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1. Ernest Hemingway lived through anthrax, malaria, pneumonia, dysentery,
skin cancer, hepatitis, anemia, diabetes, high blood pressure, two
plane crashes, a ruptured kidney, a ruptured spleen, a ruptured liver,
a crushed vertebra, and a fractured skull.
2. 11% of people have 1234 as their ATM pins.
3. In 1978 Aerosmith put up the money to bail out every arrested fan in a
concert pot bust.
4. Chinchilla fur is so thick and soft that fleas will suffocate if they
try to live there.
5. In 2003 a man in Belgium stole diamonds worth 100M Dollars after
getting past a lock with 100M possible combinations, infrared heat
detectors, a seismic sensor, Doppler radar, a magnetic field and
security force. He was caught because he left a partially eaten
sandwich near the crime scene.
6. Only 22 countries have not been invaded or attacked by Britain.
7. In Iceland a Naming Committee exists that maintains a pre-approved list
of male and female names. it is illegal to call your son/daughter
something not appearing on these lists.
8. The 1980 Moscow Olympics were a financial disaster and became one of
the reasons for the fall of the Soviet economy.
9. Michael Jackson wouldn't watch a movie unless he had spray butter and
hot sauce on his popcorn. (source)
10. In 1983, wrestler Scott Hall aka Razor Ramon shot a man in the head
from his own gun, after he was attacked outside of a strip club. The
charges against him were dropped due to lack of evidence.
11. The Star Trek introduction to boldly go where no man has gone before
was taken from a government pamphlet.
12. PETA had a problem with the whaling segment of Assassins Creed : Black
Flag. Ubisoft dismissed it saying they did not condone whaling any more
than they they condoned a pirate lifestyle.
13. Ron Jeremy was in Ghostbusters.
14. Approximately 7% of LGBT Americans DON'T support same-sex marriage.
15. German soccer player Mesut Özil donated his €300,000 World Cup victory
bonus to pay for surgeries for 23 children in Brazil.
16. In 2006 Japan declared October 10th as Tom Cruise Day.
17. The first vibrator (invented in 1869) was steam powered.
18. The youngest mother on record was Lina Medina from Peru, who gave birth
to a baby boy when she was 5 years old, in 1939.
19. The school in the first Silent Hill video game was based off of the
school from the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie kindergarten cop.
20. During WWII, the Gestapo's most wanted person was New Zealand born
Allied agent Nancy Wake. Among her numerous exploits, she killed an SS
soldier with her bare hands, to prevent him from raising the alarm
during an undercover raid.