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#53: 22 Lesser known amazing random facts

1Ketchup originates from China. Tweet This


19Leonardo da Vinci invented the scissors. Tweet This



3Checkmate means literally “the king is dead”. Tweet This



4Two dogs survived the sinking of Titanic. Tweet This


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5In 1852, the smog in London killed some 12,000 people. Tweet This


6Rabbits can see their back without turning head. Tweet This


7In 1957, Malaysia was to become independent from Britain and held a global competition for an anthem. Eventually, they rejected all 500 entries and chose a cabaret tune instead. Tweet This


8Vending machines kill more people than sharks do. Tweet This


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amazing random facts 9Owls are the only birds that can see the colour blue. Tweet This


10Daily, 100 people die in Russia in car accidents. Tweet This


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11Medicins sans frontieres originated in response to the suffering in Biafra (a secessionist state in Nigeria, which existed between 1967 and 1970). Tweet This



12Hippopotamus has skin so thick (5-6 cm or two inches) that most bullets simply can’t penetrate. Tweet This


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13Greek national anthem comprises 158 lines. Most Greeks know it by heart. Tweet This


14U.S. Counties, where the alcohol is outlawed, normally have higher rate of meth-related crime. Tweet This


15The Caucasus Mountains have 12 peaks higher than the Alps. Tweet This


16According to a survey of 505 hiring managers, only 18 percent of them think that cover letters are an important part of a job application. Tweet This


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17Thousands of prisoners serve as firefighters, battling the wildfires in California (USA). They do this dangerous job in exchange of early release. Tweet This


18Volkswagen integrated a cheating device in millions of cars to tamper the emissions tests. Tweet This


amazing random facts 19In 2014, more people died while trying to make a selfie than in shark-related accidents. Tweet This


20Statistically, bumper stickers indicate that the driver is prone to violence. Tweet This


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21In 1970, Betty Andrew ran as the Yippie’s candidate for mayor of Vancouver (Canada). She promised to “repeal every law, including the law of gravity so everyone can get high”. Tweet This


22The half of the 12 deadliest shootings in the history of the United States of America happened after 2007. Tweet This

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