Random Fact Sheet #130 – 35 Facts To Delight Your Mind



Microsoft's headquarters in Redmond, Washington has a specially constructed anechoic chamber, which holds the record for the quietest place on Earth. Inside it you can even hear yourself grind your bones.

27. There are 1.4 billion insects for every human on Earth. If all the humans in the world got on one scale, and all the bugs in the world got on another scale, the bugs would weigh more.

28. In the 1500s, a Greek Protestant adventurer named Iacob Heraclid went around Europe pretending to be royalty and managed to make himself Prince of Moldavia for two years before being killed.

29. Anglo-Saxon courts never attempted to unearth the facts in a case. It was up to each party to get as many people as possible to swear in their favor since it was assumed that any person of good standing would be able to find enough people to swear to their innocence to bolster their case.

30. Diamonds are used as conflict gemstones because they are much more common than other stones, not because of their value.

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31Transformers: Age of Extinction

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Of all the movies that have grossed a billion dollars (not adjusted for inflation), the movie with the lowest Rotten Tomatoes score is Transformers: Age of Extinction which is rated 15%. The next lowest rated film is Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at 32%.

32. In 332 B.C. when Alexander the Great arrived in Egypt they did not put up a fight against him. Instead they saw him as a liberator from the Persian Empire. He was a pronounced the son of deity Amun at the Oracle of Siwa Oasis in the Libyan Desert.

33. The rarest credit card in the world, the American Express Centurion card, is invitation only. It has a $7,500 initiation fee, a $2500 annual fee, no credit limit, and is made of titanium.

34. In the United Kingdom, there is a program where if a woman is on a Tinder date and she doesn't feel safe all she has to do is go to the bar and ask for "Angela". The bar staff will assist her in getting away from the guy and to a safe spot.

35. After his friend's eyes froze over from removing fogged goggles during a test flight, John Macready began working with Bausch & Lomb to create goggles better suited for flights into the upper atmosphere. Using his original shape, tint and fit, the design would become the Ray-Ban Aviators.