JUMP TO COMMENTS
Previous
Next

20 MORE KICKASS FACTS WITH KICKASS SOURCES – ENTERTAIN YOUR BRAIN

2556 Porsche Tractor-Porsche once made a gasoline powered tractor specifically for coffee farmers. Diesel fumes could change the flavor, so a rare gasoline powered industrial tractor was built.

Source

2557 Syphilis-When Syphilis first surfaced, the English called it the ‘French disease’, the French called it the ‘Spanish disease’, Germans called it the French evil, Russians called it Polish disease, Poles called it Turkish disease, Turks called it Christian disease and Japan called it ‘Chinese pox.’

Source

2558 IBM Simon-In 1994, IBM released a cell phone with touch screen and e-mail. It could also send and receive faxes, work as a pager, and was considered the world's first smart phone due to its features and capabilities.

Source

2559 Hello Kitty and Miffy-The copyright battle between the owners of Hello Kitty and Miffy ended after the Japanese Tsunami, when they agreed to immediately settle the case and donate their anticipated legal fees to the Tsunami Relief Effort.

Source

2560 Nobuo Fujita-The Japanese pilot who attacked a town in Oregon during WWII returned 20 years later to present his family’s 400-year-old sword as a symbol of regret.

Source

2251 Milton Hershey-Milton Hershey being unable to have children founded the Milton Hershey School for orphans in 1909. He donated 30% of all future Hershey profits. It now has $7 billion in assets, and continues to serve orphans in financial need. Milton also prohibited its use in any advertising.

Source

2552 Scarlett Johansson-Scarlett Johansson really approached random men while filming Under the Skin (2013), asking them

Source

2553 Tyler Doohan-In 2014, an 8-year-old boy named Tyler Doohan saved 6 members of his family from his burning house before finally succumbing to the fire himself while trying to save the last victim, his disabled grandfather.

Source

2554 Leonard Nimoy-Leonard Nimoy was so associated with Spock's character that he was once invited to the California Institute of Technology to review work on several projects. He later admited not knowing a word of what they were saying, but remained in character.

Source

2555 Vitaly Kaloyev-When a family of a Russian man named Vitaly Kaloyev died in a 2002 plane crash over Germany, he tracked down the air traffic controller he felt was responsible and murdered them in front of their family. For this, he spent 3 years in a Swiss prison, then returned home and was appointed as a deputy to a government ministry.

2246 Freddie Mercury-Ten days before Freddie Mercury died, Jim Beach, Queen’s manager, met with him to discuss what could be done with his legacy. Freddie quipped, “You can do whatever you like with my image, my music, remix it, re-release it, whatever... just never make me boring.”

Source

2247 Wildfire-A Woman in Oregon started a wildfire to give some work to her bored firefighter friends. Eventually, the fire, named as the Sunnyside Turnoff wildfire, spread to about 80 square miles (51,000 acres), costing nearly $8 million to fight and took two months to bring under complete control.

Source

2248 Tardis Toilet-When 71 potential witnesses to a murder in a Belfast bar all claimed to be in the toilet during the attack, the 4 x 3 foot toilet became known as the TARDIS.

Source

2249 Northwest Territories Bob-An area of Canada nearly twice the size of Texas was almost renamed “Bob” after politicians in the Northwest Territories asked residents to propose a new name. The campaign to name the territory Bob began as a prank, but thousands supported it. Politicians and Aboriginal leaders were not amused.

Source

2250 Choi Gap-bok-In 2012, a yoga instructor named Choi Gap-bok escaped from a prison in South Korea by squeezing his body through the food slot at the bottom of his cell door. The slot measured 5.9 inches tall and 17.7 inches wide. He applied skin ointment to his body and slipped out while 3 prison guards were sleeping.

Source

2241 High End audio cables-Skeptic James Randi, through his foundation One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge, has offered a prize of $1 million to anyone who can demonstrate that $7,250 audio cables “are any better than ordinary audio cables.”

Source

2242 Tina Fey-The scar on Tina Fey’s face is from an incident that happened when she was 5 years old. She was playing in her front yard when a complete stranger came up to her and cut her face with a knife.

Source

2243 Dave Hartsock-In 2009 a skydiving instructor named Dave Hartsock took a 54 year-old woman on a tandem skydive. After the main chute failed and the 2nd got tangled he told the woman to lift her feet. He then saved her life, by rotating their position, placing his body under hers to act as a cushion on impact. Both survived the accident however Hartsock is now paralysed from the neck down.

Source

2244 Morgan Freeman-In 1997 Morgan Freeman offered to cover the cost of prom for a Mississippi school that held two racially segregated proms every year, provided that the one Freeman would be covering would just be one racially integrated prom. This offer was refused until 2008.

Source

2245 Ant Mega-Colony-In 2009, scientists discovered that a single, ant mega-colony had colonized much of the world on a scale rivaled only by human civilization, including 1 super colony spanning 3,700 miles along the Mediterranean coast.

Source

JUMP TO COMMENTS
Previous
Next
Please wait...

And Now... A Few Links From Our Sponsors

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!