Trivial Facts and Fancies

Posted by M ws On Monday, November 5, 2012 0 comments


  •    If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
  •     Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves.
  •     The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in the USA'
  •     The mask used by Michael Myers in the original Halloween was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
  •     The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'.
  •     The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
  •     By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.
  •     Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
  •     Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look alike contest.
  •     In Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift described the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, giving their exact size and speeds of rotation. He did this more than 100 years before either moon was discovered.
  •     Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
  •     An old law in Bellingham, Wash. made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.
  •     Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.
  •     Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.


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