Fact List

Interesting Facts of the Day

  • Bald Eagle was removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in 2007. It is now under the “Least Concern” category of endangerment. – Source
  • A man named Roger Tullgren in Sweden reportedly went to 300 heavy metal concerts in one year which left him unable to hold down a job. He has succeeded in having his heavy metal music obsession declared as an addiction that requires state disability benefits. – Source
  • Then J.K. Rowling lost her billionaire status because she donated most of her money to charity. – Source
  • It took 20,000 men to build the Taj mahal that included sculptors from Bukhara, calligraphers from Syria and Persia, inlayers from southern India, stonecutters from Baluchistan, a specialist in building turrets, another who carved only marble flowers. – Source
  • There is a hotel in Port-au-Prince Haiti with rooms named after celebrity guests such as Marlon Brando and Mick Jagger. In the 1970s, its poolside rivaled that of the Beverly Hills Hotel and Haiti was a popular Caribbean retreat. – Source
  •  Steven Spielberg wanted to direct a James Bond film but was turned down by Eon Productions. When he told this to George Lucas, Lucas said he had a film that was just like it but even better. The story was about an archaeologist named Indiana. – Source
  •  Mark Zuckerberg is actually only five foot seven inches tall, but he stages his photos to exaggerate his height. – Source
  • Dalai Lama owns the smallest vineyard in the world, which is located in Switzerland. It consists of only three vines and has an area of 1.67 meters squared. – Source
  • Young Greek hoplites (citizen soldiers) had to dress in heavy armor and run a foot race of 1,300 ft. in the Olympics. This was done to develop the battlefield tactic of rushing to the Persian lines in rapid pace so as to counter their archers. – Source
  • When the band Judas Priest appeared on The Simpsons, they were mistakenly defined as “death metal”. The producers decided to apologize for the mistake by having Bart Simpson writing “Judas Priest is not ‘Death Metal'” in the opening sequence chalkboard gag. – Source

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  • Number 2
    Why not mention the title of the show you are talking about. It’s like trying to have a conversation with my wife. Something happened in season 6 of something? Good to know.

  • With Disney’s acquisition of the Star Wars properties, Emperor Palpatine retroactively has the highest kill count of any Disney character, since it was presumably him who gave the order to destroy Alderaan.

  • Thank you for your posting on the random facts. I too love random facts.

    Here is one fact that occurred to me and my friend Rigo and our lady friend Smupa.

    We were on a journey of the mind, body, and soul in a small vessel adrift on the vast ocean.
    At some point along the way, a series of humongous bubbles surfaced just beneath our tiny vessel, nearly capsizing us in the process.

    A sharply foul odor was soon realized, causing in us an unusual sequence of events.

    Rigo began to leap like a spider monkey from starboard to port at various intervals!

    Smupa faded into a most relaxed state and began smiling in a most uncontrollable manner.

    As for me, I began to vomit all of the frustrations that I had brought aboard our voyage, casting my eyes upon a visual collage of swirling colors and existences.

    Smupa then passed gas from the bottom.

    It was then that the eureka moment struck! I then posed the question:

    Do Whales Fart?

    Upon our safe return from our voyage, Smupa and I did some research into this potentiality. Following are our findings.

    DO WHALES FART?

    The short answer is yes, whales do indeed fart, flatus or pass gas depending on how you like to phrase it.

    In fact whales, dolphins and porpoises are all marine mammals belonging to the cetacean species and they are all known to fart.

    Today there are around 80 – 90 known species of cetacea currently in existence and they encompass all of the worlds major oceans from the tropics to the coldest of the northern and southern polar hemispheres.

    When it comes to passing gas, farting is a common characteristic that most land and marine mammals have in common with one another.

    Passing gas allows animals to release air that is trapped inside their stomach, which could lead to digestive problems, stomach cramps or other complications if not removed from the body.

    When an animal passes gas or farts the air that comes out of the body comes primarily from two main sources.

    The first source comes from oxygen that is pulled in through the air either while breathing (inhaling and exhaling) or when consuming food or drinking water; and since all mammals eat food and require oxygen to survive they all take in air.

    The second source of air or gas comes from food that is broken down by enzymes, stomach acids and bacteria in the stomach, which creates toxic gasses that need to be removed from the body to prevent it from doing harm to the individuals digestive system.

    In order to release these gases animals need a way to expel them from the body and for most mammals this means that the toxic gas has to exit through either the mouth, which causes burping or through the an*l tract which causes farting.

    The gases that are expelled from a fart are mostly composed of hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and methane.

    The reason some gasses smell worse than others is because of the breakdown of the foods involved.

    Certain foods can cause obnoxious orders when released as gas while others do not.

    From some of the statements researchers have made about whales farting they have concluded that yes, it stinks when a whale farts.

    When a whale farts or passes gas underwater the sound is believed to be suppressed by the surrounding water making it silent or at least quite compared to the gas that is expelled from land based animals.

    In some cases bubbles or clouds can be seen rising to the surface of the water when a whale passes gas.

    Those most likely to experience whales farting are likely to be researchers involved in following whales and researching their dung or gathering information about their gestation period, habitat, social structure and other important factors.

    In some cases this may also be observed by tourists and whale watchers that are hoping to get a glance of these marine mammals in their natural habitat.

    Unfortunately not much research has been done on this topic, however there have been researchers who have experienced and confirmed that yes whales do indeed fart.

  • Despite its box office failure, Warner Brothers shipped 320,000 rental copies to US video stores, a figure a spokesman freely admitted was “out of whack” with the film’s performance in the theaters. What movie? No reference.

  • “The actors snorted crushed B vitamins for scenes that involved cocaine.”

    What movie?? No source. Why do you guys keep copying and pasting random movie trivia, without including the movie title? Many people have commented on the lack of information. Do you guys even read the comments section anymore?

  • “The shooter in the infamous Vietcong execution photo opened a pizzeria in suburban Virginia after the Vietnam War. A lot of people see this picture and think he’s the bad guy, but really he was executing a viet cong officer.” – Implying the US weren’t the bad guys during Vietnam haha

  • There are many different species of snakes in Canada and it’s considerably colder here than Ireland. Not to mention that the Ice Age affected Canada more.

  • “After the lobby shootout, the camera pans back showing the aftermath of the gunfight in the lobby. During this a piece of one of the pillars falls off. This happened by coincidence during the filming and was not planned, but was left since it seemed appropriate.”

    Why do you consistently offer facts about UNIDENTIFIED movies???

  • The age of consent in Nigeria is 18 but some northern states use islamic laws called Sharia Law, that’s the law with 11 as the age of consent. I’m a Nigerian.

  • I was very pleasantly surprised by the picture of that chess set in the link for #7, it’s quite tasteful, I expected something gaudier.

  • This facts, “Dogs have “incomplete cheeks,” which allow them to open their mouths wide but, conversely it also means that they can’t create suction like humans, resulting in scooping water backwards with their tongues.”, source is a youtube video of a dog drinking. I think that this article would better represent the fact as it sources the researchers – https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2011/06/no-cheeks-no-problem/. It also explains how dogs are able to swallow the water after it is already in their mouth.

  • The Maple Syrup fact – ” Grades of maple syrup indicate color and flavor, not quality: Grade A is lighter and milder than grade B.” source doesn’t contain any information regarding this fact. It only says Maple Syrup twice, and those times are in reference to measurements. It should be changed to a source actually pertaining to Maple Syrup grades. Old Source – https://www.foodnetwork.com/how-to/articles/how-to-make-perfect-pancakes ; Suggested New Source – https://www.maplesource.com/pure-maple-syrup-grades-explained/

  • Elon Musk and GM are in the race to build the first mass-market electric car <- Tesla is already a mass-market car company??? GM reached out to Tesla to assist with the Chevy Volt. I smell a clickbait.

  • Fidel Castro did not “liberate” Cuba. He did, however, Liberate the Cubans from their freedom, rights, and ability to vote for anyone else but him.

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