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20 MORE KICKASS FACTS WITH KICKASS SOURCES – ENTERTAIN YOUR BRAIN

2455 Thomas Silverstein-Thomas Silverstein is a convict who has been held in solitary confinement at a Supermax prison since 1983. Considered one of the most dangerous inmates in the U.S., he’s committed multiple murders in jail. He is held in a specially designed cell called Range 13 and has no human contact.

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2456 Wells Fargo-In 2005, Wells Fargo started a program to educate black communities on building “generational wealth.” This program turned out to be a front for steering black people into predatory loans. WF paid damages, but not before 100s of houses were foreclosed.

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2457 Julie d'Aubigny-Julie d'Aubigny was a 17th-century French noble swordswoman who beat men in duels, sang at the opera, and rescued her lesbian lover from a convent by burning it down. She was pardoned by the king.

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2458 Estelline-Estelline, Texas ranks as one of the worst speed trap cities in the US. With a population of 168 people, its only police officer writes an average of 23 tickets a day bringing in more than $300,000 of ticket revenue a year.

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2459 GPS ICBM-Once your GPS unit realizes it is traveling faster than 1200mph (1900kmph) at an altitude higher than 60,000ft (18,000m), it will automatically shut itself down in fear that it is being used in an intercontinental ballistic missile.

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2460 Megan Fox-Despite the rumors of a feud between Megan Fox and Michael Bay, it was actually Steven Spielberg who had Fox fired from Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Bay was already prepping Fox for this film, when she was forced to drop out.

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2451 Cold Cut Combo sandwich-All meat in a Subway’s Cold Cut Combo sandwich (ham, salami and bologna) is actually made from turkey.

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2452 Hindu religion-The Hindu religion states that science only offers a limited view of reality, but all it offers is right and correct, meaning that the religion by its nature cannot contradict science, leading to the majority of even highly religious Hindus accepting evolution as fact.

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2453 Lincoln assassination-In 1956, a man appeared on the popular TV show “I’ve Got A Secret” who had witnessed Abraham Lincoln’s assassination on April 14th, 1865.

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2454 Black Rhino Auction-In 2014 Namibia raised over $350k by auctioning off the right to hunt one endangered black rhino. The rhino was past breeding age and detrimental to the rest of the herd. Killing one older male rhino who is no longer able to breed benefits the rest of the herd because older males often remain territorial and sometimes kill younger male rhinos. The money was used to protect endangered animals.

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2446 Flotsam-“Flotsam” is floating wreckage, “jetsam” is cargo that is purposely thrown overboard, “lagan” is goods lying at the bottom of the ocean but reclaimable, and “derelict” is cargo at the bottom of the ocean but lost. These terms are part of the law of admiralty and marine salvage.

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2447 Taylor Swift-When Facebook users voted for Taylor Swift to perform at a school for deaf students as a prank, the school was removed from the contest, but Swift donated $10K to the school, 4 companies matched her donation, VH1 gave $10,000 in instruments, and Swift gave the students tickets to her Boston concert.

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2448 Lobster-A lobster’s brain is located in its throat, its nervous system in its abdomen, its teeth in its stomach and its kidneys in its head. It also hears using its legs, tastes with its feet, and tends to favor one front limb, meaning they can be right-clawed or left-clawed.

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2449 Philosopher Diogenes-When Alexander the Great asked the philosopher Diogenes why he was sifting through the garbage, Diogenes responded, “I am looking for the bones of your father but I cannot distinguish them from the bones of his slaves.”

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2450 Bill Cosby-In 1969 Bill Cosby won a man of the year award and jokingly suggested re-naming the award “the nice guy as far as we know” award.

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2441 F-35B Helmet-F-35B Fighter Pilots have a Helmet that accesses 6 cameras around the body of the plane, allowing them to basically see through the plane. It costs $400,000 per unit.

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2442 Killian Dog-In 2013, a dog named Killian saved a baby boy from an abusive babysitter. He alerted his owners by growling and standing between the baby and the sitter whenever she was there. Suspicious, the parents left an IPhone under the sofa recording audio. The sitter was later convicted on what they heard.

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2443 Mario and Domingo Garcia-In 2013, two Chicago men tried to rob a restaurant with a squirt gun, but the owner told them he was too busy right now and to come back in an hour. They did and the police were waiting for them.

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2444 Steven Jay Russell-A prisoner named Steven Jay Russell impersonated a prison guard to simply walk out of prison. Upon recapture Russell lowered and paid his bail by pretending to be a judge, escaped his next capture by impersonating a doctor, and did so again by faking his death, eventually landing him a 144 year sentence.

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2445 MIT swim Test-MIT students must pass a swim test to graduate. The director of phys ed said swimming is “...a self-survival skill. Research shows that most drowning occur in families where parents don’t know how to swim.”

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