“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”
Two of the facts today do indeed relate to disappearing beaches and dead fish.
Rather surprisingly though, the two facts are not related.
Find out for yourself below.
The optic nerve,
which connects the eyes to the brain,
is too sensitive to successfully reconstruct.
The most powerful conventional (non-nuclear) weapon
in the world is the
Aviation Thermobaric Bomb of Increased Power (ATBIP),
nicknamed “Father of All Bombs” or “FOAB’,
a Russian-made air-delivered/land-activated
thermobaric weapon whose destructive power,
according to Russian deputy chief of the general staff
Alexander Rukshin was such that,
“all that is alive merely evaporates.”
The bomb is reportedly four times as powerful as the
US military’s Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb or “MOAB”
mentioned in last week’s fasab facts.
South Africa has eleven official languages,
the highest number of any country in the world.
Swansea Jack was a black retriever dog from Wales
with a big heart and lots of courage that became
famous in the 1930s for rescuing people from the sea.
He saved twenty-seven people and won many
awards for his heroic acts.
Swansea Jack is the only dog to have been
awarded two bronze medals
(‘the canine Victoria Cross’)
by the National Canine Defence League
(now known as Dogs Trust).
Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant in the body
and supports the immune system in
fighting off bacteria and viruses.
Almonds, as well as other nuts like peanuts
and hazelnuts are high sources of vitamin E.
One ounce of dry roasted almonds
contains 6.8 mg of vitamin A,
which is 34% of the daily recommended value.
The first book bought on Amazon was called
‘Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies:
Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought.’
Charles Cunningham Boycott was a British
land agent living in 19th century Ireland,
who was ostracized by his local community after
he refused his tenants´ demands for reduction in rates.
His name lives on and is synonymous with acts of
political or social protest by voluntarily abstaining from
using, buying, or dealing with a person, organization, or country.
At Porthleven in Cornwall (UK) the entire sand
volume mysteriously disappeared due to a freak tide,
but after a second high tide a few hours later,
the entire sand volume was re-deposited on the beach,
returning it to its original state.
A case of now you don’t see it, now you do!
(David Copperfield was not around at the time.)
The Chevrolet Silverado is a mega-selling full-size
and heavy-duty pickup truck manufactured
by General Motors and introduced in 1999
as the successor to the long-running Chevrolet C/K line.
In 2014 Cheverolet sold 529,755 Silverados,
or almost 1 every minute.
During the medieval period, London and Paris
each had no more than forty thousand residents.
In contrast cities, such as Constantinople and Baghdad,
had about a million people each.
The voices of Mickey & Minnie Mouse,
Wayne Allwine & Russi Taylor,
married each other in real life, too.
Vending machines kill more people per year
than sharks and snakes combined.
According to the available police reports
the deaths usually happen when the vending machine
steals somebody’s snack, drink, or money,
and they decide to hit it a bit too hard causing
the vending machine to fall on them.
In the German city of Hamburg in 1842,
about a quarter of the inner city was destroyed
and an estimated twenty thousand lost their property.
Surprisingly only fifty-one people lost their lives.
In Lyme Regis, a little coastal town
in West Dorset, England,
slapping people with a dead eel is prohibited.
There had been a tradition known as
“the conger-cuddling”, in which people swung
dead eels at each other but in 2006,
the game was banned by local bureaucrats not
because it might have injured the people taking
part in this activity but because
– wait for it –
an animal rights group claimed
it was disrespectful to the dead fish.
Wallilabou Anchorage, situated at Wallilabou Bay
on the west or leeward coast of the main island
of St Vincent on the Caribbean Sea,
was the principal Caribbean location for
Disney’s 2003 blockbuster ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’.
It is still home to many of the props,
including replicas of cannons.
Many fans visit it annually.