Monday, April 5, 2010

Sixty Amazing But True Facts!!!

  1. In the weightlessness of space a frozen pea will explode if it comes in contact with Pepsi.
  2. The increased electricity used by modern appliance parts is causing a shift in the Earth's magnetic field. By the year 2327, the North Pole will be located in mid-Kansas, while the South Pole will be just off the coast of East Africa.
  3. The idea for "tribbles" in "Star Trek" came from gerbils, since some gerbils are actually born pregnant.
  4. Male rhesus monkeys often hang from tree branches by their amazing prehensile penises.
  5. Johnny Plessey batted .331 for the Cleveland Spiders in 1891, even though he spent the entire season batting with a rolled-up, lacquered copy of the Toledo Post-Dispatch.
  6. Smearing a small amount of dog feces on an insect bite will relieve the itching and swelling.
  7. The Boeing 747 is capable of flying upside-down if it weren't for the fact that the wings would shear off when trying to roll it over.
  8. The trucking company Elvis Presley worked at as a young man was owned by Frank Sinatra.
  9. The only golf course on the island of Tonga has 15 holes, and there's no penalty if a monkey steals your golf ball.
  10. Legislation passed during WWI making it illegal to say "gesundheit" to a sneezer was never repealed.
  11. Manatees possess vocal chords which give them the ability to speak like humans, but don't do so because they have no ears with which to hear the sound.
  12. SCUBA divers cannot pass gas at depths of 33 feet or below.
  13. Catfish are the only animals that naturally have an ODD number of whiskers.
  14. Replying more than 100 times to the same piece of spam e-mail will overwhelm the sender's system and interfere with their ability to send any more spam.
  15. Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting.
  16. The first McDonald's restaurant opened for business in 1952 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and featured the McHaggis sandwich.
  17. The Air Force's F-117 fighter uses aerodynamics discovered during research into how bumblebees fly.
  18. You *can* get blood from a stone, but only if contains at least 17 percent bauxite.
  19. Silly Putty was "discovered" as the residue left behind after the first latex condoms were produced. It's not widely publicized for obvious reasons.
  20. Approximately one-sixth of your life is spent on Wednesdays.
  21. The skin needed for elbow transplants must be taken from the scrotum of a cadaver.
  22. The sport of jai alai originated from a game played by Incan priests who held cats by their tails and swung at leather balls. The cats would instinctively grab at the ball with their claws, thus enabling players to catch them.
  23. A cat's purr has the same romance-enhancing frequency as the voice of singer Barry White.
  24. The typewriter was invented by Hungarian immigrant Qwert Yuiop, who left his "signature" on the keyboard.
  25. The volume of water that the Giant Sequoia tree consumes in a 24-hour period contains enough suspended minerals to pave 17.3 feet of a 4-lane concrete freeway.
  26. King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic axe.
  27. Because printed materials are being replaced by CD-ROM, microfiche and the Internet, libraries that previously sank into their foundations under the weight of their books are now in danger of collapsing in extremely high winds.
  28. In 1843, a Parisian street mime got stuck in his imaginary box and consequently died of starvation.
  29. Touch-tone telephone keypads were originally planned to have buttons for Police and Fire Departments, but they were replaced with * and # when the project was cancelled in favor of developing the 911 system.
  30. Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of regular water.
  31. Calvin, of the "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip, was patterned after President Calvin Coolidge, who had a pet tiger as a boy.
  32. Watching an hour-long soap opera burns more calories than watching a three-hour baseball game.
  33. Until 1978, Camel cigarettes contained minute particles of real camels.
  34. You can actually sharpen the blades on a pencil sharpener by wrapping your pencils in aluminum foil before inserting them.
  35. To human taste buds, Zima is virtually indistinguishable from zebra urine.
  36. Seven out of every ten hockey-playing Canadians will lose a tooth during a game. For Canadians who don't play hockey, that figure drops to five out of ten.
  37. A dog's naked behind leaves absolutely no bacteria when pressed against carpet.
  38. A team of University of Virginia researchers released a study promoting the practice of picking one's nose, claiming that the health benefits of keeping nasal passages free from infectious blockages far outweigh the negative social connotations.
  39. Among items left behind at Osama bin Laden's headquarters in Afghanistan were 27 issues of Mad Magazine. Al Qaeda members have admitted that bin Laden is reportedly an avid reader.
  40. Urine from male cape water buffaloes is so flammable that some tribes use it for lantern fuel.
  41. At the first World Cup championship in Uruguay, 1930, the soccer balls were actually monkey skulls wrapped in paper and leather.
  42. Every Labrador retriever dreams about bananas.
  43. If you put a bee in a film canister for two hours, it will go blind and leave behind its weight in honey.
  44. Due to the angle at which the optic nerve enters the brain, staring at a blue surface during sex greatly increases the intensity of orgasms.
  45. Never hold your nose and cover your mouth when sneezing, as it can blow out your eyeballs.
  46. Centuries ago, purchasing real estate often required having one or more limbs amputated in order to prevent the purchaser from running away to avoid repayment of the loan. Hence an expensive purchase was said to cost "an arm and a leg."
  47. When Mahatma Gandhi died, an autopsy revealed five gold Krugerrands in his small intestine.
  48. Aardvarks are allergic to radishes, but only during summer months.
  49. Coca-Cola was the favored drink of Pharaoh Ramses. An inscription found in his tomb, when translated, was found to be almost identical to the recipe used today.
  50. If you part your hair on the right side, you were born to be carnivorous. If you part it on the left, your physical and psychological make-up is that of a vegetarian.
  51. When immersed in liquid, a dead sparrow will make a sound like a crying baby.
  52. In WWII the US military planned to airdrop over France propaganda in the form of Playboy magazine, with coded messages hidden in the models' turn-ons and turn-offs. The plan was scrapped because of a staple shortage due to rationing of metal.
  53. Although difficult, it's possible to start a fire by rapidly rubbing together two Cool Ranch Doritos.
  54. Napoleon's favorite type of wood was knotty chestnut.
  55. The world's smartest pig, owned by a mathematics teacher in Madison, WI, memorized the multiplication tables up to 12.
  56. Due to the natural "momentum" of the ocean, saltwater fish cannot swim backwards.
  57. In ancient Greece, children of wealthy families were dipped in olive oil at birth to keep them hairless throughout their lives.
  58. It is nearly three miles farther to fly from Amarillo, Texas to Louisville, Kentucky than it is to return from Louisville to Amarillo.
  59. The "nine lives" attributed to cats is probably due to their having nine primary whiskers.
  60. The original inspiration for Barbie dolls comes from dolls developed by German propagandists in the late 1930s to impress young girls with the ideal notions of Aryan features. The proportions for Barbie were actually based on those of Eva Braun.
  61. The Venezuelan brown bat can detect and dodge individual raindrops in mid-flight, arriving safely back at his cave completely dry.

119 Comments:

Edwinek said...

@15: Of course, they would have to swim to the south pole first to actually obtain penguins. Truly amazing :)

Edwinek said...

@20, @24: Grin
Literally incredible. But fun all the same.

Anonymous said...

The one about the first Soccer world cup in 1930 in Uruguay is totally made up. The balls used where not monkey skulls wrapped in paper. My family is from there and that is a total lie.There have never been monkeys in Uruguay and the balls used where actually made in England and there where made of leather and not monkey skulls. You should check your facts a little better before posting this crap!

Anonymous said...

nearly certain none of this is true. most definitally not most of it

Anonymous said...

Most of these are bullshit, the McHaggis? Seriously?

Anonymous said...

Playboy was started in the '50's.
WWII ended in 1945.
How do history?

Anonymous said...

It took me to 20 before anything clicked on in my brain. Did the creator just want me too look like an idiot when I repeated 12 to my girlfriend?

chris said...

Silly putty has been around longer than latex condoms. It was used to remove sot from wall paper. when people used to used coal fired heaters.

Anonymous said...

These 'facts' are so fake it hurts.

Anonymous said...

is this some sort of late april fools day post? for one Playboy was first published in 1953, so how it ended up in WWII is interesting.

Johnson Family Research said...

http://www.quido.cz/objevy/psaci.a.htm

Christopher Latham scholes was the man who invented the Qwerty uiop keyboard.

Anonymous said...

http://www.quido.cz/objevy/psaci.a.htm

The qwerty uiop keyboard was invented by Christopher Latham Scholes look it up.

Anonymous said...

I have a friend who would believe every one of these. I once told him there was no Italian word for "chicken" and he believed me.

vanessa said...

load of rubbish!

Anonymous said...

Yeah a lot of these have no factual base..... such as the QWERTY one...complete bullshit

Phil said...

What a complete load of bullshit some people will believe anything

Anonymous said...

Fun but obviously inaccurate. Take fact #52, for example:

"In WWII the US military planned to airdrop over France propaganda in the form of Playboy magazine, with coded messages hidden in the models' turn-ons and turn-offs."

World War II lasted from 1939 to 1945. Playboy magazine wasn't founded until 1953.

Anonymous said...

I started to point out the inaccuracies on this list, but it wouldn't fit in the comment box.

"Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting." has to be my favorite. Pretty sure polar bears don't leave the arctic and no penguin species live north of the Tropic of Capricorn.

Anonymous said...

Many of these are complete crap. Replying 100 times overloads a spammer's server? Nope. Gerbils born pregnant? Nope.

Ronald Redito said...

I thought it was just 60, why is it 61?

Anonymous said...

am I being trolled o.O

Qwert Zuiop ;-) said...

European keyboards go Qwert Zuiop. So did he change his name???

HOAX: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_it_not_hungarian_inventor_named_Qwert_Yuiop_invented_the_keyboard

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure these are all lies.

Eydie said...

the first mcdonald's opened in california in 1955.

C Sperry said...

Funny thing about Playboy Magazine it didn't start until 1953, eight years after WW 2 ended.

Robert said...

you'd have to be a fool to believe this tripe

Anonymous said...

I can't tell whether this is supposed to be factual or not. I don't know if all of these are untrue, but quick fact checking proves a lot of these to be wrong.

Anonymous said...

The Mcdonalds one is wrong...

Anonymous said...

what a load of bollox. 60 made up facts more like

Anonymous said...

all of this is such fucking bullshit, the first mcdonalds did not open in scotland you idiots

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but so many of these are false that I quite gave up counting.

ELBSeattle said...

#50 is totally true. Additionally, if you part your hair way, way way over on your left side, you tend to be a vegan. If you part your hair all the way totally over on your right side, you tend to be a cannibal.

Anonymous said...

I really hope everyone reading this realises that the vast majority, if not all of these, are entirely false.

Anonymous said...

...none of these are true

Anonymous said...

Many of these are untrue.

Anonymous said...

Most of of these are wrong...

Anonymous said...

Biggest Load of crap I have read today

Klincewicz15 said...

As edwinek said, there are no penguins on the south pole, making the penguin stat impossible.

Klincewicz15 said...

I just realized almost all of these are lies

Anonymous said...

@24
TOTALLY FALSE.

scott said...

Im sorry, but half of these are completely obvious bullsh*t

Anonymous said...

What a load of shite!

Anonymous said...

It's on the internet, it's gotta be true!

Anonymous said...

i SERIOUSLY doubt the validity of most if not all these "facts".

Anonymous said...

Haha, these are all fake, but hillarious

Anonymous said...

Really? None of this is true at all.

Anonymous said...

A lot of these need to be fact checked :/ but it was fun to read.

Anonymous said...

These are mostly rubbish. With a small number of facts thrown in to lend credibility.

But mostly rubbish.

Anonymous said...

@50: i part my hair on the left side of my head and there's no way in hell i would ever be a vegetarian. i love meat way too much

Anonymous said...

Sources? Explanations? Several of these are not true. For example, the QWERTY keyboard layout was designed by Christopher Latham Sholes. Additionally, the shift in magnetic poles is a natural occurance; the poles have actually been known to switch every million years or so.

Rio said...

I don't think any of these are actually true...

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to call bullshit on a lot of these.

Anonymous said...

unfortunately some are incorrect :S
such as inventor Qwert Yuiop is false... its schole who developed the qwerty keyboard...

Anonymous said...

ahaha... at first i was like, WOAH WHAT! but i looked up mcdonalds origin, the first was in California, called Mcdonald's Bar-B-Que. I assume the rest are fake too... aww.

maddie said...

actually, the reason why "qwertyuiop" is on the keyboard at all is because all the letters were randomly spaced apart form eachother according to how often they appear side by side in a word. This is because when using the typewriter the keys would often be hit at the same time causing problems with the spelling of the words.

Anonymous said...

Is this all true?

Anonymous said...

It'd be great if you cited sources for these, since half of them are actually myths that have been disproved. Especially #24 - Keyboards used to be in alphabetical order but when computers became popularized the layout changed upon reevalution of ergonomics to what it is known today.

Anonymous said...

pretty sure that most of this is complete bullshit.. author you are what is wrong with the internet.

Anonymous said...

i notice a discrepancy between numbers 13 and 59

Anonymous said...

These are all false.

Anonymous said...

A guy names Qwert Yuiop did NOT invent the keyboard. :)

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_invented_the_Keyboard

Anonymous said...

I question the accuracy of this list. McDonald's official history website (http://www.aboutmcdonalds.com/mcd/our_company/mcd_history.html) alone proves some facts are incorrect. I watched a documentary specifically about McDonalds and realized this was wrong and when visiting the website, this was confirmed.

Anonymous said...

Wikipedia, various "googles" and the Mcdonald's offical website all confirm: "The first McDonald's restaurants opened in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Panama, Japan, the Netherlands, Germany, Australia, France, El Salvador and Sweden, in order of openings."

Check your facts.

Anonymous said...

Qwert Yuiop may not exist, let alone have invented anything..

Christopher Latham Sholes(1819-1890)
Sholes was a U.S. mechanical engineer who invented the first practical modern typewriter, patented in 1868. Sholes invented the typewriter with partners S. W. Soule and G. Glidden, that was manufactured (by Remington Arms Company) in 1873. He was born February 14, 1819 in Mooresburg, Pennsylvania, and died on February 17, 1890 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Christopher Sholes invented the typewriter.

Anonymous said...

It's been medically proven that sneezing would never produce enough force to "blow out your eyeballs."

Freddyk said...

i dont believe how dumb you all are, 2 seconds on snopes, 1 second on google or in fact being born with an IQ over 60 will tell you that all 60 of these are utterly false.

honestly, stop and question your common sense!

Anonymous said...

The first mcdonald's was built in Des Plaines, IL. It's still there, but it's not operating. There are vintage cars in the lot as a display and the whole restaurant is just a tourist attraction.

Anonymous said...

I feel obligated to inform anyone who didn't figure it out that not a one of these is true. But good job on the BS, author. If you believed these, go back over them, have a good laugh, and let it be a reminder how easy it is to be fooled.

LoserKing said...

This is all complete bullshit, but at least it's amusing.

Anonymous said...

The first McDonalds was opened in Southern California.

Anonymous said...

Polar Bears do NOT eat penguins, and the typewriter was a compilation of works created by many different mechanics in many different nations. Your information it suspect at best.

a sizzle said...

most of these facts are total bullshit.

Anonymous said...

This whole thing is utter bullshit.

George said...

Most of these are not true.
I don't have time to go through all of them, but the easiest is that the first McDonald's was in San Bernadino, California. Seriously? Who would believe that Camel cigarettes have ACTUAL pieces of camel in them?

Anonymous said...

A good portion of this is Bullshit!

smaks said...

These are nonsense... what a load of rubbish

Anonymous said...

Most of these are not true.

Anonymous said...

Most of these are not true.

Anonymous said...

The Qwert Yuiop one is not true at all. The letters are arranged strategically for easy of use by placing letters commonly used together close to each other

Connor said...

Anyone who can think logically can see that 50% of these clearly aren't true.

Anonymous said...

As a semi-intelligent male I will highlight the numbers of "facts" which clearly are not true;

14,
16,
21,
24,
27,
28,
30,
32,
33,
36,
41,
42,
44,
45,
46,
49,
50,
52,
53,
55,
56,
57,
59,
61.

And those I know without even looking it up that they're wrong, i'm sure more are.
Another thing i'm also sure of is that this comment won't get posted, but I just wanted you, the blogger and mod. that you are a god damn retard.

If you would like me to tell you why any or all of the "facts" I have highlighted are wrong my email address is,

Connor.Rhodes@hotmail.co.uk.

Use your brain before you post shit

Anonymous said...

Oh...no sources? Cool jokes you have there then.

Anonymous said...

agreed. Some of these are not even close to being believeable.

Anonymous said...

This is the biggest crock of shit I have read in some time.

I challenge you to reference your source materials.

From a quick scan my bs-o-meter went off with;
14,27,50,42,37,28

You suck, you suck, you suck. Die in a hole.

Anonymous said...

I have a hard time believing any fo these

Anonymous said...

More than a few of these are false. Numbers 7, 16, and 24 are as far as I got before I decided to stop reading this garbage. Look them up and don't believe everything you read on the internet.

Anonymous said...

I can prove literally all of these false.

Grace said...

If you part your hair on the right side, you were born to be carnivorous. If you part it on the left, your physical and psychological make-up is that of a vegetarian.

^ holy crap, I'm vegetarian and I have always parted my hair on the left. I never liked meat, have always leaned toward a vegetarian diet, even before I knew what vegetarianism was.

Anonymous said...

I stopped reading when they became ridiculously impossible. (#3)

Gerbils are not, and can not be born pregnant.

This is a list for the gullible.

Anonymous said...

qwertyuiop invented the typewriter? hahaa

Anonymous said...

not all of this is even true, first mcdonalds was in 1940 in california...check your facts before you post stuff like this because that takes away your credibility on the rest of the "facts"

Anonymous said...

@52: Didn't the first Playboy come out in 1953... roughly eight years after WWII?

Randy said...

24. The typewriter was invented by Hungarian immigrant Qwert Yuiop, who left his "signature" on the keyboard.

False. The name comes from the first six letters (keys) appearing in the top letter row of the keyboard, read left to right: Q-W-E-R-T-Y. The QWERTY design is based on a layout created by Christopher Latham Sholes in 1873 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the Sholes and Glidden typewriter and sold to Remington in the same year, when it first appeared in typewriters. After it purchased the device, Remington made several adjustments which created a keyboard with what is essentially the modern QWERTY layout.

Now what else is false from these "amazing but true facts"?

Anonymous said...

this list is full of bullsh*t

Betsy Jane said...

First McDonalds was NOT opened in Scotland but in the USA, in 1940, trademarked 1961.

Anonymous said...

It surprises me how many of these are fake. A monkey skull used as a soccer ball in 1930? Really? You could do so much better. This is so disappointing. "Sixty Amazing but True Facts!" I can't bring myself to believe any of them seeing as almost all of them can be proven fake if you know how to use a Google search.

Anonymous said...

yeah all this is bullshit. the thing with the poles slowly moving due to electronic appliances- actually, some people think that the poles will flip soon (not "soon" to us, but in a global time scale, but it does happen quickly) and the dog butt leaving no germs- thats ridiculous, their are germs absolutely everywhere, especially on animals.

Anonymous said...

A lot of these are completely false, and a bunch defy common sense, which leads me to distrust the rest.

Anonymous said...

You know many of these are quite untrue. A quick touch of research shows many of these to be flat out lies.

But some are entertaining!

Anonymous said...

@52

not all of these are true any fan would know playboy was not founded till 1953

Google it.

Anonymous said...

Utter lies, at least some of them.

Anonymous said...

you guys, every single one of these is false, you know that right?

Anonymous said...

A few of these are completely false

ZEPP said...

Funny, my Labrador told me she dreams of pineapples. Of course, she also hates bananas...

Anonymous said...

I doubt that many of these are "Facts"

Anonymous said...

A lot of these are completely fabricated bullshit and wive's tales.
Please check your facts people, and don't take everything for its face value.

Anonymous said...

Wow, a good chunk of these are total BS!

Anonymous said...

Lol...I read on exactly this homepage that to "cost an arm and a leg" comes from painters who charged per limb. Can't you decide already? ;)

Anonymous said...

None of these are particularly amazing, especially since most are not even true. Prehensile penises? Puhleese. You'd have to be pretty stupid to fall for that.

Anonymous said...

this has lots of fun statements, but they are definitely not facts

Jack said...

Oh, I get it, they're spoofs. My bad

Anonymous said...

most of this is total crap

Anonymous said...

I wonder if people actually believe this garbage

Anonymous said...

I part my hair on the left and I friggin LOVE meat!!! Especially pork!

Komakino said...

I love it that people are getting all shirty with "Most of these aren't even true, check your facts"... of COURSE they're not true! None of them is! The point is that people usually read pages like these and believe everything they say. On this occasion the author has had some fun and posted 61 items of total bullshit. And just look at how many people are taking even *some* of them seriously!

Anonymous said...

I love the fact that people are getting angry about the idea that McDonald's was invented in Scotland and Playboy was used during the second World War, but no one is making a deal out of the fact that it says 1/6th of your life is spent on Wednesdays or that it is possible to get blood from a stone, nor that a list of 60 facts actually has 61 items.

Anonymous said...

What is even funnier than the list itself are the moronic responses to it. Hillarious!

Anonymous said...

Funny list, i get it. funnier replies.

Anonymous said...

I say the writer had a great sense of humor and has managed to get a lot of folks riled up about nothing. very amusing list of non-facts.

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