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Vrontados Rocket War-Random Fact List

1. Every year in the Greek town of Vrontados, two rival church congregations perform a “Rocket War” by firing tens of thousands of home-made rockets across town, with the objective of hitting the bell tower of the church of the other side. – Source

2. In 2011, a Norwegian boy escaped from wolves by playing a heavy metal song by Megadeth on his cell phone. The wolves were scared away by the noise coming from the boy’s mobile phone, – Source

3. In Japan, many buildings are demolished by being ‘capped’ then deconstructed one level at a time out of view. As a result, the entire structure appears to slowly shrink until it disappears. – Source

4. “When Hulk Hogan toured Japan with Andre the Giant, the giant would drink Tallboys beer like water on the bus. He would crush the can in his hand (yes one hand), and throw it at Hogan. Whenever the bus stopped, Hogan had to buy Andre as many cases of beer as he could carry back onto the bus. Yes, Hogan was his beer wench.” – Source

5. When Halle Berry won the Razzie for worst actress for her role in Catwoman, she said “First of all, I want to thank Warner Brothers. Thank you for putting me in a piece of shit, god-awful movie… It was just what my career needed.” while holding an oscar she just won for Monster Ball – Source

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Chrysler Air Raid Siren-Random Fact List

7. The loudest outdoor warning siren ever produced was the Chrysler Air Raid Siren, which could be heard from a distance of 20 to 25 miles and was powered by a Hemi V8 engine – Source

8. In 2003, Morocco offered to send 2,000 monkeys to assist the war effort in Iraq. They were to be used to detonate land mines – Source

9. In Michigan, you are never more than 6 miles from a natural water source. This is due to Michigan’s nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds. You are also never more than 85 miles from one of the Great Lakes. – Source

10. The Catholic Church didn’t pardon Galileo until 1992 when Pope John Paul II admitted Galileo was right, 349 years after the condemnation. – Source

11. Jupiter has radio storms so strong that they can be picked up and heard by an HAM radio on earth. –Source

 

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Bald Eagle-Random Facts List

1. If a Bald Eagle loses a feather, it will lose the same feather on the other side to remain balanced –Source

2. During the Berlin Airlift, the allies became so efficient that they landed a plane in West Berlin every 30 seconds, humiliating the Soviets and showing that a city could be sustained indefinitely by air alone. –Source

3. When NASA landed on the moon, they placed reflectors that can reflect any laser pointed at it back to the earth, which smashes the conspiracy that humans never went to moon. – Source

4. The first pizzeria in the US Opened in 1905 and still runs till this day, it even offered Pizza’s for 5 cents for its 100th Birthday. – Source

5. Steve Jobs was the “anonymous party” that sold 1.5 million shares of Apple stock in 1997 causing Apple to hit a 12-year low in stock price. That event lead to a boardroom coup of CEO Gil Amelio and placed Steve Jobs as new CEO of Apple. – Source