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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining Logic. 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 Logic so important!

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Top 10 Logic facts that will blow your mind.

  1. Some Jewish males celebrate a second Bar Mitzvah at age 83, under the logic that the Torah states a normal lifespan is 70 years, thus an 83-year-old can be considered 13 in a second lifetime. This practice is becoming more common as people live longer, healthier lives

  2. The rapper Logic played Mario Kart against different rappers every night on stage for one of his tours and won all 35 games

  3. The belief that anyone who disagrees with you must be stupid, uninformed, irrational, or worse is a logical fallacy called Naïve realism.

  4. It is "required" by the FDIC for financial institution employees to take two weeks consecutive vacation every year to help uncover cases of fraud. The logic being that someone else must do your work for 2 weeks and said employee will be unable to cover up their work for that length of time.

  5. The inventor of auto-tune forgot to patent his idea in germany. Emagic created a similar program. Then Apple bought [Emagic], and integrated it into their Logic Pro software. his company's reaction: "We can’t sue them, it would put us out of business. They’re too big to sue.”

  6. When it was time to make Pokemon Stadium, future Nintendo President Satoru Iwata got a hold of the PKMN Red/Green source code, and figured out how all the battle logic worked so it could be ported. The original programmer was astounded he figured out the complicated system - in just a week.

  7. Terrence Howard believes 1x1 is really 2 because he uses a type of logic he made up (and patented), while spending hours everyday making models out of plastic and wire which supposedly help prove his theories

  8. Some of the male background characters in in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' can be seen wearing skirts. This was explained as "a logical development, given the total equality of the sexes presumed to exist in the 24th century."

  9. "kafkatrapping", a logical fallacy in which someone is accused of possessing a certain trait and their denial is used as evidence that they possess that trait.

  10. "begs the question" doesn't mean 'asks the question', and instead is a logical fallacy that means 'the conclusion lacks support'.

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Logical fallacies: 35 ways to lose an argument

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Tetanus is not actually related to rust directly. The logic is more that if an object has been left outside and allowed to rust, its more likely to have been in contact with dirt or faeces that contain the bacteria and causes a wound to allow its entry.

Because electronic computers were not fast in 1959, the X15 experimental jet used a Fluidic Digital Computer that used water instead of electricity. It featured hypersensitive Fluidic Integrated Circuits and Logic Gates that could make course corrections faster than its contemporary computers.

Philosopher AJ Ayer, age 77, prevented Mike Tyson, age 21, from raping model Naomi Campbell. Tyson: "I'm the heavyweight champion of the world." Ayer: "I am a Professor of Logic. We are both pre-eminent in our field; I suggest we talk about this like rational men." Ayer and Tyson began talking.

Benjamin Franklin helped to create Impeachment Clause of US Constitution as he recognized that if a president were to "render himself obnoxious", the logical yet less ideal alternative to an impeachment would be an assassination

About Thought Terminating Clichés, the term for phrases such as "you must be fun at parties" that are designed to dismiss another's argument without actually countering it with logic

A skinny person can actually eat more food than an obese person. While it runs counter to logic, obese people have more fat in their mid section and around their organs. A skinny person lacks this which allows their stomachs to expand further. This is why many competitive eaters are so skinny.

George Boole, the mathematician and philosopher renowned mostly for his *logic*, died when his wife, in an effort to cure his pneumonia, poured buckets of cold water all over him - believing that "remedies should resemble their cause"

During the US Civil War, General Sherman implemented the scorched earth policy by having his men pile all deed books in front of the courthouse and burn them. The logic was that the big plantations would not be able to prove land ownership.

Marco Polo makes no mention of the Great Wall in any of his writings on China, which some people believe proves he never visited the country. This type of conclusion is called "argument from silence" and is a common logical fallacy.

Contrary to popular belief, canes aren't meant to be used on the same side as your injury. While it seems logical to want to support the injured leg, you are actually meant to walk with the cane opposite your bad leg as to lean your weight away from the injury (rather than against) the bad leg.

The 'appeal to nature' is a logical fallacy where people assume that something is either good because it's perceived as "natural", or bad because it's perceived as "unnatural".

The SAT was adapted to fit an American "Common Core" education. Logic-based word problems for math were replaced with clear equations, arcane vocabulary was replaced with common words from the workplace, multiple choices were simplified from 5 choices to 4, and the essay portion is now optional.

The CIA suspected the KGB of stealing pipeline software, so they allegedly created a "logic bomb" which resulted in the explosion of a Russian natural gas pipeline equal to 3 kilotons of TNT.

Richard Feynman made one mistake in his Feynman's Lectures book and one student got her answer wrong in a exam. To her Feynman wrote "In science, believe in logic, not in authorities; I goofed and you goofed it too for believing me"

Despite creating the very rational and logical character of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a firm believer in the supernatural and his beliefs even cost him his friendship with the very skeptical Harry Houdini.

Nikola Tesla created the first logic gate in 1898 when he created the first remote controlled vehicle, over 50 years before Walther Bothe won the Nobel Peace Prize for it. He reportedly told onlookers multiple times it was simple science beforehand so that they would not think it witchcraft.

In 1924, Harold Israel was a vagrant accused of the murder of a priest. All the evidence seemed to fit him, but in court, the prosecutor Homer Cummings logically tore the case against him to shreds and freed him. Years later, Homer contacted him to share money from a film deal based on the case.

The 15th century Islamic mosaics in Spain's Alhambra palace display a near-perfect understanding of mathematical logic and 16 of 17 types of symmetry identified by modern mathematicians

About the "omnipotence paradox," where the ability to do anything and everything seems to lead to logically contradictory ideas such as creating square circles. Its most well-known version is the so-called paradox of the stone: "Could God create a stone so heavy that even He could not lift it?"

There really isn't such a thing as a "logical left brain" or a "creative right brain". Both sides contribute to the processes.

Hangul, the Korean alphabet is considered to be the most logical alphabet in the world, partly because the shapes of its consonants mimic the shapes of the speaker's mouth when pronouncing each consonant

Philosopher AJ Ayer confronted Mike Tyson, who was forcing himself on Naomi Campbell. Tyson said: "Do you know who I am? I'm the heavyweight champion of the world", to which Ayer replied "And I am the former Wykeham Professor of Logic. I suggest that we talk about this like rational men".

There is a logical fallacy named "The Fallacy-Fallacy". In which one assumes a claim is false because the author used a fallacy or made a bad argument.

Reductio ad Hitlerum, a logical fallacy first mentioned in 1951. It occurs when an argument is said to be invalid because Hitler put forth the same argument.

A woman in 1984 was found to be able to switch on/off the two hemispheres of her brain at will. This resulted in being able to focus her efforts at relaxing/socializing/sexual or performing logical tasks such as work/math/writing.