Where strange fact and stranger fiction collide
This is what I learned last month and the day I learned it on.
1st During World War Two the war board demanded a 10% reduction in the fabric used to create women’s bathing suits. This lead to the rise in popularity of the two-piece bathing suit that would eventually become the bikini.
2nd During World War Two, the B-29 Super fortress was only used in the Pacific theater.
3rd Gene Rodenberry named the enterprises helmsmen Sulu after the Sulu sea, because it touched many Asian countries and he wanted the character to represent many different Asian cultures.
4th The company that makes Roombas, say they often get notes when people sending them in for repairs saying they want their original back not a new one, because they have grown attached to it and want ‘Their robots” back.
5th The novel Bambi: Life in the Woods, was first written in German and as not for children but an analogy of the conditions Jews surfaced in Pre- World War Two Germany.
6th Lenin’s will warns that instead of Stalin Russia should chose someone who is wiser and more gentle as the person to succeed him.
7th There is a law is Switzerland saying you cannot own just one Guinee pig.
8th Chicago got its name the Windy City not because of the weather but because journalist thought the city was full of windbags.
9th Bugsy Segal want to make Portland into a gambling town like Las Vegas but the day he visited the city it rained for 24 strait and he decided no one would want to visit a town with so much rain.
10th German Chocolate is names after Sam German.
11th The Supreme Court has a basketball court which is called “The Highest Court in the Nation”
12th In Germany it is legal to drive naked but if you leave the car without clothes it is illegal.
13th Neil Armstrong’s application for becoming an astronaut was a week late, a friend snuck it in even though it was past the deadline.
14th Marie Currie is the only person to win the Noble Prize for two different sciences
15th Comic sans font is based on the typeset used for the comic book the Watchmen.
16th The script for the 1956 movie Moby Dick was written by ray Bradbury.
17th Growing up Melanie Griffith’s family had a 400 lbs lion named Neal.
18th The sequel to the Blob, Beware the Blob was directed by Larry Hagman.
19th The leg bone of bats are so thin no bat can walk.
20th The most common food allergy is cow’s milk.
21st it took more money to make the movie Pearl harbor than it did to rebuild the actual harbor after the Japanese attack.
22nd. In 2009 a scientific search for the Loch Ness Monster didn’t find the monster but did find 100,000 golf balls.
23rd in 1983 the city of Redondo beach made the Good Year Blimp its official bird.
24th Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state.
25th The 1960’s Adam West TV show Batman double the sales of Batman comics when it was on the air.
26th The city of Oslo gives the people of the United Kingdom a Christmas tree each year to put in Trafalgar Square, for the British peoples support of Norway during World War II.
27th A nautical mile is based on one minute of latitude
28th Dr Suses spent a year writing The at in the Hat.
29th In an original draft of the poem we now call the raven the titular bird was a parrot.
30th The TV ad song “I want to be a Toys R Us Kid” was written by famed author James Patterson.