Enchanting Facts

Enchanting Facts
15  Enchanting Facts | Amazing Facts 4U

  • In 2003, Morocco offered to send 2,000 monkeys to assist the war effort in Iraq. They were to be used to detonate land mines.
  • In Michigan, amazingly you are never more than 6 miles from a natural water source. This is due to Michigan’s nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds.
  • It’s amazing that Jupiter has radio storms so strong that they can be picked up and heard by an HAM radio on earth.
  • If a Bald Eagle loses a feather, amazingly it will lose the same feather on the other side to remain balanced.
  • During the Berlin Airlift, the allies became so efficient that they landed a plane in West Berlin every 30 seconds.
  • When NASA landed on the moon, they placed reflectors that can reflect any laser pointed at it back to the earth.
  • Steve Jobs was the “anonymous party” that sold 1.5 million shares of Apple stock in 1997 causing Apple to hit a 12-year low in stock price. That event lead to a boardroom coup of CEO Gil Amelio and placed Steve Jobs as new CEO of Apple.
  • In 1962, it was CIA which tipped off South Africa’s intelligence service about the location of Nelson Mandela, leading to his arrest that put him in jail for 27 years.
  • In 1350, when bubonic plague struck England, the Scots took the opportunity to invade the country. But instead, the Scottish army caught the disease, was routed by the English and the fleeing army inadvertently spread the plague across Scotland.
  • A man named Albert Lexie has shined shoes at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for 36 years. He donates everything over $5 per shine to the hospital. Amazingly he has contributed over $200k during his time there.
  • In 1995, Newsweek published an article scoffing the future of the internet. It’s amazing that it laughed at the idea that people would get news, learn, or buy airline tickets online.
  • Amazing fact is that crows have different warning calls, one for cats, and one for hawks, another for humans ,  250 in all.
  • You can buy a 5 year pass from Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to keep your shoes, belt, and jacket on through airport security for $85.
  • If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die and if you sneeze too hard, you run the chance of fracturing a rib.
  • Amazingly there is a 600-year-old 240 pages book called the VoynichManuscript named after a Polish book dealer who purchased it in 1912 that is written in a language that is still completely unknown to date.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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