Random Revelations: Article #123- 30 Astonishingly Strange Random Facts to Amaze You

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1Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro

When Fidel Castro learned of a CIA plot to kill him involving his lover (Marita Lorenz) giving him poison pills, he gave her a gun and told her to kill him, but her nerves failed her.

2. The Nirvana drummer / Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl once filled in for a sick drummer of the band 'Cage The Elephant'. He had one day to learn the songs after only hearing them a few times and played them perfectly.

3. The 1994 box office bomb 'Baby's Day Out' was a huge hit in South Asia, beating Star Wars as the most successful American film. It was played for over a year at the largest theater in Calcutta and spawned two remakes.

4. David Bowie ripped into MTV for not embracing black artists in 1983 but Michael Jackson's Thriller likely saved the network.

5. George Lucas tried to be an officer in the US Airforce but was rejected because he had too many speeding tickets.

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6Figure drawing

Figure drawing

In figure drawing, a normal person is 7-and-a-half heads tall, but heroic figures like Gods and superheroes are drawn 8-and-a-half heads tall, adding a bigger chest and longer legs.

7. During the Tehran Conference, Stalin proposed over a dinner the execution of 50,000 to 100,000 German officers to prevent Germany from starting another war. Roosevelt, thinking Stalin was joking, said: "49,000 would be enough." Churchill, however, was outraged and denounced "the cold-blooded execution of soldiers who fought for their country". He said that only war criminals should be put on trial in accordance with the Moscow Document, which he himself had written. He stormed out of the room.

8. According to Jon Taffer from American tv series Bar Rescue, if you have a bar with a gang problem they'll be gone within three weeks if every third song played is from a female vocalist.

9. 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.

10. An unknown man in Norway has been pooping in golf holes for a decade.

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111-year-old baby

1-year-old baby

Babies under the age of 1 year should not eat honey because their gut is not developed enough to stop certain harmful bacteria like Clostridium botulinum from infecting the body.

12. Manatees (Sea Cows) regulate their buoyancy by storing and releasing farts.

13. Swiss people are usually subtitled in German TV because their accent is so thick it is virtually unintelligible by speakers of Standard German. Swiss, on the other hand, have no issue understanding Standard German.

14. Heath Ledger created a character diary for the Joker. It included stills from A Clockwork Orange, photos of hyenas, unhinged clown makeup and the word "chaos" highlighted in green. It also contained things the Joker would find funny like AIDS, landmines, and geniuses suffering brain damage.

15. Usain Bolt ate 1,000 Chicken McNuggets over 10 days during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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16Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie

Scottish-American industrialist Andrew Carnegie gave away more than 90% of his wealth, with much of it going to found 2509 public libraries at an inflation-adjusted cost of more than $1.3 billion.

17. Each of Bethke brothers escaped from Soviet East Berlin. Ingo floated on a mattress across a river. Holger used a bow to fire a cable across the gap, then zip-lined to safety. Then Ingo and Holger built an aircraft and flew back over the wall to rescue their third brother, Egbert.

18. If you trace back the family tree of a drone bee, the number of parents in each generation follows the Fibonacci sequence.

19. The actor who played Wedge Antilles (Denis Lawson) in the original Star Wars is Ewan McGregor's uncle.

20. The case details of the horrific murder of Junko Furuta were so morbid that it caused a spectator in the gallery to faint. Furuta's mother also reportedly had a mental breakdown, which required psychiatric treatment.

21United States Air Force

United States Air Force

The two largest air forces in the world both belong to the United States, which are the United States Air Force and the United States Navy.

22. The earliest Titanic-based movie (Saved from the Titanic) was released just 29 days after the sinking. It starred one of the survivors. No copies of this film remain.

23. In 1989, MLB broadcaster Jim Rooker said he'd walk back to Pittsburgh from Philadelphia if the Pirates blew a 10-run lead. When the Phillies came back and won 15-11, Rooker hosted a 300-plus-mile charity walk from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh.

24. In 1898, a group of Indian railroad workers were stalked by a pair of man-eating lions that killed at least 35 of the laborers and stopped construction before being shot to death.

25. A study found ripple effect between couples: when one makes an effort to lose weight, the chances are, the other will shed pounds too.

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