Tuesday, January 11, 2011

10 Awesomely Random Facts That Will Probably Never Be On Jeopardy

I was unable to check the truthfulness of these, but I found them at the Amazing Fact Generator:

  1. In 10th-century Burma, King Theinhko ate a farmer’s cucumbers without permission. The farmer killed the king and took the throne.
  2. A shampoo containing real beer was marketed in the 1970s under the brand name Body On Tap.
  3. The average life span of a Major League Baseball is 7 pitches.
  4. Despite the name, catgut was never made out of our feline friends. It was originally made out of sheep intestines.
  5. At Fatburger, you can order a ‘Hypocrite’ –- a veggie burger topped with crispy strips of bacon.
  6. In the early stage version of The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy’s faithful companion Toto was replaced by a cow named Imogene.
  7. Only pharaohs were allowed to eat mushrooms in ancient Egypt.
  8. Giant squids have been known to feast on baby whales.
  9. Giraffes have the highest blood pressure of any mammal.
  10. Scott Joplin’s famous piano song, “Maple Leaf Rag,” was not named for the leaf or for Canada, but for the Maple Leaf Club, a social gathering place in Sedalia, Missouri.


I challenge you to try to work these into conversation today. 

Example:  Somebody is telling you a story.  Regardless of their point say, “Yeah, I know.  It’s kind of like what happened to King Theinhko.  I guess its true what they say, never mess with a cucumber farmer”. 

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