Random Fact Sheet #55 – 35 Facts You Never Knew Were Out There

26RoboCop movie

RoboCop  movie

The original RoboCop received an X rating from the Motion Picture Association for extreme violence. The movie was recut and resubmitted 11 more times before it was granted an R rating.

27. A Russian man named Anatoly Moskvin dug up and mummified the dead bodies of 26 little girls, before dressing them up and placing them around his house. He gave all of them names, threw them birthday parties, and considered them his "children".

28. Davy Crockett (American folk hero and soldier) voted against the Indian Removal Act.

29. Nearly half of all Vietnamese people have the same last name (Nguyen), making it almost impossible to trace an individual's heritage further than one or two generations.

30. Paris has public sparkling water fountains throughout the city to encourage more people to drink water.

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31Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page

The producers of "The Big Short" took huge pains to get permission to use Led Zeppelin’s “When the Levee Breaks” -- especially from Jimmy Page, who had disappeared somewhere with a new girlfriend and was only located in a remote pub on the very last day before the trailer's premiere.

32. 61% of US soldiers killed in the Vietnam war were less than 20 years old. The average age of deaths being 23 years old.

33. Earth's moon is 20 times more massive than the entire contents of the asteroid belt.

34. Quentin Tarantino heard the "Woo Hoo" song by the 5, 6, 7, 8s (used in Kill Bill) in a clothing store in Japan and bought the CD from the store's manager.

35. In 1695, six pirate captains banded together to capture the Ganj-i-Sawai, a Mughal treasure ship. It is believed that they might have seized as much as £600,000 (approximately $121 million in today's currency), possibly the most from any single ship in history, as well as a relative of the Mughal Emperor.