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Intel-Random Facts List

1. Intel Corporation gets 100% of its electricity from renewable sources. – Source

2. Crows recognize human faces and hold grudges against ones they do not like. – Source

3. If Earth’s history were condensed into 24 hours, life would’ve appeared at around 4 a.m., land plants at 10:24 pm, dinosaur extinction at 11:41pm, and human history would’ve begun at 11:58:43pm. – Source

4. When Schwarzenegger turned down the planned sequel to Commando, it was reworked to star Bruce Willis and was retitled Die Hard. – Source

5. A homeless man held up and robbed a bank for $1, then sat down and waited for police to arrest him so he could receive healthcare in prison. – Source

 

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Table Knives-Random Facts List

6. Table Knives are rounded instead of pointed to prevent people from picking their teeth and from stabbing each other – Source

7. The German word Backpfeifengesicht means a face that cries out for a fist in it. – Source

8. MI6 once hacked an Al-Qaeda website and replaced instructions on how to make a bomb with a cupcake recipe. – Source

9. A bite from a common tick can cause a permanent anaphylactic meat and milk allergy in people. –Source

10. Honey badgers emits smelly, suffocating secretions from its anal glands to fumigate hives, causing bees to flee and leave their honey for the honey badger – Source

 

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Autobahn- Random Facts List

11. It’s illegal to run out of fuel on the autobahn due to it being viewed as an avoidable occurrence. – Source

12. Bayer sold HIV and Hepatitis C contaminated blood products which caused up to 10,000 people in the U.S. alone to contract HIV. After they found out the drug was contaminated, they pulled it off the U.S. market and sold it to countries in Asia and Latin America so that they could still make money. – Source

13. When researchers from Texas State University, who were studying the 17th century pirate Captain Morgan, ran out of funds while attempting to retrieve artifacts from his sunken ships off the coast of Panama, none-other than the Captain Morgan rum company granted them money to continue their work. –Source

14. In 986, Vladimir the Great, audited the major religions before choosing one to unify Russia. Apparently he decided against adopting the Muslim faith because “Drinking is the joy of the Rus’, we can’t go without it”. – Source

15. An artificial Christmas tree would have to be reused for more than 20 years to be “greener” than buying a fresh-cut tree annually. – Source