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50 AMAZING Facts To Blow Your Mind! #36

– I have an important announcement. I am now the proud father
of a real knowledge whale. Oh! You can send your best
wishes to my Twitter. Here are 50 amazing
facts to blow your mind. The modern Ouija Board
got it’s name in 1890 by asking the board what
it should be called. It’s spelled out Ouija, and
when asked what it meant, the board said, “Good luck.” In 2010, an Ikea located
in Wembley, England unleashed 100 cats into
a store just to see what would happen. The United States is the most
armed nation in the world with 88.8 guns per 100 people. Renowned film actress
from the 1930’s and 50’s Hedy Lamarr, was also a mathematician. She was also the inventor
of the frequency hopping spread spectrum, a technology
still used today for Bluetooth and WiFi. During the march on Washington in 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr.
actually ad-libbed the I have a dream line
during his famous speech, which was not in the original script. In 2012, a stray cat
became a seeing eye guide for a blind dog named
Terfel who uses it’s paws to gently lead him around the house. There is an indoor farm
in Japan that can produce 10,000 heads of lettuce a
day while using 99 percent less water than an outdoor farm. Sandy Island located between
Australia and New Caledonia was chartered on maps for over a century until a crew of scientists
sailed to the location in 2012 and found that
it didn’t actually exist. If the world’s population,
approximately seven point four billion people, piled
into the Grand Canyon, they wouldn’t come close to filling it up. There are two McDonald’s in the
US that still serve McPizza. One located in Ohio and
the other in West Virginia. Why they ever got rid of
that, is just beyond me. That was the best! It is impossible for quick
sand to suck you under because you simple aren’t
dense enough to sink in it. However, it liquefies
the more you disturb it, as long as you don’t panic,
you’ll only sink about half your body length. Unfortunately, most people
don’t do that and they’re like, “Oh Mama, help me!” There is a Korean eatery
in Zhengzhou City, China, known as Zhengzhou Island,
where people are allowed to dine at no charge if they
happen to be among the five most beautiful patrons of the day. A study from 1978
followed up on 515 people who were prevented from attempting
suicide using the Golden Gate Bridge between 1937 and 1971. 90 percent were either alive,
or died of natural causes, with the study concluding
that suicidal behaviors are crises oriented,
rather than inexorable. In 2008, it took Apple a year
to sell 10 million iPhones. In it’s first week of sales
in 2015, the iPhone six sold 13 million units. By law, no US officer’s
ever allowed to out rank George Washington, and
he was post-humorously promoted to history’s only
six star general in 1976. The Chinese government takes its officials and members of their families
on prison tours to give them an introduction to
what awaits them if they should engage in corruption. In 1972, the king of
Morocco, Hassan the second, grabbed the radio during
an assassination attempt and told the rebel pilots
who were firing at him inside his Boeing 727 to stop
firing the tyrant is dead, which made the assassins
break off from their attempt. When you kiss someone for the first time, you get a spike in the
neurotransmitter Dopamine making you crave more. Endorphins are also released
bringing on waves of euphoria. Sadie Renee Johnson from Oregon
started a wildfire in 2013 in order to give her bored
firefighter friends some work, except that it spread
to 206 square kilometers and cost nearly eight million
dollars and two months to bring under control. In 2015, a stray cat in
Russia known as Masha kept a two month old
abandoned baby boy warm in freezing temperatures over night. Jerusalem is one of the
oldest cities in the world. It has been destroyed
twice, besieged 23 times, captured, and then re-captured 44 times, and attacked a total of 52 times. In 1915, a millionaire
named, Cecil Chubb bought his wife Stonehenge for
approximately 10,000 dollars. Except that, she didn’t like
it, so in 1918 he gave it to Britain, and today it’s valued
at around 51 million dollars. In the traditional aboriginal
Canadian version of lacrosse, teams consisted of 100 to
1,000 men and fields were 500 meters to three kilometers long. Games could last up to
three days straight. Research conducted by
the University of Exeter concluded that every
individual shark has it’s own distinct character and personality. Some sharks are shy, while
others are more social. Fish are friends, not food. I wonder how many of them are named Bruce. Just sayin’. Google has found GPA’s and
test scores to be worthless as criteria while hiring. They have teams where 14
percent of their employees haven’t even gone to college. Billionaire Elon Musk didn’t
like the school that his kids were attending, so he
conceptualized and built his own named Ad Astra, which means to the stars. Michael Cicconetti is a judge in Ohio. He uses what he calls creative justice. Sentencing guilty defendants
with unusual punishments. Like one woman who fled a cab fare, and was sentenced to walk
30 miles in 48 hours. The SR 71 Blackbird was the
world’s fastest air breeding man-made aircraft and out
ran nearly 4,000 missiles fired at it during it’s service. When syphilis first surfaced,
most countries named it after one another. The English called it the French disease. The French called it the Spanish disease, and the Japanese called
it the Chinese Pox. In the late 1800’s,
archaeologists found a ring inside a ninth century viking grave
in Sweden inscribed with the phrase, “For Allah”. This linked trade between Swedish vikings and the Islamic world all the
way back to 1,000 years ago. Murder rates were so high
during the 1970’s and 1980’s in Miami, Florida, that the
Dade County Medical Examiner’s office actually had to rent
a refrigerated trailer from Burger King to handle
the overflow of corpses. Makes me think about what’s in my burger. I’m probably gonna stay
off burgers for awhile now. After the Fukushima
nuclear disaster in 2011, more than 200 Japanese
pensioners all over 60 volunteered to tackle the nuclear crises. Research conducted by
physcologists at Bernell University determined that those
who use Facebook to brag about diets and exercise,
and accomplishments, are typically narcissists. I’m just gonna update my status. This video’s goin’ super
well, okay, I’m awesome. If and when a woman becomes
President for the first time in America, her husband will
be called the first gentleman. Felix Kiprono, a lawyer in
Kenya, has attempted to offer the President, Barack Obama
and first lady, Michelle Obama 50 cows, 70 sheep, and 30
goats for their daughter, Malia’s hand in marriage. Couldn’t imagine why they passed that up. There exists a special
shaped knife for cleaning out Nutella jars entirely. Sir Richard Branson once lost
a bet with Air Asia’s CEO, Tony Fernandes, on the winner of the 2010 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi. He had to work as a female
flight attendant on Tony’s airline, I love when billionaires bet. The best stuff comes out of it. When your eyes move, your
brain purposely blocks your vision, which is why
you can’t see the motion of your own eyes in a mirror. This is called saccadic
masking and without it, your life would be like
watching a constant movie that’s filled with a
shaky hand-held camera. When Steven Spielberg first
applied to USC’s Cinematic Art School, he was rejected three times by the admission’s officer. When Steven was awarded
his honorary doctorate from that school, he agreed to accept it, only if it was personally signed by that same admission’s officer, and it was. A man named Chito,
rescued a dying crocodile, who named it Pocho, but it
recovered and refused to leave the man’s side, and they
are inseparable to this day. In 1910, when asked how
much vacation time a worker should take annually,
President Taft recommended three months, my how times have changed. In ancient Egypt, little
people were seen as people with celestial gifts, and
they were treated like Gods and given the highest social positions. There is a town in Texas called, Earth, and it’s the only place on
earth officially named, Earth. On December 16, 2002 during
Yao Ming’s first game in the NBA, the Miami
Heat promoted the game by passing out 8,000 fortune
cookes, but he wasn’t offended because he had never seen
a fortune cookie in China, and assumed that it was
an American invention. In 2015, a passenger on
British Airways, took a poop that smelled so bad, that
pilots actually decided to turn the plane around. Yo, bro, more salad, less Taco Bell. The reflex that causes
people to sneeze when looking at the sun is called the
photic sneeze reflex. It’s also known as autosomal
dominant compelling helio-opthalmic outburst syndrome, which abbreviates to ADCHOO. Scientists with their sense of humors. A pine tree planted in
2004 in Los Angeles Park in memory of former
Beatle, George Harrison, died after being infested by beetles. Hashtag irony. Studies have shown that
when a woman frequently texts her partner in a relationship, they are both happier with each other. However, when a man sends
the majority of texts, both partners feel less
happy and a woman often considers ending the relationship. A German officer once asked Picasso, “Did you do this,” when he
saw a photo of the painting Guernica, a painting
about the affect of German bombardment on the
Spanish town of Guernica. To which, Picasso simply
responded, “No, you did.” Oooh, Picasso bringin’ the sass! There is an Asian elephant
named Koshik that can imitate human speech by sticking
it’s trunk in it’s mouth. He can actually say,
“Hello, good, no, sit down, “and lie down,” in Korean. And now you’re smarter
from the knowledge whale. Ooh, ooh. Before I let you guys go, I wanted to let you know
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