Random facts.

I thought I’d start collecting random facts and then when I had a good amount, I’d post them. So here goes. I got these from different places. The internet, family members, billboards…so I take no credit for any of these.

I thought this one was kind of genius:

The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

And I had to look up this one just to see if it was legit, and it is. But it makes you wonder, who on earth would even have the idea to look at this? I mean, maybe it was like by accident. But who would notice something like this by accident? There are a lot of strange people in the world. Here it is:

It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.

And with this valuable piece of information, you can now go through life feeling very knowledgey:

On the new hundred dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.

—- 1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue. Proof:   

For all you other 12-12 birthday people out there… HI! *waves*:

About 9 million other people in the world have your birthday.

I’m not sure if this is real or not but if it is…DUDE THIS LADY IS BEEEEEAST:

The largest number of children born to one woman is recorded at 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets.

Am I the only one who only asked their parents for this just so they could have the toy?:

40% of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

THIS. IS. NOT. TRUE. I promise you. We tested it. We didn’t test it on purpose, we actually found out later that this is “true” and we were like “…that’s not true.” okay here it is:

Chocolate kills dogs! True. Chocolate affects a dog’s heart and nervous system. A few ounces is enough to kill a small-sized dog.

See when we first got Snoopy from the pound when he was 6 weeks old he was TINY. And a few weeks later we had TONS of chocolate pudding that we didn’t know what to do with. (I don’t quite remember why. I just remember having tubs and tubs of chocolate pudding. I promise you this wasn’t some weird dream. It happened.) SO. We gave a huge tub to Snoopy. He was like 2 months old and still small. And that dog ate SO much chocolate pudding. He was SO hyper for like 2 days. hahahaha. he couldn’t stop jumping. But he didn’t die! And he ate lots of it. So. I just had to add that in so people could stop believing evil lies.

–If you leave Tokyo by plane at 7:00 a.m. you will arrive in Honolulu at approximately 4:30 p.m. the previous day.

I’ve tried this, they’re right. And it annoys me cuz I like to prove things like this wrong:

No piece of normal-size paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

I always felt sorry for goldfish being stuck in small fish bowls until I read this:

A goldfish has a memory span of about 3 seconds.

Haha kay when I first read this I thought it said sleeping…like he slept for this long. and I was like “DUDE. He must’ve woken up and been like ‘..oh snap.'” hahaha. but I respect this guy. My brother Buddy tried to go w/o sleep for as long as possible and by the 4th day he was running into walls and he could barely see until he finally collapsed on the floor and fell asleep immediately. haha. I bet this is a lot more possible now that we have energy drinks:

The world record for time without sleep is 264 hours (11 days) by Randy Gardner in 1965.

Okay that’s all for this post. I’ll post more some other time. 🙂

5 responses to “Random facts.”

  1. heidi says :

    HA. this brought me great joy.

  2. Tori Wiginton says :

    Heidi, I thought the same thing, but I think they used the old hundred dollar bill. This was the new one.

    “I always felt sorry for goldfish being stuck in small fish bowls until I read this:
    ‘A goldfish has a memory span of about 3 seconds.'”

    I love it! 😉 I’ll never look at a goldfish the same way. haha and this deserves a fb status. 🙂 It’s happening.

  3. abiwillis says :

    hahaha. I went on my mom’s fb account to see if you were being serious and I was like “oh my word! she actually posted it!” hahahaha. I’m glad I afforded you some amusement.

  4. Tori Wiginton says :

    You think I would lie?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! well I guess you have good reason… 😉 good to sit with you tonight. “Whoa how did that kid know what Psalm that verse was from?” haha I actually said that to my family on the way home and they were like “Tori! Pastor Minnick said what chapter it was from!!! Shows how well you were listening.” haha oops. 😉

  5. abiwillis says :

    hahahaha, he did?? because when that kid answered i was like “WHOA. SMART CHILD.” whoops. hahaha. and then when the kid was holding up the brick next to Pastor Minnick.. “The kid who’s holding that brick looks very angry.” lol.

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