Learn something new every day

Learn something new every day

You learn something new every day; what did you learn today?

ABBA turned down 1 billion US dollars to do a 100 concert reunion tour

that Anthony Hopkins holds the record for shortest performance to win a lead actor Oscar: less than 16 minutes of screen time in The Silence Of The Lambs.

23,000 North Koreans have defected to the South, and only 2 South Koreans have defected to the North.

that Johnny Cash’s real name was initials that didn’t stand for anything (J.R.) because his parents couldn’t think of a name for him when he was born. Johnny is actually his stage name.

That only three percent of birds have a penis, most male and females mush their two holes together and the male transfers sperm in a move known as a “cloacal kiss”

That Australian Aboriginals have a form of execution in which they curse the offender who often dies after a few days as they believe so strongly in the ritual.

In 2004 makers of “Action Man”, Hasbro asked children to vote on whether the main villain should be allowed to live. They killed him

In 2000 the KKK adopted a stretch of highway near St Louis, the MO government responded by renaming the road the “Rosa Parks Highway”.

That smelling coffee or coffee beans acts as an olfactory palate cleanser. This means that when you smell something after smelling coffee, you get the full effect, and there is no nasal fatigue.

Downloading copyrighted movies, music and games is legal in the Netherlands. To compensate rights holders, the government added a “piracy tax” to storage media, laptops and tablets.

Saint Nicholas, commonly associated with Santa Claus, is the Patron Saint of prostitutes

Government vehicles in Cuba are legally required to pick up any hitchhikers.

A small percentage of static on televisions is actually radioactive resonance from the big bang 13 billion years ago.

Nikola Tesla planned to secretly experiment on children, lining the walls of schoolrooms with high-voltage lines, believing that exposing them to the energy would make them healthier and smarter, and he believed every home in the future would soon do likewise.

No physical clone trooper armor was ever produced for Star Wars prequels. Every Clone trooper was CGI.

Shaq was an early investor in Google.

Daylight Savings doesn’t actually save electricity. It still exists because it helps the economy.

The Black Mamba snake, one of the most poisonous snakes in the world, contains pain-relieving compounds called mambalgins which could be a better painkiller (and with less side effects) than morphine.