15 Impressive Facts | Amazing Facts 4U
- Gustave Eiffel had in fact installed a private apartment at the summit of Eiffel tower to which he alone had access.
- There’s an individual whale, known as the 52-hertz whale, which sings at a frequency unique among whales. Amazingly it’s the loneliest whale in the world as no whale responds to that frequency.
- When a 10 year old girl with cancer was too sick to see the Pixar’s movie Up in theaters, Pixar flew out a DVD and a Pixar employee to her home for a private screening. She died 7 hours later.
- Many regions in the US, most recently being the state of Hawaii, have tried solving their homeless problem by amazingly providing one-way plane tickets out of the area.
- There was a bear, who was adopted by Polish soldiers during WWII. It carried ammunition, wrestled with soldiers and drank beer.
- Before the 20th century, the death of the pope used to be confirmed by striking him in the head with a silver hammer.
- Just one white European has ever run a 100 m race in under 10 seconds. All of the 77 men to break that record were West African, except 5 and no one from either East or North Africa has ever achieved that record.
- Amazing fact is that about 795 sq miles of land, Bir Tawil, between Egypt and Sudan remains unclaimed by either nation. This is the only piece of unclaimed land outside of Antarctica.
- The demilitarized zone between the border of North and South Korea, with practically no human inhabitants, has become a refuge for multiple endangered animal species.
- 70% of lotto winners run through their money within 5 years, and it doesn’t matter whether they won $1 million or $100 million.
- USA experiences 75% of the world’s known tornadoes.
- Doctors at children’s hospital of Philadelphia in 2012 employing therapy known as CTL019, successfully used disabled form of HIV virus to reprogramme 7 year girl Emily Whitehead’s immune system to kill blood cancer cells. Emily had been fighting leukaemia for two years and this was the only hope left which succeeded.
- In 1986, a federal prisoner Ronald J. McIntosh escaped during a prisoner transfer in California. A week later, he returned in a stolen helicopter and broke out his girlfriend Samantha Dorinda Lopez. They were arrested 10 days later in a suburban shopping center while picking up wedding rings.
- In 1851, when the refrigerated ice machine was patented, the large ice importing industry ran a smear campaign against the technology, calling it immoral.
- There is a secret room inside Mt. Rushmore that contains porcelain enamel panels containing texts from the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights sealed in a teakwood box, placed in a titanium vault, and sealed shut under the weight of a 1,200 pound granite capstone.
By Amazing Facts 4U Team