Did You Know? – Fasab’s Fabulous Fact Feast!

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureucracy”

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Another fabulous fact feast on the fasab blog.

Hope there are a few things in here that are new and interesting for you.

Enjoy.

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Pepsi-Cola was originally called “Brad’s Drink.”

Brad's Drink

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Most supermarkets place their bakery areas near the entrance

because studies have shown that the aroma of fresh-baked goods

makes customers spend more money.

bakery-supermarket

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Although most people think that it was a spin-off from the telephone,

the first fax machine was actually invented over 25 years before the telephone.

first-fax-machine

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The Kentucky Derby is also known as the Run for the Roses.

KentuckyDerbyRace

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Not all comets are as “regular” as Halley’s Comet.

Astronomers believe that Comet West,

which last visited our neighborhood in 1975-76,

won’t be seen again for another half-million years.

comet_west_1976

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In 1835, John Wilkes Booth’s father Junius

threatened to kill President Andrew Jackson.

Junius Brutus Booth

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Cashews are related to poison ivy.

Cashews

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The fortune cookie was invented in the early 20th century

by Makato Hagiwara, who designed the Japanese Tea Garden

in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

He intended the cookie to be a snack for people walking through the garden.

fortune cookie

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Bubble gum is pink because when it was invented,

pink was the only food dye on hand.

bubble_gum

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The first skyjacking occurred in 1931 in the skies above Peru.

Two rebel soldiers forced the pilot of a Fokker F-27 to fly them over Lima

so they could drop propaganda pamphlets onto the city.

Fokker_F-27

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Teddy Roosevelt’s first wife and mother

died on the same day in the same house.

The day was Valentine’s Day of 1884.

Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt

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The “Crows Nest” on a ship

(the basket near the top of the mast)

used to actually contain a crow.

The ships navigator would use one of the birds as a guide in bad weather,

since they invariably flew towards land.

ship_crows_nest

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Only 1% of all the readily accessible water on earth is drinkable.

potable water

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In 1557, European doctors recommended smoking

to combat bad breath and cancer.

woman_multiple_cigarettes1

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In the 1904 Olympics, American gymnast George Eyser

faired quite well, winning six medals

even though his left leg was made of wood.

George Eyser

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Al Capone’s brother was a cop.

al-capone

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The Orange River in southern Africa

isn’t named for the fruit or the color;

it’s named for the Dutch royal family

who sent explorers to “discover” the area.

Orange-River

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The Haskell Free Library and Opera House

straddles the Canadian and Vermont border.

The actors perform in Canada

while most of the audience sits in the United States.

There is even a painted line running through the building.

Haskell Free Library and Opera House, Quebec-Vermont border

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The phrase “going commando” originated during the Vietnam War,

a time when American troops spent extended periods of time in hot, humid jungles.

Wearing tight-fitting undergarments reduced ventilation

and increased the risk of fungal infections in the groin area.

going-commando

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Generally, the higher a dog’s cholesterol,

the more likely they are to chase their tail.

Especially if they’re female!

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You Know What They Used To Say In The Middle Ages, “Resistance Is Feudal”

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”

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Happily we don’t live in the middle ages, so now resistance is futile.

If you haven’t guessed already….

It’s pun day!

Enjoy.

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rofl

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I’m in a band called Atom

We’ll never split.

Stylised_Lithium_Atom

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I’ve been drawing bar graphs, pie charts

and venn diagrams all over walls in town.

I’m a graphitti artist.

bar graphs, pie charts and venn diagrams

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We were going for a picnic today and my husband

asked me to get some ice and a cooler bag.

I thought, “That’s a bit harsh,

there’s nothing wrong with my current bag”.

cooler_bag_full

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Can someone give me a definition of homosexuality,

in lay-men’s terms?

gay_closet

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On the investment front I’m worried that my shares in a

major cordial company are going to be diluted.

raspberry-cordial

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Don’t trust people who avoid the sun.

They’re shady.

shady people

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Signing up to a mailing list has done nothing to

quell my addiction for German poetry.

I’m getting verse by the day.

German poetry

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According to a survey,

seven out of ten people use the double negative.

I ain’t never heard such nonsense in my life.

do not put nothing here

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The horse came galloping towards me,

the sun glistening off the rider’s armour, helmet and lance,

which I realised was aimed at my head.

Man, those knight-vision goggles are really awesome!

knight

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Running a bingo hall is more than just a job.

It’s a calling.

bingo-hall

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Whilst on holiday near lake Geneva

I purchased a large bottle of mineral water

I struggled to carry it though,

it was an evian.

evian bottle

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There are two i’s in narcissist

and they absolutely hate each other.

narcissism-and-preaching

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After a terrible Chinese meal last night, I refused to pay.

Unfortunately the chef heard what I said and pinned me up against the wall,

threatening me with a pan unless I paid up.

Talk about being stuck between a wok and a hard place.

AntCreationsChineseChef

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I saw a man with a bald patch earlier.

I thought, “He’s obviously trying to cut down, or quit being bald”.

bald-spot

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It appears that smoking heroin is

far better for addicts than injecting it,

needleless to say.

druggie cartoon

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A girl from Prague stopped me in town earlier and

asked where the best shop for clothes was.

I said “Check Republic.”

republic store

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What do you call a brittle Scotsman?

A Glasswegian.

Scotsman

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I hate it when people make jokes about Vietnam.

It Hanoi’s me.

Vietnam Map

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Jay-Z? A psychiatrist?

Must be Shrink Rap.

jay-z

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We spent a fortune on electrocution lessons for our son.

Until he learned to speak properly.

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Strange Rooms

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”

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Just a short post this Sunday. Something that a friend emailed to me a little while ago that I thought was worth sharing. If you have seen it before, my apologies, if you haven’t, I think it is worth a look.

Enjoy.

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PUBLIC TOILET

This is a picture of a public toilet

in Houston

…. from the outside it looks like this:

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take a look at the inside view…

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It’s

made

entirely of one-way glass!

No one

can see you

from the outside,

but

when you are inside

it’s like sitting in a clear glass box!

Now

would you…

COULD YOU….???
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NEXT

A  PAINTED  BATHROOM  FLOOR!!!

The tenth floor of a hi-rise building………

IMAGINE

YOU ARE AT A PARTY ..

AND THEN

YOU HAVE TO VISIT THE BATHROOM….

You open the door….

NOW, REMEMBER

THE FLOOR IS JUST A PAINTED FLOOR 

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Would this mess up your mind???
Would you be able to

walk into this bathroom???

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FINALLY!!

THIS

IS A CEILING MURAL……

IN A SMOKER’S LOUNGE.
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smokers lounge with painted ceiling

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