Did You Know? A Collection Of Surprising Random Facts (29 GIFS)

Posted in INTERESTING       19 Jun 2023       4048       3 GALLERY VIEW
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"A Komodo dragon may attempt to speed up the process of swallowing a carcass by ramming the carcass against a tree to force it down its throat, sometimes ramming so forcefully that the tree is knocked down. "

 

"A doctor saved the life of a premature baby (Chris Trokey). About 30 years later Chris, who was a paramedic was the First responder to an accident, saved the same doctor’s life."

 

"Hours before his death, Einstein was still attempting to prove his Theory of Everything. "

 

"Alexander Graham Bell developed the metal detector as a last ditch effort to locate a bullet lodged in the chest of American President James Garfield in 1881. The attempt was unsuccessful because the metal coil spring bed Garfield was lying on confused the detector."

 

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"Tigers have striped skin not just striped fur. The stripes are like fingerprints and no two tigers have the same pattern. "

 

"Teddy Roosevelt helped save American Football by urging rule changes to make the game safer after 19 players died during the 1905 season."

 

"Lions inhabited many parts of Europe until they were hunted to extinction around 100 B.C."

 

"When the trench gun was introduced by the U.S. during World War 1, the German Government issued a diplomatic protest claiming that the shotgun was prohibited by the law of war."

 

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"Family Guy’s song “Prom Night Dumpster Baby” is a reference to Melissa Drexler. In 1997, she gave birth in her high school bathroom during prom. She discarded the baby in the trash and returned to the prom. She was sentenced to 15 years for manslaughter but was released on parole after 37 months. "

 

"Joseph Stalin intended to be a priest, but was kicked out of seminary for missing final exams."

 

"The average American golf course consumes around 312,000 gallons of water per day."

 

"Cymothoa exigua is a parasite that severs the blood vessels of a fish’s tongue and becomes a new functional tongue. It is only known parasite to replace an entire organ."

 

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"Dolphins can tolerate and recover from extreme injuries like shark bites. The healing process is very rapid and even very deep wounds won’t cause a dolphin to bleed to death. Gaping wounds heal in a way that restores the animal’s natural body shape. Infection of large wounds is also very rare. "

 

"“Gotham”, as a nickname for New York City, was coined by Washington Irving in 1807 and it literally means “Goat’s Town.”"

 

"Ancient Greek mathematician Hero of Alexandria invented the first vending machine which dispensed holy water after you put in a coin. He also invented the first steam engine and the first wind powered machine, 2000 years before the industrial revolution. "

 



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Jess 1 year ago
#28 That's the crocodile from Peter Pan.
       
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Margaretta 1 year ago
#7 Animals don’t go “extinct” because they die off in one area.
       
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Tim 1 year ago
Margaretta,

maybe it was a European Lion that is now extinct ever think about that? no of course you didn't you only think of yourself. 35
       
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