Did You Know? More Random Facts From Fasab’s Files

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”

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Another chance to increase your knowledge with a very random list of facts from fasab’s files.

Have some fun throwing one or two of these into conversations. It will either make you the hit of the party, or you won’t be asked back. Possibly a win-win scenario!

As always, enjoy.

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“I” is the most spoken word in the English language

 i

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“You” is the second most spoken English word

 i-want-you

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An Olympic gold medal must contain 92.5 percent silver

London 2012 Olympic gold medal

 

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Lee Harvey Oswald’s cadaver tag sold at an auction for $6,600 in 1992.

Lee Harvey Oswald toe tag

 

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The average American works 24,000 hours in their lifetime

just to pay their taxes

 Tax_Ftrs_TFD_cartoon_8hr_tax_bite

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A quarter of Russia is covered by forest.

Russian forest

 

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A rodents teeth never stop growing.

They are worn down by the animal’s constant gnawing

on bark, leaves, and vegetables.

clipart_mousechew

 

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About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians

died by the time they were thirty.

Pyramids

 

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A Walla Walla scene

is one where extras pretend to be talking in the background

when they say walla walla it looks like they are actually talking.

Extras

 

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Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans

because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

spacesuit cartoon

 

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Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952.

Einstein

 

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Alexander the Great was an epileptic.

(He’d have a fit if he knew I’d told you that!)

Alexander the Great 

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In eighteenth century English gambling dens,

there was an employee whose only job

was to swallow the dice if there was a police raid.

swallow dice

 

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In England, in the 1800’s pants was considered a dirty word.

Pants-DayNewsCartoonOfTheDay

 

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In the movie “Star Trek: First Contact”,

when Picard shows Lilly she is orbiting Earth,

Australia and Papa New Guinea are clearly visible

.. But New Zealand is missing.

Australia - New Zealand

 

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Irving Berlin, who was born on 11 May 1888

and who composed three thousand songs in his lifetime,

couldn’t read music.

Irving-Berlin

 

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It is estimated that millions of trees in the world

are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts

and then forget where they hid them.

 forgetful_squirrel

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Jacques Cousteau invented scuba gear

while in the French resistance during World War II

Jaques Cousteau Scuba gear

 

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The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street

were named after Bert the cop and Ernie

the taxi driver in Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Bert-and-Ernie 

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A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champange

will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.

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15 thoughts on “Did You Know? More Random Facts From Fasab’s Files

  1. I think the real reason New Zealand is missing from “First Contact” is they had gotten tired of being associated with Australians, and moved the country further east. (You know the old joke – “If you tell an Aussie he’s just like an American, you better duck. If you tell a Kiwi he’s just like an Australian, you better say last rites!”) 😀
    I believe the raisin does the dance, compliments of the bubbles getting trapped in the wrinkled skin. If you want to try a large-scale test, you supply the champagne and I’ll supply the wrinkles! (EEWWWW!!!!) 😉

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