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

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Top 10 Skid facts that will blow your mind.

  1. Sebastian Bach was fired from Skid Row after booking a show where the band would have opened for KISS. The other members refused to perform, saying Skid Row was too big an act to open for KISS. Bach left the band with a message saying "You're never too big to open up for KISS."

  2. Jon Bon Jovi's parents were attending a wedding in 1987 when they recommended the wedding singer try out for their son's friend's band. The singer was Sebastian Bach, and the band became Skid Row

  3. A misfired bullet went past safeties at a range, through a storage room, missing a broom and some pipes by inches, breaks through another wall, struck a ceiling tile, skid along the tile for 7 inches, made a downward turn, penetrates another wall, and entered a boy's brain, killing him.

  4. The differential mechanism on cars is what allows each will to rotate freely from the other, while still providing power to both. When one wheel is spinning too slowly, the differential will keep driving the other without skidding. No torque is lost, and tires aren’t shredded when you turn!

  5. The term "Skid row" referring to a bad part of town comes from Seattle in the 1850's where a "Skid Road" provided the line separating the affluent part of town.

  6. The term "Skid Row" started as a logging term in Seattle, WA. Freshly cut logs were skid downhill to Henry Yesler's mill.

  7. Formula 1 cars actually have large wooden skid block that's part of every car and gets replaced each race

  8. ZP Theart, the original singer for Dragonforce, is currently the lead singer for Skid Row, and replaced Tony Harnell, the man who sang Escape From The City and other songs from the Sonic Adventure video games

  9. When people first used the term "skid row" they used it to describe a road especially set up to move (skid along the sloping terrain) the recently felled trees from the forest to the mill.

  10. The world's second largest IKEA store is located in Kungens Kurva, Sweden. Kungen Kurva literally translates to "The King's Curve". The area got its name 1946 when King Gustav V's Cadillac skidded off the road and ended up in a ditch

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Nirvana originally considered the name "Skid Row" before settling on "Nirvana." In 1992' their record company had to pay $100,000 to a British band with the same name.

The difference between a pallet and a skid

CEO of Skid Row was once a Heroin addict and living under a bridge in Vancouver

The skid-steer loader (commonly found on construction sites), was invented to help a farmer clean turkey manure from his barn.

Skid Row, Los Angeles in 2000 had a population of 17,740

A group of professional musicians formed an organization called "Street Symphony" which brings classical music experiences to people on Skid Row

Skid Row, a 4.3sqmi area of Downtown LA, has the largest stable population (between 3,000 and 6,000) of homeless people in the US.

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Kelley Deal from the Breeders made an album with Sebastian Bach of Skid Row, Jimmy Chamberlin of The Smashing Pumpkins, and Jimmy Flemion of The Frogs

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Nirvana's original band name was Skid Row

About Fordite. Fordite is the oversprayed paint in the painting bays gradually built up on the tracks and skids that the car frames were painted on. It can be cut and polished to make beautiful jewelry.

About Fordite. Fordite is the over sprayed paint in the painting bays gradually built up on the tracks and skids that the car frames were painted on. It can be cut and polished to make beautiful jewelry.

Zac Efron fought a homeless man in LA's Skid Row in March 2014, in what law enforcement officials deemed "mutual combat".

A little town near Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, Whiteclay, has the nickname "Skid Row of the plains" and vagrants from the reservation frequently pass out in the streets. According to Wikipedia Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is at 25 % in the reservation.

When people first used the term "skid row" it wasn't to describe a part of town that was run down or inhabited by the homeless and drug addicts but to tell of an actual road where felled trees were moved (skidded) along from the forest to the mill.

In 1896 Auburn ROTC cadets greased the skids of a railway track before a football game. The train with the incoming team couldn't stop and slid halfway to the next town, forcing them to walk 5 miles to the game possibly contributing to their 45-0 loss.

Skid marks are not created from the rubber of the tire but are actually bituminous oils in the asphalt that are heated because of the friction of breaking or accelerating and rise to the surface, leaving dark marks.

Skid marks are not caused by pieces of rubber from the tire being deposited on the road because friction heats up the tire. Skid marks are actually bituminous oils in the asphalt that are heated because of the friction of braking or accelerating and rise to the surface, leaving dark marks.

Contrary to popular belief, skid marks are not caused by pieces of rubber from the tire being deposited on the road. Skid marks are actually bituminous oils in the asphalt that are heated because of the friction of braking or accelerating and rise to the surface, leaving dark marks.

Welcome to America's Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles

Skid row in Los Angeles is well-defined (50+ contiguous blocks) and highly populated.

The TIE fighter sound was created by mixing an elephant call with the sound of a car skidding on a wet pavement.

Kelley Deal of the Breeders was in a hair metal band with Sebastian Bach of Skid Row

You should not pump your brakes when you are skidding if your car has an ABS system as it will actually take you longer to stop.