Interesting Facts

What famous inventor’s last breath is saved in a test tube?

January 11, 2013

  You may have heard of Thomas Edison, or at least a few small things he invented. You know, like the first movie camera, the incandescent light bulb, just a few minor things. Anyway, Edison was close friends with Henry Ford, yes, the same Henry Ford that owned the car company. It is rumored that […]

What nation’s border guards have to face each other to prevent defections?

January 10, 2013

The demarcation line between North and South Korea is marked by blocks of concrete and the two sides face each other. All South Korean guards in this area, by the demilitarized zone, are armed with pistols, and stand in a modified Tae Kwon Do stance with solid facial expressions, clenched fists, and sunglasses meant to […]

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

January 9, 2013

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, […]

Why did Google cost the economy $120,000,000 in two days?

January 8, 2013

The launch of Google’s animated Pac-Man doodle led to almost five million wasted hours and cost the economy around $120 million dollars. A tool that enables businesses to measure how time and attention is being spent was used to figure the amount. It’s estimated that Google had around 505 million unique users on the day […]

Why is the Pope Struck on the Head with a Hammer Before Being Declared Dead?

January 7, 2013

  Few things are more mysterious in the modern world than the rituals of the Roman Catholic church, particularly those involving the Pope. Such books as Angels and Demons and The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown have raised interest in the Church and its customs that date back thousands of years. Among the most interesting […]

Was America’s first serial killer a man or a woman?

January 6, 2013

The first official American serial killer was a woman! History has had its fair share of evil women. Laura Fisher, born around 1793, is usually recognized as America’s first serial killer. She and her husband ran a hotel near Charleston, South Carolina. Tired travellers who came to that hotel were guaranteed to rest in peace. […]

Can you guess the nickname of the 100-percent-female lizard species?

January 5, 2013

There’s a species of lizards that are 100 percent females and they’re nicknamed the Lesbian Lizards! The New Mexico whiptail is a species of lizard found in the southern United States in New Mexico and Arizona, and in northern Mexico in Chihuahua. It is the official state reptile of New Mexico. It is one of […]

Can you use “mind power” to increase your breast size?

January 4, 2013

There’s book that suggests that you can use your mind power to increase your breast size. Yes, and all the feminist pioneers just rolled in their graves. The book’s called Natural Bust Enlargement with Total Brain Power: How to Use the Other 90% of your Mind to Increase the Size of Your Breasts. It was […]

What was the secret meaning of “LEGO” that the makers didn’t know?

January 3, 2013

The word LEGO had a secret meaning that the makers didn’t know about! In 1932, Ole Kirk Kristiansen was a master carpenter and joiner in Denmark and established his business in the village of Billund. He manufactured stepladders, ironing boards, stools, and wooden toys. His son, Godtfred began working for the business at age 12. […]

A high school teacher gets fired in 1960 for assigning what book?

January 2, 2013

In 1960, a teacher was fired for assigning the novel The Catcher in the Rye to his class. Unfortunately the 11th Grade English teacher’s name has mostly escaped from history. The teacher was eventually reinstated, however the 1951 novel by J.D. Salinger was removed from the school library. As many a high-schooler knows, Catcher in […]

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