Thursday, January 11, 2024


Contrary to popular belief, Walt Dsney'si head was not severed from his corpse, cryogenically frozen, and stored under the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland. According to his wishes, Disney was cremated, and his ashes were interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. The icy rumors are traced back to a cabal of Disney animators with a dark sense of humor playing a crazy prank on their onetime boss.

Candy floss was invented by a dentist! Even though this sugary fairground treat is pretty bad for your teeth, a dentist named William Morrison invented 'fairy floss' in 1897 with a confectioner called John Wharton and eventually sold 68,000 boxes of the stuff at St. Louis World’s Fair a few years later.

M&M'S doesn't stand for Mmm and Mmm. The initials represent the chocolate maker owners Forrest Mars and Bruce Murrie, and their initials appear on 400 million sweets every day!

A human can sweat around 26 gallons in bed every year! That works out at 416 cups over the course of 12 months. It's one of the many reasons you should change your bed sheets regularly.

Space has a smell! According to several astronauts, space has a hot metallic whiff. But British astronaut Tim Peake has said it also reminded him of a summer barbecue, but explained that it's most likely to be static electricity with ozone.

There are 421 words for snow in Scotland. You could call a large snowflake a 'skelf', for example. Or, if there's a short snowfall, you could call it a 'flindrikin'.

There are 100 folds in a chef's hat! The 100 folds in a chef’s hat are supposed to represent the 100 ways to cook an egg. Some historians say that the higher a chef's hat – or toque – is, the more experienced they are.

There are earthquakes on the moon!  They’re less common and less powerful than the quakes on Earth, and they’re called moon quakes!

Chicago is nicknamed The Windy City, but it doesn't have anything to do with the weather. A journalist came up with the nickname because they thought everyone who lived there was a 'windbag'.

Most Muppets are left-handed!  That's because the puppeteers who help the soft cloth heroes act in TV shows and films use their dominant hand, which is in most cases their right, to operate their head and mouths.

Pringles have an official shape.  Most snacks have a random shape, which is down to the shape of the potato they're from or the shape of shells, alien heads or teddy bears. Pringles, however, have a scientific name – hyperbolic paraboloids – which can be expressed as the equation z=Ax2+By2.

Pigs do not sweat! They don't possess sweat glands like humans, so they roll around in mud to keep cool.

There are thousands of rubber ducks lost at sea. In 1992 a crate containing 28,000 rubber ducks capsized at sea and spilled out into the ocean. And they're still washing up today.

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