Random Trivia: A Delightful Assortment Of Facts (30 GIFS)

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"Dr. Seuss wrote The Cat in the Hat to help combat illiteracy. 348 words were identified as being important to first-graders, which he was asked to narrow down to 250. Nine months later, Seuss used 236 of them to complete The Cat in the Hat."

 

"Tilly Smith at age 10, helped save her family and hundreds of other tourists in Thailand from the 2004 tsunami by recognizing warning signs of a tsunami that she had learned in her geography class two weeks earlier. "

 

" In 2001, Neopets was the fourth most trafficked website on the internet, 8 spots in front of Google. "

 

"Orlando, a ginger cat, competed and won against stock-picking professionals at the stock market. The cat picked at random, while the professionals used traditional stock-picking methods. At the end of the year, the cat had £542.60 profit, compared to the professionals’ £176.60 profit."

 

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"Clint Eastwood sat on the script for “Unforgiven” for almost 20 years because he thought it was so good. It is one of only three westerns to ever win best picture."

 

"The website UrbanDictionary.com has been used in court cases to define slang words that are not found in dictionaries."

 

"In 2009, a New Jersey woman named Patricia DeMauro rolled a pair of dice 154 times continuously at a craps table without losing. Her 154-roll winning streak broke world records. The probability of this occurring were roughly 1 in 5.6 billion."

 

"The Sun is the most perfect sphere ever observed in nature."

 

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"In the 1500s, British sailors would receive rations of rum as partial payment. To ensure that the rum wasn’t watered down, they would measure the proof by dousing gunpowder with it and then test to see if the gunpowder would ignite. The gunpowder would only ignite if the rum was >57% alcohol by volume."

 

"In 1971, someone in Pennsylvania tried to sue Satan for having “threatened him, caused him misery, impeded his course in life, and generally precipitated his downfall.” The case was dismissed, partly because it couldn’t be shown that Satan lived in the court’s jurisdiction."

 

"The Crosby, Stills, and Nash song “Just a Song Before I Go” was written on a dare by their limo driver that they couldn’t write a song before getting to the airport. It went on to become one of their biggest hits."

 

"Chipotle stopped selling carnitas (pork) in many of its restaurants for a period due to difficulty finding a source for the meat that met their ethical standards."

 

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"Project COLDFEET was a 1962 operation where two CIA operatives were airdropped onto an abandoned Soviet research station on an ice floe, retrieved information on advanced submarine detection systems, and were extracted via the Fulton Skyhook recovery system to a modified B-17."

 

"“Ready ‘n’ Steady” is a song by the artist D.A. that appeared on Billboard magazine’s Bubbling Under the Hot 100 chart for three weeks in June 1979. The record, along with information about it or the artist, has been notoriously hard to find, leading many collectors to consider it a “phantom record.”"

 

"The video game Tropico 5 is banned by the military junta in Thailand, because it could undermine their “national security.”"

 



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Matilda 11 month s ago
#30
And that's why you either use an old typewriter or cut out letters for your ransom notes... man_in_l
       
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Caroline 11 month s ago
#20 Men, children, and dogs love unconditionally. Women only "love" under the condition they're being provided with something. As soon as they find another source for what they need they're good, and all they have to do to get it is lie on their backs.
       
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Dobbin 11 month s ago
Caroline,
Is that why men abandon their families? The didn't actually "love" them but when they actually do they'll never leave....
       
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Jess 11 month s ago
       
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Lucinda 11 month s ago
#14 It's right here:

"htt ps://myfreemp3.app/api/dl?u=7468686c6f26333364326564666564666564326465663378756e
797f6833646a5748765a76442f33"

remove space from "htt ps". mp3 will download automatically when you arrive at the site page.

and here:

"htt ps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ready_%27n%27_Steady"

again, remove space from address.
       
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Shaina 11 month s ago
#27 No Canadian warship engine is worth $2M.
       
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