Discovering The Charm Of Random Facts (15 GIFS)

Posted in INTERESTING       2 Apr 2024       1411       2 GALLERY VIEW

"The Alaskan Malamute became the state dog of Alaska after a 3-year campaign and legislative process that started with a kindergartner asking the question, “Why doesn’t Alaska have a state dog.” "

 

"Smoke Detectors mostly chirp in the dead of night because the chemical reaction in batteries slows down when the air gets colder, thus tripping the detector’s low battery warning."

 

"Poor neighborhoods in 60’s-era Washington D.C. suffered massive rat infestations until Julius Hobson began catching the “possum-sized” rats in a cage, strapping it to the roof of his car, driving them to the rich neighborhoods, and threatening to release them. "

 

"A South Dakota man named Jerry Zeller was nicknamed “Mr. DUI.” Zeller reportedly was arrested for DUI more than thirty times."

 

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"The oldest recorded British joke dates back to the 10th Century A.D. It is “What hangs at a man’s thigh and wants to poke the hole that it’s often poked before? Answer: A key.” "

 

"President Garfield had the ability to write in two languages simultaneously, Greek with one hand and Latin with the other."

 

"Marvel’s Wakandan superhero, The Black Panther, was originally named The Coal Tiger by Stan Lee. "

 

"As part of an experiment, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata wore the same underwear for a month on the ISS. The silver-coated underwear was designed to be anti-bacterial and odor-eliminating so that an astronaut that exercises every day can wear them continuously."

 

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"Lennon/McCartney had a temporary reunion in 1974 during Lennon’s “Lost Weekend”/separation from Yoko Ono. The reunion was long considered a myth, until a recording surfaced with them, Stevie Wonder and Henry Nilsson. "

 

"It is theorized that if or when the Andromeda and Milky Way Galaxies collide in 3-5 billion years, chances of even two stars colliding is negligible because of the huge distances between them. "

 

"Doctor Who was originally an educational show, with episodes set in the future to teach kids about science, and episodes set in the past to teach them history. "

 

"The US Pledge of Allegiance was conceived by a magazine to sell American flags to public schools."

 

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"Ostrich feathers are so efficient at removing dust that BMW uses a giant wheel containing thousands of feathers to dust-off automobile bodies prior to painting."

 

"Microbeads, the little abrasive beads in found in soap products, are so dangerous to the environment they’ve been banned in the U.S. "

 

"Goodbye’ is a contraction of the phrase ‘God be with you’, originating in 1580."

 



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Virdie 1 week ago
#11 If they went back to that, rather than meaningless monsters, it might become good again.
       
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Virdie 1 week ago
#15 That is one theory, perpetuated by the church... another is the secular "good by and by" which means have good time as time goes by.
       
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