15 Random Amazing Facts | Amazing Facts 4U
- In early 1900s, lots of German kids used to die from diarrhea until a doctor named Ernst Moro invented carrot stew, which saved thousands of lives. In 2009, experiments showed that Professor Moro’s Carrot Soup could cure diarrhea caused by bacteria which are resistant to antibiotics.
- A Bosnian man faked his own death including forging a death certificate and bribing undertakers, just to see who would come to his funeral. Amazingly only his mother showed up.
- A 35 year old Japanese individual stock day trader named Takashi Kotegawa, amazingly increased his own fund from 1.6 million yen ($15,000) to 18 billion yen ($170 million) over 8 years.
- There have been zero spider bite related fatalities in Australia since 1979. An effective antivenom for Redback Spiders was introduced in 1956, and one for funnel-web spiders in 1980. These are the only two spiders that have caused deaths in Australia in the past.
- Amazingly tap water in Canada is held to a higher health standard than bottled water.
- Jams are made from fruit, while jellies are made from juice. Preserves have chunks of fruit, conserves have dried fruit or nuts, and marmalades have peel and pulp. Fruit butters are slow cooked to a smooth consistency.
- Yang Yuanqing (Lenovo’s CEO) received a $3 million bonus as a reward for record profits, which he in turn redistributed to about 10,000 Lenovo’s employees. He did same thing again in 2013.
- Colombian drug trafficker Carlos Lehder bought himself an island in the Bahamas where he put an airstrip which controlled the drugs coming in from South America and entering the US. He became so wealthy that he offered to pay Colombia’s foreign debt for amnesty.
- During World War I, Magician Harry Houdini took 1 year off performing to help sell war bonds and teach American soldiers how to escape from German handcuffs.
- Jules Verne wrote the novel “Paris in the Twentieth Century” back in 1863 and described a world of glass skyscrapers, high-speed trains, gas powered automobiles, calculators, and a worldwide communications network.
- The record for the longest marathon run is held by Shizo Kanakuri with a time of about 54 years and 8 months. During the 1912 Olympics, he quit midway through a marathon race and went home to Japan without notifying the officials. He was considered a missing person in Sweden for over 50 years. In 1966, he returned to complete the marathon.
- South Korea bans children aged under 16 from playing online games between midnight and 6 a.m. under a so-called “Cinderella Law”
- Since many female insects mate just once in their lives, insect populations can be controlled by releasing swarms of sterile males into the wild. The females mate with them, never have babies, and die. The method has eradicated populations of dangerous insects in several regions.
- Paper in fact can be recycled only six times. After that, the fibers are too weak to hold together.
- Early humans in Southern America hunted car-size armadillos and used their shells for houses.
By Amazing Facts 4U Team