Random Fact Sheet #250 – 30 Oddball Facts That Will Leave You Speechless 2

26Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger was instrumental in the creation of the Hummer as a civilian vehicle. He fell in love with the military trucks he saw in a convoy on TV and pestered the defense contractor to make a civilian version, thus starting the Hummer craze of the early 2000s.

27. The first mathematical theorem to be created and proven on TV was on Futurama (The Prisoner of Benda). It theorized and proved that if two people could switch unique pairs of bodies only once, it requires only two extra individuals to return everyone to their original bodies.

28. Tony Gemignani, the first non-Neapolitan to win the World Pizza Cup in Naples had to be escorted off the stage by police for fear of being attacked by the crowd.

29. Carrie Fisher was originally cast as Miss Scarlet in the 1985 cult classic film ‘Clue’ but was replaced last minute by Lesley Ann Warren after the insurance company for the film wouldn’t cover Carrie Fisher because she had just checked into an outpatient rehab for cocaine addiction.

30. Ethiopia named one of its cities squares in Addis Ababa after Mexico because it was one of only 5 countries that refused to recognize Italy's annexation of Ethiopia during the Second Italo-Ethiopian War.