The Sunday Funnies & Factoids The ‘What is This Golden Orb in the Sky?’ Edition

by Keith Lennox, All-len-All.com, 04/12/15 –

Holy shit…. it’s 50 degrees out and there is nary a cloud in the sky.  I’m outta’ here……. enjoy……

 

1) In 2011, two men paraglided from the summit of Mount Everest, arriving at a village in 42 minutes and avoiding the dangerous conventional 3 day descent.

hookers you get what you pay for2) Nelson Mandela has a cameo in the 1992 movie “Malcolm X” as a teacher reciting one of the civil rights activist’s speeches.

3) Frank Sinatra’s mother, Dolly, ran an illegal abortion business from her home.

4) 47% of U.S. smartphone owners say their smartphone is something they “couldn’t live without.”

5) For every grain of sand on every beach on Earth, there are 10,000 stars in the universe.

6) The Nation of Islam states that White People are “Devils” created by a scientist named Yakub on the Greek Island of Patmos.

7) The average U.S. commuter wastes $713 annually on gasoline while sitting in traffic. In Washington, D.C. it’s $1495.

8) Recycling aluminium saves 95% of the energy cost of processing new aluminium.

cat disaster9) It’s natural to think that the world’s tallest waterfall, Angel Falls in Venezuela, got its name from its sheer majesty. Actually, it was “discovered” in 1935 by aviator James Angel.

10) Born Harold Jenkins, Conway Twitty got his stage name from two cities (Conway, Arkansas, and Twitty, Texas) near his home….. he picked Twitty…. really?

11) The United States Merchant Marine Academy is the only U.S. military academy to lose students in a time of war. 142 students died during WWII.

kfc witness protection program12) A large percentage of the budget for Monty Python and the Holy Grail was donated by members of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.

13) Jason Varitek & Ed Vosberg are the only people to play in the World Series, College World Series Championship Game, and Little League World Series.

14) Karl Marx once served as a European correspondent for The New York Tribune.

15) There’s a Nikola Tesla statue that radiates Free Wifi in Silicon Valley.

16) There’s no evidence that any of Leonardo Da Vinci’s inventions were ever built and none of his writings were published during his lifetime.

cat rubik's cube17) The popular game Bingo was originally called “Beano” because players used beans to cover the numbered squares.

18) In Canada, Mexico, India, Russia and Israel,bank notes have Braille-like markings on them for the blind.

19) Sideburns are named after American Civil War General, General Burnside.

20) The third country in space, after The U.S. and the USSR, was Canada, which was considered to have the most advanced space program in 1962.

21) 29,000 rubber ducks were lost at sea in 1992, and are still being found, revolutionising our knowledge of ocean science.

alcoholism22) Samuel L. Jackson has said”motherf*cker” 171 times in 27 different movies.

23) John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were the only two men who signed the Declaration of Independence who also went on to become President of the United States.

24) “Aposiopesis” is the official name of the rhetorical style in which you deliberately fail to complete a sentence. (“Why you…”)

25) The highest and lowest points in the contiguous United States aren’t just in the same state— they’re in the same county. The two spots, located in Inyo County, California, are about 100 miles apart.

26) Neil Armstrong’s astronaut application arrived a week past the deadline. A friend slipped his form into the pile before anyone could notice.

 

Thanks for stopping by….. hoped you learned a thing or two and I got you to at least smile.

Have a great day and stay happy and healthy in the week ahead.

See you back here next week.

 

Ciao,

 

Keith