“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”
The facts are indeed here.
Most Tuesdays in fact (no pun intended, that’s Thursdays!).
A very random selection of hopefully interesting things to peruse, perhaps with a nice cup of coffee.
Dogs don’t sweat through their tongue.
Most of their sweat glands are located in their foot pads.
While panting does keep them cool,
panting is not equivalent to sweating.
The word “Berserk” comes from ancient Norse fighters
who were known as Berserkers
800,000 brave men risked their lives
by exposing themselves to radiation
in order to contain the Chernobyl disaster.
25,000 of these have died (20 percent by suicide)
and 70,000 are disabled.
The environmental group Greenpeace places the
eventual death toll at 93,000 cancer deaths world wide,
but surprisingly, the overall rate of cancer deaths
and other health effects related to the Chernobyl accident
is lower than initially feared.
The average woman is 5 inches shorter
than the average man.
On her 112th jump South African skydiver,
Christine McKenzie’s main and reserve
parachutes both failed to deploy.
As she raced towards earth from a height
of about 11,000 feet, she fell on power lines.
She was not electrocuted,
but instead the power lines helped
brake her fall and save her life.
At any given time your brain
can generate up to 25 watts of power.
That’s enough to power a lightbulb.
Martin Bormann, the highest ranking Nazi official
who wasn’t accounted for after World War II
was thought to have gone into hiding
somewhere in South America
and sightings had been reported for years.
In 1999, however, his body was found
in an unmarked grave near the bunker
where Hitler committed suicide.
Bats aren’t blind.
While many species do use echolocation,
some have excellent night vision
and don’t rely on echolocation at all.
British pro wrestler Mal “King Kong” Kirk
was squished to death under the belly
of Shirley “Big Daddy” Crabtree when
Crabtree performed his signature “belly slam”
There’s a gas cloud in the constellation of Aquila
that contains enough alcohol to make
400 trillion trillion pints of beer.
(Now that’s my kinda gas cloud!)
When you are looking at someone you love,
your pupils dilate…
they do the same when
you are looking at someone you hate!
The statue of Cinderella at Disney
looks sad to adults,
but from a child’s view she is
happily smiling and wearing a crown.
A Japanese man recently sued the
National Broadcasting Company
for the mental distress they caused him
by using too many English words in their programs
The Earth isn’t actually orbiting around the Sun.
It’s orbiting around the Solar System’s center of mass
known as the Barycenter.
Although this point often falls within the mass of the Sun,
it can be shifted by the pull of larger planets.
Therefore, at least some of the time,
everything in the solar system
is orbiting around empty space
The Silbo language of La Gomera
off the coast of Spain
consists entirely of whistles.