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Are you in the mood for some cool facts?

Then it’s your lucky day! The Listerious team has been doing months of research to present you with the ultimate list of cool facts.

What makes it even better is that we keep on expanding the list as well, so don’t hesitate to bookmark this page as well.

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10. This will make dog owners think twice about violating a common law

If you own a dog, you need to make sure dog poop is kept off the sidewalks, streets, parks, etc. Instead of fining people, this small town Brunette near Madrid in Spain found a different solution to ensure it wouldn’t happen again.

Undercover police officers would start a conversation with the dog owners after the incident with the goal of finding out the name of the dog. This way they could trace where the owners live.

Now here’s the cool part. The moment they found out where the owner lives they would take the dog’s poop and mail it to the owner!

The box containing the poop would read “Objetos Perdidos,” which simply means “Lost Property.”

Dog owners in a village in Spain could receive an unwanted gift after walking their dog
Dog owners in a village in Spain could receive an unwanted gift after walking their dog / Pixabay

9. This man spent over a decade building a paper plane

That’s essentially what he’s been doing for the past 10+ years, but it’s not a simple paper plane that you can fold in 15 seconds. This is a 1:60 scaled version of an Ait India Boeing 777-300ER.

The level of detail used to build this model, which was created solely using Manila Folders, is astonishing.

One of the cool facts is that Luca Iaconi Stewart is using a limited number of tools, which makes his work all the more impressive!

1:60 scale model of a Boeing 777 / Source

8. Did you know that rats can actually drive cars?

Rats are the most popular animals to be used in experiments and don’t worry, these experiments don’t involve killing the rat in a horrible way!

In this experiment, little toy cars were created, food was placed in random places and rats had to drive and maneuver the car in order to collect the food.

This helps us to understand how the rat’s brain works, just check it out in the video below:

7. This man bought a tank named Stompie and used it for revenge

No, he didn’t actually start shooting up things, that wouldn’t be cool at all!

London businessman Russel Cray bought the tank back in 1995 as a gift for his son. The real reason he bought the Russian “T-34 Tank,” which was first used by the Czech Army during the fighting of the Prague Spring in 1968, was something else though.

Russell wanted to construct a building on an empty lot that he owns, but his plans were obstructed by the city council. As a form of revenge, he bought the tank and rolled it on the empty lot.

One of the cool facts about his revenge plot is that he has the cannon pointing directly at the offices of the Southwark city planning office which denied him the construction permit.

Stompie the tank in London / Wesako / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

6. Before Will Smith became famous, he used to do this

Will Smith, the rapper and actor who got world-famous because of his role in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” wasn’t always rich and famous.

Before his career really exploded, he used to have a part-time job together with his father.

What did they do?

They installed refrigerators in people’s homes!

Obviously, when he became famous he politely offered his resignation letter for this part-time job.

Will Smith part-time job

5. This is how you get back at somebody in a cool way

Charlie Lyne, an aspiring British filmmaker, isn’t happy with the fact that he needs to fork out £1,000 to pay the film censorship board “BBFC” whenever he releases a new film.

He came up with a clever way to get back at them which included:

  • Start a Kickstarter campaign to fund a film called “Paint Drying.”
  • Create a film of white paint drying on a brick wall in a single shot.
  • Submit it to the BBFC and make them watch the whole thing.

Every donation added to the “film’s” runtime and he raised a total of £5,936. This allowed him to create a film of 607 minutes.

After the review board agonizingly watched his submission, they gave it a “U” rating, which means “suitable for all.”

The BBFC watched 607 minutes of white paint drying on a brick wall
The BBFC watched 607 minutes of white paint drying on a brick wall / Pixabay

4. This man quit his job as a flight attendant in style

Being a flight attendant isn’t an easy job. You need to constantly remain friendly to people who don’t really like to be where they are.

Sometimes, the situation gets out of hand, and since flight attendants are just human beings, they sometimes get aggravated by the behavior of some of the more annoying passengers on board.

Steven Slater, a JetBlue flight attendant, was so angry at a woman who didn’t listen to his orders that he announced that he was quitting his job over the airplane radio. This happened just after the plane landed at the JFK airport in New York on August 9, 2010.

He then grabbed a couple of cold beers from a food cart, deployed the evacuation slide and made his way out.

His final words on the plane were:

I’ve been in this business for 20 years. And that’s it, I’m done.

Steven Slater’s last words in his resognation message
Steven Slater made his way out with the airplane’s slide / Source

3. Do you want your page to spin?

This doesn’t work just anywhere as you first need to visit Google.

All you need to do for this to happen is going to Google, type “do a barrel roll” and watch what happens!

The same thing happens if you type “z or r twice!”

google do a barrel roll

2. This apartment block offers easy access to the train station

The city of Chongqing in China urgently wanted to expand its train network. The city was growing so fast that it would solve a lot of traffic problems.

One engineer had a cool idea!

Why don’t we just build a residential apartment block on top of the new railway station?

What sounds like a ludicrous idea was actually constructed and the result is the cool apartment block below.

The building was constructed at once, so they didn’t tunnel their way through the apartment block. There’s also sound-proof material on the walls of the apartments, although we doubt this is sufficient to block all the noise.

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Chongqing’s Liziba train station / David290 / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en

1. Japan builds tunnels for…turtles!

The Japanese were not only getting tired of turtles disturbing their railway traffic, but they were also feeling bad about the turtles getting killed while doing so.

Clever engineers created special concrete tunnels below the railway to allow these creatures to safely pass without getting squashed.

According to the Independent, 10 turtles were saved the first month after the tunnels were ready to guide them to safety.

Japan is pretty cool!

Tunnels guide turtles to safety / Source

This concludes what will become the ultimate list of cool facts. Make sure to bookmark this page to discover a lot more in the future!

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