Did You Know? Another Twenty Fascinating Facts.

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


Another round of twenty fascinating facts for you to survey.

Random as ever there is sure to be something in here that you didn’t know.



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Duct tape was developed in 1942 for use by the U.S. Army

as a waterproof sealing tape for ammunition boxes.

Duct tape



There is a Librarian of Congress.




Because they were unable to prevent the use of the word “spam”

to represent unwanted email messages,

the Hormel company now uses all-capital letters

in referencing its canned pork product.




The phrase “goody two shoes” comes from a fable

written in 1766 by Oliver Goldsmith

about a poor little girl who could only afford one shoe.

goody two shoes



Aardvark is Afrikaans for earth pig




Wrigley’s gum was the first product with

a bar code to be scanned at a supermarket.

gum barcode



Michael Jackson attempted to buy Marvel Comics in the 1990s

because he wanted to play Spiderman.

Michael Jackson Spiderman



M&M’s stands for Mars and Murrie’s

the last names of the candy’s founders.




Hitler and Napoleon had only one testicle

(each, of course, that is!)

napoleon and hitler



The speed of sound must be exceeded

to produce a sonic boom.

sonic boom



41% of women apply body or hand moisturizer

a minimum three times a day




One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately

one million gallons of fresh water.




The American Automobile association was formed in 1905

for the sole purpose of warning motorists of police speed traps.

American Automobile Association logo



One Neptune year lasts 165 Earth years.




Former U.S. President Franklin Pierce was arrested

during his term as President

for running over an old lady with his horse,

but the charges were later dropped.

Franklin Pierce



NASDAQ stand for,

“National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations.”




The revolving door was invented in 1888,

by Theophilus Van Kannel.




The Golden Gate Bridge was first opened in 1937.




The first email was sent out by Ray Tomlinson in 1971




The song “Strawberry Fields Forever” sung by the Beatles

refers to an orphanage located in Liverpool.





If You Believe Government Statistics About Improving Exam Pass Rates Just Watch A Few Quiz Shows On TV

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


Saying that another Monday has rolled around again, let’s ease into the new week with a few funnies from the quiz show answers file. As the title suggests it lays to rest any doubt that anyone may have that the education system is working.

When will governments learn that the key to improving education is to teach people more, not to lower the examination pass rate so that the statistics look like things are improving.

You want proof?

Read on…..



Cognac is a fine brandy made from the juice of which fruit?




What ‘P’ is the Spanish word for quick and is used in English to mean ‘at once’?




Who became US president when Nixon resigned?




Cantaloupe, Galia and Honeydew are types of which fruit?




In athletics in which discipline does the competitor hold a metal ball under their chin before throwing it?




What word can mean touch-down of an aeroplane or the level floor between two staircases?




In America the Golden Gate Bridge is a feature of which city?

New York.



What surname do actors Beau and Jeff share with their father Lloyd




The bushwhacker and outlaw Ned Kelly was born in which country?




What ‘T’ is the answer to any addition sum?




Cantonese and Mandarin are languages which originated in which country?




Elderly people are described as being what ‘..in the tooth’?




The longest day of the year occurs in which month?




What is thirty-nine times two ?




What is three hundred and sixty divided by three?

One hundred and sixty.



An annual event takes place how many times a year?




A usual sign for a pawnbrokers shop is how many brass balls?




What is the capital city of Chile?




Juan Peron was the president of which South American country?




What is thirty-four minus fourteen?




What is twelve plus thirteen?




The Johnny Cash song was called ‘A Boy Named..’ what?




Following the death of Roosevelt in 1945 who became US president?

Abraham Lincoln.



What is 358 minus 357?




The word ‘ape’ is an anagram of which small vegetable?




Which three-letter word means to cut grass?




What is a quarter plus a quarter?

An eighth.



What country has the highest number of Portuguese speakers?




Vietnam has land borders with Laos and Cambodia and which other country?




Which Indian leader, whose last name began with ‘G’, took the name Mahatma?




Which organ of the human body is used for smelling and breathing?

The lungs.



Which Cluedo character has a military rank?

Colonel Sanders