Facts You Probably don’t Need

  • The piano Freddie Mercury used to record 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is the exact same one Paul McCartney used to record 'Hey Jude.'
  • The U.K.'s Royal Navy uses 'Britney Spears' songs to scare off Somali pirates.
  • Finland has more heavy metal bands per capita than any other country.
  • The line: "You know where you are? You're in the jungle, baby!" from Guns N' Roses' 'Welcome to the Jungle' was actually yelled at Axl Rose by a homeless man in New York City.
  • The word 'music' comes from the Greek goddesses, the Muses, who inspired art, literature, and science.
  • If professional musicians were a nation of people, they would have the lowest life expectancy on the planet.
  • Brazil holds the record for the most World Cup titles with five.
  • Mexico holds the record for the most World Cup match losses with 24.
  • The most World Cup tournaments played by a single player is five. This was done by both Antonio Carbajal (Mexico) and Lothar Matthäus (Germany).
  • The largest margin of victory in a World Cup qualifying match was Australia winning 31-0 over Samoa in 2001.


                Facts by Sean McVeigh, factologist.

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