Did You Know – More Facts For Fun.

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


Welcome to another selection of fasab’s facts for fun.

A more than random list of unusual facts that may come in handy some day. I wouldn’t count on it, but you never know. It has happened believe it or not!

So read on and enjoy.


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The only U.S. president to have been the head of a union

was Ronald Reagan,

a former president of the Screen Actors Guild.

Ronald Reagan at his desk



Just proving that not everybody is all bad,

“Pretty Boy” Floyd, one of America’s most notorious bank robbers,

was known for destroying mortgage papers,

consequently freeing hundreds of people from property debt.




A man in China has kept himself alive with

a homemade dialysis machine for 13 years.

Home made dialysis machine



Divorce is legal in every nation in the world

except in the Philippines and in Vatican City.




In 1755 Benjamin Franklin organized the first

regular monthly mail packet service

between Falmouth, England, and New York,

and opened the first official post office in Canada

(in Halifax, Nova Scotia), to link Halifax with

the Atlantic colonies and the packet service to England.

Benjamin Franklin



About half the geysers on Earth

are located in Yellowstone National Park.




Your brain makes imaginary monsters when you stare in a mirror.

(Either that or you don’t look as good as you thought!)

cat and mirror



While most of it lies in Africa,

a small part of Egypt is located in Asia, as well.




The White House has a variety of recreational facilities

available to its residents, including a tennis court, a jogging track,

swimming pool, movie theater, billiard room, and a bowling lane.


Click here to take an interactive tour



The Australian $5 to $100 notes are made of plastic.




A skunk’s smell can be detected by a human a mile away.




The poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s wife died

when a dropped match ignited her enormous hoop skirt.




Alabama was the first state to

recognize Christmas as an official holiday.

Alabama Christmas



If your eyes are six feet above the surface of the ocean,

the horizon will be about three statute miles away.




The longest freshwater shoreline in the world

is located in the state of Michigan.

Michigan shoreline



Carbon monoxide is deadly.

It can kill a person in less than 15 minutes




In 1876, the first microphone was invented by Emile Berliner.




When Nadia Comaneci became the first gymnast

to score a perfect 10, the scoreboard wasn’t prepared.

Her score was reported as “1.00.”




The accent that Mike Myers used for the character Shrek

came from the accent that his mother would use

when she was telling him bedtime stories when he was a child.




Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” was written by Shel Silverstein.





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