15 Interesting Facts | Amazing Facts 4U
- In the 1791 Battle of the Wabash, 920 US Army soldiers faced about 1,100 Native American warriors. Amazingly at the end of the battle, only 21 Indians were killed whereas nearly the entire US force was wiped out, (623 killed, others wounded). This was 1/4 of the entire US army’s strength at the time.
- Amazing fact is the U. S. Army secretly dumped 64 million pounds of nerve and mustard agents into the ocean, in at least 26 locations off both coasts. The Army can’t say exactly where all the weapons were dumped because records are missing or were destroyed.
- Saddam Hussein was distrustful of al-Qaeda and viewed Islamic extremists as a threat to his regime, refusing all requests from al-Qaeda to provide material or operational support.
- Sean Connery was offered to play in Manchester United, but chose to decline it and move on to the film industry.
- Amazing fact is the 27th amendment to the Constitution, which restricts the ability of Congress to raise its own pay, was ratified in 1992, more than 200 years after the first state approved it in 1789.
- In the movie Poltergeist, they used real skeletons. When asked why, it was a simple answer, “they were cheaper than the plastic ones.”
- African spiny mice can shed up to 60% of the skin on their backs to escape predators. They then amazingly regrow hair follicles, skin, sweat glands and fur instead of scar tissue.
- North Korea used to buy full-page ads in the New York Times and other popular newspapers of the West as a propaganda. At least 100 such ads were published .
- Fact is Russian Special Services still use typewriters to avoid online surveillance.
- After the fall of the Roman Empire, the technology to make concrete was amazingly lost for 1000 years.
- Fact is it’s possible to replace a lost thumb with a toe, and that the first successful toe-to-thumb transplant was performed in 1964, on a rhesus monkey and later on human in 1972.
- During the Cold War, the USSR officials were able to identify a forged Soviet passport from a genuine one just from its staples. The staples in the real passports used to corrode quickly due to the poor quality of the metal used.
- The U.S. bombed China’s embassy in Belgrade almost 15 years ago, killing three Chinese journalists. The bombing was blamed on outdated maps, but it was later revealed that the CIA actually possessed up-to-date maps.
- Amazing fact is that Bluetooth was named after Harald Bluetooth , King of Denmark 1000 years ago.
- Scientists in Antarctica have set up a rugby pitch to play on when they want to relax. They have set up teams of American and New Zealand researchers to compete each year for the Ross Island Cup, which New Zealand has amazingly won 26 years in a row.
By Amazing Facts 4U Team