“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”
Yes, today is fact day on the fasab blog.
And apparently there is only one batman in the world.
That and other unusual offerings below.
In Germany you are not allowed
to run out of gas on the highway
Although there are McDonald’s restaurants
in 119 countries,
40% of the total number are found in the US.
The only place in the continental US
that is more than 100 miles from a McDonald’s
is a desert in northwest Nevada.
The mayor of Batman city in southeastern Turkey
sued Warner Bros for using his city’s name
“There is only one batman in the world”
he was quoted as saying.
The Museum of Non-Visible Art
sells art that only exists
in the imagination of the artist.
In 2011 a moron
– sorry, a woman –
bought one of their “non-visible”
art pieces for $10,000.
I wonder if she hung it on her imaginary wall
in her imaginary house???
about 10 billion light years distant,
there is an enormous water vapor cloud
that is estimated to hold up to 140 trillion times
the mass of water found in all Earth´s oceans.
And still with space,
in typical bureaucrat fashion,
just in case life is found on some other planet,
NASA has an Office of Planetary Protection
The cardboard thingy that goes around
your coffee cup is called a ‘zarf’.
The inventor of the diesel engine,
committed suicide because he thought
his invention wouldn’t be successful.
Despite being the largest pre-Colombian American empire,
the Incas never developed a written language.
Thus there are no census records available
and estimates of the size of the Inca population has
varied widely from 4 million people to nearly 40 million.
Karl Marx was once a correspondent
for the New York Daily Tribune.
Abraham Lincoln dreamt of his own assassination
just a few days before it happened.
He dreamt he could hear sad wailing in the White House
and, in getting up and trying to find it,
finally came upon a room with
mourners and his own corpse…
The first official fan-made music video
was Grégoire Pinard’s claymation video
of Placebo’s song “English Summer Rain”.
The band were so impressed that
they decided to make it official.