Thanks to Mental Floss I have a new source of random facts. I love little bits of useless knowledge that I promptly forget. For the moment I enjoy and revel in the knowledge and if I write it down I can hopefully find it later. If not, oh well. Good for me I found this random fact generator at Mental Floss. So this is either good news for you or bad news if you are not into random facts. Let me share a few of these beautiful amazing facts with you today that I discovered.
On Good Friday in 1930, the BBC reported, “There is no news.” Instead, they played piano music.
Marie Curie remains the only person to earn Nobel prizes in two different sciences.
Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th.
In the 18th century, wealthy British landowners hired ornamental hermits to live in their gardens.
At the Gettysburg reunion in 1913, two men purchased a hatchet, walked to the site where their regiments had fought, and buried it.
An episode of Peppa Pig was pulled from Australian television for teaching children not to fear spiders.
Chock Full o’ Nuts coffee does not contain nuts. It’s named for a chain of nut stores that the founder converted into coffee shops.
The first pair of Nike running shoes was made in a waffle iron.
Murmurations are the graceful, undulating patterns starlings create when they flock together in the sky. Scientists are still unsure how the birds coordinate their movements so quickly.
Boring, Oregon and Dull, Scotland have been sister cities since 2012. In 2017, they added Bland Shire, Australia to their “League of Extraordinary Communities.”
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