Did You Know? The Facts Are Here!

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


The facts are certainly here.

It’s up to you to choose how valuable and interesting they are.

Apart from anything else I hope you enjoy reading them.


did you know1


To save money when you shop, don’t touch anything.

Touching an item makes you more likely to buy it, and willing to pay more.


did you know touching



The famous US Pony Express only lasted a single year

before the transcontinental telegraph made the route obsolete.

did you know pony express



In a 2008 survey,

58% of British teens thought Sherlock Holmes was a real guy,

while 20% thought Winston Churchill was not.

did you know churchill-holmes



Before his writing career took off, Dan Brown was a singer/songwriter.

His second album was titled Angels & Demons.

did you know angelsdemons



During a 1956 speech for his campaign of de-Stalinization,

Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev was asked by an unseen audience member why,

as an advisor to the dictator, he had never stopped Stalin from committing his atrocities.

Khrushchev immediately lashed out, “Who said that?”

The room grew quiet.

Khrushchev repeated his query to more silence, waited a beat,

and then said, “Well, now you understand why.”

did you know Khrushchev



The first US President to earn a PhD was Woodrow Wilson.

did you know Woodrow Wilson



The U.K.’s police headquarters, Scotland Yard,

is not (and never was) located in Scotland.

Scotland Yard was originally a palace

where Scottish royalty stayed when visiting London.

did you know New_Scotland_Yard_sign



Wendy’s founder, Dave Thomas,

used to work for Kentucky Fried Chicken.

did you know Dave Thomas Wendy's



The first VCR, developed by the Ampex Corporation in 1956,

weighed nearly 1,500 lbs.

It took another 15 years before a commercially viable product hit the scene.

did you know ampex-commercial-vtr-1956



The Vatican Bank is the world’s only bank

that allows ATM users to perform transactions in Latin.

did you know ATM-Latin



The municipal government of Paris passed a resolution

to prohibit Tom Cruise from becoming an honorary citizen of the city.

For them it was ‘une mission impossible!’

did you know Tom Cruise Mission_Impossible_II_(MI2)



Only one U.S. coin

— the zinc-coated steel penny produced during World War II —

can be picked up by a magnet.

did you know WWII steel penny



During the Vietnam War, the Viet Cong hid IEDs in empty soda cans

because they observed that US Soldiers enjoyed kicking empty cans

while marching down the road.

Warning to the politicians perhaps who recently

have done little else but kick the can down the road.

did you know kicking-the-can-down-the-road



Simon Bolivar is the only person in the world

to have two sovereign nations named after him:




(the country’s full name is Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela).

did you know bolivar



At the 1960 Winter Olympic Games,

Walt Disney was Chairman of the Pageantry Committee

that was responsible for producing both

the opening and closing ceremonies.

did you know walt_olympics



Butterflies range in size from a tiny 1/8 inch to a huge almost 12 inches.

did you know butterfly



After racking up a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13,

Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix

did you know Netflix-CEO-Reed-Hastings



Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

did you know bang-head-here



The most Academy Awards (Oscars) won by a woman was eight,

by Edith Head, all for Costume Design

did you know the-much-honored-costume-designer-edith-head-1954



Black-eyed peas aren’t peas, but beans,

and also a famous American hip hop group.

And coffee beans aren’t beans, but seeds.





Now Why Didn’t I Ask That? – It’s Another Twenty Questions For Tuesday

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


Although some of these questions are a bit daft, some of them have a “Now why didn’t I ask that” quality about them too. So why didn’t you, and if you didn’t does that mean you know the answers?




Why do they say an American football team is the ‘world champion’ when they don’t play anybody outside the US?



Do stuttering people stutter when they’re thinking to themselves?



If you put a chameleon in a room full of mirrors, what color would it turn?



What are the handles for corn on the cob called?



Why do British people never sound British when they sing?



Why do we press the start button to turn off the computer?



Do your eyes change color when you die?



If a bunch of cats jump on top of each other, is it still called a dog pile?



Do sheep get static cling when they rub against one another?



How old are you before it can be said you died of old age?



If K.F.C Stands for ‘Kentucky Fried Chicken’, Why do they play sweet home Alabama on the commercials?



If people with one arm go to get their nails done, do they pay half price?



What type of animal is Snuffaluffagus?



If you had a three story house and were on the second floor, isn’t it possible that you can be upstairs and downstairs at the same time?



Why do they call it ‘getting your dog fixed’ if afterwards it doesn’t work anymore?



Does a ‘Marks-A-Lot’ marker, mark any more than a regular marker?



What happens when you put a lightsaber in water?



If nobody buys a ticket to a movie do they still show it?



How do you tell when you run out of invisible ink?



Do movie producers still say “lights, camera, and action” when it is a dark scene?





Hurrah! It’s Another Meet More Morons Monday!

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


Yes, Monday has rolled round again. And that means it’s time to meet more morons from the quiz show answers archive.

As always, a warning to those of a nervous disposition – this post contains some extreme stupidity, so handle with care.




Q: Like “sugar bowl”, a bowl that’s named for the substance it contains    

A: Toilet bowl



Q: Name something your body has that begins with the letter “L”

A: Lice 



Q: Name something that makes you feel uneasy all day long if you forget to do it in the morning

A: Get dressed 



Q: Name a vegetable you stuff 

A: Brussels sprouts

A: Watermelon 



Q: Name a kind of place where it’s smart to know where the exits are      

A: Church         



Q: Name something a man might buy his girlfriend a pair of       

A: Boobs



Q: Name an expensive holiday, besides Christmas        

A: Wedding      



Q: What is a slang name for policeman?

A: Dick



Q: What is something that you have to do to get your husband’s attention during the Super Bowl?          

A: Take off your clothes



Q: What is the longest you’ve ever been on the telephone?

A: Alaska         



Q: Name a real or fictional, a famous Willie        

A: Willie-the-Pooh         



Q: Name a beverage you stir before drinking     

A: Water          



Q: Name a food that makes noise when you eat it          

A: A really loud hamburger         



Q: Name something a duck and a chicken have in common        

A: They quack  



Q: Name another word for sleep

A: Sleeping

A: A coma



Q: What is a slang word for “wife”?       

A: Bitch           



Q: Name something that is transplanted

A: Brain



Q: Name a noisy bird    

A: Chipmunk    



Q: Name something you would cheat on if you knew you wouldn’t get caught     

A: Family Feud 



Q: Name a street name that is common to cities all over the US  

A: Hollywood Boulevard 



Q: Name something you tune    

A: Fish 



Q: What shouldn’t you do in someone else’s car?          

A: Pass gas

A: Get arrested



Q: Name a game played on a table besides cards         

A: Poker          



Q: Name something you rent for a party

A: Food



Q: Name a party game that would be more fun to play in the nude          

A: Monopoly

A: Chess          



Q: Name a vegetable you marinate        

A: Grapes        



Q: Name something you’d hate to discover was living in your attic          

A: Furniture      



Q: Name something Russia is famous for          

A: Russians     



Q: Name a farm animal that the farmer may grow so fond of, he might not want to eat it  

A: Dog



Q: Name something a teenage boy can do for hours      

A: Masturbate   






Back To Normal This Monday And That Means More Quiz Show Answers

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


Yes, it’s time to assess the level of general intelligence of the average contestant on television quiz shows.

I suppose, as ever, this post should come with a severe stupidity warning for those of a nervous disposition.

Here we go.




Q: Name something a caveman would put on his to-do list         

A: Buy a car



Q: Name a fictional island         

A: Rhode Island



Q: Name a fast food restaurant with somebody’s first or last name in the title     

A: Burger King



Q: Name something twins share while growing up          

A: Mother’s breast        



Q: Name a man’s name beginning with the letter K         

A: Kentucky Fried Chicken        



Q: Name an excuse that a girl gives not to invite you in after a date        

A: Her husband is home



Q: Name a president who served two full terms  

A: Abraham Lincoln



Q: Name a thing or place dogs are known to drink from 

A: A hydrant     



Q: Name an animal with three letters in its name 

A: Frog

A: Alligator       



Q: Name something made of leather that a cowboy uses           

A: Purse          



Q: Name a yellow fruit  

A: Orange        



Q: How often a newlywed couple makes love    

A: Three times a day



Q: Name something you often misplace in your car        

A: Steering wheel          



Q: Name something that works better after it’s been broken in    

A: Husband      



Q: Name something everyone knows about Cinderella    

A: She could talk to animals      



Q: Name a way parents reward children 

A: Time out      



Q: Name a sport husbands and wives can play together 

A: Kickball



Q: Name something specific kids leave behind when they move out of the house           

A: Their parents

A: A blender

A: Boyfriend/Girlfriend   



Q: Name something the English are famous for 

A: Driving on the wrong side of the road  



Q: Name something on a chihuahua that’s tiny   

A: Its Peter



Q: Name a hobby people take up for the thrills involved 

A: Stamp collecting       



Q: Name something that doesn’t work without water       

A: Ice cream cone        



Q: Name something you make out of flowers    

A: Cookies       



Q: Name something people do clothed that others don’t

A: Ride a motorcycle     



Q: Name a product that, according to its commercials, will make you more popular         

A: Toilet paper



Q: Besides an airplane, something man-made that flies  

A: A jet



Q: Name a vacation city where you would need a lot of money   

A: Hawaii

A: Europe         



Q: Name something you see along the side of a street   

A: Carnage       



Q: Name something a hostess does to let her guests know it’s time to leave       

A: Goes to bed 



Q: Name something of yours that you hit when it’s not working properly 

A: Your spouse 



Q: Name one of the seven dwarfs         

A: Snoopy