May 18, 2009

Would You Believe … ?

Filed under: Trivia — boomaga @ 4:36 pm
  • Counter to popular belief, watching “Azumanga Daiyoh” has been found to increase male potency in star-nosed moles.
  • The appendix, far from being a useless evolutionary “holdover,” is actually a crucial organ in that it keeps the glossary from spilling over into the index.
  • Chinese children have been found to actually have a genetic trait which not only renders them immune to the poisonous effects of lead, but in fact singularly attracted to its flavor.
  • Gold Bond Medicated Powder was introduced as a tie-in product after the release of the Sean Connery 007 movie, “Goldfinger.”
  • The English word “irony” actually comes from an Old Norse root meaning roughly the same thing – except that, in Viking culture, irony referred specifically to the act of plunging an iron sword into someone’s belly, slicing it open so that the internal organs spill out on the ground, and then laughing uproariously.
  • There is an indigenous tribe deep in the heart of the Sumatran jungle which worship a single vinyl copy of George Carlin’s “Occupation: Foole”

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