135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

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19. A teacher wrote of a young Roald Dahl on his school report card: “I have never met anybody who so persistently writes words meaning the exact opposite of what is intended.”

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The writer did have a knack for coming up with nonsense words.

20. The only Blockbuster store in the world that is still operating is in Bend, Oregon.

At one point, there were more than 9000 Blockbuster stores in the U.S.

21. Blood donors in Sweden receive a thank-you text when their blood is used.

The message is along the lines of “Thank you, the blood you gave is now benefiting a patient.”