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20 MORE KICKASS FACTS WITH KICKASS SOURCES – ENTERTAIN YOUR BRAIN

2474 Blackfish Poll-A newspaper posted a poll asking readers if watching Blackfish, a documentary critical of SeaWorld for keeping orcas captive, changed their opinions of SeaWorld. The results were “No.” It was later revealed that 55% of the votes came from a single IP-address, which was hosted by SeaWorld.

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2475 Hoover Dam-Because the concrete of the Hoover Dam was poured into individual, rectangular shaped sections, rather than with a single, continuous pour, the physical dam itself will survive up to 10,000 years.

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2476 Pine forest Walk-One of the reasons your lungs feel refreshed when walking through a pine forest is because of an anti-inflammatory compound called a-Pinene, found in conifers. It is used as a bronchodilator in the treatment of asthma and abundantly present in marijuana.

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2477 Flyting-The concept of “rap battle” has existed since the 5th century, where poets would engage in “flyting,” a spoken word event where poets would insult one another in verse. The Norse god Loki is noted as having insulted other gods in verse.

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2478 Breaking Bad-AMC gave the writers of ‘Breaking Bad’ permission to use only one ‘f**k’ each season, which led to giant discussions when to use the one ‘f**k.’ Because the pilot episode was independent, they used a bunch of 'f**ks' there.

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2479 Kankuntu-In 2008, a dog named Kankuntu tried to save his owners’ lives after five pirates hijacked their yacht off the coast of Venezuela. After the pirates climbed aboard, the dog furiously attacked them, biting and snapping until he was stabbed then shot. The dog survived and the pirates left almost empty handed.

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2480 Emily the cow-In 1995, Emily the cow escaped from a Massachusetts slaughterhouse minutes before her turn at the abattoir, wandered for 40 days eluding capture, went on to live for 8 more years before getting a memorial on her grave.

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2471 Kate Mara-Kate Mara had initially wanted to read Fantastic Four comic books to prepare for her role as Susan Storm in the latest Fantastic Four movie, but the filmmakers explained to cast that it was unnecessary as the film was an original story not based directly on the comics.

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2472 Daniel James Jr.-Daniel “Chappie” James Jr., the first African American to reach the rank of four-star general, had an Old West style standoff with Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who complied and pulled back after James demanded him to move his hand away from his gun.

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2473 Michael O'Leary-Millionaire Michael O'Leary, CEO of airline Ryanair, has his own taxicab company with just one cab, just so that he can legally use the bus lanes and avoid traffic jams.

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2464 Mark Twain-Mark Twain called The Book of Mormon “Chloroform in Print.”

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2465 Jeffrey Dahmer-On the night of May 27, 1991, a drugged, naked, bleeding boy of 14 was found in a Milwaukee street. When police arrived, they returned the boy to the control of Jeffery Dahmer, who almost immediately killed and dismembered the boy. Two women who argued with the police were threatened with arrest.

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2466 Ken McElroy-In 1981, a man known as the “town bully” in Skidmore, Missouriwas shot twice and killed. There were 46 potential witnesses, but no one was ever convicted.

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2467 President Banana-The first President of Zimbabwe was President Banana. A law was passed forbidding citizens from making jokes about his name.

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2468 Eddie Vedder-Eddie Vedder wrote ‘Jeremy’ after reading a brief newspaper article about a 15-year-old boy in Texas who brought a gun to class and shot himself, in front of his teacher and thirty students. Vedder wanted to show how even such a dramatic gesture would only get a few words in the daily news.

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2469 Lena Heady-A body double was cast to perform Cersei Lannister’s Walk of Shame in Season 5’s finale of Game of Thrones. Her body double (Actress Rebecca Van Cleave) performed nude while Lena Headey wore a simple beige shift. The show’s visual effects team then merged the performances together combining Headey’s progression of facial emotions during Cersei’s punishing hike to the Red Keep.

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2470 Teddy Roosevelt-Teddy Roosevelt made a 2 hour speech shortly after an attempted assassination. He correctly concluded that since he was not coughing blood, the bullet had not completely penetrated the chest wall to his lung. He declined going to the hospital immediately.

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2461 Military jet flyby-In 1993, when a military jet flew over a zoo in Stockholm, Sweden, animals ate 23 of their own babies, including five rare Siberian tiger cubs, as a protective response.

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2462 Dr Dre-Dr Dre has beaten a couple women. Years ago he publicly beat a female reporter at a party while his bodyguard held the crowd back. He also beat his ex-girlfriend while they were together.

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2463 Toxoplasmosis-Toxoplasmosis parasite breeds inside the guts of a cat. Their offspring are deposited in droppings and can then be eaten by rats. The offspring then affect the rats’ behavior to make them less scared, and even sexually aroused, by cats, with the aim of returning to the cat’s guts. It affects humans as well. It makes both genders more promiscuous, makes women pay more attention to their appearance, and makes men more aggressive and generally “scruffy.”

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