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Camping-Random Facts List

1. For those who have trouble sleeping, researchers say that one week of camping, without electronics usually resets our biological body clock and synchronizes our melatonin hormones with sunrise and sunset. – Source

2. Since many female insects mate just once in their lives, insect populations can be controlled by releasing swarms of sterile males into the wild. The females mate with them, never have babies, and die. The method has eradicated populations of dangerous insects in several regions. – Source

3. There have been several vigilante groups in recent years, including a man named Rodrigo Duterte that transformed the murder capital of the Philippines to “the most peaceful city in Southeast Asia” by killing multiple drug lords and traffickers. He was dubbed “The Punisher” by Time Magazine. – Source

4. Paper can be recycled only six times. After that, the fibers are too weak to hold together. – Source

5. Sir Jeffrey Hudson, the Court Dwarf of Charles I, challenged a man who insulted him to a duel on horseback. The man thought it was a joke, and showed up to the duel with a water gun, instead of a real pistol. Unfortunately, Hudson was quite serious and shot the man in the head, killing him. – Source

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Ice Cream Truck-Random Facts List

6. In 2010, Police in Belfast, Northern Ireland used music from ice cream vans to calm angry teen rioters. –Source

7. Early humans in Southern America hunted car-size armadillos and used their shells for houses. – Source

8. The bottle of Heinz Tomato Ketchup specifically mentions tomato in the name because when it was introduced, ketchups of varieties other than tomatoes were common. – Source

9. Every Purple Heart awarded by the U.S. military since 1945 is one of the 500,000 purple hearts manufactured in anticipation of U.S. casualties resulting from the invasion of Japan, but was prevented by dropping the Atomic Bomb. There are 120,000 Purple Hearts left. – Source

10. The Playboy Bunny outfit was the first service uniform registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office – Source

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Seinfeld-Random Facts List

11. Repeats of the 180-episode sitcom Seinfeld has generated over $3 billion in syndication royalties. –Source

12. Woody Harrelson’s dad was a hitman and died in prison while serving a life sentence for killing a Federal Judge. – Source

13. Last year, a man who became paralyzed after a motorcycle accident gave money that he raised for his own operation (that could allow him to be able to walk again) to a young boy, who suffered from Cerebral Palsy so the boy could take his first steps. – Source

14. Last year, a man in Texas was abducted from his home right in front of his wife by two masked men with guns. He returned two days later unharmed. It turns out he staged his own kidnapping so he could to go out and party with friends. – Source

15. In 1518, a “dancing plague” struck Strasbourg, Alsace, France whereby hundreds of people danced fervently in the streets over the period of a month. Some suffered heart attacks or strokes, and many others died from sheer exhaustion. The phenomenon remains unexplained. – Source