Did You Know? It’s Fascinating Fact day.

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


It’s another “Did You Know” day on the fasab blog.

More random facts to get your head around.



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The first Dunkin Donuts and the first Howard Johnson’s

were both in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Dunkin Donuts



The Pennsylvania Dutch are not really Dutch.

They are a people of German ancestry living in

southeastern Pennsylvania, primarily in Lancaster County.

“German” in German is “Deutsch.”

Pennsylvania Dutch



The Gateway Arch in St. Louis

is as wide at its base as it is tall (630 feet).

Gateway Arch dimensions



Ohio State offers a course called “Sports for the Spectator.”

Students are taught how to be

“an informed and appreciative sports spectator.”




Telephone cards first took off in Hawaii,

since long-distance charges from the far-flung state

were higher than anywhere else in the country.




What day were you born on?

Apparently Tuesday is the most popular day of the week for giving birth,

a fact that has nothing to do with Nature

and everything to do with hospital staffing;

elective C-sections and induced labors

are often scheduled during traditional working hours.




The majority of the text in the Monroe Doctrine

was actually penned by John Quincy Adams.

The Monroe Doctrine



Despite its reputation as a cosmonaut staple,

freeze-dried ice cream only made one mission to space.

In 1968, it provided instant sugar rushes to the astronauts of Apollo 7.




In car design circles, a hood ornament is properly called a “mascot.”

The first American automobile to sport a mascot was the 1912 Cadillac.




Albert Einstein never received a Nobel Prize

for his theory of relativity.

Pigeon Books Albert Einstein Relativity



On November 18th, 1913, pilot Lincoln Beachey was the

first person to make a complete loop-de-loop in an airplane.




The first man to appear on the cover of Playboy

was the actor Peter Sellers.




West Virginia is no longer the coal-mining capital of the U.S.,

nine of the ten top-producing coal mines are currently located in Wyoming.

open cast coal mine



The popular game Bingo was originally called “Beano”

because players used beans to cover the numbered squares.




Cruise control and automatic transmissions were invented

by a blind engineer named Ralph Teetor.

Ralph Teetor



Modern scholars believe that Jericho,

settled around 10,000 years ago,

was the first walled city in the world.




The human bone most often broken is the clavicle (collar bone).




Swearing to tell

“the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth”

dates back to English Common Law.

Interestingly enough, there were no penalties for perjury until the 1600s;

prior to that time, it was believed that the fear of God’s wrath

was enough to keep witnesses honest.

The truth the whole truth



According to doctors, humans have an average

of 14 episodes of flatulence per day.

(I always knew I was above average!)




The Harlem Globetotters were originally a Chicago based team (1927).

They did not play a game in Harlem until the 1960s.





It’s Quiz Show Answers Monday

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


Yet again we plumb the depths of human stupidity. Yes, it’s Monday and time for more quiz show answers.




Q: Name something you bang when it’s not working right           

A: Wall



Q: Name something you might accidentally leave on all night     

A: Shoes



Q: Name a famous pig 

A: My mother-in-law



Q: Name a place you dab perfume on   

A: Tip of tongue



Q: Name a subject elderly people spend a lot of time discussing           

A: Bingo



Q: Name a famous group of singers     

A: The Simpsons



Q: Name a food dieters have dreams about at night       

A: Losing weight



Q: Name a place where you might see a whole lot of shaking going on   

A: The malted milk factory



Q: Name a country Americans admire    

A: Europe



Q: Name a brand of gasoline    

A: Regular

A: Unleaded

A: Ethyl           



Q: Name a country known for its beautiful beaches        

A: Hawaii



Q: Name a word or phrase you hear in a tennis game     

A: “Fore”



Q: Name something books tell you that you can do in 30 days or less    

A: Make a baby



Q: Name something you wear for protection      

A: Gun 



Q: Name a famous person named Carey (Carrie, Carrey, etc.)     

A: Carey Bradshaw



Q: Name something people peek through          

A: Down a lady’s blouse



Q: Name a Scandinavian country           

A: Australia



Q: Name a city with a reputation as the sin capital of the world   

A: Sodom



Q: Name a U.S. President that would look good in a Speedo     

A: Harry S. Truman



Q: One of the three bears         

A: Yogi



Q: Name a famous Hogan        

A: The Hogan