Facts You Probably don’t Need

NEWS
Typography
  • 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.

            Got a fact? Send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

 

BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS