The world is an interesting place full of fascinating people, animals, and things. Some individuals have contributed great things to our past and present, while others have been less than kind. That’s what makes life interesting, scary, and thrilling at the same time.
You don’t always have to go to awkward places or meet questionable folks to learn about the quirky and odd stuff that’s out there. You can read all of it from the comfort of your house or work station.
We have come up with our latest list of 30 facts you didn’t know before. #22 truly defined the term of having just “too much money.” So just sit back and enjoy the next batch of amusing information. It may be the juiciest stuff you read this week.
#1. Casinos want to make sure players stay and gamble for hours on end. To ensure clients don't get sleepy, extra oxygen is released to help people stay awake and alert.
You will never see clocks and windows in a casino so customers have no idea how long they have been there or if it’s getting too late.
#2. Lady Gaga is used to winning music awards all the time, including 12 Guinness World Records.
Some of the most notable ones are: Most Product Placement in a Video, Fastest-Selling Single on iTunes, Most Searched-For Female on the Internet, Largest Gathering of Lady Gaga Impersonators, and Fastest-Selling US Digital Album.
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#3. Jackie Chan was set to be at one of the Twin Towers on September 11th to begin filming Nosebleed.
In the movie Chan was supposed to play a window washer who foils a terrorist plot. The screenwriter, however, did not deliver the script on time for the actor.
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#4. The aerospace company Boeing created the lightest metal, Microlattice.
Microlattice is 99.99% air which makes it able to sit on top of a dandelion. The company hopes to one day use this metal to build planes and cars.
#5. The Library of Congress is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States.
With over 162 million items, it’s not surprising this is the largest library in the world.