Did You Know? Another Fact Feast.

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”

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Another fact feast today.

Fifteen more random pieces of trivia to store away in your mind just ready to impress when you get the chance. (If you get the chance!)

As always, enjoy.

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The Playboy bunny costume was the first service uniform

to be registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

playboy costume

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Chickens with white ear lobes lay white eggs,

whereas chickens with red ear lobes lay brown eggs.

Chickens and earlobes

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Alexander H. Stephens was the only Vice President

of the Confederate States of America

Alexander H. Stephens

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In 1897, Indiana tried to pass a bill stating that pi is equal to 3.2,

as opposed to its truly infinite value,

but it never became law due to intervention

by a Purdue University professor

Indiana pi bil

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The urine of patients with diabetes tastes sweet

because the extra sugar in a diabetic’s bloodstream

overwhelms the kidney’s ability to reabsorb it.

nephron-diabetes

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The total cost of WWI for all involved is an estimated $185 billion.

When indirect costs are factored in, it was even greater.

WWI Cost of War

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During the shower scene in Psycho,

what looks like blood funneling down the drain

is actually Bosco chocolate syrup.

Hitchcock thought it looked more real in

black-and-white than the fake red stuff.

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Morse Code was made for letters, not numbers.

In fact, signaling the number “one” requires a dot and four dashes.

International_Morse_Code

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In horse racing the Preakness Stakes doubles as

the Run for the Black-Eyed Susans.

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Freddie Mercury,

the lead singer of British music group Queen,

was born in Zanzibar as Farrokh Bulsara.

Freddie mercury and Queen Perform At Live Aid At Wembley

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Jerry Lynn Ross and Franklin Chang-Diaz hold

the record for most spaceflights by an astronaut.

JerryLRoss-NASA

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Habitual singing causes the lungs to release leptin,

a protein manufactured by the body’s fat cells

that is involved in the regulation of appetite.

This may partially explain why in operas

the fat lady does sing.

fatlady

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When Mario made his debut in the original Donkey Kong in 1981,

he was known as Jumpman.

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Trees do not grow higher than 130m as it is

physically impossible for the water to rise higher.

tall trees

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Despite his amazing success as a songwriter in the early 60s,

Paul McCartney wanted to test the theory whether it was

the Lennon-McCartney name that made hit songs.

He wrote “Woman” for Peter & Gordon using the pseudonym “Bernard Webb.”

The song became a hit.

I wouldn’t have bought it, but here it is anyway.

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8 thoughts on “Did You Know? Another Fact Feast.

  1. Ah! The trees! I had no idea. And, the fat lady singing. Guess if I gain a few pounds here and there, I should include singing with my jogging! 🙂 Have a great week, fasab. Cheers, D

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