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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.

In 1998 a 16 year old British boy obsessed with smelling nice died from using too much deodorant.

Chickens are now about 3 times more efficient at turning feed into breast meat than their counterparts in the 1950s. As a result, they are massively bigger than they were decades ago.

Japan has a lifetime employment system where large companies hire regular employees right out of school and keep them until retirement and new employees are chosen for their general potential, not because of any special skills or training.

During WW2, captured German officers were sent to Britain as POWs and lived in luxury in Trent Park to make them feel relaxed. However, they were being listened to by 100 ‘listeners’. They revealed secrets about the holocaust, events in Berlin, Hitler's madness and V2 rocket bases.

During a coup attempt in 1972, four Moroccan pilots intercepted a Boeing 727 carrying the Moroccan King and fired on it. The King (himself a pilot), grabbed the radio and told the rebel pilots, "Stop firing! The tyrant is dead!" Fooled, the rebels broke off their attack and the coup failed.

When a woman asked Leonard Nimoy "Are you aware that you [as Spock] are the source of erotic dream material for thousands and thousands of ladies around the world?", he replied "May all your dreams come true".

If Lance Armstrong's 2005 Tour De France title was given to the next fastest finisher who hasn't been found to dope, they'd have to give it to the 23rd place finisher

In 2010 Paul the Octopus, from a German aquarium in Oberhausen, correctly predicted every single World Cup match outcome for the German National Team that year. He received death threats when he accurately foresaw their semi-final loss.

Over 30% of one-night stands actually leads to a long-term relationship.

In 2009, before specific whistleblower protection laws, two nurses in TX were fired and charged with unrelated felonies after reporting unsafe medical care from a physician they worked under

There has been a boat/barge trapped in the rapids above Niagara Falls for over 100 years

Samuel L Jackson is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest grossing actor of all time. His movies had made more than $7.4 billion as of 2011.

The Nintendo character Kirby was named after John Kirby, the legal counsel for Nintendo who helped them win their lawsuit with Universal Studios in 1982. John Kirby was gifted a sailboat Christened the “Donkey Kong” and given exclusive rights to name any boat he owned “Donkey Kong.”

In 1969 Taylor Camp, a hippie colony, was established in Hawaii taking in anyone who wanted to escape the craziness of the period and reaching about to 120 resident. Residents lived in make-shift homes and clothing was optional

While Coca-Cola denies it designed "New Coke" to fail and create demand for "Coca Cola Classic" the period when "old" coke was off the market also helped mask the final transition from real sugar in the original recipe to High Fructose Corn Syrup in Coke Classic.