Posts Tagged ‘Interesting Facts’

  1. There isn’t a single bridge across the Amazon River.
  2. The founders of Adidas (Adi Dassler) and Puma (Rudolf Dassler) are brothers and their houses are next door to each other in Germany.
  3. The distance from the United States to Russia is 55-miles.
  4. Jack the Ripper was still active when Nintendo was founded.
  5. The sun is so loud that if space was filled with air instead of being a vacuum we’d be hearing screeching sun noises at 125 decibel at all times.
  6. Stonehenge was already a ruin when Jesus lived.
  7. Because the number of possible combination of genes isn’t infinite, there are probably at least 7 humans that look the same as you.
  8. Netflix was founded before Google.
  9. The 10th president of the US, John Tyler (1790-1862), has two living grandchildren. Yes, GRANDchildren.
  10. Wyoming only has two escalators.
  11. Dinosaurs were officially discovered in 1842, so George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and the boys had no knowledge of them.
  12. Vending machines kill twice as many people per year than sharks do.
  13. Sharks are older than trees. Sharks date back 450 million years, trees 350 million years.
  14. The combined weight of all the ants on the planet is greater than the combined weight of all the humans.
  15. The Nazis were the first people in modern history to start an anti-smoking and tobacco movement.
  16. Maine is the closet US state to Africa.
  17. Woolly Mammoths were still alive when Egyptians were building the pyramids.
  18. England’s Oxford University had existed for hundreds of years when the Aztec Empire was founded.
  19. The world’s oldest living tree was already 1,000-years old when the last Wolly Mammoth died.
  20. When the Pilgrim’s landed at Plymoth Rock, the Spanish had been settled in what is now the American Southwest for 100-years.
  21. The Brooklyn Bridge was being built while Custer’s Last Stand occurred.

In the world today, 1 in 200 men are direct descendants of Genghis Khan.

I met Lex Wexner once. Seemed like a regular dude.

Sea Otters hold hands when they sleep so they won’t drift apart. Animals, man.

Las Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer could buy the 15-most valuable NBA teams and still have 5-billion dollars left in his bank account.

 

In the wild there have been no fatal attacks on humans by Orcas (Killer Whales) and only one reported bite. In captivity there have been several non-fatal and fatal attacks on humans since the 1970s.

 

Awesome.

When you think people pay $50,000 to be guided up the mountain this is pretty funny stuff. Love it.

A suicide bomber had planned on detonating in Moscow on New Year’s Eve in 2011, using her cell phone as the trigger. On her way to the city her mother called her to tell her to have a safe New Year’s Eve. The bomb detonated, killing her and only her instantly.

According to studies, 84% of vegetarians eventually go back to eating meat.

George Washington died in 1799. The first dinosaur fossil was discovered in 1824. George Washington never knew dinosaurs existed.

New Hampshire coming in strong.

Henry Ford is the only American mentioned favorably in Adolf Hitler’s semi-autobiographical book “Mein Kampf.” In 1931, Adolf Hitler called Ford an “inspiration.”

 

A different version of you exists in the minds of everyone who knows who you are.

A tourist dies in Hawaii about once a week, usually while snorkeling. Other causes are hiking and taking scenic drives.

Cleopatra lived closer in time to the moon landing than the construction of the pyramids.

 

Alcohol makes up 23% of all sales at Buffalo Wild Wings.

 

 

A little over 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call. On a related note, only 35% of U.S. phones still have landlines.

 

The prototype of the chainsaw we are familiar with today in the timber industry was pioneered in the late 18th century by two Scottish doctors as a surgical tool to aid in the process of difficult childbirth.

 

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Yep. Just as awful-looking as expected.

The most decorated American WWI veteran from Texas was an undocumented Mexican immigrant named Marcelino Serna. He was also the first Hispanic to be awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

 

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Jordan Spieth won $61,867.00 less at the Masters than Arnold Palmer won in his entire career.

 

Mar 22, 2015; Orlando, FL, USA; Matt Every (left) celebrates winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard while holding the championship trophy and standing next to Arnold Palmer at Bay Hill Club & Lodge. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports