Random Revelations: Article #85- 34 Incredibly Bizarre Random Facts

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1Black Panther

Black Panther

In comics, the superhero Black Panther predates the founding of the Black Panther Party, and Marvel even changed the name for a while to "Black Leopard" in order to avoid confusion.

2. The current CEO’s of Microsoft, Adobe, and MasterCard all went to the same high school in India (Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet).

3. In 2000, a pregnant woman in a remote village in Mexico experienced 12 hours of continous pain. Her solution was to drink three glasses of hard liquor and then give herself a Caesarean section with a kitchen knife. The mother and child both lived. She had no medical training.

4. In 1987, a radiotherapy source containing Caesium-137 was stolen from an abandoned hospital in Brazil to be sold for scrap. The lead capsule was opened and the scrapyard owner's family members and friends played with the glowing material. The radioactive material killed 4 people.

5. Saburō Sakai, a Japanese World War 2 fighter ace, was shot through his goggle by a turret gunner. The 7.62 mm bullet passed through his brain, blinding one eye and paralyzing one side of his body. Despite this, he landed his plane and returned to battle a year later.

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Some deaf people with schizophrenia don’t experience the common symptom of hearing voices, but rather, they see visual hallucinations of disembodied hands or lips making words.

7. Since the Federal Witness Protection Program was started in 1971, not one of the 8,500 witnesses or the 9,900 family members participating have been harmed. According to Gerald Shur, its creator, 95% of those who enter the program are "what we call criminals".

8. Korean has 7 speech levels, each with different verb endings and vocab., reflecting formality/politeness.The highest, used for talking to royalty, is archaic but still used in historical dramas.The hagache level is now rarer, mostly used in novels. Middle management/bureaucrats sometimes use haoche.

9. The parents of murder victim Dee Dee Blanchard flushed her ashes down the toilet, saying she "got what she deserved." Blanchard was murdered in 2015 by her daughter Gypsy Rose who had endured years of unnecessary medical treatments and surgeries due to her mother's Munchausen by proxy.

10. Trey Parker and Matt Stone lost the Oscar for Best Song to Phil Collins in 1999. As a result, they brutally satirized him in the episode “Timmy 2000.” They have him sing a parody of “You’ll Be In My Heart,” get booed off stage and then had his Oscar shoved up his a*s.

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11Wolf Blitzer

Wolf Blitzer

American journalist Wolf Blitzer did so poorly on Celebrity Jeopardy that he was negative $4,600 at one point and had to be bailed out by the show by giving him $1000.

12. In a 2004 episode of Sesame Street, Cookie Monster revealed that before he started eating cookies his name was Sid.

13. The ancient city of Gobekli Tepe in Turkey built in 10,000 B.C., is twice as old as Stonehenge, and completely disrupts our ideas of human development and agriculture.

14. Between the 14th-19th centuries, due to their early invention and love of ceramics, no glass was produced in China. Due to this, they were left behind in the progression of sciences and didn’t have things like glass windows and mirrors.

15. Richard Wagner, the 19th-century opera composer, once faked a homosexual attraction to a gay German king in order to get money from him.

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16Internet speed

Internet speed

South Korea has the fastest global average internet connection speed while the United States ranks 10th.

17. The reason why Cashews are sold without shells is that the shells are poisonous. The Cashew tree is in the same family of plants as Poison Ivy. Eating the shell would cause a similar reaction to eating a Poison Ivy plant.

18. Dogs may have domesticated themselves. Historically, humans hunted wolves almost to extinction. This only changed when the boldest and friendliest scavenger wolves approached humans. Only then did the benefits of canine companionship become apparent.

19. A Swedish couple was fined for naming their child Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116.

20. French actor Marcel Marceau first used mime during World War 2 to keep Jewish children quiet while he helped them escape from occupied France to neutral Switzerland.



34% of all the Prime Ministers of England since 1721 went to the same boarding school, Eton.

22. It only took 1 year and 45 days to build the Empire State Building.

23. Sacha Baron Cohen, known for playing brainless idiots, has a degree in history from the University of Cambridge.

24. South Korea once captured nine North Korean spies and a North Korean submarine using only a fishing net. Four of the captured senior officers killed the rest of the crew before killing themselves.

25. We use a blanket at night to keep ourselves warm because our bodies can't thermoregulate when asleep.

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