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Asteroid impact dinosaurs-Random Facts List

1. The asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs was powerful enough to send Earth rocks to Mars and even Europa. As a result, if we ever find life on those worlds, there may be a small chance that they would have originated on our own planet. – Source

2. There is a phenomenon called phantom vibration syndrome and in a study conducted by researchers, 68% of people experienced it. It is a sensory hallucination where you mistakenly think that your phone is buzzing. – Source

3. Rembrandt’s (famous 17th century Dutch painter) students pranked him by painting fake coins on the floor to watch him try to pick them up. – Source

4. A specific species of fruit flies were kept in complete darkness for 57 years (1400 generations) and they showed genetic alterations that occurred as a result of environmental conditions. – Source

5. The Concorde supersonic jet stretched during flight due to the heat it generated. On its final flight the crew placed their hats into a crevice in the floor which appeared during the flight, as the aircraft cooled the crevice closed, permanently sealing their hats in the aluminum airframe. – Source

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Border Crossing-Random Facts List

6. A Mexican theme park stages a fake border crossing with a 7.5 mile night hike for about $18 a person –Source

7. A photographer in NY took portraits of the least likely to be adopted dogs at a shelter, to portray their personality and aid in their adoption. All dogs that had their portrait taken were adopted . – Source

8. There is a “Squirrel Whisperer” Student at Penn State University. She has an uncanny ability to attract squirrels, and gives them hats and earmuffs to wear. – Source

9. In a study to improve hospital design for children, researchers polled 250 children regarding their opinions on clowns; every single one reported disliking or fearing them. – Source

10. Andre the Giant insisted on paying every restaurant bill and once when Arnold Schwarzenegger quietly paid the cashier before Andre could, he was physically lifted and put on top of his own car by Andre and Wilt Chamberlain. – Source

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Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva-Random Facts List

11. A genetic disease called Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva causes human tissue to turn into bone. “Sufferers are slowly imprisoned by their own skeletons.” – Source

12. In 2005 Wal-mart had a “Singles Night” where people had bows on their cart if they were “looking” for someone. – Source

13. Zambia had a space program in the 1960s. It consisted of a grade school science teacher, a teenage girl and her cat, and a missionary. – Source

14. Miley Cyrus’s first job was to pick up the bras and the underwear that her dad’s fans (country singer Billy Ray) threw on the stage. She got paid $10 for it. – Source

15. The word ‘Homeboy’ goes back to the 1800’s, and was used by African-Americans to refer to each other as people from ‘back home’. – Source