Before the invention of electricity, there was a “spice clock”, a clock that opened a different compartment of spices each hour so that people waking in the night could taste the time before going back to sleep.
US income inequality is on par with Russia and Turkey.
Speedometers tell you you’re going 10% faster to account for accuracy errors.
The Wilhelm scream is a frequently-used film and television stock sound effect first used in 1951 for the film Distant Drums. The effect gained new popularity (its use often becoming an in-joke) after it was used in Star Wars and many other blockbuster films as well as television programs and video games. The scream is often used when someone is falling to his death from great height. Here is a compilation of the Wilhelm scream from a variety of movies.
The Guinness Book of World Records lists the Feb. 15, 2003, protest in Rome against the Iraq war as the largest ever with 3 MILLION people.
A dog can instinctively solve calculus problems when playing fetch.
Mozart, ever the comedian, wrote a piece of music in 1782 for six voices called “lick me in the ass” (“Leck mich im Arsch”) or more colloquially “kiss my ass”. For the more technically minded musicians amongst you, it is K. 231 (K. 382c). He also wrote a piece called “Lick my ass until it is nice and clean” (K.233/382d). Despite the risk of shocking you all, here are the lyrics to the second song.
Lick my ass nicely,
lick it nice and clean,
nice and clean, lick my ass.
That’s a greasy desire,
like the licking of roast meat, my daily activity.
Three will lick more than two,
come on, just try it,
and lick, lick, lick.
Everybody lick his own ass himself.
George Lucas has a daughter who is a professional MMA/cagefighter.
A ~2500 years old sword was discovered in China with untarnished condition.
When a soviet anthropologist exhumed Timur’s body, he found inside the casket an inscription saying, “Who ever opens my tomb, shall unleash an invader more terrible than I“. Two days later the Nazi’s invaded the U.S.S.R.