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Tornadoes-Random Kickass Facts List

1. USA experiences 75% of the world’s known tornadoes – Source

2. Researchers have taken the HIV virus, modified it and then used it to reprogram a cancer patient’s white blood cells to attack and completely kill off the cancer – Source

3. There is a secret room inside Mt. Rushmore that contains porcelain enamel panels containing texts from the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights sealed in a teakwood box, placed in a titanium vault, and sealed shut under the weight of a 1,200 pound granite capstone. – Source

4. In 1986, a federal prisoner escaped during a prisoner transfer. A week later, he returned in a stolen helicopter and broke out his girlfriend. – Source

5. In 1851, when the refrigerated ice machine was patented, the large ice-importing industry ran a smear campaign against the technology, calling it immoral. – Source

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Oldest Flute-Random Kickass Facts List

6. In 2009, archaeologists unearthed the oldest musical instruments ever found. There were flutes that inhabitants of southwestern Germany laboriously carved from bone and ivory at least 35,000 years ago. –Source

7. The largest centipede which ever existed (280 mya) was tall enough to rear up and look a human in the eyes. – Source

8. Flames conduct electricity. – Source

9. Samuel L. Jackson had ‘Bad Motherfucker’ engraved on the lightsaber that he used in Star Wars. – Source

10. John Marley’s scream of terror after seeing the horse head in The Godfather is genuine, as they used a fake in rehearsals and swapped for a real head during shooting without Marley’s knowledge – Source