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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.

"Reichstag fire", a term used to denote a calamitous event staged by a political movement, orchestrated in a way that casts blame on their opponents, causing the opponents to be viewed with suspicion by the public. The Reichstag fire was seen as pivotal in the establishment of Nazi Germany.

Douglas Tompkins, founder of The North Face Company, purchased and conserved over 2 million acres of land in Chile and Argentina, becoming one of world’s largest private land owners

The Hadza people, whose ancestors have occupied the area surrounding the "Cradle of Mankind" for tens of thousands of years. Their oral histories are so ancient that it is possible they reference living alongside earlier extinct hominids such as Homo erectus

There's a food truck in New York that sells a $666 burger called the Douche Burger. They wanted to make "a burger and pile all the rich people stuff on it and it would be the douchiest thing in the world.”

Two metal detectorists who thought they'd found a stash of Roman gold coins they estimated to be worth £250,000 discovered the coins were actually a worthless prop for TV show The Detectorists.

Due to Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination in 1948, the Nobel Committee refused to give the Nobel Peace Prize that year because there was “no suitable living candidate.” The Prize cannot be given to deceased candidates. That way Gandhi's place on the list was silently but respectfully left open.

All tweets you will ever send are archived to the library of congress.

A company knowingly sold dangerous breaker panels that were installed in tons of U.S. homes, including mine. They still cause fires. Check your breaker panel!

Ahmad Shah Massoud was an Afghan resistance leader, who in April 2001 warned the European Parliament about a large-scale terrorist attack on U.S. soil being imminent. He was assassinated on September 9, 2001, 2 days before the 9/11 attacks.

There is a Cyrillic letter so rare it is only used in the phrase "many-eyed Seraphim"

To avoid the appearance of nepotism as the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola, Nicolas Kim Coppola changed his name early in his career to Nicolas Cage, inspired in part by the Marvel Comics superhero Luke Cage.

The Mars company does not approve of people deep frying their chocolate bars because "it does not fit the company's promotion of healthy living".

Issac Newton and Robert Hooke were bitter rivals, and Newton’s famous quote “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants” was most likely a passive-aggressive attack on Hooke, who stood significantly shorter than Newton.

The word "thug" comes from Thuggees, who were professional robbers and murderers that terrorized India for 600 years. They were eventually destroyed by the British

King Martin of Aragon died from uncontrollable laughter after his favorite jester told him a joke to cheer him up