Category: Weird Articles
Published on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 00:00
It will be good for you guys to learn something new once in awhile instead of dicking around on the internet, taking useless quizzes and agreeing wholeheartedly to its ambiguous results, saying that it is so you. So here are 20 interesting random facts that you can memorize to impress your friends and blow their socks off.
1. Collectively speaking, mankind has spent longer playing World of Warcraft (over 6 million years) than we have existed as a species separate from chimpanzees.
2. A dog has the same ecological footprint as two Toyota Landcruisers. A cat the same environmental effect as a Volkswagen Golf, and two hamsters the same as a plasma TV.
3. In 1251, King Henry III was given a real-life, breathing polar bear as a present from the king of Norway. Henry III kept it in the Tower of London attached to a very long chain so that it could swim in the Thames if it liked.
4. The Quaker Oats man's name is Larry
5. The Cap’n Crunch guy's full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch (and he isn’t really a captain).
6. Electric vibrators were invented over a decade before the electric iron and vacuum cleaner. Inventors sure do have their priorities set straight.
7. A chemical originally found in human sperm is used to prevent wrinkles and therefore you can get a facial with it.
8. The first commercial toilet paper ever made was from manila-infused hemp sheets.
9. “Skunked” beer isn't caused by a change of temperature, instead it occurs by a change in light exposure.
10. One of Sony's first products was an electronic rice cooker.
11. One of Sharp's first products was a mechanical pencil, hence its brand name.
12. Chicken McNuggets come in exactly four definite shapes, and they all have names: bell, bone, ball and boot.
13. For a limited time, Canada McDonalds sold lobster rolls which they called the McLobster Sandwich with real, generous chunks of lobster meat. Can you say yum?
14. Lysol used to be marketed as a feminine hygiene product.
15. Kotex was originally manufactured as bandage material during World War I.
16. Amazon's logo features an arrow pointing from A to Z to show that it sells everything in the alphabet.
17. The best-selling products at Wal-Mart are bananas.
18. Clairol once manufactured a “Touch of Yogurt” shampoo.
19. Colgate attempted to sell the world on “kitchen entrees”.
20. Oreos don't actually contain dairy and are actually vegan. Not counted if you dip it in milk.