Bizarre And Unusual Facts To Impress Your Friends (29 PICS)

Posted in INTERESTING       13 Mar 2023       3878       6 GALLERY VIEW

"When Paul Rudd was 10, he made a large LEGO model of Steelers punter Craig Colquitt. 30 years later, Craig’s son moved next door to Paul Rudd. Paul wanted to use this opportunity to give the LEGO model to Craig, but Paul’s mother broke it one day before Craig came into town to visit his son. "

 

"American geochemist Clair Patterson helped reduce lead levels within the blood of Americans by approximately 80% by the late 90s, after spending decades of fighting the industrial use of lead. "

 

"Strontium-90, an isotope emitted from nuclear fission, is chemically similar to calcium. This means that when it is inhaled after a nuclear blast, the body uses it as it would use calcium, depositing it straight into your bones where it delivers beta radiation to your bone marrow."

 

"The Woman of Seine was the unknown woman whose body was pulled out of the Seine River in 1880. A post-mortem pathologist at the morgue was so taken by her beauty that he made a plaster cast death mask of her face. Now that mask is used as the face of the CPR mannequin and is the most kissed face on earth. "

 

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"The blades in a Rolls Royce jet engine are so technologically advanced and intricately designed that each blade is roughly worth the price of an average family car."

 

"Lobsters were so plentiful in the 1800s that Massachusetts servants demanded a clause in their contracts to prevent being fed it more than three times a week"

 

"In 1960, 59% of American adults aged 18-29 were married. Today, only 20% are married."

 

"On August 14, 1945, more than 1,000 Japanese officers raided the Imperial palace to destroy the recording of the Emperor’s speech of surrender. Confused by the layout of the palace, the rebels never found the recording. It was later smuggled outside in basket of women’s underwear for broadcast."

 

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"The infamous Apocalypse Now opening scene was filmed on Martin Sheen’s 36th birthday. He really was heavily intoxicated and the mirror he punched broke was real."

 

"Only 3 WWE wrestlers use their full, birth name. They are Brock Lesnar, John Cena, and Mark Henry. "

 

"Yellow speed limit signs in the U.S. are recommended speeds, but are not enforced. "

 

"During the OJ Simpson verdict, long distance call volume fell by 58%, stock trading fell by 41%, and water use declined as people avoided going to the bathroom. "

 

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"People have been making counterfeit money since the first coins were created, coating common metals with the precious metals used for currency. Counterfeiting is known as “the world’s second oldest profession.”"

 

"George Lucas refused to identify what species Yoda is, once jokingly answering that he is “the illegitimate child of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.”"

 

"A genetic study of people from Iceland found a number of them had a mutation predominantly found among Native Americans. It has been theorized that this could be because of Native American women breeding with Viking men, during Norse exploration of America in the 11th century A.D."

 

"Most body fat exits the body through exhaling."

 

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"The largest Japanese character is called Taito. It consists of 84 strokes and means “the appearance of a dragon in flight.” "

 

"Metallica was the first band to play on all 7 continents."

 

"Pat Morita fought tuberculosis at an young age which resulted in him being in a body cast on and off from ages 2-11 and being told he would never walk. Some of you might better know him as Mr. Miyagi from the Karate Kid films or Arnold from Happy Days. "

 

"The phrase “balls to the wall” comes from aviation. Ball-shaped handles controlled the throttle and fuel, and putting these handles closer to the wall resulted in the fastest possible speed"

 

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"In 1959, the winner of a city council election in Sao Paulo was Cacareco, a rhino at a local zoo. Its candidacy was traced back to students who had printed up 200,000 ballots with her name, and were all legitimately cast by voters, one of whom commented: “Better to elect a rhino than an @$$.” "

 

"The area code of Brevard County, Florida is “321”. This is due to the county being the home of the Kennedy Space Center."

 

"A notable portion of the Finding Nemo production crew were Filipino, and the name “P. Sherman” was chosen because it sounds like how one with a Filipino accent would say the word “fisherman.”"

 

"In 2011, a woman died in a Fall River, Massachusetts public pool and was not discovered until two days later when her body floated to the surface. The pool was visited by state health inspectors during the period the body was in the pool."

 

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"The Yakuza, Japan’s largest organized crime syndicate, provided food, water, blankets, diapers, etc. during both the 1995 and 2011 Japanese Earthquakes and at a much faster response time than even the Japanese Government. "

 

"A Russian named Vasili Arkhipov avoided causing WWIII after refusing his captain’s orders to launch nuclear torpedoes at US war ships during the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis. 2 of the 3 officers on board wanted to fire the missile; however, a unanimous decision was required. "

 

"The word boycott derived from Charles Boycott, an agent who collected rent from Irish farms on behalf of the British. Farmers demanded rent reductions. Boycott refused and evicted those tenants. Rather than attack Boycott, the Irish farmers refused to do business with him at all. Boycotting."

 

"500 euro notes are often called “Bin Ladens”, because everyone knows what they look like, but they are really hard to find."

 

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"Jupiter shrinks by 2cm every year. When it first formed, it was twice as big as it is now. "

 



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Francine 1 year ago
#29 This is wildly and unacceptably false. When Jupiter first formed, it was approx. 20x the mass of the Earth. It is currently about 318x more massive. It's slowly shrinking now because it loses more mass that it accretes, but it was never twice as big as it is now. If it had been, the solar system would look very different.
       
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Carolann 1 year ago
#29 So, is it losing gases off into space, or is it compressing?
       
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Eudora 1 year ago
Carolann,

Jupiter's outer atmosphere is warm, and molecules can become energetic enough to escape the gravitational pull. Also, the massive electrical storms and solar winds can ionize atoms which then basically get shot out into space by the planet's strong magnetic field. If it were merely compressing (getting smaller) it's mass would stay the same, but that's not the case.
       
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Vickie 1 year ago
#6 They were fed to prisoners, too. It was considered to be on the same level as eating a rat.
       
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Winfield 1 year ago
#18 And thereby spreading the joy of impaired hearing to every corner of the world.
       
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Serena 1 year ago
#20 In spitfires there was a seal wire restricting the throttle to 100%.
If broken the bypass of the compressor was omitted and gained power was the result.
But mere minutes of this would result in engine damage.
So the first thing the mechanics would look at when a plane landed was the broken seal and know they had their work cut out for them.

So balls to the wall litteraly means break the seal and use what you have to flee (the Germans).
       
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