The Random Facts Thread

So,
welcome to the random facts thread. Hopefully, random facts will come in daily and you’re free to post some of your own random facts.
Let’s start off with the first fact:
There was once an English physician, economist and financial speculator with the name: Nicholas If-Christ-had-not-died-for-thee-thou-hadst-been-damned Barbon.

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In the Rockies, the Himalayas, the Arctic, and Antarctica pink snow has been found.

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Yes

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Random fact: I like tacos.

Does that count

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Coca-Cola used to be made with cocaine

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Hippopotamus milk is pink

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I couldn’t think of a username so I chose this.

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In Japan, the honeybees have learned to kill hornets by smothering them and vibrating, making so much heat that it cooks the wasps at ~47°C (116°F) and kills them.

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Fun fact: Roy is trying to take over the lounge.

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Don’t give away my secret plans

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RNGesus is a lie

All should worship the true luck giving God

me

I bless your summons and 90% 80% of the time it works

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UMBRIEL CAN I HAVE LUCK IN SPETMER PLEASE
I ALSO HAZ GOOD SPELLING
AND DONT TUPE ON CAPS

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Sputnik 1?

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Yes.

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when September comes around I shall do my best

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Random fact #2
A full set of plate armor weighs about as much as a firefighters equipment with a full oxygen tank.

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Random fact #3
The Danish names for the different week days come from some of the Norse Gods, besides Saturday which is named after what you did not the day.
Mandag (Monday): Måne (Máni/Moon)
Tirsdag (Tuesday): Tyr (Týr/Tíw)
Onsdag (Wednesday): Odin (Oðinn)
Torsdag (Thursday): Thor (Tor/ Þórr)
Fredag (Friday): Frigg (Odin’s wife)
Lørdag (Saturday): Badning (originally from laugardagr, which means washing- or bathing-day)
Søndag (Sunday): Sol (Sól/Sun/Sunna)

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The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell

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8% is a lie

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I knew about this one! The others sound familiar, but I could be thinking of something else. I actually have “Thorsday” marked in my iPod’s calendar for every Thursday
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