There are smart and intelligent people all
around you; in the society, in the office or at home too. They know just
everything happening in politics, office or just the neighborhood. Yet there
are some things which they don’t know like some really random and sometimes
lifesaving facts. They make you look smarter with such amazing general
knowledge, literally. Now here are some random facts you can use anytime you
need them to get that attention.
A full-time cashier ar Costco
makes about $49,000 annually. The average wage at Costco is nearly 20 dollars
an hour and 89% of Costco employees are eligible for benefits.
In 2008, after becoming fed up
with people uploading their videos to YouTube, Monty Python started their own
channel, uploading HQ versions of their most popular sketches. The move
resulted in a 23,000% increase in DVD sales.
Verizon received $2.1 billion
in tax breaks in PA to wire every house with 45Mbps by 2015. Half of all
households were to be wired by 2004. When deadlines weren’t met Verizon kept
the money. The same thing happened in New York.
In Stockholm, there is a speed
camera lottery where good drivers can win money from the fines of speeding
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.
Sharks have been around longer
than trees. Sharks appeared 400 million years ago while trees appeared 350
million years ago.
For those who have trouble
sleeping researchers say that 1 week of camping, without electronics, resets
our biological body clock and synchronizes our melatonin hormones with sunrise
It’s illegal for drug companies
to advertise to consumers almost everywhere in the world. The only exceptions
are the US and New Zealand.
10. The cost of college textbooks has risen 812% in the past 30
years-that’s more than healthcare costs, housing prices, and college tuitions,
all of which have risen faster than the rate of inflation.
11. The bar tab of a 1787 farewell party for George Washington is still
intact. ”According to the bill…The Founding Fathers drank 54 bottles of
Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, 8 of whiskey, 22 of porter, 8 of hard cider, 12
of beer, and 7 bowls of alcoholic punch”. The party had 55 attendees.
12. Alice Walton, heir to the Wal-Mart fortune and one of the richest
people in the world, has had a history of reckless collisions. Her latest DWI
arrest was expunged after the Texas trooper who arrested her was mysteriously
suspended, and the statute of limitations was allowed to expire.
13. There was a movement in the early 1900s called the “Technocracy
movement” that wanted to replace all politicians and business people with
scientists and engineers.
14. Knife manufacturer, Victorinox, claims never to have had to lay off
an employee. To avoid this they set aside profits during boom periods to
supplement recessionary periods, as well as temporarily contracting employees
to other companies as outsourced labour during recessions.
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