Fun Fact File Day!!!

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


Yes, welcome to another fun fact file day when the fasab archives are opened up to reveal a startling array of random facts that you probably didn’t know and didn’t need to.

But here they are anyhow.

I hope you enjoy.


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During your lifetime,

you will eat about 60,000 pounds of food,

that’s the weight of about 6 elephants.

Cartoon Elephant Clip Art


Einstein couldn’t speak fluently when he was nine.

His parents thought he might be retarded.

But he turned out to be relatively smart!



Gilligan of Gilligan’s Island had a first name

that was only used once, on the never-aired pilot show.

His first name was Willy.

The skipper’s real name on Gilligan’s Island is Jonas Grumby.

It was mentioned once in the first episode

on their radio’s newscast about the wreck.



If you toss a penny 10,000 times,

it will not be heads 5,000 times, but more like 4,950.

The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.



In 1983, a Japanese artist made a copy of the Mona Lisa

completely out of toast.



Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.

(But only when you really surprise them!)

penguin jump


The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.

The average bank CEO loses at least $1 billion – and gets a bonus for doing it!)

bank teller


The Earth weighs around

6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.



The name for Oz in the “Wizard of Oz”

was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum,

looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z,

hence “Oz.”

2 drawer filing cabinet


The reason firehouses have circular stairways

is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses.

The horses were stabled on the ground floor

and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

firehouse stairs


The Sanskrit word for “war” means “desire for more cows.”




The word “Checkmate” in chess

comes from the Persian phrase “Shah Mat,”

which means “the king is dead”.



The word “modem” is a contraction

of the words “modulate, demodulate.”

(MOdulate DEModulate)



Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor,

was afraid of the dark.

Thomas Edison



Two-thirds of the world’s eggplant is grown in New Jersey.



Wilma Flintstone’s maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal,

and Betty Rubble’s maiden name was Betty Jean Mcbricker.



Mars is the home of Olympus Mons,

the largest known volcano in our solar system

Olympus Mons v Everest
Size comparison – Olympus Mons v Everest


There are six million parts in the Boeing 747-400.



Japanese research has concluded that

moderate drinking can boost IQ levels

(Sometimes you just know when scientific results are accurate.)



In 1960 there were 16,067 gambling slots in Nevada.

By the end of the century, 1999, this number rose to 205,726 slots

which would be one slot for every 10 people residing there.

slot machines