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20 MORE KICKASS FACTS WITH KICKASS SOURCES – ENTERTAIN YOUR BRAIN

 

2433 Americans with Disabilities Act-In 1990, disabled activists got out of their wheelchairs and crawled up the steps of the Capitol, inconveniencing Senators to encourage a vote on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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2434 Dwayne Johnson-In 2015, Dwayne Johnson became an ordained minister in order to surprise a superfan by officiating at his wedding.

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2435 Rooftop Sign Cleveland-A giant “WELCOME TO CLEVELAND” sign on a rooftop in the flight path of a Milwaukee airport has been causing “panic and outrage” to passengers arriving by air for over 37 years. The creator’s reasoning: “Living in the world is not a dress rehearsal. You better have fun with it.”

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2436 Hotmail Eh-In 1999, hackers revealed a security flaw in Hotmail that permitted anybody to log into any Hotmail account using the password ‘eh.’ At the time, it was called “the most widespread security incident in the history of the Web.”

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2437 Ronda Rousey-Ronda Rousey originally opposed using the nickname her friends gave her, “Rowdy”, feeling it would be disrespectful to professional wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. After meeting Piper through Gene LeBell, who helped train both of them, Piper personally gave his approval.

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2438 Samwise Gamgee-J.R.R. Tolkien considered Samwise Gamgee to be the “true hero” of the Lord of the Rings.

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2439 Tupac-After Tupac was cremated, his ashes were mixed with marijuana and smoked by members of his hip-hop group, Outlawz.

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2440 Paul the Octopus-Paul the Octopus was so precise in his predictions during the 2010 FIFA World Cup that he received death threats from German fans and had to be offered state protection.

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2431 Dashrath Manjhi-After his wife died because the nearest doctor was 70 km away, a man named Dashrath Manjhi in an Indian village carved a 360-foot-long and 30-foot-wide path through a mountain in 22 years. He only used a hammer and a chisel to make the path from his village to Wazirganj.

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2432 Hot Dog Rules-The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) says it is unacceptable to place ketchup on your hot dog after the age of 18. Mustard, relish, onions, cheese and chili are acceptable.

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2425 Tom Cruise-Tom Cruise once witnessed an unknown pedestrian get hit by a car that fled the scene, summoned an ambulance, followed it, and paid the victim’s $7,000 emergency room bill once he discovered she was uninsured.

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2426 Russian ISS-All U.S. Astronauts are required to learn Russian as part of their extensive training, and have to be able to run the ISS using Russian-language training manuals if necessary.

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2427 Rachel McAdams-Attempting to escape the clutches of wearing a tight corset every morning while filming Sherlock Holmes (2009), Rachel McAdams would trick the costumers by pushing her stomach out or eating a big breakfast of oatmeal before being laced up. However, they eventually caught on to her ruse.

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2428 Pitch Drop-Pitch is a viscous liquid which flows extremely slowly. In an experiment started in 1930, only 9 drops have dripped; the latest being April 17, 2014. John Mainstone, who oversaw the experiment, missed observing the drops fall three times, by a day in 1977, by just five minutes in 1988 and, perhaps most annoying, in 2000, when the webcam that was recording it was hit by a 20-minute power outage.

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2429 Kenya Baby dog-In 2005, a newborn baby abandoned in the forest in Kenya for 2 days was rescued by a stray dog who carried the baby all the way back to her own litter of puppies before she was discovered by the authorities.

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2430 Ants on stilts-Scientists attached stilts to the legs of ants to prove that ants return to their nests by counting their steps. The ants with stilts overshot their nest by roughly 50% due to the new length of their steps.

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2421 Thomas and Michael Skakel-In 1975, a 15-year-old girl was beaten to death, with the primary suspects in the murder being Kennedy-Cousins Thomas and Michael Skakel. Although Michael Skakel was overheard in 1978 stating, “I'm going to get away with murder. I’m a Kennedy”, it was not until 2002 that he was convicted.

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2422 Clint Eastwood-Clint Eastwood once ran for mayor of the small town of Carmel in California. Part of his campaign promise was overturning a ban on ice cream parlors. He won.

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2423 Sean Connery-Michael Caine once held Sean Connery’s coat while the James Bond star single-handedly beat up four men in a nightclub.

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2424 Mika Brzezinski-In 2007, Mika Brzezinski (a MSNBC news anchor) refused to report on the lead story of Paris Hilton’s release from jail, then after being pressured again to do the story, she attempted to light the script on fire on live television.

 

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