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#95: 9 Cool and fun random facts

The President of Uganda (from 1971 to 1979) designed his own title: “His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada… Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular”. He also claimed to be the official uncrowned King of Scotland. Tweet This


cool random factsIn 1940, fearing a Nazi invasion, Winston Churchill moved most of the British wealth (in gold and securities) to Canada. It was called Operation Fish. Tweet This



Ramesses II was the most powerful pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. In 1974, his mummy started rapidly deteriorating and was sent for scientific examinations to Paris, France. He was issued an Egyptian passport on which his occupation was listed as “King (deceased)”. He was received at the airport with full military honours, on a red carpet, like any other visiting head of state. Tweet This



The first cash machine (ATM) was installed on 27 June 1967 by Barclays Bank in its Enfield Town branch in London, United Kingdom. Tweet This


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Turbot is born with one eye on each side of the body. With the time, the body flattens and the eye from the bottom side moves to the top. Tweet This


The mating behaviour of Phasmatodea (aka stick insects or stick-bugs) is impressive because of the surprisingly long duration of some pairings. For instance, Necroscia sparaxes, found in India, remains coupled for up to 79 days at a time. Tweet This


cool random factsAdult mayflies live only few hours. They do not sleep at all until they die. Tweet This


Many aircraft engines are designed to be cooled by the fuel. Tweet This


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In 1964, the Soviet spy Igor Ivanov became the only person to be released on bail after a US Federal Court jury had sentenced him to 30 years for espionage. He never went to prison. Tweet This



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