Random Fact Sheet #83 – 30 Facts That Will Have You Rethinking Everything

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The 45th Infantry Division of the United States Army used a swastika on a red background as a unit symbol until the 1930s. The division wore the patch while fighting against Germany in World War 1.

27. During World War 2, “Rumor Clinics” were set up to professionally track down and dispel rumors circulating civilian and military communities. “Morale Wardens” would research these rumors and find the truth, which helped keep civil unrest out of communities when a rumor spiraled out of control.

28. A Dutch girl named Laura Dekker in 2011 became the youngest person to sail around the world solo. She did it in a year and celebrated her 16th birthday on the trip.

29. Industrialist Andrew Carnegie was at one point so wealthy, his fortune represented 0.6% of the entire US GDP.

30. Conspiracy Theory Rock is a banned segment from Saturday Night Live. It was part of a March 1998 "TV Funhouse" segment. It has been removed from all subsequent airings of the Saturday Night Live episode where it originally appeared because it "wasn't funny".

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  1. The 45th infantry division changed its patch in 1939. It never fought the Nazis with that symbol on that arm, they changed it because of the Nazis. They entered conflict in 1942 and fought as the thunderbirds.



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