Captivating Facts

Captivating Facts

15  Captivating Facts | Amazing Facts 4U

  • The asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs was powerful enough to send Earth rocks to Mars.
  • A specific species of fruit flies were kept in complete darkness for 57 years (1400 generations) and they showed genetic alterations that occurred as a result of environmental conditions.
  • The Concorde supersonic jet stretched during flight due to the heat it generated. On its final flight the crew placed their hats into a crevice in the floor which appeared during the flight, as the aircraft cooled the crevice closed, permanently sealing their hats in the aluminum airframe.
  • A Mexican theme park stages a fake USA border crossing with a 7.5 mile night hike for about $18 a person.
  • 69-year-old Sonny Graham received the heart of a suicide victim Terry Cottle . Graham was so thankful for having his life saved. Eventually Graham met Cottle’s widow and claimed it was love at first sight eventually marrying her . Amazingly exactly 12 years later Graham who had Cottle’s heart inside of him, shot himself in the same way, in the same circumstances, and also committed suicide on the same day!
  • The European Space Agency and EU are currently deploying an alternative to GPS, called “Galileo”. As well as being accurate to 1 cm, it will also have a “Search and Rescue Service”, where distress signals can be picked up from anywhere on Earth. The full system will be completed by 2019.
  • As a child, Muhammad Ali was in fact refused an autograph by his boxing idol, Sugar Ray Robinson. When Ali became a prizefighter, he vowed never to deny an autograph request, which he honored throughout his career.
  • Neil Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the moon, carried with him a piece of the cloth and wood from the original 1903 Wright Flyer.
  • A 24 year old woman was sentenced to 20 months in jail for sending abusive Facebook messages to herself from fake profiles she made for her father and his wife.
  • Enzo Ferrari insulted a man who was a tractor dealer saying “you may be able to drive a tractor but you will never be able to handle a Ferrari properly.” The man vowed to create the perfect car and his name was Ferruccio Lamborghini.
  • Amazing fact is Queen Elizabeth does not hold a passport. Since all British passports are issued in the queen’s name, she herself doesn’t need one. She just has to say that she is the queen.
  • A crevice and a crevasse are not the same thing. A crevice deep crack is in rock and a crevasse is a deep crack in ice.
  • Once you become a Hindu Sadhu (Monk) , you are legally dead to the country of India, and as a ritual, they may be required to attend their own funeral.
  • Amazingly over 10% of all Americans are infected with parasitic Pinworms, which make your ass itch at night when they come crawling out of your anus to lay their eggs. This makes you scratch your ass and helps these sticky eggs spread, often to your own breakfast, thereby repeating the cycle.
  • The reason cats and dogs like to lie in the sun is that the oily cholesterol on their skin is converted to vitamin D3.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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