“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”
It’s not that the facts today are particularly funny, in fact some of them are the exact opposite.
But if you are in Milan and reading this post I bet you are smiling anyway.
Find out why.
Trakr, a German shepherd survivor detection dog,
made history when he became the dog that found the
last survivor of the World Trade Center attack on September 11.
For his accomplishments, Trakr was named
one of history’s most heroic animals by Time.
Trakr died in 2009 at age fourteen.
75% of the world’s population
speaks more than one language,
but 75% of the world’s population
speak no English.
Having a pet makes you happier
because petting an animal
releases oxytocin in our brains,
which is sometimes known as
the “cuddle hormone”.
The eyes blink on an average of
17 times per minute,
that’s 14,280 times per day
or 5.2 million times a year.
In the early Middle Ages,
Europeans divided the day
into seven hours of equal length and,
because summer days are longer than winter ones,
a winter hour was about sixty minutes,
but a summer one was about 150 minutes.
A little bit confusing I think.
Trampolines contribute to at least
two deaths and numerous serious injuries
Giacomo Casanova was an 18th century
Italian adventurer and nobleman famous for
his numerous elaborate affairs with women.
Today, if a man is referred to as a ‘Casanova’,
it can mean anything from an
attentive seducer to a mere lecher.
In January 2012, dozens of turtles
were found dead in Keystone Heights, Florida,
at the end of Pinon Road.
No one, including the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,
has been able to figure out what happened.
The most powerful non-nuclear bomb
ever created by the US military is the
Massive Ordinance Air Blast bomb,
better known as ‘MOAB’.
It is also more popularly known as
the “Mother of All Bombs”.
Charles Dickens’s house had a secret door
in the form of a fake bookcase.
The fake books on its shelves included
titles such as ‘The Life of a Cat’
in 9 volumes of course.
Ford’s F-150 has been the best-selling
vehicle in America for the past 33 years
and the best-selling truck since 1977.
Ford have sold over 34,000,000 of them
since they started production in 1948.
Last year alone they sold 753,851,
which is an incredible 2,065 a day,
or one every 35 seconds.
If you parked every Ford F-150
ever made side by side,
they would stretch for 49,802 miles (80,150 km),
the equivalent to twice around the Equator.
The first black astronaut was Robert Henry Lawrence Jr.,
but he died before he could travel to space.
The first black astronaut in space
(spending more then 28 days there)
was Guion Bluford in 1983.
He was inducted into the
International Space Hall of Fame in 1997 and into
the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2010.
The world’s greatest disaster suffered
as a result of animal attacks on humans
happened on Ramree Island during WWII.
The island is infested with saltwater crocodiles
and nearly 500 Japanese troops were eaten alive there.
When Star Wars: A New Hope was
first being shown in movie theaters
France was still executing people by guillotine.
Ending today’s facts on a happy note,
if you want to visit Milan, Italy,
make sure to smile all the time as the
Italian city has imposed a ban on frowning.
It is a legal requirement to smile at all times,
except during funerals or hospital visits.
If you don’t you can face a fine.