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1-5 CoolFacts


1. Facebook turns over critical evidence in murder and rape cases to law enforcement, but won’t do the same for defense attorneys. – Source

2. Tyler Bates, the composer of the Guardians of the Galaxy score and other film scores like 300 and Watchmen, is the guitarist for Marilyn Manson. – Source

3. An Indian rationalist was accused of blasphemy and had to flee the country after he proved that the “miracle” tears coming from a Jesus statue actually came from clogged drainage pipes. – Source

4. It used to be illegal for men to be shirtless on U.S. beaches as it was felt that the sight of a man’s bare chest in public was immoral and that women and children had to be protected from that sight. –Source

5. As a deterrent to poachers, a strong red dye is applied to the horns of rhinos, which is clearly visible and poisonous to humans – Source

6-10 CoolFacts

Pedestrian crossing buttons

6. Many pedestrian crossing buttons do actually nothing. They are called placebo buttons and just comfort people. – Source

7. Harriet Tubman drugged crying babies with opium and never lost a slave on 19 trips. – Source

8. Beethoven hated authority and social rank (he was a commoner), so much that he would stop playing if aristocrats talked during his performances. – Source

9. Aaron Paul, before starring in “Breaking Bad” with Bryan Cranston, unsuccessfully tried out for “Malcolm in the Middle” for the role of Francis Wilkerson, the eldest son of Cranston’s character, Hal Wilkerson. – Source

10. In 1980, a young Frenchwoman robbed a bank with friends. Her friends were caught, but she escaped and left the country. She obtained false documents and for 25 years led a new life in Mexico where she became a psychotherapist and a mother. Four days before the statute of limitations ended, she was arrested. – Source

11-15 CoolFacts

Mary Magdalene

11. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute or even overtly sexual. –Source

12. In the movie Titanic, Jack claims to have gone ice fishing on Lake Wissota, near Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Lake Wissota is a man-made reservoir, which wasn’t created until 1917. – Source

13. If all 600 muscles in the human body pulled in one direction, a person can lift 25 tons. – Source

14. After a student was suspended for wearing one of their tees, the band Korn gave away hundreds of their shirts to a Michigan high school. Police actually helped hand out the tees. – Source

15. While recording “I Put A Spell On You”, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins was so intoxicated, he blacked out with no memory of the session afterwards. In order to perform it the same way, he had to relearn the song from the drunken recording. It became his biggest commercial success. – Source