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Friday, June 8, 2018

MORE FACTS YOU DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT





GANGSTER JOHN DILLINGER REPORTEDLY ONCE ESCAPED FROM PRISON BY CARVING A POTATO INTO THE SHAPE OF A PISTOL.

WHEN STEVE JOBS WAS AT HIS DEATHBED, HE ASKED FOR FIVE DIFFERENT OXYGEN MASKS SO THAT HE COULD CHOOSE THE ONE WITH THE BEST DESIGN.
DOLPHINS TENDERIZE OCTOPUSES BY BASHING THEM AROUND BEFORE EATING THEM
THERE IS A GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR ‘MOST MATCHSTICKS EXTINGUISHED WITH THE TONGUE'.
IN 2015, TWO CON MEN SOLD A FAKE GOYA PAINTING FOR €1.5 MILLION, ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT ALL THE MONEY WAS COUNTERFEIT.
BARNS ARE PAINTED RED BECAUSE RED PAINT IS CHEAP. THE PAINT IS CHEAP BECAUSE IRON IS PLENTIFUL. IRON IS PLENTIFUL BECAUSE IT IS THE FINAL ELEMENT FORMED OUT OF A STAR'S DEATH.
IN 2008, A BRITISH 19-YEAR-OLD OFFICIALLY CHANGED HIS NAME TO "CAPTAIN FANTASTIC FASTER THAN SUPERMAN SPIDERMAN BATMAN WOLVERINE HULK AND THE FLASH COMBINED."
46 PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE A LAST NAME THAT'S 16 CHARACTERS OR LONGER, WITH AGHUBGHAREHPTIANNEJ BEING ONE OF THE MOST COMMON.
THE "GROOM OF THE STOOL" WAS THE MOST INTIMATE OF AN ENGLISH MONARCH'S COURTIERS, RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSISTING THE KING IN EXCRETION AND ABLUTION.
GEORGE W. BUSH NAMED THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR BY ERIC CARLE AS HIS FAVORITE CHILDHOOD BOOK. IT WAS PUBLISHED WHEN HE WAS 23 YEARS OLD.
FRENCH ENTERTAINER MICHEL LOTITO ATE A WHOLE CESSNA AIRPLANE AND WAS AWARDED A BRONZE PLAQUE BY THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS. HE WAS SO HONORED THAT HE ATE THE PLAQUE.
Butterflies use their tongues like drinking straws.
"The unsuccessful self-treatment of a case of writer's block" is the shortest academic article ever: it has no words.



A cow-smuggling tunnel was discovered in 2017 under the India–Pakistan border.


A grain of sand officially measures between 0.06 and 2 millimeters across.


Terry Davis, a schizophrenic programmer, spent 10 years of his life programming an operating system to "talk to God."


Steve Wozniak put a fake bomb in a locker during high school and spent the night in a juvenile detention center where he taught prisoners how to disconnect the ceiling fan wires and connect them to bars so it would shock people on touch.


During eclipses, spiders can be seen to dismantle their own webs.


Matthew McConaughey's brother, Rooster McConaughey, named his son Miller Lyte and got free beer for a year.


Prisoners in Belgium have a computer station with an headset and limited access to the internet in their cells. They can also order PPV films (including adult ones), "making the prison run more efficiently".


The mathematics that makes Wi-Fi possible was developed by a team of physicists looking for tiny black holes.


The biggest knitted objects in the world are the 45 Uros Islands in Lake Titicaca in Peru. They are strong enough to hold several hundred people, buildings and boats.


The Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, when fighting fishermen, can have such high bursts of muscle activity that they cook their own flesh.


It was to Western Union that Alexander Graham Bell and his co-inventors first took their patent for the telephone. But its chairman said it was "nothing but a toy"


In Bolivia, llama droppings are used to purify water.


Intel employs a "futurist" whose job is to determine what life will be like 10-15 years in the future.


Until three million years ago, whales were less than 30 feet long.


1 in 8 young Britons have never seen a cow in real life.


Prisoners waiting to be executed on Death Row in America are given a physical beforehand, to ensure they are fit enough to die.


A study found that orcas can learn to speak dolphin.


Dynamite was originally going to be called 'Nobel's Safety Powder'.


You can get a Stand-up comedy master's degree at the University of Kent.


MIT sends out college acceptance notices on Pi Day, 3/14.


The Moon gets hit by over 6,000 pounds (2800 kg) of meteor material per day.


An elderly woman slept through the People's Temple mass suicide in Jonestown. She woke up the next morning to discover the bodies of over 900 members of the cult.

A CANADIAN MAN WHO WAS FREED IN 2017 AFTER BEING HELD IN AFGHANISTAN BY TALIBAN-TIED KIDNAPPERS FOR 5 YEARS SAID HE THOUGHT HIS CAPTORS WERE JOKING WHEN THEY TOLD HIM DONALD TRUMP WAS PRESIDENT.














 





11 comments:

  1. Rooster McConaughey was abused by his parents when they named him. And passed the favour on to his own child.
    Never seen a cow? Not even on television?
    Some of your facts are very, very sad.

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  2. Fun Fact 7497: Millions of people would be pleased about this one. Mashed potatoes rule!
    I like the parachutes for passenger jets idea.

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    1. I wonder if it's ever been tried!!

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  3. I had only heard of about half a dozen of these amazing facts. I certainly never knew I could live on potatoes and butter. Good to know. ;) Have a great weekend. :)

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    1. Stick with me, kid--you'll learn something!!

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  4. These are crazy. The "groom of the stool" was one job that should never be passed onto his son.

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    1. I think passing it on is better than having a competition for it!!

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  5. Dang it! I want to see the Center of the Universe! I JUST RETURNED HOME from Norman, Oklahoma, two hours ago. That would have only added 40 minutes to our 9-hour drive! Too bad I didn't read it before we left.

    Now I will never shake hands with an octopus. Because maybe I would be doing more than shaking hands!

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    1. But you'll go again to see your son, won't you?

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  6. Fun facts, and if i can confirm the one about farts, maybe i should just consume more beans to lose weight!

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