Thursday, March 8, 2018


(The changes in fonts & spacing are Google's fault, not mine.)

All right, so I have given you posts on facts one or two times a few times several times OK, seven times before.  (See herehere, herehere, here, here & here.)  But facts still fascinate me!!  I love to learn new things.  I found these at factslides.com.  So hold onto your hat, here I go again:

Porsche's first car, in 1898, was electric.

Japanese manufacture Toto built a motorcycle that runs on poop.

One of the oldest species of animal still with us are the horseshoe crabs who appeared 445 million years ago. They've survived for 75% of the entire span of animal life on the planet.

In 2014, a pair of underpants donated by the mayor of Brussels was stolen from the Brussels Underpants Museum.

Medical students in 18th-century Scotland could pay their tuition fees in corpses.

The can opener was not invented until 50 years after the invention of canned food.

Thomas Edison invented the tattoo pen.

At 104 years old, a man called Jack Reynolds became the oldest person to get a tattoo and, at 105 years old, the oldest to ride a roller coaster.

A study found that over three-quarters of U.S. workers use social media at work, regardless of any rules put in place by their employers.

There is a strip club in Ontario, Canada that doubles as a church on Sunday.

Serbia is home to the World Testicle Cooking Championships.

Ghanaian soccer player Mohammed Anas accidentally thanked both his wife and his girlfriend in a speech after a match

Male ladybirds can spend up to four hours mating with a dead female before realizing something is wrong.

In 2015, a man sued Red Bull stating that after 10 years of consuming the product, he received no wings, enhanced physical nor intellectual performance.

In 2012, a Florida man had his hand bitten off by an alligator and he was charged with illegally feeding the animal.

North Korea accidentally hit one of its own cities during a failed missile test in 2017.

A man once tattooed "Netflix" on his body and after tweeting a picture to the company he received a free year of service.

The Queensland horse fly was judged to have a 'curved rear' so Australian scientists named "Scaptia beyonceae" after the bootylicious singer Beyonce.

Lobsters eat each other & they don't scream in pain when you cook them. The noise you hear is air that has been trapped in the stomach and forced through the mouth.
Astronauts don't snore in space.
A bird's feathers weigh more than its entire skeleton.
     Bumblebees can fly higher than Mount Everest.

      One of Richard Nixon's re-election slogans in 1972 was "You Can't Lick our Dick."
Mozart kept a diary of every incident when he heard someone fart.
Writer Graham Greene once came second in a 1949 ‘write like Graham Greene' contest.
An elephant's skin can be up to 1 inch (2.54 centimeters) thick but is so sensitive it can feel a fly landing on it.
In 2005, a psychologist and an economist taught a group of monkeys the concept of money. Soon, the monkeys engaged in prostitution.
The largest tire manufacturer in the world is Lego.

     In a strange twist of fate, Edwin Booth, the brother of John Wilkes Booth, once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln‘s son Robert Todd Lincoln. Fate brought Lincoln and Booth together in a train station in Jersey City, N.J., in the midst of the Civil War. Lincoln was waiting to buy a train ticket when he was accidentally pushed off the platform into the path of an oncoming train. According to Robert Lincoln, Edwin Booth grabbed him by the collar and pulled him back to his feet. It was less than a year after this event that Booth’s brother took the life of Lincoln’s father.