Bennett Cerf, co-founder of Random House, one of the biggest publishing companies in the world, bet a client of his that he couldn’t write a book with fifty or fewer distinct words. […]
In the mood to treat yourself to something special? A Golden Opulence sundae from New York City’s Serendipity 3 restaurant includes a blend of 28 different cocoas, five grams of edible 23-karat […]
For nearly 200 years competitors have gathered at Cooper’s Hill in Gloucester, England for the annual Cheese Rolling. Hordes of fearless contestants chase an 8-pound Double Gloucester cheese wheel down a steep […]
Armpit sniffers work for deodorant companies. They may spend their days in a hot room sniffing up to 60 armpits an hour to determine the effectiveness of deodorant in controlling sweaty smells […]
Have you ever wondered what happens to all those golf balls that end up in the ponds, lakes and streams of golf courses? They’re not left in the water to rot for […]
Austin, Texas is home to the largest population of Mexican free-tailed bats. They reside beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge — 1.5 million of them! Tweets by commonplacefact
Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark. Tweets by commonplacefact
Nolan Bushnell, creator of the Atari Video Game System, is also the founder of the Chuck E. Cheese restaurant chain.
A 12-pound, duck-sized horse called Sifrhippus once inhabited the forests of North America. Tweets by commonplacefact Posted via DraftCraft app
Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis, also known as Tree Bark Syndrome, is an inherited skin disorder characterized by eruptions of wart-like lesions that may occur anywhere on the body. One type of lesions are reddish […]
Oversensitivity to sunlight, painful skin redness and blisters when exposed to sunlight, garlic causing agonizing abdominal pain, receding gums giving the appearance of fangs – sounds familiar? It’s not hard to deduce […]
Forget Peter Piper and his Peck of Pickled Pepper – psychologists have come up with what may be the world’s most frustrating tongue twister. It may not make much sense, but the […]
In Denmark, if, by the time you turn 25, you’re unmarried, you can expect your friends to ambush you with a cinnamon shower all day. That’s bad enough, but if you’re still […]
In Austria, Fingerhakeln – or competitive finger-pulling – is a serious sport, with very strict rules. Finger-athletes aim to drag their opponent across the table by just the finger. Fingerhakeln is also […]
The record distance for being dragged by a horse while one’s body is on fire is held by Halapi Roland of Hungary. The record distance is 472.8 meters (1151 feet 2 inches).