Mind Blowing Facts of the Day list#21

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1) Billy Joel gives away all of his front row tickets to random people in the cheap seats so that the front row isn’t always just wealthy people. – Source

2) Six thousand feral camels once attacked and completely shut down an Australian town in 2009. – Source

3) Cheetahs were almost wiped out by the last ice-age, and all modern cheetahs are descended from a small portion of the surviving cats that interbred to maintain their species. Because of this, cheetahs are practically genetic clones of one another. – Source

4)There’s a experimental project in Stockholm, Sweden where you can sign up to receive a SMS if there is a cardiac arrest nearby (500 m), so you can get there before the ambulance and perform CPR. 9500 people have signed up, and they reach the location faster in 54% of the cases. – Source

5) A man named Simon Bunce was arrested for buying child porn online, and lost his job and family over it, only to be revealed that someone in Indonesia hacked his credit card. – Source

6) When skydiver Joan Murray’s parachute failed, she approached the ground at 80 miles (128km) per hour, landing on a mound of fire ants. The shock from being stung over 200 times by the ants released a surge of adrenaline which kept her heart beating, and allowed her to survive. – Source

7) If you feel strongly that someone is watching you, they probably are. Your brain has a primal “gaze detection” system that determines whether someone is staring directly at you, or looking a few degrees to the left or right of you, which gives you a ‘feeling’ of being watched. – Source

8) People were confused how a Chinese couple managed to run a busy restaurant 21 hours a day without getting tired. Locals named it “robot couple restaurant”. Turns out the restaurant is run by two couples … both the men and women are identical twins. – Source

9) Coke was sued for the “unwarranted health claims” on their product Vitaminwater. Coke’s defense was “no consumer could reasonably be misled into thinking vitaminwater was a healthy beverage.” – Source

10) Kids Wish Foundation was named America’s Worst Charity. Only 3 cents of every dollar raised went to the actual cause. – Source

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