Random Revelations: Article #66- 32 Unforgettable Random Facts

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1Michele Miscavige

Michele Miscavige

Michele Miscavige, the wife of the leader of the Church of Scientology, hasn't been seen in public since August 2007.


2. Chocolate for most of its 4,000-year history was actually consumed as a bitter beverage rather than as a sweet edible treat.


3. Wearing of the Fez hat is illegal in Turkey, having been banned in 1925.


4. Actress Rebel Wilson pursued an acting career after she contracted malaria and hallucinated that she was a famous actress winning an Oscar.


5. Communist leader Vladimir Lenin spoke English with a strong Irish accent.


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6Mojave Desert

Mojave Desert

A solar plant in the Mojave Desert generates so much heat it incinerates birds in mid-flight.


7. The Harvard Jail House was put on sale by accident. Robert Pinckney bought the jailhouse for $1.50 and successfully sued the town for rent when they continued putting criminals in there. He then sold the place to Charlie McCarthy, a ventriloquist’s dummy, for $10,000 in war bonds.


8. Prince Yasuhiko, the perpetrator of Nanjing massacre was never charged after the war because of he was a member of the Imperial family. General Matsui was executed despite forbidding his men to loot and expressed grief in his diary when his order was disobeyed.


9. The law of urination states that all mammals take roughly 21 seconds to empty their bladders regardless of size.


10. Although children of identical twins are legally first cousins, genetically, they are actually half-siblings.


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11Gustave

Gustave

A crocodile named "Gustave" in Burundi's Rusizi river has allegedly killed as many as 300 people.


12. An Albama woman named Dana Lewis who has diabetes has built her own artificial pancreas. She used social media, computer skills and mail-ordered parts to invent an artificial pancreas for people with diabetes and she is giving away the plans for free.


13. The band playing most of the songs on Michael Jackson's Thriller album was Toto.


14. Popeye has four nephews called Pupeye, Pipeye, Peepeye and Poopeye.


15. Frankie Muniz of Malcolm in the Middle tv show doesn't remember his role in the series due to side effects of suffering concussions.


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16Amy Elliot and Kate Elliot

Amy Elliot and Kate Elliot

A set of twins were born 87 days apart, setting a world record. One of the twins was born 4 months (Amy Elliot) prematurely while the other did not arrive until 3 months (Kate Elliot) after.


17. It was technically legal to kill Mormons in Missouri until 1976.


18. The amazing James Randi exposed a fraudulent "Faith Healer" named Peter Popoff who was using an ear mic to fool believers into divine healing.


19. When Woodrow Wilson was elected President, he immediately began a re-segregation and firing of Black Federal Workers. This led to some black federal workers being forced to eat in cages so as to not come into contact with white women.


20. Using the term "Jumbo" to describe something as large/huge etc is coined from an elephant of the same name which was around in the mid-1800's and was the first ever animal "celebrity" in both the UK and the US.


21Lee Harvey Oswald's Funeral

Lee Harvey Oswald's Funeral

Few people attended Lee Harvey Oswald's Funeral. Reporters had to act as pallbearers.


22. The crowds of the pod races in Star Wars Episode I were half a million painted q-tips. With a blowing fan underneath the model stands, the q-tips would move around like a live crowd.


23. Eminem's best friend "Proof" battle rapped 30 people back to back and won every battle. He also is the one who taught Eminem how to freestyle.


24. Cows were used for radiation testing of early cell phones. Farmers were paid to have high-powered phones strapped to their cows head 24/7. A single engineer worked full time to chase the cows and change the batteries.


25. Xin Zhui's mummy (also known as Lady Dai who died in 163 B.C.) is considered the best-preserved mummy in the world. Upon discovery, she still had moist, soft skin, movable limbs, intact organs and veins with still small amounts of type A blood in them, distinct fingerprints and more.

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