The 1985 movie Real Genius depicts the adventures of brilliant physics students at the fictional Pacific Tech University. If you are unfamiliar with it, you can read a plot synopsis here. While the […]
Dr. Horace Emmett came up with a revolutionary advancement for modern medicine: eternal youth. He determined that regular injections of ground-up squirrel testicles would produce immortality, reverse old age, and preserve […]
A person would have to fart continuously for 6 years and 9 months to produce enough gas to equal the energy from one atomic bomb explosion. source
Have a few extra pounds you need to burn off? Consider the weight-loss potential of the following activities — all based on an average 150-pound person. Banging your head against a […]
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The most frightening words in the English language for parents on Christmas Eve are, “Some assembly required.” Putting together the toy that is to be opened in just a few hours has […]
On May 16, 2010 the moon, Venus, and Jupiter aligned to create a smiley face. Thanks to monthlyrandom for this fun fact.
Neil Armstrong’s footprints narrowly avoided being rejected as an astronaut. His application to NASA was one week late. Fortunately, Armstrong’s friend, Dick Day, worked at NASA’s Manned Spacecraft Center and happened to notice the […]
Does it feel as if time moves more rapidly as you get older? Cheer up, because that is a scientifically-proven myth. In reality the days are getting longer. Due to the slowing […]
As of 1991, U.S. citizens are free to pursue contact with extraterrestrial beings or their vehicles without legal repercussions. On July 16, 1969 — the same day Apollo 11 departed for the […]
In your lifetime you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools. An average human produces between 1 to 2 liters of saliva each day, which is a maximum of 730 […]
In what was surely one of the most important leaps forward in human technological advancement, Thor Bjørklund of Norway invented the cheese slicer in 1925. Bjørklund was apprenticed as a cabinet maker, […]
The oldest living thing on earth is a bristlecone pine located in the White Mountains of California, USA. When discovered and tested in 2013, it was determined to be 5,064 years old. […]
In the days before anesthesia, speed was at least as important as accuracy when doctors were performing surgery. The longer a patient had to endure the pain of being cut open and […]
Castor oil has been used for centuries as a laxative and all-purpose curative. Ironically, the same plant that makes possible this healthful oil also happens to be the world’s deadliest plant. The […]