Did You Know? More From The Strange Fact File

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


Here is another very random selection of strange facts from fasab’s files.

As with other in this series, by the time you have read these you will know more than you did and possible more than you want to.

But have a look anyway.




The adult electric eel can produce a five hundred volt shock,

which is enough to stun a horse

– and I don’t mean a seahorse!

electric eel


As an iceberg melts, it makes a fizzing sound
because of the compressed air bubbles popping in the ice


Kermit the frog delivered the commencement address

at Southampton College located in the state of New York in 1996


The mythical Scottish town of Brigadoon

appears for one day every one hundred years


A rainbow can occur only when the sun

is 40 degrees or less above the horizon


The most common injury caused by cosmetics

is to the eye by a mascara wand



The sound made by the toadfish when mating underwater

is so loud that it can be heard by humans on the shore


In America, approximately 20% of children between

the ages of 2 – 7 have televisions in their rooms


Families who do turn off the television during meals tend to eat healthier.

This was regardless of family income, or education


Two out of five people end up marrying their first love

first love

Forty-one percent of women apply body and

hand moisturizer at least three times a day


Scientists have determined that having guilty feelings

may actually damage your immune system

Feeling Guilty after Eating pactket in my Papperoni__

The first box of Crayola that was ever sold

had the same eight colours that are sold in the box today

consisting of red, blue, yellow, green, violet, orange, black and brown.

The box was sold for a nickel in 1903


The best time for a person to buy shoes is in the afternoon.

This is because the foot tends to swell a bit around this time


According to psychologists, the shoe and the foot

are the most common sources of sexual fetishism in Western society

foot fetish


Bank robber John Dillinger played professional baseball

dillinger baseball
John Dillinger top left

The first company to mass produce teddy bears was the Ideal Toy Company


Flight pioneer and pilot, Orville Wright,

was involved in the first aircraft accident.

His passenger was killed.

Orville Wright crash

The mother of famous astronomer Johannes Kepler

was accused of being a witch

Johannes Kepler 1610

In the past 60 years, the groundhog has only predicted

the weather correctly 28% of the time.

The rushing back and forth from burrows

is believed to indicate sexual activity, not shadow seeking





Did You Know…. Another Twenty Fascinating Facts From Fasab’s Files

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


Time for another selection of fascinating facts. How you use these is up to you, but some of them may well come in handy sometime.



did you know


Every year Alaska has about 5,000 earthquakes,

1,000 of which measure above 3.5 on the Richter scale



There are approximately 7,000 feathers on an eagle

– even a bald one!




The average person changes their career every 13 years

career change


The total mileage driven by all U-Haul trucks in a year

is enough to move a person from the Earth to the moon

five times a day for an entire year

U-Haul Truck



Scientists with high-speed cameras have discovered

that rain drops are not tear shaped

but rather look like hamburger buns.




570 gallons of paint would be needed to paint the outside of the White House

– make that 570 gallons of white paint

Whitehouse South Facade



Tiger Woods is the first athlete to has been named

“Sportsman of the Year”

by magazine Sports Illustrated two times




In 1996, toy company Mattel released a “Harley Davidson” Barbie.

This dolls distinctive feature is a birth mark on her face

that changes position with every new release of the doll




In the Sahara Desert there is a town named Tidikelt,

which did not receive a drop of rain for ten years




The most senior crayon maker Emerson Moser

retired after making 1.4 billion crayons for Crayola.

It was then that he revealed that he was actually colorblind

Emerson Moser



There are mirrors on the moon.

Astronauts left them so that laser beams could be bounced off of them from Earth.

These beams help give us the distance to the moon give or take a few meters.

lunar mirror



Tobacco kills more Americans each year

than alcohol, cocaine, crack, heroin, homicide,

suicide, car accidents, fire and AIDS combined




The oldest bird on record was Cocky, a cockatoo, who lived in London Zoo.

He ceased being Cocky at the age of 82.




There were 13 couples celebrating their honeymoon on the Titanic




In July 1874, a swarm of Rocky Mountain locusts flew over Nebraska

covering an area estimated at 198,600 square miles.

It is estimated that the swarm contained about 12.5 trillion insects.

These insects became extinct thirty years later





is the longest English word that consists strictly

of alternating consonants and vowels




In Haiti, only 1 out of every 200 people own a car which is ironic

considering approximately 33% of the country’s budget on imports

is spent on equipment for fuel and transportation.




The largest diamond found in the United States was a 40.23 carat white diamond.

It was found in 1924 at Murfreesboro, Arkansas at the Prairie Creek pipe mine,

which later became known as the Crater of Diamonds State Park.

The diamond was named “Uncle Sam” after the nickname of its finder,

Wesley Oley Basham, a worker at the Arkansas Diamond Corporation.

uncle sam diamond



In 1903 Mary Anderson invented the windshield wipers




The song with the longest title is

“I’m a Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank

on the Streets of Yokohama with my Honolulu Mama

Doin’ Those Beat-o, Beat-o Flat-On-My-Seat-o,

Hirohito Blues”

written by Hoagy Carmichael in 1945.

He later claimed the song title ended with ‘Yank’ and the rest was a joke