10 Facts Tuesday #12

And here we are again! 10 facts Tuesday! Have fun!

1. In New York, it is illegal to sell a haunted house without telling the buyer.

2. It would take a sloth one month to travel one mile.

3. It is considered good luck in Japan when a sumo wrestler makes your baby cry.

4. Mountain lions chirp and whistle like birds.

5. If 33 million people held hands, they could make it all the way around the equator (a lot of them would drown, though).

6. Platypuses don’t have stomachs.

7. The average human produces 2 pints of saliva every day.

8. A tarantula can live without food for more than two years.

9. If you started with $0.01 and doubled your money every day, it would take 27 days to become a millionaire.

10. In France, it is legal to marry a dead person.

10 Facts Tuesday #11

Yaaaaaaaaaaay! It’s time to learn some stuff and then some more stuff!

1. In 2013 PayPal accidentally deposited  $92,000,000,000,000,000 (quadrillion) to a man’s account!

2. There is a 51% chance that a flipped coin will land on the side that was facing up when it was flipped.

3. In Japan, the odds of being killed by a gun is about the same as an American’s chance of being killed by lightning.

4. In 1386 a pig in France was executed by public hanging for killing a child.

5. James Earl Jones was paid a total of $7,500 for his two-hour vocal work as Darth Vader in the Star Wars Movies.

6. Interracial marriage in the United States was banned in 1664 and wasn’t legalized until 1967.

7. Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

8. In 2005, a fortune cookie company got the lottery numbers right, resulting in 110 winners.

9. The largest recorded snowflake was in Montana during 1887 – it was 15 inches wide.

10. It takes more than 4 tons of grapes to produce 1 ton of raisins.

And now you’re more smarter!

10 Facts Tuesday #10

Hey! I’ve done 10 of these today! Do I get an award? I like money. Gimme some of that.


1. The Chupa Chups logo was designed by Salvador Dalí.

2. The United Kingdom eats more cans of baked beans than the rest of the world combined.

3. A group of pandas is called an ’embarrassment’.

4. ‘Ah, Satan sees Natasha’ spelled backward is ‘Ah, Satan sees Natasha’.

5. Russia has a larger surface area than Pluto.

6. The ‘TomTato’ is a plant that produces both potatoes and tomatoes.

7. The first animals in space were fruit flies, launched in a V-2 rocket by the US in 1947. The fruit flies were recovered alive.

8. If you Google search ‘askew’, the page will tilt slightly to the right.

9. The Beatles refused to play US concerts with racially segregated audiences.

10. The word ‘bae’ is the Danish word for ‘poop’.


Ya happy now? Good! You know more stuff!

12 Completely Random Facts About Donald Trump

He’s filthy rich, sports a rather strange hair-do, isn’t the most graceful Twitter user, he wants to “make America great again”, and will most likely go down in history as being the most loathed controversial president in US history. Those are basic facts about the current US president. But what else? Let’s get to know the, err… lovely Mr. Trump on a more personal level.


1. Trump was a registered Democrat between 2001 and 2009.

2. As of November 2016, his net worth is $3.7 billion.

3. He tried to stop the building of a windfarm in Scotland because it would ruin the view from his golf resort.

4. Speaking of golf, Donald Trump owns and operates around 18 golf courses around the world.

5. Trump has been sued 3,500 times by his business partners, contractors, clients, employees, and banks.

6. Trump started his own steak company, called Trump Steakhouse. It was closed in 2015 due to violating 51 health codes.

7. Growing up, he and his siblings were not allowed to have pets.

8. Because his brother struggled with alcoholism and died in 1981, Trump does not drink alcohol.

9. At 70 years old, Trump is the oldest person ever to become president.

10. In 1988, Trump was considered as a possible running mate for George H. W. Bush.

11. Trump has 5 kids and 8 grandchildren.

12. Trump doesn’t wear a toupee. His do is an epic combover achieved by blowdrying the hair forward, folding it backward and spraying it into place.

Unusual facts about Donald Trump

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10 Facts Tuesday #9

Hot diggety dog! It’s time to learn some stuff!

1. During World War II, Americans tried to train bats to drop bombs.

2. Cherophobia is the fear of fun.

3. Footprints and tire tracks left by astronauts on the moon will stay there forever as there is no wind to blow them away.

4. The Welsh word for jellyfish is “pysgod wibli wobli”.

5. Europeans consume about 40% of the planet’s chocolate.

6. Almost half the pigs in the world are kept by farmers in China.

7. The very first nude scene in European cinematic history was in a Greek film in 1931.

8. In Kentucky, it’s against the law to put your ice cream cone in your pocket.

9. Hamsters only live for about 4 years.

10. Barbie’s official birthday is March 9, 1959.

Learn all the useless stuffs!

You Totally Know Who Jim Cummings Is

For the past 33 years, this incredibly talented voice actor has provided various voices for very popular television shows, movies and video games including Adventure Time, Dexter’s Laboratory, Hey! Arnold, Johnny Bravo, Phineas and Ferb, Robot Chicken, Pocahontas, Shrek, Wreck-It Ralph, World of Warcraft and Kingdom Hearts.

52 year old American voice actor, Jim Cummings has voiced over 400 different animated characters including the popular roles of:

Ed the Hyena and the singing voice of Scar in the Lion King, the Tazmanian Devil,  Darkwing Duck, Dr. Robotnik from Sonic the Hedgehog, Ray the firefly in the Princess and the Frog, Cat from Nickelodeon’s CatDog, Pete from Goof Troop and a Goofy Movie, Fuzzy Lumpkins from the Powerpuff Girls, the singing voice of Rasputin in Anastasia and if you can’t hear his voice in your head yet, he has been THE voice of Winnie the Pooh since 1988 and Tigger since 1989!

This guy is basically the voice of your childhood.




7 Bizarre Alaskan Laws

Guest post submitted by Tim Meyers, http://www.disabledthoughts.com/

Alaska sure loves their moose! It is illegal to push one out of a moving airplane throughout the state, while Fairbanks considers you to criminally liable if you allow a thirsty moose to partake of your alcoholic beverage within the city limits.

You also aren’t allowed to whisper in someone’s ear while they’re moose hunting. Oh, and no viewing moose from an airplane.

In Fairbanks, you can kill a polar bear while it is hibernating , but don’t you dare wake it up to take its picture!

Apparently, their legal shenanigans don’t stop with wildlife. Your dog is not allowed to ride in the back of your pickup truck in Anchorage without being in a cage or tied down either!


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10 Perfectly Random Facts About Planets

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As a kid, you probably found outer space to be really cool and fascinating. Maybe it even inspired you to be an astronaut. But did you ever learn these facts about the planets?
1. Earth is the only planet that is not named after a god. All the other planets are named after Roman Gods! They are usually better known by their Greek names:
Mercury – Hermes, Messenger of the Gods
Venus – Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love
Mars – Ares, God of War
Jupiter – Zeus, king of Gods
Saturn – Cronos, father of Zeus and a Titan
Uranus – King of Titans
Neptune – Poseidon, God of the Sea
The ex-planet Pluto was also named after a Roman God; Hades, God of the Underworld.
2. The name ‘Earth’ is derived from both English and German words; ‘ertha’ and ‘erde’
respectively, but nobody knows for sure who named it.
3. Although Saturn is typically the only planet depicted with rings, Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune have rings too!
4. Pluto was demoted from planet to dwarf planet because it has not yet made a full orbit around the sun, although members of the planetary science community have not solidified this as concrete fact yet.
5. All planets can eventually be seen with the naked eye, depending on the time of year, except Uranus and Neptune.
6. Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars are called terrestrial planets because they have a dense, rocky composition.
7. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are called gas giants because of their size and gaseous composition.
8. Mercury, the planet closest to the sun, actually has ice on its surface! It’s in permanently shadowed craters, so the ice doesn’t receive sunlight or melt.
9. The Great Red Spot on Jupiter is actually a huge storm that has been going on for over 300 years!
10. Uranus’ axis is tilted so far that it basically orbits on its side! Most astronomers believe this occurred because Uranus was hit with an Earth-sized planet soon after it was formed.



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10 Facts Tuesday #8

Well, crabby my patty and call me Spongebob. It’s 10 Facts Tuesday!

1. Sean Connery wore a toupee in all his James Bond movies.

2. France was still executing people by guillotine when the first Star Wars movie came out.

3. Minnie Mouse full name is Minerva Mouse.

4. Honey never spoils.

5. In 2016, Burger King opened a spa in one of its’ restaurants in Finland.

6. The youngest female human to ever give birth was five years old. FIVE!

7. Viagra makes cut flowers live longer.

8. Most house flies buzz in the key of F.

9. Scotland’s national animal is the unicorn.

10. Ants never sleep.

And now you know more stuff! Hooray for you!

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A Bit About Sweet Potatoes

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Everybody seems to love sweet potato pie. It’s moist flesh, gently spicy-sweet, synonymous with home and the love found there, within. But how did this happen? How have sweet potatoes become the staple food of home?
Sweet potatoes are native to Central America. Peru to be precise. A staple food that is not only good for the human, it is also good for the earth. Growing in most climates, it does prefer the high jungle. This tuber holds many good attributes as a food. From beta carotene to fiber the sweet potato seems to carry it all, vitamins A and C along with protein and B-12. It is even classified as an anti-diabetic food.
Some of the oldest findings of sweet potatoes are the relics that were located in the mountains of Peru. Fragments of pottery displaying the farming and other aspects of the life of a sweet potato. These tubers were used not only for daily consumption they were revered and served to their gods both cooked and uncooked as symbols of peace and harmony.
These delectable, brightly colored tubers were seen as signs of peace and home stability. Later to be used as a symbol of virility and harmony among people. It’s no wonder we all associate the sweet potato with the feeling of a safe, harmonious home.
One of the finest things we can do with a sweet potato is to create the tasty treat of a sweet potato pie. Fortunately collecting them is easy as they are readily available year-round at most grocers. Some of the more interesting facts about sweet potatoes are:


  • Our first president, George Washington grew sweet potatoes on his farmland in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
  • Sweet potatoes are the official vegetable of North Carolina.
  • They carry unique health benefits. Including manganese, potassium, iron, copper and B-6.
  • It also contains vitamins A, E, and C.
  • Sweet potatoes are a natural anti-inflammatory.
  • One scientist, George Washington Carver, developed 118 different uses for the sweet potato; including a starch for cotton fabrics and a glue for stamps.



And now you’re a little smarter about sweet potatoes!

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5 Words With Nifty Etymologies

We say these words everyday but have you ever stopped to think about their origins? You have? No you haven’t. Liar. Below are five super common words we use all the time that have pretty darn nifty origins. Enjoy! 

This post was submitted by an anonymous contributor. Sorry, I can’t take credit for this one.

“Clue” – This word came about as a misspelling of “clew”, an old English word that meant “ball of thread”. What does a “ball of thread” have to do with clues or hints? In an ancient Greek myth, the hero Theseus used a ball of thread to find his way out of a giant maze. Just like that ball of thread, a “clue” is something that helps you find the solution to a problem.
“Loophole” – Back in Medieval times, archers would shoot at enemies through slits in the castle walls. The walls would protect the archers, but the slits allowed their arrows to fly through. These slits were called “loopholes”. Today, a “loophole” has the same general meaning: something that lets you slip through a barrier.
“Daisy” – This flower’s name comes from the phrase “day’s eye”. Daisies are called day’s eyes because they open during the day and close at night. Isn’t that sweet?
“Escape” – “Escape” literally means “out of cape”. It refers to the ancient Romans, who wore capes much more casually than we do today. If somebody was chasing you, you could get away if they grabbed your cape instead. You would “escape” them, but lose your cape (be “out of your cape”) in the process!
“Genuine” – “Genuine” comes from the Latin word “genu”, which means “knee”. Back in Roman times, a father would acknowledge that he was the true father of a newborn son by placing him on his knee. Thus, “genuine” came to mean “real” or “true”.






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10 Facts Tuesday #7

Hello! Hello! It’s time to learn some stuff!!!

1. A baby spider is called a spiderling.

2. China has more English speakers than the United States.

3. In Uganda, 50% of the population is under 15 years of age.

4. Los Angeles’ full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula.” In English: “The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of Porciúncula”

5. It snowed in the Sahara desert for 30 minutes on the 18th February 1979.

6. Panphobia is the fear of everything.

7. The medical name for a butt crack is “intergluteal cleft”

8. Eight of the ten largest statues in the world are of Buddhas.

9. In 2014, a missing woman on a vacation in Iceland was found when it was discovered that she was in the search party looking for herself.

10. ‘lbs’ comes from the Latin word ‘libra’ which means pound.

And now you know more stuff! Don’t you feel good?