35 Strange Impressive Random Facts You Should Know | Random List #199




During pregnancy, the baby growing in its mother’s womb needs plenty of calcium to develop its skeleton. If the mother doesn’t get enough calcium, her baby will draw what it needs from the mother’s bones. Women often lose 3 to 5% of their bone mass during breastfeeding and recover after.

27. Willie Sutton was a bank robber in the early 1900s who stole an estimated $2 million over a 40-year career. He never robbed a bank with a loaded gun because he didn’t want anyone to get hurt, and allegedly never robbed a bank when a woman screamed or a baby cried. He escaped prison 3 times.

28. Cremating a single body requires enough fuel to fill two SUV fuel tanks.

29. In 1993, the experts of Manchester Academy of fine arts liked a painting and included it in their exhibition. Later, they found out that its creator was a 4-year-old girl named Carly Johnson.

30. Due to intense metabolic demands of flight which in turn cause constant high levels of inflammation, bats have evolved ways to dampen their immune response towards the inflammation and this explains their ability to carry and transmit some of the world’s deadliest zoonotic viruses.

31Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong

When Lance Armstrong was asked in an interview what he would do if he could go back in time and return to 1995 (the year he started doping), he said that he would "probably do it again."

32. When applied directly to the eye, the Bëcchëte medicinal plant is reported by tribes to have the effect of giving the environment greater texture and dimension, making it easier to spot animals during hunting. The effects are reported to be long-term, lasting days or weeks, not just a few hours.

33. The Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz series was once a man named Nick Chopper. A witch cursed his ax causing it to dismember him over time. He then had each bit replaced until he was completely metal. Upon encountering his surviving human head, they argue as to which one is the real Nick.

34. Samuel L. Jackson’s famous role in Pulp Fiction was written specifically for him, as Quentin Tarantino wanted to work with him after he auditioned for Reservoir Dogs but didn’t get the part.

35. There is a book called "Shadows from the Walls of Death", a book that's not only extremely rare but also very lethal due to its arsenic content.