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25 MORE KICKASS FACTS WITH KICKASS SOURCES – ENTERTAIN YOUR BRAIN

 

 

1. France is the only country in Europe that is completely self-sufficient in basic food production. – Source

2. Due to the confusion of their names, the staff of Slovakian and Slovenian embassies meets once a month to exchange wrongly addressed mail. – Source

3. The vibrator was invented for doctors who were getting carpel tunnel from using their fingers to give female patients orgasms in order to treat hysteria. – Source

4. In 2007, the Malaysian space agency convened a conference of 150 Islamic scientists to determine how a Muslim astronaut on the space station should pray facing Mecca – Source

5. An Oregon survey found that panhandlers outside of WalMart were making more than the employees working inside. – Source

6. “Starbuck” was a famous Canadian bull, whose genome was so desirable that his sperm sold was for $25 million during his life and he has more than 200,000 daughters – Source

7. The planet Neptune was mathematically predicted before it was directly observed, based on the orbit of Uranus. – Source

8. In 2008, a bank robber successfully used a Craigslist help-wanted ad for construction workers, specifying their uniform, to create unwitting decoys around the bank, that he robbed in matching uniform. His “getaway car” was an inner tube. – Source

9. Mars Candy Incorporated found E.T. so ugly that the company refused to allow M&M’s to be used in the film, believing the creature would frighten children. This allowed The Hershey Company the opportunity to market Reese’s Pieces. – Source

10. The first guest to enter Disneyland was a college student, Dave MacPherson. He didn’t ride a single attraction because he had to get back to school. He was awarded a lifelong ticket to Disneyland (with up to 3 guests). The ticket has since extended to include Disney parks around the world. – Source

 

11. Poison Dart Frogs are poisonous due to the diet. Frogs raised in captivity are not poisonous. – Source

12. A guy in Arizona wrote his address on $1 bills pleading that they be sent back to him and he gets them back from all over the world, up to $94/month. – Source

13. A vulcanized rubber object, like a truck tire, is literally a single giant molecule – Source

14. Currently there exists a myth in Pakistan that says HIV can be cured by having sex with a virgin, which is contributing to women and girls being raped. – Source

15. A Nepali farmer was bitten by a cobra and the farmer bit the cobra back. The cobra died but the farmer didn’t. – Source

16. In the Victorian era they had special tea cups that protected your mustache from getting dunked in your tea. – Source

17. There was a TV show in Germany where 12 contestants donated their sperm and viewers watched to see whose sperm reached the egg first. The winner won a Porsche. – Source

18. Sitting straight upright in your chair is bad for your back. You should instead slouch at an angle of 135 degrees. – Source

19. Our brains have a negativity bias and will remember bad memories more than good ones – Source

20. 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years. – Source

 

21. A tiny rodent known as a “hero shrew” has such a strong spine that a man once stood on its back for five minutes, stepped off, and the animal walked away unharmed. – Source

22. Ants wage war in remarkably similar way to humans. – Source

23. During WWII when Hitler visited Paris, the French cut the lift cables on the Eiffel Tower so that Hitler would have to climb the steps if he wanted to visit the summit. Hitler never went on the Eiffel Tower and it has been said that Hitler conquered France, but never conquered the Eiffel Tower. – Source

24. Chainsaw resistant clothing exists. When the chainsaw touches the fabric, it cuts thru the outer shell. Inside are long Kevlar fibers that are designed to be pulled into the saw and jam it, preventing further injury. – Source

25. 60% of cigarettes in New York are black market cigarettes that are being smuggled into New York illegally. – Source

 

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