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Weird but interesting facts of life

Some are funny facts and some will make you say WTF. But being inconvenient and not useless, all those facts will enrich your knowledge base and help you pass through.

Two Oxford students heard that the author Rudyard Kipling earned 10 shillings per word so they sent him 10 shillings and asked for one of his very best words. Kipling replied: "Thanks".

The writer of the hymn "Amazing Grace" had an incredibly filthy mouth. During his time as a sailor he was: "admonished several times for not only using the worst words the captain had ever heard, but creating new ones to exceed the limits of verbal debauchery"

70% isopropyl alcohol is more effective than higher concentrations

The Queen's Champion. During the coronation banquet, the Champion would ride into Westminster Hall in full armor and await any challenger to the throne. The current Queen's Champion is a chartered accountant.

A physical education teacher in Texas wore the exact same disco-era polyester shirt and coffee-colored sweater vest in his school picture for 40 years in a row, until his retirement in 2013.

Magenta does not have a physical wavelength associated with it and thus doesn't "exist". It is a biological artifact. Our brains are telling us we are seeing "not green".

In 2015 more Americans died of prescription opiate overdoses than were murdered or died in traffic accidents.

Sloths only defecate once a week and %50 of sloth deaths occur at this time.

Texas elected a female governor in 1925—after her husband, a previous governor, was impeached and convicted and barred from holding office. She campaigned saying as governor she'd follow his advice.

Steven Spielberg did not storyboard the D-Day invasion scene in "Saving Private Ryan" in order to make things more chaotic and unpredictable. In the original script, the entire invasion is covered in only seven pages.

Disney's 1994 film The Lion King was made by their B-team of animators. The company expected Pocahontas to be the bigger hit and had their A-team make that movie.

Kevin Smith, funded his first film Clerks, by maxing out several credit cards and selling most of his comic book collection and using most of his college fund along with insurance money from a car he lost in a flood just to pay for a film it at a convenience store he worked at.

Jim Cummings, the voice of Winnie the Pooh, calls sick children in hospitals and talks to them in Character. "..Her mother was in tears, just crying. She said that was the first time her daughter had smiled in six months."

In 2006, Richard Branson pledged $3bn to fight global warming over 10 years. As of 2014, he has spent less than 1/10 of that.

An Air Canada flight was asked by Australian authorities to investigate an emergency beacon. The plane, with 270 people, flew at 4000 feet as crew and passengers used binoculars to locate a stranded sailor, who was later rescued by police. The flight landed safely in Sydney, 90 minutes delayed.