#CoolFacts 131

 

1-5 CoolFacts

Calico Cats

1. 99.9% of Calico Cats are female. If there is a male, it is usually sterile because it is a gene mutation. – Source

2. Seven Eleven was bought out by Seven Eleven Japan and it has been fully Japanese owned since 2005. – Source

3. Joseph Stalin’s son shot himself because of Stalin’s harshness toward him, but survived. After this, Stalin said, “He can’t even shoot straight.” – Source

4. Hitler’s doctor, Theodor Morell, was accused of being an allied sympathizer after it was found out that he had prescribed Hitler cocaine eye drops, methamphetamines, and E. Coli. – Source

5. In 2000, Sony invented a movie critic by the name of David Manning and used his fictional quotes to promote movies. Sony ended up paying over $1.5 million to moviegoers in a class action lawsuit and over $300,000 to the state of Connecticut where Manning supposedly worked at a small weekly paper. – Source

6-10 CoolFacts

Floaters

6. When you look in the sky and see dots and swirls, it’s not an illusion. They are called floaters and are actually white blood cells casting shadow on your retina. – Source

7. There was a planned, but unmade episode of Doctor Who in which an alien would attach itself to J.K. Rowling and project her imagination on the real world. The Doctor would have battled wizards and witches to save the planet. – Source

8. In 1254 C.E., the Mongol Khan organized a formal religious debate between teams of Christians, Muslims, & Buddhists. The debate went on for multiple rounds on a variety of theological topics until the participants became so drunk that it concluded without any clear winner. – Source

9. Eminem was sued by his own mother for $10 million because he made offensive remarks about her in his songs, but she was only awarded $1,600. – Source

10. Before Jaws, there was a movie called Shark!, starring Burt Reynolds and someone decided it was a great idea to use live sharks during filming, and one stuntman was killed filming it. – Source