Random Fact Sheet #170 – 30 Fascinating Nuggets of Trivia

26Gold in Space

Gold in Space

In 2017, astronomers detected 100 Earths' worth of gold being forged in space. They revealed the first-ever detection of two neutron stars colliding in space. "You smash these two things together at one-third the speed of light, and that's how you make gold," said astronomer Duncan Brown.

27. There is a Guinness world record for "greatest robbery of a government", currently held by the dictator of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda. It is estimated that they have embezzled up to $10 billion of which only $860 million have been recovered.

28. In 2016, a Sri Lankan church service printed the rap lyrics for “Hail Mary” by Tupac accidentally instead of the actual prayer.

29. In 2016, a 104-year-old man named Jack Reynolds became the oldest person to get a tattoo, and a year later at 105-years-old, he became the oldest person to ride a rollercoaster.

30. Toyota used to be called Toyoda but in 1936 the company decided for a new name held a competition and got over 27000 entries. Toyota was chosen because the number of strokes to write Toyota in Japanese (eight) was thought to bring luck and prosperity.