“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”
Yes chocolate and ‘burnt wine’ are just two of the delicious facts on today’s menu.
So time to tuck in and….
About 40 percent of almonds
and 20 percent of peanuts
produced in the world are
made for chocolate products.
The word “brandy“ derives
from the Dutch word “brandewijn“,
which means “burnt wine“.
On May 2, 2011,
a well-trained Malinois dog named Cairo
accompanied the US Navy SEALs
who killed Osama Bin Laden.
Even though there aren’t many details
about this secret but successful operation,
every member of the team guarantees that
the outcome might not have been as
successful if Cairo wasn’t present to help.
After alcohol, marijuana is
the second most popular recreational
or mood-altering substance in the world.
The first human space fatality was
Vladimir Komarov (a close friend of Yuri Gagarin)
who commanded the Soyuz 1 mission on April 2, 1967.
After a successful stay in space,
Soyuz 1 re-entered the atmosphere,
but when its parachutes failed to deploy,
the impact led to his death.
author of the ‘Harry Potter’ series,
is the first person to become a
billionaire (U.S. dollars)
by writing books.
The term “First Lady” was used first in 1849
when President Zachary Taylor called
Dolley Madison “First Lady” at her state funeral.
It gained popularity in 1877 when used
in reference to Lucy Ware Webb Hayes.
Most First Ladies, including Jackie Kennedy,
are said to have hated the label.
There is a popular myth that the
Great Wall of China is visible from the Moon,
however, since it would be like viewing a
human hair from a distance of about 2 miles,
this myth is not true.
the town Coober Pedy is underground,
made from old abandoned mines.
In the extremely hot, sunny days
of the Australian summer it provides
a cool environment or its inhabitants.
A muscular person has a higher alcohol tolerance
than someone with more body fat.
Water-rich muscle tissues absorb alcohol more effectively,
preventing it from reaching the brain.
So if you plan to get Arnold Schwarzenegger drunk it’ll cost you!
At 4:05 P.M. Moscow Time on
Wednesday, September 7, 2011,
Yak-Service Flight 9633,
carrying the players and coaching staff
of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl professional ice hockey team,
crashed near the Russian city of Yaroslavl.
The aircraft ran off the runway before lifting off,
struck a tower mast, caught fire and crashed
2 km (1.2 mi) from Tunoshna Airport
at the Volga River bank.
Of the 45 on board, 43 died at the crash site,
one of the two rescued from the wreck, Alexander Galimov,
died five days later in hospital,
and only the avionics flight engineer,
Alexander Sizov, survived.
Ants can “enslave“ individual ants
from other ant species,
keeping them captive and making
them do work for the colony.
Once a month, Clothing Optional Dinners,
a dining club in Manhattan, New York,
founded by nudist activist John J. Ordover,
hosts a naked dinning party.
Diners must bring something to sit on
(for example a towel),
the staff, however, must always stay clothed.
In 1841 Edgar Allan Poe wrote a short story now
considered to be the first modern detective story.
It was called “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”
and the key character was a detective named Mr. Dupin.
The story, has served as a model for
many subsequent fictional detectives
including Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot.
The ‘High heel race’, held in cities such as
Sydney, Paris, Moscow or Amsterdam,
is a running event in which the participants
must overcome a distance of 80 meters (around 260 feet)
running on high heels
that have to be at least 7 cm (2.8 inches)high.
And here are a few more high heel disasters to enjoy….
2 thoughts on “Chocolate And Burnt Wine Are On The Fact Menu Today.”
VERY interesting tidbits! Burnt wine – I like that. Didn’t know about Cairo. (Last comment I meant interesting questions NOT facts!)
Thanks again. I guess when you know the answers to the questions you know the facts!