Saturday, March 1, 2014
True Facts! 11!
Did you know that if an octopus eats a balloon it will float up into the sky and start tentacle-ing the birds? True fact!
Did you know that matches are just angry toothpicks? True fact!
Did you know that rocks are kind of delicious? Pine cones taste better though. True fact!
Did you know that the "Drink Me" bottle and the "Eat Me" cakes in Alice In Wonderland were the first recorded instances of food items developing sentience? Too bad the poor things were suicidal. They had so much to live for! Probably... True fact!
Did you know that the name "Rainforest" is a misnomer? The forest is not made of rain at all. Its actually made of snow and hail with just a hint of smog thrown in for flavor. True fact!
Did you know that butterflies are named after their favorite food? Ancient Chinese scientists noticed that the "Flying Flowers" were attracted to the bowls of buttered flies they had made for lunch, so they named them after the dish. Ancient Chinese scientists were really awful cooks. True fact!
Did you know that cows have a similar life cycle to that of frogs? In their larval, or tadpole, stage they live in the water and are known as manatees. True fact!
Did you know that vanilla cream sandwich cookies were an accidental invention? Someone left a handful of Oreos in the pocket of their white dinner jacket when they sent it to the cleaners to be bleached. They liked the results so much they decided to sell them as an entirely new flavor. True fact!
Did you know that the first mop was invented when a man saw a really skinny fashion model with super long hair? He thought to himself, "I bet if I flipped her upside down, and dipped her hair in soap, I could clean up all this grape juice I just spilled!" True fact!
Did you know that spaghetti seeds are actually just rice? True fact!
Did you know that Cracklin' Oat Bran cereal is actually mutant Froot Loops? True fact!
Did you know that McDonald's insanely popular sandwich, the McRib, is actually made of... Never mind. You probably don't want to know. True fact!
Did you know that neckties used to be a form of corporal punishment? Originally designed as a non-lethal alternative to the hangman's noose, some imaginative criminals decided to make the best of a bad situation and color them in a variety of bright colors and patterns. One day a particularly strange bank robber designed a paisley pattern for his necktie, and for some reason it became a wild new fashion statement Suddenly everyone was wearing neck ties, regardless of whether or not they'd actually done something wrong. True fact!
Did you know that energy drinks are made from an unknown liquid found underneath nuclear silos? True fact!
Did you know that 45 minutes is the equivalent of one year to a screwdriver-head shark? True fact!
Did you know that the original name for Coca Cola was Cocoa Koala? The original recipe used chocolate and live koalas until PETA stuck their noses in and threatened to have them shut down. True fact!
Did you know that I want twelve? I want twelve of them! True fact!
Did you know that clowns hunt and eat pinatas? True fact!
Did you know that Maple leaves are the official salad of Canada? True fact! Eh?
Did you know that stealing a leprechaun's gold usually spells its demise? Hiding the gold at the end of the rainbow is what keeps a leprechaun alive. If you take its gold, it immediately begins to calcify. If it does not find a new source of gold quickly, it will completely harden into a terrifying lawn gnome. True fact!