unaffected.

33. Jazz legend Billie Holiday was raised in a brothel by teenage parents, worked as a prostitute alongside her mother, was addicted to heroin her entire life and, weeks before her death at 44, was arrested for heroin possession in her hospital bed.

34. During the Manhattan project, Albert Stevens was injected with plutonium without his knowledge or explicit consent. He survived over 20 years, accumulating a total radiation dose of 64 Sv, the highest known in any human being.

35. Rudolf Hess (Prominent Nazi politician) spent over 20 years as the sole inmate of the 600-cell Spandau Prison.

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