Who’s ready for the facts? Let’s go! Here are 50 amazing facts to blow your mind
1. A 34-year-old British the man blew a small hole in his throat when he attempted to hold in a sneeze. See, you should never stay in a sneeze.
2. In 1994, a school teacher named Annalisa Flanagan broke the world record for loudest voice. She yelled the word “quiet” which registered at 121.7 decibels. That’s the equivalent of a jet engine.
3. When a mother driving her child swerved her car off the road and into the water, she panicked as anyone else would. However, this woman remembered an episode of Myth Busters that said to wait until the car fills up with water before opening the car door, so the pressure becomes equalized. Despite wanting to get out, she patiently waited with her child for the car to be filled up. She then quickly opened the car door and the two safely escaped.
4. Before William Goldman wrote the Princess Bride, he asked his young daughters what they wanted the story to be about. One said a princess and the other told a bride. Goldman said that’ll be the title.
5. Before William Goldman wrote the Princess Bride, he asked his young daughters what they wanted the story to be about. One said a princess and the other told a bride. Goldman said that’ll be the title.
6. The country of Finland has ten trees for every person in the world. The production of the movie No Country For Old Men in Marfa, Texas, had to be temporarily shut down for the day because smoke was rising from the nearby movie set of There Will Be Blood.
7. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, out of the 250,000 to 300,000 known edible plants in the world, only 150 to 200 are consumed by humans.
8. The cast of Star Wars, A New Hope, became famous so quickly that when Harrison Ford went to buy a record from a store one day, fans noticed him, rushed him and ripped off half of his shirt.
9. The Guinness World Record for the perfect games of league bowling occurred in 2012 by an 85-year-old man named John Bates from Onalaska, Wisconsin. He recorded himself completing 20,000 perfect games on hundreds of videos.
10. The great Seattle fire on June 6th, 1889, killed over one million rats which helped the city get rid of its uncontrollable rodent population.
11. According to National Geographic, the Netherlands is the world’s second largest exporter of food behind the United States even though it’s a small country with a highly dense population.
12. In 1974, the Cleveland Indians held a 10 cent beer night during a game against the Texas Rangers. The fans got so drunk that they rioted during the ninth inning and caused the game to be forfeited and the players had to fight them off with baseball bats.
13. Actor Jim Carrey’s chipped tooth from the movie Dumb and Dumber was real. He took the crown out for production of the movie to look even dumber.
14. The common expression you can’t have your cake and eat it too was originally you can’t eat your cake and have it also. This makes a lot more sense if you think about it.
15. At the MTV Movie Awards in 2009, Sasha Baron Cohen dressed as a half-naked version of his character Bruno and landed on the lap of rapper Eminem after a planned flying malfunction onto the stage. Eminem left the awards disgusted but later revealed that the two planned the stunt and he laughed in his hotel room for three hours.
16. In 2001, a child psychologist was condemned for allowing a 15-year-old boy, who was dying of cancer, to have sex with a prostitute.
17. The 1988 film Die Hard was originally a sequel to the 1968 film, The Detectives starring Frank Sinatra. Because of this, Fox was contractually obligated to offer Sinatra the role, but he turned it down due to his old age.
18. The milk from an eland antelope can last up to eight months if prepared adequately compared to a cow which only lasts a few days. It can also produce more milk than a cow and is known to taste good.
19. Before the invention of the elevator, the more expensive apartments were located on, the lower floors instead of the upper ones.
20. Blimps use less fuel on average in two weeks than 747 planes use to just taxi onto the runway. About one million people in Beijing live underground in nuclear bunkers that were constructed during the Cold War era.
21. In 1990, someone watching America’s Most Wanted thought that they recognized a girl who was kidnapped on the show. After alerting authorities, it was discovered that the girl was not the one from the show but another one who was also kidnapped earlier. She was safely found and returned to her mother.
22. Minnesota is the only state in the contiguous United States that has always had a feasible gray wolf population.
23. During the Donner Party in 1846, a local Native American tribe called the Washoe Tribe attempted to help the struggling travelers by giving them food.
24. There was a British writer named Virginia Woolfe who killed herself by filling her overcoat pockets with rocks and walking into the River Ouse by her house. This was because of her poor mental health and is a reminder to this day to many people to take care of your mental health.
25. The Donner Party refused their help and even shot at the tribe when they approached. The tribe decided to stop trying to help and eventually watched as the party turned to cannibalism on themselves.