“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”
Sorry, but today a few of the facts really do stink.
But you might find them interesting nonetheless.
I hope so anyway.
So here they are.
There are 13 ways to spell
the “o” sound in French.
In the TV series Star Trek,
The Enterprise’s often seen access tunnels
that they called ‘Jeffries Tubes’
were named after original series
prop master Walter M Jeffries.
Vitamin A is important for vision,
the immune system function,
reproduction and support for the
heart, lungs and kidneys.
According to National Institutes of Health (NIH),
around 28%–37% of the general population
take supplements with vitamin A,
just one sweet potato baked in the skin
has 28,058 international units (IU) of
vitamin A per serving,
which is 561% of the daily recommended value.
In 2002, a man was hit by a truck in Finland
as he was trying to cross highway 8 on his bike.
2 hours later his twin brother was also hit by a truck
while trying to cross highway 8 on his bike.
They died within 1.5 km of each other, 2 hours apart.
The US Air Force once experimented with a
Boeing 747 mounted with an anti-missile defense system
that they hoped could track and shoot down
enemy missiles from hundreds of miles away.
Technically called the YAL-1 Airborne Laser
the project was eventually cancelled.
The Aztecs are the Aztecs at all.
The name Aztec was actually made up by Europeans,
the name they called themselves was the ‘Mexica’.
It is estimated that the inhabitants
of medieval London, both human and animal,
produced fifty tons of excrement a day.
As a matter of fact, during the fourteenth century,
Sherborne Lane in East London was so disgusting
that it was officially known as Shiteburn Lane.
The reason around 99% of the population
tend to need glasses, especially for reading,
as they get older is not because
their arms get shorter, but because
the lens in the eyes slowly loses
its focusing ability with age.
Translated as the “Swimming Car”,
the Volkswagen Schwimmwagen is an
amphibious four-wheel drive off-roader,
used extensively by the German Wehrmacht
and the Waffen-SS during WWII.
The Type 166 is the most numerous and
mass-produced amphibious car in history.
Think you have a bad job?
It could be worse.
You could be a Breath Odor Evaluator.
These are people hired by mint and
toothpaste companies to keep smelling
bad breath until the minty freshness appears.
But these people have it made
compared to Dog Breath Sniffers,
who do the same job, only for dogs.
Stanley Kubrick hated traveling and
was a little afraid of airplanes.
For that reason,
even though set mostly in Vietnam,
Full Metal Jacket was fully shot in London.
The abandoned Beckton Gas Works that were used
to shoot the major battle scenes are still there today.