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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining Fault. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is Fault so important!

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Top 10 Fault facts that will blow your mind.

  1. In 1989 96 people were killed at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England after they were crushed due to overcrowding. Although match attendees and hooliganism were first cited as the cause, a 2016 inquiry found the police to be at fault due to their mismanagement of the crowd.

  2. About the Asoh defence, a term for frank acceptance of blame when you are at full fault. It’s named after Kohei Asoh, an airplane pilot who landed his plane in the waters of San Francisco, just shy of the runway. When asked about why he did this, he said: “As you Americans say, I F**cked up.”

  3. Canada's Apology Act, which states that a apology doesn't constitute an admission of fault or liability

  4. Scientists once had a favorite curb in Hayward, CA. They studied the curb because it lay on the Hayward fault line & was being pulled apart each year. This evidence of Earth’s shifting plates was observed from the 1970s till 2016 when the city decided to fix the sidewalk & unknowingly ruined it

  5. Following the crash of a commercial airplane he owned that killed all 223 passengers, three-time Formula One World Champion Niki Lauda investigated the crash and found that thrust reversers caused it, he got Boeing to admit fault and change the design of the 767 airplane

  6. Ontario, a province in Canada has a apology act- "apologies do not constitute an admission of fault"

  7. In order to read Marie Curie's radioactive research papers, you have to sign a paper saying it's your own fault if you get radioactive yourself.

  8. On July 17, 1955, within a week of Disneyland opening, operator error resulted in the caboose of the Disneyland Railroad crashing and derailing. During the ensuing commotion, the brakeman at fault "quietly left the scene of the accident, exited the park, and was not seen again".

  9. If you are lost in the bush, 99% of the time you'll walk in big circles as big as 1km. The human body will always walk to one side of something (trees in this case) and favour that side every time, unless you're aware of this fault. There's also a science to it.

  10. British Columbia, Canada has a law called the "Apology Act" which states that apologising can not be used as admission of fault or liability

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Sydney has a fragile train network. This is what one fault causing delays in the whole network looks like.

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Canadians love to say 'I'm sorry' so much they had to make a law stipulating that an apology of any kind is not an admission of fault or liability

Robert E Lee was depressed during and after the civil war. After Gettysburg he walked around telling his soldiers "It's all my fault" and before his surrender he was observed to be deeply saddened, wandering aimlessly by himself, carrying a piece of chicken for which he could find no hunger

Since the release of 'Captain Phillips', there has been controversy over its portrayal of Phillips, with several crew members claiming that he was not the hero presented in the film, and that he was at least partly at fault for an "insistence on being fast and making money.

There's a 37% chance that the Cascadia fault will produce an earthquake within in the next 50 years powerful enough to destroy the Pacific NW.

In 2010, the floor of a Weight Watchers clinic in Sweden collapsed beneath a group of 20 members who were in line for their weekly weigh in. The floor collapsed in one corner of the room, fault lines spread, & other sections of the floor gave way. Nobody was hurt.

Almost half of Japan's Millennials between 18-34 are virgin and some find fault in the rise of economic status of Japanese women.

The Taipei 101 skyscraper uses a 728 ton steel tuned mass damper (basically a giant pendulum) to counter motion of the building since it is so close to a fault line.

It's Bugs Bunny's own fault that Elmer Fudd wants to shoot him with a gun. Elmer was a mild-mannered wildlife photographer shooting with a camera, until Bugs Bunny's incessant pranks drove him suicidally insane.

The Spotlight Effect, a psychological phenomenon where everyone is the center of their own universe, and has a microscope only on their own faults and mistakes. This results in others never even noticing nor remembering what we later regret doing or saying bc they only see their own mistakes.

Canadians apologize so much that in 2009, the Canadian parliament passed a law stating that apologizing doesn't mean you have admitted fault.

The blackberry plants growing all over Seattle and the West Coast are all the fault of gardening fanatic Luther Burbank

A sidewalk curb in Hayward, California that unintentionally marked the progression of a fault line for decades - until the city infrastructure department unknowingly paved over it.

The largest earthquake to ever be recorded hit Chile in 1960, measuring M9.5. The earthquake lasted for 10 minutes with tsunamis of 8 & 10m. The fault rupture was 800km long, 1/50 of the circumference of the earth.

The 6th Dalai Lama grew up a youth of high intelligence, liberal to a fault, fond of pleasure, alcohol and women, and later led a playboy lifestyle. At age 23 he disappeared near Qinghai, possibly murdered, on his way to Beijing.

The South Atlantic Anomaly, a region of space where computers crash, astronauts lose part of their vision, and a space telescope was destroyed by a guidance computer fault, all caused by the Earth being misaligned with its magnetic field.

In 1957 another San Francisco earthquake occurred, with a magnitude of 5.7

Italy has more volcanoes than any other country in Europe. Italy lies on a fault line.

Muphry's Law. "If you write anything criticizing editing or proofreeding, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written."

Alan Turning's bicycle had a fault: the chain would come off at regular intervals. Instead of having it mended he would count the number of times the pedals went round and would get off the bicycle in time to adjust the chain by hand.

Earthquakes have been moving so consistently along the North Anatolian Fault that Seismologists were able to predict the 1999 Izmit earthquake. The next earthquake it expected to hit near the city of Istanbul.

In 1906 the San Andreas Fault caused a devastating earthquake that killed approximately 3000 people in San Francisco. More than 25,000 buildings were destroyed and a quarter million people lost their homes. Fires raged for four days. San Francisco began to rebuild immediately.

General Howe attempted to parlay General Washington twice by letters but was rebuffed for referring to him as "esquire" and not "general." Washington finally met with Howe's adjutant, who offered pardons, but Washington replied, "Those who have committed no fault want no pardon."

Robert E Lee was depressed during and after the civil war. After Gettysburg he walked around telling his soldiers "It's all my fault" and before his surrender he was observed to be deeply saddened, walking aimlessly by himself with a piece of chicken for which he could find no hunger

In 1857 the Fort Tejon earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.9, located near Parkfield, killed two people.

It is believed that the Lake Tahoe basin was formed approximately two to three million years ago, when the earth's crust cracked and blocks of land moved, creating Lake Tahoe's basin, the Carson Range, and the Sierra Nevada. This is called geological block faulting.