Page 6 - Fun Facts

In 1959 the citizens of Sao Paulo were so disgruntled with their government that they voted a rhinoceros into council! She got the most votes - 100,000!


In 1959 voters in Sao Paulo, Brazil, had had enough of their city council and it was time to vote.

There were 540 candidates for the 45 seat council, and among them there was a female rhinoceros named Cacareco, meaning ‘rubbish’!

Obviously the citizens had lost all faith in the human candidates because Cacareco won the election by a landslide.

She gathered 100,000 votes – 15% of the total, and was thereby elected by the people to council!

It turns out some students had printed 200,000 ballots with her name on them. The ballots were, however, all legitimately cast by voters. One of them remarked: "Better to elect a rhino than an ass."

The director of the zoo where the four-legged candidate was housed said he would ask Sao Paulo to pay Cacareco's Councilman's salary. Unfortunately election officials did not find this funny, and nullified all ballots with her name on it and declared a new election was to be held within a week.

This type of protest vote was not the first in Brazilian history. In 1954 the people of Jaboatao voted a goat named ‘Smelly’ into council.

Smelly did not win by such a large margin as Cacareco and therefore the rhinoceros remains the most famous animal candidate in history.

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When horror director Eli Roth showed 'Cannibal Holocaust' to the villagers in a remote part of the Amazon, they thought it was a hilarious comedy!


When horror director Eli Roth decided to make the cannibal movie ‘The Green Inferno’ he wanted it to be authentic.

The movie plays off deep in the Amazon and is about an un-contacted tribe.

He decided the movie must be shot really deep in the Amazon forests—somewhere off the grid.

So they went up the Amazon River for hours on end and eventually came across a very primitive village that looked like it was out of another time. Perfect!

He asked the villagers if he can shoot his movie there. They said they first want to know what a movie was!

They have obviously never been exposed to television or film. In fact, they'd never even heard of electricity.

A television and a generator was brought in and the villagers were shown the movie ‘Cannibal Holocaust’. Eli himself thought that maybe that wasn't such a good choice, but it turned out that the villagers loved it.

They thought it was a hilarious comedy. It was the funniest thing they had ever seen and they all wanted to play cannibals in the new movie!

The entire Amazonian village ended up being cast in the film ‘The Green Inferno’—which they probably still see as a comedy.

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In the first Pokemon games a player is supposed to do battle against Professor Oak at some point!


In the Generation I Pokemon Games, there is unused trainer data for Professor Oak.

This would mean that, during some stage of the game a player was supposed to do battle against him.

In the trainer data mentioned, Oak has level 66 Tauros, level 67 Exeggutor, level 68 Arcanine, level 70 Gyarados and one of the Kanto starters at level 69.

This would mean that his strength is the same as the player's rival and the Pokémon League Champion. Four of his Pokémon are exactly the same as the ones used by the Champion, but at higher levels.

This means that he was originally meant to be Champion, or at least another high-ranking Trainer. In the game, there is an email on the PC in the Professor's lab that supports this. The email was sent by the Pokémon League wherein it issues a challenge to all Trainers and specifically asks Oak to pay them a visit.

The Professor is always at work in his Laboratory in Pallet Town where he is assisted by his aides. He is idolized by most Trainers and researchers, including Professor Elm.

Professor Oak mainly plays a supporting role in the games that he appears in.

In these games, him and Agatha were childhood friends and remained close friends until Oak stopped participating in battles and became a Pokémon researcher. The Professor still affiliates with the Pokémon League on an advisory level.

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This poet was a bit of a troublemaker and brought a bear to school when they turned away his dog!


When Lord Byron's dog was turned down from entry with him when he attended Cambridge he decided to find the strangest loophole—he brought a bear. Talk about taking things too far!

The perturbed animal lover was so upset with Cambridge's ban from keeping dogs on the premises that Byron decided to get back in the most creative way.

The statutes never banned bringing pet bears to school and the school authorities had no legal way to stop him. Lucky for everyone involved, the bear was tame and “harmless.”

The bear didn't just end up some joke. When Byron graduated he went back to his ancestral home to live, Newstead Abbey, and the bear went with him!

It didn't stop with bears either. He had been known to keep a collection of unusual pets, including a tamed wolf.

A regular amusement for the poet and his friends included playing with the bear or teasing the wolf. Seems like there may have been a chip missing within the brains of these intellectuals!

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Early French Voyageurs had boobs on the mind when they named this famous mountain range!


The Grand Tetons are a perfect example of the natural beauty and wonder the United States offers.

But with grand sites such as the Rocky Mountains, Yosemite Valley, and Niagra Falls, the story behind the name can be just as interesting as visiting them!

The Grand Tetons, for instance, have to do with lovely lady lumps.

French Voyageurs used the name “les trois tétons” which translates to “the three breasts.” The Wyoming and Idaho mountain range has many distinct summits, normally referred to as the Cathedral Group.

They consist of Grant Teton (the tallest at 13,770 feet), Mount Owen (12,928 feet), and Teewinot (12,325 feet). They do in fact resemble a woman's breasts—especially if you've been out exploring with a bunch of guys for months on end.

The Shoshone people, the most prominent Native American group in the area, called the range Teewinot, which translates to “many pinnacles.”

The range's fame comes from the high elevation above the eastern side. The range lacks foothills and lower peaks, providing a clear, breathtaking view of all the peaks. If you ever go, make sure to visit the east side where the views are much more dramatic.

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