Random Fact Time

To the curiosity for useless knowledge in all of us

What better way to kill time as a bored web-surfer than to enjoy a few facts that you never needed to know:

  • A bolt of lightning is six times hotter than the sun.
  • In bumblebee hives, the entire colony, except for the queen, dies at the end of each summer.
  • At one time, a Minnesota tax form required you to list your date of death.
  • More than 90% of plane crashes have survivors.
  • Surgeons who play video games have 37% fewer operating room errors than those who don’t.
  • According to Tolkien lore, Bilbo Baggins was born on September 22nd.
  • An iguana can stay under water for up to 28 minutes.
  • Over a lifetime, the average driver will swear 32,000 times in his or her car.
  • The Manhattan cocktail was invented by Winston Churchill’s mother.
  • A 30-second commercial costs about as much to produce as a 30-minute sitcom.
  • An Atlanta, Georgia, law forbids “smelly people” from riding on public streetcars.
  • The first Allied bomb dropped on Berlin in WWII killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
  • MIT srudents built a computer out of Tinker Toys. It plays Tic-Tac-Toe. (It’s never lost a game.)
  • You could make over two million different sandwich combinations from the Subway menu.
  • Your remote control works by shooting an invisible beam of infrared light at the TV.

About JP Feed

Welcome to the feed. My name is JP. The JP Feed is designed as a host to a league of stories, thoughts, and wonders from the minds of anyone that either is just perusing through or serious readers that want their voice to be heard. Anything from poetry to art to just humorous anecdotes is highly encouraged. Here our main goal is to satiate our hunger for knowledge and ideas.

Posted on May 21, 2012, in Random/Miscellaneous and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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