Where strange fact and stranger fiction collide
So these are the new things I learned durring the last month and the day I learned them.
1st– Penguins have an organ in their head that allow them to convert saltwater to fresh water.
2nd– In 1993 a referendum was held in San Francisco to allow police officer Bob Geary to patrol with his ventriloquist dummy.
3rd– More money is printed, each year, for the game Monopoly that real money in the whole world.
4th– Makhi Cheeni are the tallest breed of goat in the worlds.
5th– Only male whales make the noise called ‘whale song”
6th – The video game Desert Bus where you drive a bus from Tuscan AZ to Las Vegas NV for 8 hours and nothing happens except you have to keep pushing the joystick to the left or you go off the road, was to be a mini-game for a bigger game called pen and Tellers Smoke and mirrors.
7th– In 1927 the US Secretary of Commerce awarded a pilots license to Santa Claus.
8th– It is illegal to sell Coca-Cola in North Korea and Cuba.
9th– Before Stanly Kubrick took over the filming of A Clockwork Orange, Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones were intended to play the Droogs.
10th– Uma Thurman’s father Robert was the first American ordained a Tibetan Buddhist monk.
11Th– Between December 9th and 13th in 1952, in an event called The Great Smog, pollution was so think in London that 4,000 people died.
12th– Half of the fatalities suffer by the American Army in World War One were caused by the flu.
13th– Elephants can’t jump.
14th– The Grammy Awards originally came from the Hollywood Stars Walk of fame, when it was concluded that not everyone who deserved recognition would be able to get a Walk of fame Star.
15th Only the USA produces more software than Ireland.
16th– Benjamin Franklin wrote an essay about Farting.
17th– The walkway for the inner garden of The Bank of London, is made of broken up gravestones, for a cemetery that was moved for an expansion of the bank.
18th– Ernest Hemingway, took a Tommy gun when he went fishing, in case he ran into sharks.
19th– The Sun Tabloid, had readers send them 2,500 copies of the painting The Crying Boy, that it claimed had supernatural powers and was found unscathed in house fires, which it destroyed I n a huge bond fire. (The reason why this painting was not damaged in house fires is that it was reproduced on hardwood that had a higher ignition temperature than most house items)
20th– Johnny Dep bought a painting of a clown painted by serial Killer John Wayne Gacey, it was rumored that the painting so bothered him so much after buying it, that the actor developed a sever fear of clowns.
21st– A Saudi Arabian text book had to be pulled out of social studies classes because it had a picture of King Faisal, in the UN with Yoda.
22nd– The voice of Siri on IPhones is Susan Bennett
23rd– The coywolf is hybrid of a gray wolf and a Coyote.
24th– Tron was not nominated for an academy award for special effects, in 1982, because they Academy thought that it cheated by using computers.
25th– In Poland spiders or spider webs are common Christmas tree decorations because legend has it that a spider wove a blanket for the Baby Jesus.
26th– Laurence Fishburne was only 14, and lied about his age to get the role of “Mr. Clean.” On Apocalypse Now.
27th– The sounds made by the Brachiosaurs in Jurassic Park were a combination of whale and donkey sounds.
28th– When Harvey Weinstein wanted to edit Princess Mononoke to make it more marketable, the director Hayao Miyazaki sent him a katana with a simple message: “No cuts.”
29th– Luisa Katherine Addams Married to John Quincy Adams, she was the first foreign born First Lady.
30th– In 2002, Steven Spielberg finally finished college after a 33-year hiatus. He turned in Schindler’s List for his student film requirement.
31st– In Star Trek Bone’s line “I am a doctor not a…” was a running gag lifted from the 1933 movie The Kennel Murder Case