Did You Know – It’s Fasab’s February Facts

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”

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These facts aren’t particularly for February, it just sounded good for the title.

In fact they are just as random as ever so hopefully you may find something of interest.

Enjoy.

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Saturday mail delivery in Canada was eliminated

by Canada Post on February 1, 1969!

Canadapost

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Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid approximately $21,429

for every one of the 700 words he said in,

Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

arnold-schwarzenegger-in-terminator-2

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In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for

most trips of less than 50 minutes!

Tokyo traffic

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In England, there is still a law on the books

requiring all men older than 14 years old to carry out

2 hours of longbow practice every day.

longbowmen

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Star Wars was originally prefixed

by the definite article ‘The’.

The Star Wars

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In Germany, it is illegal to run out of gas

on an autobahn (highway).

autobahn

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In Australia, it’s illegal to name

any animal you plan to eat.

kangaroos

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Your body is creating and killing 15 million

red blood cells per second!

red-blood-cells

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The king of hearts is the only king without

a moustache on a standard playing card!

king-of-hearts-playing-card

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The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.

It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off!

(Bet you never noticed!)

Mona Lisa

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Every day 20 banks are robbed.

The average take is $2,500!

bank robbery

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Tablecloths were originally meant to be

served as towels with which dinner guests

could wipe their hands and faces after eating!

tablecloth

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The names of Popeye’s four nephews are

Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye, and Poopeye!

Popeye's four nephews Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye, and Poopeye

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Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea

were used as money in Siberia!

blocks of tea

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There is a sound effect called the Wilhelm Scream

that has been used in over 200 movies and TV shows since 1951

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Fun Fact File Day!!!

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”

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Yes, welcome to another fun fact file day when the fasab archives are opened up to reveal a startling array of random facts that you probably didn’t know and didn’t need to.

But here they are anyhow.

I hope you enjoy.

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During your lifetime,

you will eat about 60,000 pounds of food,

that’s the weight of about 6 elephants.

Cartoon Elephant Clip Art

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Einstein couldn’t speak fluently when he was nine.

His parents thought he might be retarded.

But he turned out to be relatively smart!

Young_Einstein

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Gilligan of Gilligan’s Island had a first name

that was only used once, on the never-aired pilot show.

His first name was Willy.

The skipper’s real name on Gilligan’s Island is Jonas Grumby.

It was mentioned once in the first episode

on their radio’s newscast about the wreck.

gilligans-island-320

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If you toss a penny 10,000 times,

it will not be heads 5,000 times, but more like 4,950.

The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.

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In 1983, a Japanese artist made a copy of the Mona Lisa

completely out of toast.

toastier-lisa

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Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.

(But only when you really surprise them!)

penguin jump

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The average bank teller loses about $250 every year.

The average bank CEO loses at least $1 billion – and gets a bonus for doing it!)

bank teller

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The Earth weighs around

6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.

atlas

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The name for Oz in the “Wizard of Oz”

was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum,

looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z,

hence “Oz.”

2 drawer filing cabinet

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The reason firehouses have circular stairways

is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses.

The horses were stabled on the ground floor

and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

firehouse stairs

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The Sanskrit word for “war” means “desire for more cows.”

cartoon-dairy-cows

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The word “Checkmate” in chess

comes from the Persian phrase “Shah Mat,”

which means “the king is dead”.

checkmate

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The word “modem” is a contraction

of the words “modulate, demodulate.”

(MOdulate DEModulate)

modem

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Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor,

was afraid of the dark.

Thomas Edison

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Two-thirds of the world’s eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

eggplant

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Wilma Flintstone’s maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal,

and Betty Rubble’s maiden name was Betty Jean Mcbricker.

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Mars is the home of Olympus Mons,

the largest known volcano in our solar system

Olympus Mons v Everest
Size comparison – Olympus Mons v Everest

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There are six million parts in the Boeing 747-400.

Landing-of-a-Boeing-747-400

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Japanese research has concluded that

moderate drinking can boost IQ levels

(Sometimes you just know when scientific results are accurate.)

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In 1960 there were 16,067 gambling slots in Nevada.

By the end of the century, 1999, this number rose to 205,726 slots

which would be one slot for every 10 people residing there.

slot machines

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Another Anagram Sunday

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”

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What better way to spend a quiet Sunday than reading a few more of those word puzzles called anagrams. As usual it is a mixture of new subjects and old, but I hope you find something in this lot to make you smile.

Enjoy.

 

 

‘Animal Farm by George Orwell’

Minor war fable? Allegory gem!

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‘The Terrorist Osama Bin Laden’

This rotten Arab is real demon.

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‘The Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor)’

Diana Spencer? Elbow her, forget her…now to thrust penis right up Camilla.

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‘Elvis Aaron Presley’

Seen alive? Sorry, pal!

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‘Nurse Florence Nightingale’

Heroine curing fallen gents.

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‘Husband and wife’

Fun was had in bed

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‘Feeling romantic’

Flaming erection!

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‘Cosmetic surgery’

“Yes, I correct mugs.”

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‘Public relations’

Crap, built on lies

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‘Internet chat rooms’

The moron interacts

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‘Election results’

“Lies! Let’s recount!”

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‘The Mona Lisa’

Ah not a smile?

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‘Presbyterian’

Best In Prayer

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‘Madam Curie’

Radium came

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‘Mitt Romney for President’

money first pride, torment!

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 ‘A telephone girl’                                 

Repeating “Hello”

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