Facts You Probably don’t Need

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  • Once Amazon's new headquarters is finished, it will include space to shelter 200 homeless people.
  • Bill Gates bought Leonardo Da Vinci's "Codex Leicester" in 1994 for $30,000,000.
  • According to face-recognition software, The Mona Lisa is 83 percent happy, nine percent disgusted, six percent fearful, and two percent angry.
  • Leonardo Da Vinci's last words were: "I have offended God and Mankind. My work did not reach the quality it should have."
  • The Mona Lisa became the most famous painting on the planet after it was stolen from the Louvre in 1911.
  • U.S. currency paper bills are made up of 75 percent cotton and 25 percent linen along with blue and red security fibers that are embedded throughout the bills.
  • Andrew Jackson was opposed to paper money and believed that gold and silver coins should be the legal tender. Funny enough, he is on the $20 bill.
  • By law, only deceased people can appear on U.S. currency.
  • Unlike most other bills, the $1 bill hasn't seen a major facelift since 1929.
  • During WWII, copper was needed for ammunition, so in 1943, pennies were made out of steel.

 

                Facts from Sean McVeigh, factologist.

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