Random Revelations: Article #30 – 45 Fun Random Facts

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1Jaimee Foxworth

Jaimee Foxworth

The Winslows from the television show Family Matters had a 2nd daughter named Judy (Jaimee Foxworth) that went upstairs in Season 4 and was never heard from or acknowledged again.


2. Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks watch a lot of movies together, but only movies that contain the phrase "secure the perimeter."


3. A nursing home in Sweden named The Svartedalens changed their employees' workdays from 8 to 6 hours per day and found it increased productivity and reduced staff turnover.


4. In 2016, 12% of the entire population of Iceland traveled to France to cheer on their football (soccer) team during the Euro Championships.


5. There is a British and American version of the movie "Death at a Funeral" and Peter Dinklage played the same role in both.


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6Seinfeld "The Revenge" episode

Seinfeld

The Seinfeld episode "The Revenge" was based on an experience by screenwriter Larry David, who once quit his job at Saturday Night Live, felt he made a mistake once he reached home, and returned the following morning as if nothing had happened.


7. Davy Crockett, as a Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives opposed President Andrew Jackson's 1830 Indian Removal Act and was the only member of the Tennessee delegation to vote against it. Six years later he died defending the battle of Alamo.


8. The boy who played Charlie (Peter Ostrum) in the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film never acted in another film and is currently a practicing veterinarian in the Adirondacks.


9. During prohibition, people used to get prescriptions for 'medical' wine and alcohol, just like today with weed.


10. Bam Margera wanted Mike Tyson to bite off part of his ear for a stunt during the filming of Jackass 3. Paramount even contacted Tyson and asked, to which Tyson got offended and said "no".


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11Venetia Phair

Venetia Phair

A girl named Venetia Phair at the age of 11 suggested they name the newly-discovered trans-Neptunian celestial body "Pluto." She lived long enough to see the International Astronomical Union demote Pluto to the status of "dwarf planet", 76 years later.


12. In 1970, Orville Redenbacher paid a marketing firm $13,000 to come up with a name for his popcorn company. Their advice was to call it "Orville Redenbacher's".


13. Due to the murder rate skyrocketing, in 2015 the Catholic Church performed an exorcism on the entire country of Mexico in order to help purge them of their demons.


14. The 1st Tenet of the Satanic Temple is "One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason."


15. The US Government will honor all the money produced by the United States of America since 1861, with the only exception being a series of 1900 $10,000 bills which were literally thrown out of a window during a fire. They are currently considered to be stolen goods.


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16Strabo

Strabo

Strabo wrote the earliest variant of the Cinderella myth circa 24 A.D., set in Egypt. Rhodopis, a Greek, was bathing when an eagle snatched one of her shoes, carried it to the sunset, and dropped it into the lap of the Pharaoh. He searched for the owner of the shoe, found Rhodopis and married her.


17. Though alchemists never succeeded in transmuting lead to gold, in 1981 physicists used the particle accelerator at Berkeley to shoot Carbon nuclei at thin foils of Bismuth. The resulting collisions did produce a tiny amount of Gold atoms.


18. A food scientist named Tom Ryan invented Jif Peanut Butter, Pizza Hut's double-stuffed pizza, the McGriddle, McDonald's fruit & yogurt parfait, Smashburger, the Meat-lovers Pizza and McDonald's entire Dollar Menu.


19. In 2014, the US Department of Defense spent $41.6 million on Viagra and $84.24 million total on erectile dysfunction prescriptions.


20. Beekeeping in Ukraine is a major economic activity. 700,000 people i.e., 1.5% of the Ukrainian population, are engaged in producing honey.


21The Heart Attack Grill restaurant

The Heart Attack Grill restaurant

A restaurant named “The Heart Attack Grill” is hospital themed with scantily clad nurse waitresses serving the “Quadruple Bypass Burger” loaded with 9,982 calories. A customer died of a heart attack while eating there, resulting in customers taking photos of him assuming it was a stunt.


22. The number of cricket chirps in 14 seconds plus 40 equals the temperature in Fahrenheit.


23. Misophonia is a disorder in which sufferers have a hatred of sounds such as eating, chewing, loud breathing or even repeated pen-clicking.


24. Ringo Starr sells his MS paint art for thousands of dollars.


25. Many Japanese companies encourage workers to sleep on the job, convinced that it leads to better work performance. The naps are called inemuri, "sleeping while present", and indicates a commitment to the job.

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