“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”
Yes, from movies to monkeys to mescal, an intoxicating collection of facts for you today.
Hope you find something interesting in this lot.
But whatever you do….
Statistically you are more likely to
have a heart attack on Monday morning
than any other time.
you’ve made it to Tuesday.
In the movie Home Alone
the Parisian airport scenes
were actually filmed in
Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport,
the luxurious business class seats were
built on a basketball court of a local high school
and the flooded basement scene
was filmed in that same school’s swimming pool.
James Bond has killed 352 people over 22 films.
Pierce Brosnan was the deadliest Bond.
In GoldenEye alone, he killed 47 people.
Believe it or not,
there are several competitions
in pig grunting imitation.
The Pig Grunting World Championship
and Agricultural show held annually in Paris
is among the most popular one.
Another unusual competition
held every November in Amsterdam,
is the Cannabis Cup
which is the world´s largest cannabis festival,
where judges from around the world
sample and vote for their favorite marijuana varieties.
The Ancient Egyptians buried their nobility
in the pyramids with burial goods that
ranged from everyday objects to the most
expensive items such as jewelry.
They believed the dead would use it in the afterlife.
What’s the difference between mezcal and tequila?
The main difference between the two is the plant.
All tequila must be produced using blue agave,
whereas a variety of agave plants can
be used to make a single mezcal batch.
The budget for the James Cameron film Titanic
was actually higher than the budget
spent on building the ship in real life.
After fruit flies successfully paved
the way for animals in space,
Albert II (a male rhesus monkey)
was the first primate sent into space.
Successfully making it to 83 miles (134 km)
above the Earth’s surface on June 4 ,1949,
Albert II tragically died when the parachute
on his recovery capsule failed upon re-entry.
(He was preceded by Albert I who failed
to attain the international standard of height
for being in space.
Albert I did not survive the launch.)
More than one million creators
from over thirty countries
are earning money
from their YouTube videos,
while nearly half of them are
making a living from that.
During WWI Cher Ami was one of the
many birds used by the US Army Signal Corps
in France to transport important messages
from commanders in the battlefield.
In one of the missions Cher Ami was shot
by German troops after he took flight,
but the wounded bird continued flying
and heroically managed to deliver the
important message he carried.
As a result, a Lost Battalion of the Allies was saved,
and Cher Ami later was awarded the Croix de Guerre
by the French government.
After he died in June 1919,
the famous bird was preserved
by a taxidermist and
put on display at the Smithsonian.
Japanese doctors have observed patients
with “auto-brewery syndrome,”
in which high levels of candida yeast in the
intestines churn out so much alcohol
that they can cause drunkenness.
Not that they are used so much nowadays,
but in a traditional hangman’s noose
there are 13 twists of the rope
and 13 steps to the gallows.
This is fact 13 today!
I can’t make up my mind if this is
a terrible death or a great way to go,
but Donna Lange, 51, from Everett, Washington,
smothered her boyfriend with her breasts
after passing out on top of him.
Witnesses said they heard the man pleading
with her to get off of him.
Lange, who was heavily intoxicated, told the
police she had no idea how the man had died.
She was charged with second-degree murder.
Some people believe an episode of the
Cartoon Network show Johnny Bravo predicted 9/11.
In a scene from Johnny Bravo
that aired on April 27, 2001,
a movie poster shows a burning tower
with a smoke cloud with the words
I remain unconvinced by this conspiracy theory.
In fact, the fact that it’s a theory is a fact,
not the fact that it is a fact. If you see what I mean!