Martin Luther King Jr. was a well known social activist and Baptist minister who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States during the mid-1950’s until up to his assassination in 1968. Here are 10 facts about Martin Luther King Jr. Born as Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia, King Jr. had a revolutionary impact on the race relations in the United States, which began during the mid-1950’s. He played a pivotal and important role in ending the legal segregation of African-America citizens, as well the commencement of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and
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When you aren’t driving one of your seventeen luxury sports cars, hosting soirees in your ridiculously over-sized mansion that dwarfs the White House, or bathing in your liquid gold-filled swimming pool, it’s difficult to show just how important, impressive, and better than everyone else you are. I mean, sure, your three-hundred dollar haircut, five-hundred dollar pair of shoes, and the two-thousand-dollar suit should show off your superiority, but why stop there? Why not invest several hundred thousand dollars (or, millions – why not) to purchase one of the most expensive watches listed below, and really show how amazing you are?
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For April Fools Day in 1998, Burger King took out a full-page ad in USA Today introducing a Whopper designed especially for lefties. The new burger would contain the same ingredients as the original, but rotated 180°. Thousands of customers swarmed BK restaurants requesting the “lefty” Whopper. 00
In 2014, Russians purchased 500,000 baseball bats, but only one ball. It may not make sense, but in Russia baseball bats are much more frequently used for protection, rather than for actual game. 00
Chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer literally spat on a US order warning him that a rematch in Eastern Europe would violate US sanctions. He played the match and then spent the next 16 years as a fugitive outside the US until his death. 00
There is an African Union which aims to have a currency union similar to the Euro. One suggested name for this currency union is the “Afro.” 00
Former US President Calvin Coolidge enjoyed “buzzing for his bodyguards and then hiding under his desk as they frantically searched for him”. 00
After WWII plants were bombarded with radiation to produce useful mutations known as Atomic Gardening which resulted in todays peppermint and red grapefruit. 00
Receptive agnosia is an inability to understand music. Sufferers regard music as simply “noise”, often compared to drainpipes or drills, or other invasive forms of background noise. 00
A Russian immigrant to NY in the 1920s, Lillian Alling was so homesick that she resolved to walk home to Siberia. She walked an estimated 5000 miles in 3 years, serving a few months in jail for vagrancy in Canada, and was last sighted on the banks of the Bering Strait. 10