30 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

These 30 Amazing Facts about People That Blow Your Mind.

1. When Canada’s Northwest Territories considered renaming itself in the 1990s, one name that gained support was “Bob.”

“Bob” would have been a better word than just a geographical description, at the very least.

2. Marie Curie remains the only person to earn Nobel Prizes in two different sciences.

Marie Curie In Her Laboratory

Marie Curie In Her Laboratory. / Hulton Deutsch/GettyImages

3. Polaroid issued a statement following OutKast’s performance of “shake it like a Polaroid picture.”

It read, “Shaking or waving can actually damage the image.”

4. Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night depicts the view from the Saint-Paul de Mausole asylum.

The artist painted the scene in 1889.

5. The letters in et combine to form the ampersand symbol.

It’s the Latin word for and.

6. Army ants will occasionally separate from the throng and march in circles if they misinterpret the scent trails left by other ants.

Together, enough ants can create enormous “death spirals.”

7. A solar eclipse helped end a 6 year war in 585 BCE.

When the sky suddenly darkened during a battle between the Lydians and the Medes in modern Turkey, soldiers took it as a sign to cease fighting.

8. Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy’s, completed his GED in 1993 despite never finishing high school.

Wendy's Reports Slide In Earnings

A Wendy’s sign. / Justin Sullivan/GettyImages

His GED class voted him Most Likely to Succeed.

9. Both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826.

They passed away precisely 50 years after the Declaration of Independence was ratified.

10. Up to 250 words and gestures can be understood by dogs.

The typical dog is about as smart as a two-year-old child.

11. Bubbles keep your bath water warmer longer.

More bubbles, more fun.

More bubbles, more fun. / Adene Sanchez/Getty Images

Even more justification for a bubble bath.

12. Scientists have found evidence of take-out restaurants in the remains of Pompeii.

Perhaps even the food that was served is depicted in recently discovered frescoes.

13. Scottish immigrants brought fried chicken to America.

In the 1700s, a large number of Scottish immigrants settled in the southern United States.

14. There are 71 streets in Atlanta with Peachtree in their name.

Atlanta Scenic Peachtree Street

Atlanta Scenic Peachtree Street. / Simon Bruty/GettyImages

Georgia’s a big fan of its peaches.

15. Peter Durand patented the tin can in 1810.

Ezra Warner patented a can opener in 1858. In between, people used chisels & hammers.

16. Amazing Facts: Goats have rectangular pupils.

Their unusual form keeps them cognizant of their surroundings.

17. A flamingo’s leg bend is not a knee.

Flamingos

Flamingos. / brandstaetter images/GettyImages

It’s an ankle.

18. Boston basketball team owner Walter Brown adopted the moniker “Celtics” in 1946.

Olympians, unicorns, and whirlwinds were his other options.

19. After It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown aired, Charles Schulz was overwhelmed with candy shipments.

Children worried about Charlie, who had received rocks in his Halloween sack rather than candy, sent them.

20. One of the world’s largest stockpiles of nuclear weapons—at a U.S. The defence system of the Navy base near Seattle is peculiar.

Don't mess with dolphins.

Don’t mess with dolphins. / borchee/Getty Images

It’s partially defended by trained dolphins.

21. Food waste is prohibited in French supermarkets.

Supermarkets are required to compost it or give unsold or almost expired goods to charitable organisations.

22. Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can.

His ashes were interred in one after he passed away in 2008.

23. A new baby can cost new parents 750 hour’s of sleep in the 1st year.

New parents notoriously get little sleep.

24. In 1965, a Senate subcommittee predicted that by 2000, Americans would only be working 20 hours a week with seven weeks vacation.

That has yet to happen, though some places have experimented with a four-day work week.

25. For one day in 1998, Topeka, Kansas, renamed itself “ToPikachu.”

In celebration of Pokemon’s US launch, this was done.

26. According to Truman Capote, he had some pretty significant historical encounters.

Truman Capote

Truman Capote. / Harry Langdon/GettyImages

He claimed to be the only person who had ever met Lee Harvey Oswald, Bobby Kennedy, Sirhan Sirhan, and John F. Kennedy.

27. Susan B. Anthony paid a $100 fine for casting a ballot in the 1872 election.

She never paid the fine.

28. Canned pumpkin isn’t actually pumpkin.

Even purées that claim to be “100 percent pumpkin” in reality contain a variety of winter squashes.

29. Gene Wilder had one requirement when he agreed to play Willy Wonka.

In his first appearance, Wilder wanted Wonka to limp toward the crowd with a cane in hand before falling into a perfect somersault and jumping back up. The reason? “Because nobody will be able to tell if I’m telling the truth or lying after that.”

30. It took Dr. Seuss “a week or so” to write The Cat in the Hat, according to his expectations.

It actually took a year and a half.

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