Posts Tagged ‘Shoe: Untied True Fact o’ the Day’

Diseases often jump from animals to humans. Smallpox, measles and probably tuberculosis came from cattle, influenza from birds and pigs, whooping cough from pigs or dogs, malaria from chickens and ducks, ebola from bats, and HIV from monkeys and chimps.

 

In a study by the Smell & Taste Research Foundation, the scent women found most arousing was Good & Plenty candy mixed with cucumber.

 

The entire state of Wyoming only has two escalators.

 

A-n-d, here they are.

Before settling on the Seven Dwarfs we know today, Disney also considered Chesty, Tubby, Burpy, Deafy, Hickey, Wheezy, and Awful. Is  it me or are these names better? I’d have loved to have seen Chesty and Awful. The mind reels.

Dr. Ruth, whose real name is Ruth Westheimer, was trained as a sniper by the Israeli military. She was also a Holocaust survivor, but you probably know her as a world famous sex therapist. Hell of an interesting life right there.

 

 

The Lebowski-inspired Church of the Latter-Day Dude says it has ordained over 400,000 Dudeist priests. On a related note, I have found my calling. Here’s the actual link: The Church of the Latter-Day Dude. I’m all in, bro. After all, the Dude abides.

Kool-Aid was originally marketed as “Fruit Smack.”

In 1961, Martha Stewart was selected as one of Glamour magazine’s “Ten Best-Dressed College Girls.” Here’s a photo from the shoot:

Reno, Nevada is farther west than Los Angeles, California.

 

Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he passed away in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.

 

One of the longest tape worms taken out of a human body was over 108-feet in length. On average, tapeworms are found to be at most 50-feet.

 

It’s nuts how much the focusing muscle of the eye gets done. On an average, this spectacular muscle of the human eye moves about 1-million times every single day. If that doesn’t blow your mind, let’s put it in perspective –  for your leg muscles to get the same kind of workout, you would have to walk 50-miles every day. That’s cray-cray man.

Human’s eyes are always the same size from birth but our nose and ears never stop growing.

 

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.

 

28% of Africa is classified as wilderness. 38% of North America is classified as wilderness.

 

The mask used by Michael Myers in the original “Halloween” movie was actually a Captain Kirk from Star Trek mask painted white, due to low budget.

 

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The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

 

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It’s estimated that at any one time around 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk.

 

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40% of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

 

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98% of all murders and rapes are by a close family member or friend of the victim.

 

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Giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels.

 

Fraud.

Fraud.

Only 10 other quarterbacks in NFL history have thrown half as many touchdown passes as Peyton Manning.

 

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The Filet o’ Fish was invented so Catholics could eat at McDonald’s on Fridays.

 

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The 100-point game by Wilt Chamberlain was amazing, but a few years later Wilt went for 25-points, grabbed 22-rebounds and had 21-assists. It remains the only Double-Triple-Double in NBA history.

 

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Bad. Ass.

ONLY THREE ACTIVE PLAYERS ARE IN THE TOP 50 ON THE ALL-TIME MLB HOME RUN LIST, YET 27 OF THE TOP 50 HAVE PLAYED IN THE PAST 20 YEARS.

 

Same guy. Seriously.

Same guy. Seriously.