“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”
Another contrasting day of facts here at the fasab blog.
And what could be more of a contrast than icebergs and sunshine?
Find out more below.
Contrary to popular belief,
the ‘t’ at the end of Voldemort,
who features in the Harry Potter stories,
The name comes from the French
words meaning “flight of death.”
In North Carolina each year there is a
Hot Sauce and Hot Chili Pepper Eating Contest,
consisting of 5 rounds in which the participants
have to eat increasingly hot chilies.
The hotness of chilies is based on Scoville Heat Units.
In the first round, each contestant starts out with a
Large Cayenne Pepper (Long Hots) (500-2,500 SU)
and those who make it all the way to the last fifth round
have to deal with The Orange Habenero (100,000-300,000 SU).
Apparently Greece Is the “Sunniest” Country in Europe
enjoying on average more than 250 days of sunshine
(three thousand hours) a year,
which also makes it one of the
most sunny countries in the world.
Daniel Craig is able to take any
Aston Martin from the factory
for the rest of his life,
because of his time as Bond.
Tequila is made from the blue agave,
or agave tequilana Weber.
According to WebMD, the core of the plant
contains aguamiel or “honey water,”
which is used for syrup (and tequila) production.
All Egyptian pyramids were built
on the west bank of the River Nile,
which as the site of the setting sun
and was associated with the realm of
the dead in Egyptian mythology.
The more education you have,
the lower your risk of heart disease,
however, in spite of that, heart disease
is still the greatest threat to your health.
The infamous iceberg that sank the Titanic
has been floating around since about 1,000 B.C.
Why do people sing in shower?
One theory is that they might simply feel
more comfortable in the shower
since it is a relaxing place
and they are by themselves.
Or it may be because the acoustics
are better in the bathroom,
so the chances of you sounding
like a great singer are higher.
Although it is supposed to be in Chicago,
the McCallister´s house in the movie Home Alone
is actually located at 671 Lincoln Avenue
in the village of Winnetka, Illinois.
The three-story single-family house
was listed for sale at $2.4 million in 2011
and sold for $1.585 million in 2012.
The house is now promoted as a tourist attraction.
As a farmer,
George Washington grew marijuana
on his farm and promoted its growth.
The October 24, 1960 saw one of the
deadliest spare-related accidents in history,
when a Soviet R-16 rocket (an ICBM) exploded
on the launch pad during testing.
72 workers were killed.
Soviet Premier at the time, Nikita Khrushchev,
demanded it be kept secret.
Today it is known as the Nedelin Catastrophe.
A bottle of champagne contains
90 pounds or pressure per square inch,
which is three times the pressure found in car tires.
The popped cork from a champagne bottle
travels as fast as 60 miles per hour
and can cause some serious damage.
Mary Allerton was an immigrant
who established a permanent residence in
Plymouth Colony, which we know today as Massachusetts.
She was one of the many passengers of on the Mayflower,
the historic ship that transported the first Pilgrims,
from Plymouth, England, to the New World.
She was only four years old when she boarded the ship
and would die almost 80 years later,
making history as the last surviving Mayflower passenger.
The first video uploaded to YouTube,
titled “Me at the zoo,”
made its debut on April 23, 2005.
The nineteen-second video was shot by Yakov Lapitsky
and shows YouTube cofounder Jawed Karim
at the San Diego Zoo.
It also contains the first words uttered on YouTube
“All right, so here we are in front of the elephants”
when Karim was trying to “charm” the camera.