Random Fact Sheet #171 – Break the Mold With These 35 Facts

26Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran removed curse words from his album X following a conversation with a taxi driver. The cab driver told him he wouldn’t allow his daughter to listen to his songs if he swore in them, so Ed went back and cut out all of the obscenities from the album.

27. Nazi commander Walter Rauff escaped justice for the deaths of nearly 100,000 people during World War 2. He was instrumental in the implementation of the Nazis' genocide by a mobile gas chamber. He died in 1984 from a heart attack as a free man in Chile. His MI5 file said he never showed any remorse.

28. If you are born over the United States, in a foreign plane with foreign parents, you can still claim U.S. citizenship.

29. A British inventor named Barnes Wallis created an earthquake bomb, which was used in World War 2 to great effect to destroy bomb-proof installations such as submarine pens. The same inventor later invented a bouncing bomb, which would skip across water to avoid torpedo nets and destroy dams.

30. One of the highest paid jobs in USA is a Harbor Pilot, who specializes in piloting large cargo ships into shipping ports with precision. They can earn over $400,000 a year.

31Printed circuit boards

Printed circuit boards

Printed circuit boards are green because green color can relieve visual fatigue and it aids in inspections. Cone cells in the human eyes are most sensitive to green light.

32. The BibleWalk Wax Museum in Ohio is made up of discarded wax figures and their Jesus figure was and still is unmistakably Tom Cruise.

33. Jeff Goldblum's distinctive delivery of dialogue—usually a melodic kind of stammering peppered with “uhs” and pregnant pauses—began while filming 1978's Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

34. A ticket seller at a Japanese garden named Shinjuku-Gyoen-national-garden stopped collecting admission fees from foreign tourists after one of them yelled at him and he became too scared to ask them to pay. He let about 160,000 people enter the garden free in 2 and a half years causing a $220,000 damage.

35. Pope John Paul ll and Pope Francis are honorary members of the Harlem Globetrotters.