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  1. Amazing fact is that Columbus lied about being the first to spot America, so he could claim the lifetime pension promised by King Ferdinand! Ship’s captain, Rodrigo de Triana spotted land first on the morning of October 12, 1492. Rodrigo alerted Columbus, and the rest of the crew by firing a gun into the air. To everyone’s amazement, Columbus claimed that he spotted the island a few hours before Rodrigo. Columbus was his senior officer and he could not disagree with him.
  2. When the ‘Elephant Whisperer’ Lawrence Anthony died, amazingly a whole herd of elephants arrived at his house to mourn him!
  3. Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse, was afraid of mice.
  4. Walt Disney gave his housekeeper Disney stocks every year for the holidays. When she died , she had an amazing 9.5 million dollar fortune almost entirely from Disney stocks.
  5. Amazing fact is between 1931 and 1969 Walt Disney was awarded 35 Oscars.
  6. The Nobel Peace prize was first awarded in 1901 to Jean Henry Dunant, who was the founder of the Swiss Red Cross.
  7. Pamela Anderson is Canada’s Centennial Baby, being the first baby born on the centennial anniversary of Canada’s independence.
  8. Drug lord Pablo Escobar had so much cash that rats ate nearly $1 billion of his money each year.
  9. Amazingly all five of George Foreman’s sons are named George Foreman.
  10. Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.
  11. A perfect SAT score is 1600. Bill Gates scored 1590 on his SAT. Paul Allen, Bill’s partner in Microsoft, scored a perfect 1600.
  12. Amazingly Alfred Hitchcock didn’t have a bellybutton.
  13. Houdini was the first man to fly plane solo in Australia.
  14. Howard Hughes’ original fortune came from his father’s invention of an oil drill bit capable of boring through subterranean rock.
  15. The chief translator for the European parliament Loannis Ikonomou fluently speaks 32 languages.
  16. Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart never went to school.
  17. One of the main fundraisers for the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal was Joseph Pulitzer, the same man for whom the literary prize is named after.
  18. Sugar Ray Robinson backed out of a boxing fight as he had an amazing intuition that his opponent would be killed . After being convinced to fight , he fought and his opponent indeed died in the fight.
  19. When adjusted for inflation John D. Rockefeller is the richest man in history of the world having net assets 10 times that of Bill Gates. Amazingly he gave away over 50 billion dollars during his lifetime.
  20. Amazing fact is that Dr. Seuss was not actually a doctor.He did receive several degrees that were considered honorary. He did intend to get a doctorate, but never did. He added the Dr. to his name because his mother had always wanted him to study medicine.
  21. Mother Teresa spent 15 years teaching history and geography at a high school for daughter’s of wealthy families but was distressed with the poverty all around. She found her true meaning of life when she took a trip to Darjeeling for a retreat.
  22. Donald Trump amazingly has fear of picking up germs, which is why he doesn’t shake hands often. He even refuses to push buttons in the elevator, sanitizing his hands several times each day.
  23. It’s amazing that Ted Turner owns 5% of New Mexico.
  24. Amazingly Orville Wright numbered the eggs that his chickens produced so he could eat them in the order they were laid.
  25. Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, who made the guillotine popular and for whom it is named actually did not invent it. It was invented by Antoine Louis. Dr Guillotin was against the death penalty.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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