May 18, 2009

Would You Believe… ?

Filed under: Trivia — boomaga @ 5:16 pm
  • Rick Astley graduated Magna Cum Laude from Leeds University, studied medicine at Johns Hopkins Univerity in Baltimore, specialized in pathology, and spent three years fighting smallpox in Africa with Médecins Sans Frontières, before realizing his dream in 1986 of never giving you up, never letting you down, never running around and deserting you.
  • Given proportional size, the common housefly is estimated to be able to type over 80 words per minute.
  • Many famous artists who are suspected to have suffered from mental illness, such as Pollock, Van Gogh, Goya, Rothko, Bruegel, and Cezanne, were real pricks.
  • Abraham Lincoln masturbated by inserting pennies into his urethra, pushing them down to his bladder, then jumping up and down, making a jingling sound.   He called it his ‘me’-time, and in fact probably coined the phrase.
  •  The enemy of my enemy is my friend, but the enemy of my enemy’s enemy is my funny valentine.
  • Before conceiving “Family Guy,” Seth McFarland beat his wife to death with a clawhammer at their beachhouse on Martha’s Vineyard.   His wife’s maiden name, believe it or not, was “The Simpsons.”
  • The currency denomination of Costa Rica is called the “colón,” named for the colon.   
    The colón is denoted with a    ”   :   ”
        There are 100 “semi-colóns” in a colón.
         ( : = 100 x ;   and  ; = :0.01 )

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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