Posts Tagged ‘Interesting Facts’

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.

 

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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

In 1977, 20th Century Fox had so little faith in the “Star Wars” franchise that they gave away all of the movie licensing and merchandising rights to George Lucas in exchange for his $500,000 directorial fee. In 2014, the overall value of the franchise was estimated at $37-billion.

 

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We spend up to 47 percent of our waking lives letting our minds wander.

 

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Movie trailers were used to be shown after the movie, which is why they were called “trailers”. That practice did not last long, because patrons tended to leave the theater after the films ended, but the name has stuck. Trailers are now shown before the film begins.

 

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