- One of the first powered vacuums was invented in 1901. The machine was so large it had to be carted around on a horse-drawn carriage, which made the service very expensive.
- The hole commonly found in the top of pen caps is actually there to prevent choking hazards.
- Ancient Romans ran cold water through pipes in their homes as an early form of AC.
- Cliff Young, a 61-year-old potato farmer, won the inaugural Sydney to Melbourne Ultramarathon in 1983, and he did it in his overalls and work boots.
- The summit of Mt. Everest is made of marine limestone. That means the highest point on earth was once at the bottom of the sea.
- A person who has never had a haircut in their life is an acersecomic.
- Reindeer's eyes change from a golden color in the summer to blue in the winter to help gather more light during the dark arctic months.
- During the 1930s, the U.S. Army developed and approved war plans to invade Canada (code name War Plan Crimson) and Mexico (War Plan Green).
Facts from Sean McVeigh, factologist.
BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS