Facts You Probably don’t Need

NEWS
Typography
  • Fern collecting was such a hot fad in the Victorian era that it even had a name: pteridomania.
  • Wax-modeling pioneer Madame Tussaud was nearly executed by guillotine during the French Revolution.
  • When pirate Richard Worley, captain of the New York’s Revenge, captured his second ship, he named it the New York Revenge’s Revenge.
  • Over half the world's population lives within a 5000-mile-wide circle in East Asia.
  • Only two unmarried presidents have ever been elected: James Buchanan and Grover Cleveland.
  • 111,111,111 × 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321.
  • (6 x 9) + (6 + 9) = 69.
  • Zero is the only number that can't be represented in Roman numerals.
  • 555 is used by some in Thailand as slang for "hahaha," because the word for "five" is pronounced "ha".
  • Avocados are poisonous to birds.

 

            Facts from Sean McVeigh, factologist.

BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS