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The world record holder for longest most accurate shot in archery has no arms!

March 5, 2017

Matt Stutzman is an American athlete who competes in archery. He is a member of the 2012 US Paralympic Archery Team. He is currently also the world record holder for longest accurate shot in archery. Stutzman was born in Kansas City, Kansas, and currently lives in Fairfield, Iowa. He was born without arms and he […]

Why did the MPAA require a studio to find a real person named ‘Focker?’

March 4, 2017

Meet the Fockers was released in 2004 and was a sequel to Meet the Parents. During production, the proposed title of “Meet the Fockers” was thought by the studio to be too vulgar. The spelling was briefly changed to “Meet the Fokkers”, but that would have upset the franchise’s continuity, so it was changed back. […]

What gangster’s car was used by President Roosevelt?

March 3, 2017

This was a fact not known until many years after WWII ended. After the attack on Pearl Harbor and when the US officially entered the second world war, the secret service determined that President Roosevelt needed a bulletproof car to protect him from possible assassins sympathetic to Japan or Germany. At the time, Federal Law […]

Do men really think about sex every 7 seconds?

March 2, 2017

Society tells us that men should always be on the prowl for casual hookups, thinking about sex every seven seconds, but according to a recent study men don’t think about sex any more than food or sleep. According to a recent study published in The Journal of Sex Research, men think about sex on average 18.6 […]

Was a hotel actually built in order to kill guests?

March 1, 2017

HH Holmes is one of the first documented American serial killers. One of his sickest and notorious schemes is a “Castle” he built in Chicago that he opened at the time of the 1893 World’s Fair as a hotel. The hotel had numerous rooms and ways to kill people and it was so effective, that […]

Why was the song ‘Why Can’t We Be Friends’ famously played in space?

February 28, 2017

The song “Why can’t we be Friends?” was played in space when Soviet cosmonauts and U.S. astronauts joined together in 1975 for the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project! The song immediately made history when NASA beamed it to the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975. As Soviet cosmonauts and U.S. astronauts joined together in the cooperative effort, Jordan […]

What place on earth actually has no set time?

February 27, 2017

While most places on Earth set their time by longitude, so that the time of day is somewhat synchronized to the position of the sun in the sky, it’s not the case with the North Pole. The sun rises and sets only once per year there, and all time zones also converge there. Because there’s […]

What U.S. President has no living direct descendants?

February 26, 2017

Abraham Lincoln’s family line completely died off in 1985 when Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith died without any children! The Lincolns descended family comprises all the descendants of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. There are ten known descendants of Lincoln. The family line has been extinct since its last undisputed descendant, Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, […]

What mental hospital was used as a tourist attraction?

February 25, 2017

The Bethlem Royal Hospital (Bedlam) is a hospital for the treatment of mental illness. Founded in 1247, it’s still running today, so you can imagine it has a long and illustrious history. It’s Europe’s first and oldest institution to specialize in mental illness. A curious part of this history is that in the 1700s, the […]

The entire country of New Zealand ran out of what commodity during the filming of “The Hobbit”?

February 24, 2017

If you’ve seen The Hobbit, you know that the main goal of the Dwarf company in the movie is to regain the gold that the dragon Smaug stole from them. In the first few minutes of the movie, you can see the amazingly large collection of gold coins, weapons and jewelry that Thorin and company […]

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