“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”
Spending a penny is becoming more and more difficult these days, especially if you are in the US military as you will see. But then they are trained to take the pressure.
More fabulous facts below.
Stores on US military bases around the world
don’t accept pennies as currency because they are
“too heavy and are not cost-effective to ship”.
A person’s pupils will dilate if they are lying.
In fact, because this is an involuntary behavior
it is usually a good indication.
The world’s first female American self-made millionaire,
Madame C.J. Walker, made her fortune
in the early 20th century cosmetics industry.
A black man appeared to her in a dream
and told her the mixture which would help
her falling-out hair grow back in.
It worked, and she enjoyed a lengthy career
selling her cosmetics products.
Australia’s National Science Agency
claims to have basically invented wi-fi
and has even sued over it.
But sure we all know it was Al Gore,
or was that the internet he didn’t invent?
Still on the subject of the internet,
when Montenegro gained its independence
from Yugoslavia its top level internet
domain went from .yu to .me
And yet more Internet goodies,
in 1993 there were only 623 websites.
Today, more than 100,000 domain names
are registered every single day
The Incas constructed buildings without mortar,
the huge stones they used fitting together
so perfectly and tightly that
nothing could get between them.
In China reincarnation is illegal.
Unless you have permission from the government.
(But how would they know if you came back
as an American or maybe a dog?)
The first submarine attack in history
took place in New York Harbor in 1776.
The colonists attempted to attach gunpowder
to the hull of the British ship HMS Eagle
using a submersible they called ‘The Turtle’.
NASA will send you a text message
whenever the International Space Station
passes over your location.
Is there such a thing as a jinx?
Abraham Lincoln’s son Robert Todd Lincoln
was by his father’s side as he passed away.
He then went on to witness the assassination
of President James Garfield.
Twenty years later, in 1901, President William McKinley
invited him to the Pan-American exposition in New York
and on that day President McKinley was also assassinated.
Robert decided to decline any presidential invitations
from that day forth.
2 thoughts on “Need To Spend A Penny? Find Out Where You Can’t In Today’s Fact File.”
The Lincoln factoid is off-the-charts bizarre. … but an awesome tidbit.
Yes, definitely one for the weird file.