Fun facts right? I guess it’s time to take a break. A cup of joe wouldn’t be necessary – just these 30+ interesting fun facts will power you for the rest of your day. And by the way, who don’t need fun facts? Please do share if you find this post interesting. You may also like funny, easy, but tricky riddles.
20+ Fun Facts
1. The voice of Winnie Pooh
Jim Cummings, the voice of Winnie Pooh, calls sick children in hospitals and talks to them as if he were the character.
2. One Joe fact here…
The first webcam pointed to a coffee maker. It was invented by researchers at the University of Cambridge to monitor coffee.
3. Einstein again!
When Albert Einstein was asked if he knew the speed of sound, he replied: “I do not have that information in my head since it is available in books.”
4. Marie Curie’s notes are still radioactive
5. Suzanne Collins
The creator of “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins, also wrote for Nickelodeon’s “Clarissa Explains Everything” show.
6. The original website of the movie Space Jam is still online
7. 20 karateka women for protection. Really?
In 1979, Japan offered Margaret Thatcher, the new Prime Minister of England, 20 karateka women for protection.
…she did not accept the offer.
8. Hard work pays
Before Google will launch Gmail, there was “G-Mail”; a free email service offered by the Garfield website.
9. Condoms; not guns for war
During the Cold War, the CIA considered launching huge condoms to demoralize the soldiers of the Soviet Union before a completely superior army anatomically.
10. Thomas Edison
This was said about Thomas Edison: “He had no hobbies, he was not excited about anything and he despised the most elementary rules of hygiene.”
…the words are from Nikola Tesla.
11. In 1980, Detroit awarded Saddam Hussein with keys to the city
12. In the video game Super Mario Bros, the bushes are clouds painted green
13. When the fruit fly is infected with a parasite, it looks for alcohol as a medicine
14. Christopher Columbus
In 1493, Christopher Columbus thought he had seen sirens. Probably mistaken for a manatee or sea cow.
“They were not as pretty as they described themselves but somehow on their face they look like a man,” he wrote.
15. Taco Bell is named after its founder: Glen Bell
16. iPhone or Windows phone
In 2007, the CEO of Microsoft said: “There is no option that the iPhone will have a market significance.”
The words were from Steve Ballmer.
17. ATM for prostitutes
The first ATM was considered a failure since it was only used by prostitutes and gamblers.
Why? It was used by people who could not face the bank teller face to face.
18. The 10 million women offer
In 1973, Mao Zedong offered Henry Kissinger 10 million women to go to the United States
The excuse? China was an excessively female country.
19. Super Bowl in 1967
For the first Super Bowl, they were still in commercials when the second half started. The referees had to ask that the game start again.
This for the Super Bowl of American football in 1967.
20. Giraffe courtship rules
The male giraffe determines the fertility of a female by tasting her urine. If you pass the test, the courtship continues.
21. Hitler’s mustache
Hitler had the idea of his characteristic mustache thanks to an occasion in which he had to cut it because he had to use a gas mask. Here is a picture of him in his youth before starting to trim his mustache.
22. If we sliced an airplane, that’s how it would look
23. Michael Collins
Astronaut Michael Collins is the only human alive or dead that does not appear in this photo.