50 AMAZING Facts to Blow Your Mind! #34

Matthew Santoro #34

There are 50 facts on this list, but here are a few special mentions by Matthew Santoro.

  • Rats that were trained to press a lever for food stopped pressing that lever once they realized that it also caused another rat to receive an electric shock.

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  • Sniper bullets travel so fast that the rotation of the Earth will actually move the target, so shooters have to adjust their aim accordingly.
  • Scientology isn’t legally considered a religion at all in many countries. Switzerland identifies it as a commercial enterprise, France and Chile as a cult, and Norway as a Non-profit.
  • Eiffel Tower designer Gustave Eiffel, included a secret apartment for himself near the top, where he would entertain elite members of the science community.
  • Leonidas of Sparta was not a young man at the Battle of Thermopylae, like depicted in the film 300.  In reality, he was actually more like 60-years-old.
  • The average fast food customer eats about 12 pubic hairs a year.
  • Donald Trump has described himself as an ardent philanthropist he ranks among the least charitable billionaires in the world. – which shouldn’t surprise anyone.
  • Mount Everest shrank 1 inch in 2015 due to the earth quake in Nepal.
  • In Ancient Greece, small penises were desirable, and big ones were for old men and barbarians.
  • The Apollo 11 Astronauts went to the moon without life insurance.  This is because they could not afford the rates, so instead they signed hundred of autographs, and gave them to the family members to sell if they died.

 

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