Fact List

Interesting Facts of the Day

  • The 1989 Super Bowl halftime show featured “the world’s largest card trick” performed by Elvis Presto, an Elvis-impersonating magician. – Source
  • The “Sailors’ Handshake” is a special handshake that can detect if a potential partner has Syphilis. – Source
  • After World War II, Denmark declined an offer of $100,000,000 from the United States to buy Greenland. – Source
  • Haskell Free Library is built on the US/Canadian border. Exiting the library through the opposite entrance requires one to report to the country’s customs thereafter. – Source
  • Americans eat 69 million pounds of avocados on Super Bowl Sunday. – Source
  • In the final fight scene between General Zod and Superman, Bruce Wayne’s logo and company name (Wayne Financial) can be seen on the satellite that is destroyed during combat.
  • There was a Museum of Menstruation with over 4000 items related to menstruation and it was the only collection of its kind in the world. It closed in 1998. – Source
  • In North Carolina, a 59-year-old man homeless with a clean record once held up a bank for $1 with the purpose of being sent to prison to receive free healthcare. – Source
  • Professional p*rn censors in China get paid to watch over 150 pornographic DVDs each week, start to finish. – Source
  • The Beatles asked Stanley Kubrick to direct Lord of the Rings starring George as Gandalf, Paul as Frodo, Ringo as Sam, and John as Gollum but J.R.R. Tolkien wouldn’t let them do it. – 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.

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