Hi! Do you need a break? Are you frustrated or perhaps bored? Please, sit. Have a nice, warm, caffeinated beverage; take a few deep breaths, and allow List 25 to fill your head with random and awesome OMG facts that will distract you for the rest of the day. You’re welcome. These are 25 OMG Facts That Will Blow Your Mind.
When Star Wars: A New Hope was released, France was still executing people via guillotine. France's last guillotine execution was of the murderer Hamida Djandoubi on September 10th, 1977. A New Hope was released in theaters in May of that year.
Did you know your brain can act as a radio transmitter for your car keys? Try it next time you're trying to find your car in a parking garage. If you point your car keys at your head, it increases the signal range of the remote!
People with blue and other light colored eyes have a higher risk of alcohol dependency compared to those with brown or dark hazel eyes. Researchers have confirmed the correlation but don't understand why it exists.
Do you know what color Polar Bear fur is? If you said white, you're wrong. Polar Bear fur is clear, and the hairs themselves are hollow to insulate the bears from the cold. Also, their skin is black. In warm and muggy climates, polar bear fur sometimes turn green from algae growing *inside* their hollow hairs.
During WWII, the USSR gifted the crew of HMS Trident in her Majesty's Royal Navy (that's Great Britain) with a Reindeer named Pollyanna. They kept it on a sub for six weeks until they got home. She was then given to what is now the London Zoo where she lived for five more years - dying within a week of the sub she had lived on being decommissioned and used for scraps.
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