25 Random Facts List #1

1Rice

Water is used in rice fields to prevent weeds. Rice doesn't actually need that much water, but since it can thrive in such conditions, whereas weeds cannot, it's a natural protection against them.


2. Bill Gates has given away $28 billion since 2007, saving 6 million lives


3. The inventor of automatic telephone switching was an undertaker named Almon Strowger who created it because the wife of his competitor was the town operator who directed any calls for an undertaker to her husband rather than Strowger.


4. Romanian-born Israeli and American scientist, engineer, professor, teacher, and a Holocaust survivor named Liviu Librescu, held the door of his classroom during the Virginia Tech shootings sacrificing his life while the gunman continuously shot through the door saving 22 of his 23 students.


5. An Italian schoolboy who was selling snacks on campus at a lower price than the cafeteria was suspended for 10 days. He also received a prestigious scholarship from an institute that said the boy's initiative should be "encouraged, not persecuted".


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6Robert Muldoon

When asked for his thoughts on the migration of New Zealanders to Australia, the Prime Minister of New Zealand stated that the "annual exodus of Kiwis to Australia raised the average IQ of both countries".


7. Despite supporting one of the highest human population densities, Japan is the first developed country with the highest percentage (74%) of forest-covered land. Japan's forest management policy began over four centuries ago.


8. In 2011, due to the Taliban dynamiting two famous 4th-century giant statues of Buddha for their status as idols, excavators of the site discovered a cave network filled with 5th-9th-century artwork and another, previously unknown giant statue of Buddha within


9. An inventor trying to make a sock to prevent trench foot first produced modern water balloons. Having made a latex-coated sock and filling it with water to test for leaks, he found a rip and angrily threw it on his table. Pleased with the splash, he decided to market water balloons for children.


10. When a Long Island woman accidentally threw away an envelope with $5000 cash intended for her mortgage, sanitation workers sifted through tons of trash until they found it. They refused to accept a reward.


11Theives

After 2 thieves broke into a man's home in England and made off with his laptop, they inspected the device, found serious child abuse material and went to the cops regardless. The pedophile got 3 yrs in jail. The judge gave robbers a 12-month community service orders in light of their good deed


12. On 12th September 2001, the day after 9/11, The Queen ordered her Royal Guards to break protocol and play the USA's National Anthem for stranded Americans in London


13. In 2015 someone did a sh*t so bad on a British Airway flight from Heathrow to Dubai that it had to turn around and land after just 30 minutes.


14. If a pregnant mother suffers organ damage during the pregnancy the fetus can send stem cells to help repair the damage


15. Florida investigators recreated a home fire to prove that a man had committed arson. Instead, they found that accidental fires could produce burn patterns that looked exactly like gasoline fires and that signs of arson that investigators had been relying on for years were unfounded.


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16American Pharaoh

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has s*x 3 times every day and his owners charge a $200,000 fee per impregnation, generating about $30,000,000 a year annually.


17. Keanu Reeves turned down a $10 million offer for the main role in Speed 2, in favor of touring with his band and playing Hamlet in a theater production


18. There is a long-term care facility in the Netherlands that allows college students to stay for free in exchange for 30 hours of volunteer per month. When students come home from a class, concert, or party, they share those experiences with their elderly neighbors, some of whom are over 90


19. Little Caesars and Detroit Tigers owner Mike Ilitch quietly paid Rosa Park's rent for more than a decade, after she was robbed in her home and forced to move to a safer, but more expensive part of Detroit


20. In 2010, a Kansas State University professor went on a Twinkie diet, where he ate mainly Twinkies, Oreos, and Doritos to prove to his students that calorie counting is the important part of losing weight, not nutritional content. He lost 27 pounds in 2 months.


21Harry Truman

After his presidency, Harry Truman refused to join any corporate boards or do commercial endorsements, feeling that using the presidency for financial gain would diminish the integrity of the office. Congress eventually passed the Former Presidents Act to pay him a pension.


22. Daniel Radcliffe wore the same dirty hat and jacket for six months in order to frustrate paparazzi because the pictures would always look "old" and couldn't be sold.


23. A janitor named Richard Montañez invented Flamin' Hot Cheetos and he is now an Executive Vice President


24. There was an experiment to teach dolphins English. A dolphin called Peter did actually learn a few words but actually fell in love with his teacher named Margaret Howe Lovatt and also had sexual urges. Consequently, the experiment ended pronto but unfortunately the dolphin couldn't cope and committed suicide.


25. When George Foreman was asked why he named all 5 of his sons "George" he replied "Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali, Ken Norton, Evander Holyfield...you let them hit you on the head and see how many names you can think of"

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  1. #2 Bill gate should give some money to Trump so, Trump can make america great again. He is the only great leader after Lincoln. Trump doing better work than others so Bill should support him.

  2. Well let’s just talk about Trump’s $400K yearly presidential salary for starters: In the first quarter of 2017, President Trump donated $78,333 (his $100,000 salary for that quarter, after taxes) to the Department of the Interior, specifically for the National Park Service’s maintenance of an historic Civil War site. His contribution was put towards two projects at Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland. In July 2017, President Trump had donated his second-quarter salary to a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) camp for children, overseen by the Education Department. He signed over his third-quarter salary to the Department of Health and Human Services for a public awareness campaign about opioid addiction, and the last of his 2017 salary went towards an infrastructure grant program overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Trump continued this tradition in 2018, donating his first-quarter salary to the Department of Veterans Affairs, earmarked for “caregiver support in the form of mental health and peer support programs, financial aid, education training, and research.” The president donated another quarter’s salary to the U.S. Small Business Administration for the purpose of establishing an “Emerging Leaders” program focused “on helping veterans start small businesses after military life.” And the third quarter of his 2018 salary went to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, according to the Associated Press. On 18 March 2019, donated a quarter of his salary to the Department of Homeland Security. This doesn’t include all the various good Samaritan deeds that Trump has done while in office (He has secured the release of 19 people, including 16 Americans, from foreign captivity. He delivered for the “forgotten Americans.” – which is the manufacturing industry that saw the fastest growth in 23 years – he pushed forth bills and laws that saw a 3.1% increase in wages – the biggest jump since 2009. Trump got a lot done on a bipartisan basis, including criminal justice reform, opioid and sex trafficking legislation, and a new “Right to Try” law giving dying Americans access to experimental medications. Appointed women for the first time in CIA lead positions. Trump not lifted sanctions, unfrozen North Korean assets, ended the Korean War or offered Pyongyang diplomatic recognition, but also he imposed new sanctions on members of Kim’s inner circle. Before his presidency and with no need for limelight praise, here’s a few deeds that have been noted: Trump prevented the foreclosure of Annabell Hill’s family farm after her husband committed suicide. Trump personally phoned down to the auction to stop the sale of her home and offered the widow money. Trump decided to take action after he saw Hill’s pleas for help in news reports. Trump flew a sick Orthodox Jewish child with a rare illness, across the country to get medical care because he had to travel with an elaborate life-support system after no other airline would help. His grief stricken parents contacted Trump for help and he didn’t hesitate to send his own plane to take the child from Los Angeles to New York so he could get his treatment. In 1991, 200 Marines who served in Operation Desert Storm spent time at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina before they were scheduled to return home to their families. However, the Marines were told that a mistake had been made and an aircraft would not be able to take them home on their scheduled departure date. When Trump got wind of this, he sent his plane to make two trips from North Carolina to Miami to safely return the Gulf War Marines to their loved ones. In 1995, a motorist stopped to help Trump after the limo he was traveling in got a flat tire. Trump asked the Good Samaritan how he could repay him for his help. All the man asked for was a bouquet of flowers for his wife. A few weeks later Trump sent the flowers with a note that read: “We’ve paid off your mortgage.” In 1996, Trump filed a lawsuit against the city of Palm Beach, Florida accusing the town of discriminating against his Mar-a-Lago resort club because it allowed Jews and blacks. Trump’s charge had a trickle-down effect because other clubs followed his lead and began admitting Jews and blacks. In 2000, Maury Povich featured a little girl named Megan who struggled with Brittle Bone Disease on his show and Trump happened to be watching. He gifted the little girl and her family with a very generous check to cover medical expenses and bills. In 2008, after Jennifer Hudson’s family members were tragically murdered in Chicago, Trump put the Oscar-winning actress and her family up at his Windy City hotel for free. In addition to that, Trump’s security took extra measures to ensure Hudson and her family members were safe during such a difficult time. In 2013, New York bus driver Darnell Barton spotted a woman close to the edge of a bridge staring at traffic below as he drove by. He stopped the bus, got out and put his arm around the woman and saved her life by convincing her to not jump. When Trump heard about this story, he sent the hero bus driver a check to reward his heroic actions.
    In 2014, Trump gave $25,000 to Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi after he spent seven months in a Mexican jail for accidentally crossing the US-Mexico border. President Barack Obama couldn’t even be bothered to make one phone call to assist with the United States Marine’s release; however, Trump opened his pocketbook to help this serviceman get back on his feet. Melissa Consin Young found herself struggling with an incurable illness and during her darkest days she explained that she received a handwritten letter from Trump telling her she’s the “bravest woman, I know.” She said the opportunities that she got from Trump and his organizations ultimately provided her Mexican-American son with a full-ride to college. Lynne Patton, a black female executive for the Trump Organization, released a statement in 2016 defending her boss against accusations that he’s a racist and a bigot. She tearfully revealed how she’s struggled with substance abuse and addiction for years. Instead of kicking her to the curb, she said the Trump Organization and his entire family loyally stood by her through “immensely difficult times.” ………… But yes, believe the fabricated media that’s he’s a monster. SMH.

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