50 Random Facts List #72



In Switzerland, you can be denied citizenship for "being too annoying".

2. The popular Vine "Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal" was created by Ryan McHenry. He was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma cancer and passed after battling for a year. In a tribute to McHenry, actor Ryan Gosling created a Vine account and ate a bowl of cereal.

3. One of the last wishes of Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld Universe, was to have all his unfinished works crushed by a steamroller. The author’s wishes were fulfilled in 2015 when he passed away from Alzheimer’s. His unfinished work was destroyed so that it wouldn't be mishandled after his death.

4. Rockstar games allowed fans in 2007 to call a number to rant about what they think was wrong with America. The best ones were featured on the radio station WKTT in GTA IV.

5. Words like Juggernaut, Punch, Calico, Shampoo have been brought by the British Raj from India to the English language.

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When Apollo 11 landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, it had only about 25 seconds of fuel left.

7. In 1996, Mr. Rogers poured the 100 billionth Crayola crayon. The commemorative replica that Mr. Rogers received at the event is housed in the Fred Rogers Archive.

8. The first ever aerial photograph of an American city is of Boston taken in 1860. The photo taken from a hot air balloon, is titled: “Boston, as the Eagle and the Wild Goose See It”.

9. There are species of mushrooms (Cladosporium sphaerospermum) that feed off of gamma radiation, and some are blooming in Chernobyl, “eating” the radiation.

10. In 1984, a group of cannabis growers in Northern California sued the federal government, alleging they had been subject to illegal surveillance by U2 spy planes.