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The Random Facts Thread

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Everyone loves random facts and I'm sure Soompiers do, too! To complete your forum enjoyment, we'll be posting trivia regularly so make sure to check this thread if you need a quick fix!

For starters, here are 10 amazing facts!

The toilet featured in Hitchcock's "Psycho" was the first flushing toilet to appear on-screen.

In 2005, at least 2.5 million American drivers aged 85 or older had valid drivers licenses.

David Bowie's left eye was damaged after a fight as a child. It is permanently dilated.

Orson Welles' last film role was as the voice actor for the character "Unicron", in "Transformers: The Movie" (animated), in 1986.

Koalas never drink in nature. They get all the moisture they need from the leaves they eat.

Symbols, like !#@%, that used to indicate swearing or cursing in comic strips are called grawlix.

You probably know (or are) a couch potato, but may not know that the term is the legal property of Robert Armstrong, who trademarked it in 1976.

Only half of a dolphin's brain sleeps at a time. The other half that's awake makes the dolphin come up for air when needed to prevent drowning.

World War I ended at precisely eleven o'clock on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year 1918.

The “french” in french fries actually describes the way the spuds are sliced, not their country of origin.

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you can't drive/walk straight with your eyes closed~ :phew:

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Cracked.com

^ Every random fact I've ever learned is from this website :)

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Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.

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   Cisplatin(platinum-baased drug) is one of the most successful chemotherapeutic drug. However, cisplatin has drawbacks; tumors often develop resistance to the drug and the patients sometimes experience negative side effect.

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More than ten people a year are killed by vending machines.

The word 'bed' is shaped like an actual bed.

that was weird... -.-

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Gravy is cow blood.

Enjoy your gravy, guys :)

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every 5 seconds a child dies in africa..

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Bowel Movements are when you go into the bathroom and do your very BIG businesses.

if you still don't understand, google it. (:

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As everybody knows, there is the famous event - The Running of the Bulls - that is staged annually in July during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain.

What most people are unaware of, however, is that there is a little-known event held every third Saturday in Tijuana, Mexico.  It's called The Running of the HERMITs.

Revelers typically try their hand in surviving a thrill ride in an uncontrolled shopping cart as onlookers try to run and avoid being hit.

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You can't hum while holding your nose. (I just tried, what a fail. lol)

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This is why the word "Boob" came to perfectly describe a woman's breast:

B = how they look from the top

oo = how they look when you see them up front

b = how they look when you see them from the side.

Hence, the word "Boob"

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In South Korea if you want to marry a girl, you have to beat her father in StarCraft.

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holding you nose while sneezing may possibly pop your eyes out. 

i read this from somewhere lol. and no, i never tried it xD

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Easter is probably the only generally accepted historical account of an alleged zombie apocalypse.

But it apparently wasn't as bad as pop culture nowadays would lead you to believe.

Moreover, infection seemingly isn't as instantaneous either - it reportedly takes 3 days.

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An octopus is capable of eating itself when it's stressed

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Everyone loves random facts and I'm sure Soompiers do, too! To complete your forum enjoyment, we'll be posting trivia regularly so make sure to check this thread if you need a quick fix!

For starters, here are 10 amazing facts!

The toilet featured in Hitchcock's "Psycho" was the first flushing toilet to appear on-screen.

In 2005, at least 2.5 million American drivers aged 85 or older had valid drivers licenses.

David Bowie's left eye was damaged after a fight as a child. It is permanently dilated.

Orson Welles' last film role was as the voice actor for the character "Unicron", in "Transformers: The Movie" (animated), in 1986.

Koalas never drink in nature. They get all the moisture they need from the leaves they eat.

Symbols, like !#@%, that used to indicate swearing or cursing in comic strips are called grawlix.

You probably know (or are) a couch potato, but may not know that the term is the legal property of Robert Armstrong, who trademarked it in 1976.

Only half of a dolphin's brain sleeps at a time. The other half that's awake makes the dolphin come up for air when needed to prevent drowning.

World War I ended at precisely eleven o'clock on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year 1918.

The “french” in french fries actually describes the way the spuds are sliced, not their country of origin.

credit mental floss

Left handed people live slightly shorter lives than right handed people.

A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

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You can give yourself a quick sugar boost by placing raisins under your tongue.

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In France,there's a place called "Y" (MBLAQ's A+ hangout,I suppose  XD)

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ou can give yourself a quick sugar boost by placing raisins under your tongue

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