Fascinating Rock Facts

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1. Susan Sarandon wanted the role of Adrian Balboa in "Rocky" but was deemed "too attractive."
2. Gary Dahl, of Los Gatos, California, sold over a million "Pet Rocks" in 1975 and thus became a millionaire.
3. It is estimated that TV show "30 Rock" has an average of 9.57 jokes packed into every minute.
4. Before Sylvester Stallone sold the script for Rocky, he was homeless & sold his dog for $50. A week later, he bought his dog back for $3000.
5. $550 million dollars were donated by John D. Rockefeller during his lifetime.
6. In school, Chris Rock was bussed to predominately white neighborhoods of Brooklyn, where he endured bullying and beating from white students
7. A$AP Sedimentary Rocky
8. John D. Rockefeller was the first billionaire ever
9. In 2002, Dave Grohl became the first person to hold the number one spot on the modern rock charts as a member of three different groups.
10. The 45-foot long V2 rocket carried enough alcohol to make 66,130 dry martinis.
11. In 1917, John D. Rockefeller could have paid off the whole US public debt on his own. Today, Bill Gates's entire fortune would barely cover two months' interest.
12. Dolph Lundgren (Ivan Drago from Rocky IV) has an IQ of 160, and studied chemical engineering at MIT.
13. Sylvester Stallone was so broke before his script for Rocky was accepted that he sold his dog for $25.
14. Ayres Rock is officially known as Uluru since it was handed over to the Aboriginals in the 1980's.
15. Cellulose gum found in rocket fuel can also be found in Twinkies.
16. Rockstar Games paid for Grand Theft Auto to receive negative press.
17. The Tunicate once finding a suitable rock, will attach itself for life. It then eats its own brain deciding that it no longer needs it
18. As soon as they find a rock to anchor themselves to, young sea squirts eat their own brains.
19. In 1935 when the US raised the top tax rate to 79% for those making over $5 million it only applied to one person: John D. Rockefeller.

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