Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

 

There was a third Apple founder who in 1976 sold his 10% stake for $800.

The Pringles can inventor was buried in one once he passed away.

The most highlighted Kindle books are the Bible, the Steve Jobs biography, and The Hunger Games. Good to know the Bible is akin to The Hunger Games.

The U.S. government paid $16 million in 1999 for the film of JFK’s assassination.

During WWI, German measles were called “liberty measles.”

H.A. and Margret Rey fled Paris on bicycles carrying the manuscript for Curious George right before the Nazis invaded.

The Arkansas School for the Deaf’s mascot is the Leopards. The Deaf Leopards.

In a 2008 survey, 58% of British teens thought Sherlock Holmes was a real guy, while 20% thought Winston Churchill was not.

Nutella was invented when an Italian pastry maker mixed hazelnuts into chocolate to extend his chocolate ration.

A British man changed his name to Tim Pppppppppprice to make it harder for telemarketers to pronounce.

Did you know that sleeping through summer is estivation?

Slumber Party Barbie released a book in the 1960s called “How to Lose Weight.” One of the tips: “Don’t eat.” Thank you barbie.

The medical term for an ice cream brain freeze is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia.

After OutKast sang “Shake it like a Polaroid picture,” Polaroid released a statement that said, “Shaking or waving can actually damage the image.”

Jonas Salk declined to patent his polio vaccine. “There is no patent,” he said. “Could you patent the sun?”

The 50-star American flag was designed by an Ohio high school student for a class project that he got a B- on.

The most commonly stolen vehicle in 2012 was the 1994 Honda Accord.

Sean Connery turned down the Gandalf role in Lord of the Rings. “I read the book. I read the script. I saw the movie. I still don’t understand it.”

A sex pheromone found in male mouse urine was named “darcin,” for Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy. Sorry Jane.

Calvin Klein’s Obsession for Men is used by researchers to attract animals to cameras in the wilderness. Thank you Calvin.

Portland drained 8 million gallons of water from a reservoir in 2011 because a buzzed 21-year-old peed in it.

Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas was the voice of Charlie Brown’s sister Sally in the 1980s.

If you start counting at one and spell out the numbers as you go, you won’t use the letter “A” until you reach 1,000. You started counting didn’t you?

This is real. Peeps Lip Balm is something that exists.

 

J.P. Morgan once offered $100,000 to anyone who could figure out why his face was so red.

Wendy’s founder dropped out of high school, but picked up his GED in 1993. His GED class voted him Most Likely to Succeed.

In response to The LoraxTruax was published to teach kids the importance of logging.

Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after racking up a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.

Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins also wrote for Clarissa Explains It All.

Toy companies fail. They tried to duplicate the success of Theodore Roosevelt’s teddy bear with William Taft’s “Billy Possum.” Ugly little possum.

When three-letter airport codes became standard, airports that had been using two letters simply added an X.

A California woman once tried to sue the makers of Cap’n Crunch because Crunch Berries contained “no berries of any kind.” She should have realized that from the photo on front.

 

Have you always wondered how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? The world may never know. A Licking Machine made at Purdue needed 364 on average.

Only one McDonald’s in the world has turquoise arches in Sedona, AZ.

Google’s founders were willing to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999—but Excite turned them down. I bet Excite regrets that choice.

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