Where strange fact and stranger fiction collide
Once again I am back to learning a new thing a day and writing it don and sharing it with you at the end of the month (give or take a day or 2)
Those of you who follow DCotU may notice I missed August and September. This is because for August, when I opened up my Word document I kept these recorded in, it was empty around August 24th (I live in a perpetual cybernetic Bermuda triangle) and I just didn’t feel like starting from scratch or racking my memory for the ones I lost. And apparently just didn’t feel it for September.
So without any further delay here are the new things I learned each day in October.
1st– When Khrushchev denounced Stalin, many Russians listening where so shocked they had to take nitroglycerin pills.
2nd– The USS Hornet the aircraft carrier that recovered the Apollo 11 space capsule when it returned to earth, was the first ship built that was too large for the Panama Canal.
3Rd– The mathematical proof for 1+1=2 is 163 pages long.
4th In 2012 Felix Baumgartner jumped form a balloon in the stratosphere to become the first person to break the sound barrier without being in a vehicle.
5th– The Spanish National Anthem has no words.
6th– George Washington wore makeup and lipstick.
7Th The Basenji dog is the only dog who cannot bark.
8th– Most cruise ships have a morgue incase a passenger dies.
9th– Disney once planned to open a theme park dedicated solely to villains.
10th– 10,000 Creoles escaping the Hattian revolution in the 1800’s, moved to New Orleans doubling the city’s population.
11th– Never Mind the Bullocks was the Sex Pistols only studio album.
12th- Movie trailers were originally shown after the movie that is why they are called trailers.
13th- A stretched out slinky is 87 feet long.
15th– Andorra is the only country where Catalan is a national language.
16th– A bunch of jelly fish are called a smack.
17th– Boris Yelsin’s first question to Bill Clinton when they met in person was “Do you think OJ did it?”
18th-Breakfast cereal icon Capn’ Crunch’s name is Horatio Magellan Crunch, and is the skipper of a ship called The Guppy.
19th– A mono-typic genus only has one species in the entire genus.
20th– Random house distributes DC titles to book stores. Diamond Comic Distributors deliver them to comic book stores.
21st– Approximately 3000 people are killed by hippopotamus each year.
22nd– Vikings had slaves.
23rd– Astronaut Gene Cernan carved his daughters initials on the moon.
24Th– All the clocks in Pulp Fiction are stuck at 4:20.
25th– Until 2011 Russia didn’t consider beer alcohol, before then it was classified as a soft drink
26th– Coconut crabs get as big as a meter long and can walk on land, they get their name rom the ability to rack open a coconut with their pinchers.
27th– Oregon has 54 covered bridges.
28th –Indonesia is the world’s 3rd biggest democracy.
29th– California Produces more milk than any other state.
30th– Sarah Winchester was fascinated by the number 13 and used it often in building her Mystery house There are 13 bathrooms, many windows have 13 panes, chandeliers have 13 candles, and so forth.
31st. Historically on Halloween instead of saying Trick or treat, children would go door to door and dance, sing or recite a prayer for a treat