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20 MORE KICKASS FACTS WITH KICKASS SOURCES – ENTERTAIN YOUR BRAIN

 

2354 Steve Rothstein-In 1987, a guy named Steve Rothstein bought a lifetime unlimited first class American Airlines ticket for $250,000. He flew over 10,000 flights costing the company $21,000,000. They terminated his ticket in 2008.

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2355 Liver-The liver is the only human internal organ that is able to regenerate itself. As little as 25% can regenerate back into a whole liver.

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2356 NYC homeless-In 2010, a homeless man saved a woman from a knife attack in New York. He was stabbed trying to help, yet still chased the assailant before collapsing from his wounds. CCTV cameras captured over 20 people walk past him. Some stared, none helped. He later died on the sidewalk where he fell.

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2357 Market Basket-Employees and customers of the popular grocery chain Market Basket successfully boycotted the company after its beloved CEO was fired. During the monumental protests, Market Basket lost an estimated 10$ Million per day.

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2358 EVE Online-EVE Online’s economy is so rich, that CCP (the developers) had to employ five full-time economists to keep things in balance and to prevent it from becoming unstable.

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2359 Yellowstone hot spring-A previously brilliant-blue Yellowstone hot spring is turning green as a result of tourists throwing ‘good luck’ coins into it.

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2360 Jason Lee-Jason Lee divorced, and cut off all contact with, his first wife after she read an anti-Scientology book.

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2351 Henry Johnson-Henry Johnson, a WWI American veteran, saved his friend from over 20 German soldiers all by himself using his rifle as a club until its butt splintered and then proceeded to charge at them with his only remaining weapon, a bolo knife. He was still fighting when more French and American troops arrived on the scene, causing the Germans to retreat.

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2352 Emilia Clarke-Daenerys Targaryen had purple eyes in the books, but the contact lenses Emilia Clarke wore while filming Game of Thrones affected her performance so they were abandoned.

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2353 Affair Revenge-In 1993, an U.S. Army sergeant cut off his wife’s lovers head, then dropped the head in her lap while she was in the hospital pregnant (from the affair) and said “Look Diane, Glover’s here. He’ll sleep with you every night, only you won’t sleep at night.”

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2645 Papercuts-Paper cuts hurt so much because the cut often bleeds very little or not at all, leaving the skins pain receptors open to the air. This is exacerbated by irritation caused by the fibers in the paper itself, which may be coated in chemicals such as bleach. Additionally, most paper cuts occur in the fingers, which have a greater concentration of sensory receptors than the rest of the body.

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2646 Guatemala-In 1954, a covert US operation overthrew a democratically elected government in Guatemala for the benefit of an American fruit company.

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2647 Clean shaven-In the US being clean shaven became popular after troops returned as heroes from WWI. They had been required to shave so gas masks would securely fit.

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2648 Abandoned Houses-There are four times as many abandoned housing units as homeless in New York City.

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2649 Franz Von Werra-Franz Von Werra, a Nazi POW who was transferred to Canada to deter his multiple escapes and recaptures. He escaped again in less than a month, traveling through the US, Mexico, Brazil, Spain and Italy to become the only Western held POW to return to combat.

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2650 Rachel McAdams-Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams hated each other while filming The Notebook.

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2641 South Carolina Secession-In the South Carolina Declaration of Causes of Secession, slavery is referenced 18 times. States’ rights is only referenced twice.

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2642 Astronaut John Young-Astronaut John Young got really bad flatulence from drinking orange juice during the Apollo 16 mission to the moon. Unknowingly, he broadcast this fact to the world. “I have the farts again. I got them again, Charlie.”

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2643 Camaro-When General Motors unveiled the Camaro name in 1966, automotive press asked Chevrolet product managers, “What is a Camaro?” and were told it was “a small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs.”

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2644 Richard Feynman-After Richard Feynman was named the world's smartest man by Omni magazine, his mother said, “If that's the world's smartest man, God help us.”

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