Did You Know? It’s Another Furious Fact Feast.

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


Another furious fact feast it is.

And I bet there are at least some of these you didn’t know.

So read on and….



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The bible is available

in 2454 languages.




There are 2,400 languages classified as being ‘endangered’.

231 languages are now completely extinct.

One language dies about every 14 days.




If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19.

You also have the largest amount of money in coins

without being able to make change for a dollar.

3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19



In the average lifetime, a person will walk

the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

the equator



In the early days of the telephone,

operators would pick up a call and use the phrase,

“Well, are you there?”.

It wasn’t until 1895 that someone suggested

answering the phone with the phrase

“number please?”

telephone operators 1800s



The surface area of

an average-sized brick

is 79 cm squared.




It would take 11 Empire State Buildings,

stacked one on top of the other,

to measure the Gulf of Mexico at its deepest point.

Empire State Building



It took Leo Tolstoy six years to write “War & Peace”.

(It took me longer to read it!)




The names of the two stone lions in front of the

New York Public Library are Patience and Fortitude.

They were named by then-mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.

New York Public Library lions



When Concorde was flying from London to New York,

due to the time zones crossed,

you could arrive 2 hours before you departed.




Many Police dogs are trained to react to commands in a foreign language;

commonly German but more recently Dutch or Hungarian.

Police dogs training



On the new hundred dollar bill the time

on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.

$100 bill back



In ancient Rome,

it was considered a sign of leadership

to be born with a crooked nose.




Minus 40 degrees Celsius

is exactly the same as

minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit




spelled backwards is


stressed scale




There Are Things We Know That We Don’t Know – Yes, It’s Twenty Questions Tuesday

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


Donald Rumsfeld once famously said, “…there are things we know that we don’t know”, and the only way to find out the answers to the things we know we don’t know is to ask the proper questions.

As for the things we don’t know we don’t know, well obviously we don’t even know what questions to ask do we?

Here are some more of the questions for the things we know that we don’t know.




Can you daydream at night?


Can crop circles be square?


If ghosts can walk through walls and glide down stairs, why don’t they fall through the floor?


Is it legal to travel down a road in reverse, as long as you are following the direction of the traffic?


Why is vanilla ice cream white when vanilla extract is brown?


What do you do when you see an endangered animal that is eating an endangered plant?


If a doctor suddenly had a heart attack while doing surgery, would the other doctors work on the doctor or the patient?


How can something be ‘new’ and ‘improved’? If it’s new, what was it improving on?


Why aren’t drapes double sided so it looks nice on the inside and outside of your home?


How is it that when we ‘skate on thin ice’, we can ‘get in hot water’?


If laughter is the best medicine, why do people say they almost ‘died laughing’?


Why are the little styrofoam pieces called peanuts?


Do Siamese twins pay for one ticket or two tickets when they go to movies and concerts?


Why are they called ‘Jolly Ranchers’? Who said that the ranchers were jolly?


Why does ‘caregiver’ and ‘caretaker’ mean the same thing?


Can a short person ‘talk down’ to a taller person?


If a bald person works as a chef at a restaurant, do they have to wear a hairnet?


How fast do hotcakes really sell?


Do prison buses have emergency exits?


Do astronauts change their clocks when they move over different time zones in space?