Fact List

Interesting Facts of the Day

Here are interesting facts of the day.

1-5 Facts of the day

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  • An octopus named Otto caused an aquarium power outage by climbing to the edge of his tank and shooting a jet of water at a bright light that was annoying him. He’s also been seen juggling hermit crabs, throwing rocks at the glass and re-arranging his tank surroundings. – Source
  • After a waitress at a pizzeria helped a customer choose the numbers for a winning lottery ticket in 1984, he ‘tipped’ her $3,000,000 – half of his $6,000,000 prize money. – Source
  • Leonard Nimoy met many fans who became scientists because of Spock’s example, and talked to the ‘Star Trek’ actor as if he were a fellow researcher. Nimoy always nodded and told them, “Well, it certainly looks like you’re headed in the right direction.” – Source
  • A bridge built in 2003 in northern Costa Rica is colloquially known as ‘Backstab Bridge’. It was paid for, designed and built by Taiwan only for Costa Rica to cut off ties with Taiwan in favour of China. – Source
  • Tom Delonge quit Blink-182 not because of artistic differences, but because he wanted to research the existence of aliens. – Source

6-10 Facts of the day

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  • Jerusalem has been destroyed twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and captured and recaptured 44 times. – Source
  • The word “Afghanistanism”, which means the practice of concentrating on problems in distant parts of the world while ignoring controversial local issues, is almost 70 years old. – Source
  • When Luxembourg was liberated from nazism in 1944, the returning government was so impressed with some regulations and laws concerning tax and employment the nazis had made, that it decided to simply keep them. – Source
  • The Ottoman Empire’s Sultan Ibrahim I had 280 of his concubines drowned in the ocean after one of them slept with another man. – Source
  • Search and rescue dogs searching for survivors after 9/11 would experience depression-like symptoms because they couldn’t find survivors, only bodies. – Source

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