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121 facts tagged with Unbelievable Facts
The Great Escape
In 1986 federal prisoner Ronald J. McIntosh escaped during a prisoner transfer. A month later he returned in a stolen helicopter and broke out his girlfriend.
Stomach of Metal
French entertainer Michel Lotito ate parts from a Cessna plane over a 2 year period, and ate an estimated nine tons of metal between 1959 and 1997.
Nicholas Alkemade, a pilot during World War 2, survived falling 18,000 feet after jumping from a burning Lancaster bomber.
After being dumped for being poor by his ex-girlfriend seven years prior, a Chinese man spent $40,000 booking four entire IMAX cinemas for first-day showings of Transformers 4 - just to prove her wrong.
A man named Dmitry Argakov was sent a letter offering him a credit card but he didn’t like the terms. So he altered the contract to include unlimited credit at 0% interest which the bank accepted but then tried to void his card. He sued the bank for not sticking to terms of the credit contract and won.
World's Largest Swimming Pool
The world’s largest swimming pool can be found at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chile. The pool is 1,013 m (3,324 ft) long, has a maximum depth of 35 m, and even has sailing boats.
Most Passengers on Airplane
The record for most passengers on an airplane was set in 1991 when 1086 Ethiopian Jews were evacuated on a Boeing 747 to Jerusalem. The plane landed with 1088 passengers as two babies were born during the flight.
Toy Story 2
During development at Pixar, Toy Story 2 was accidentally deleted, but was recovered by an employee who saved the movie to her computer at home while on maternal leave.