• toothbrushes used to CAUSE tooth decay
  • the Bronte family had shit luck with TB
  • John Keats' last will and testament was one line in iambic pentameter: "My chest of books divide amongst my friends."
  • some people dress up their children in scarring costumes for Halloween
  • Aphrodite rose from the severed genitals of Uranus
  • Voltaire was actually named François-Marie Arouet, and he got thrown into the Bastille after an argument with a nobleman who’d made fun of the name Voltaire
  • Richard Burton wanted to sneak into Mecca, right? And he wasn't allowed to because he wasn't a Muslim. So he decides to pretend to be one; he researches and practices, and even gets circumcised JUST IN CASE ANYONE CHECKS
  • "Now and again, the Kama Sutra offers some questionable advice. Say, for instance, you want a virgin to marry you. You might buy the virgin an engagement ring, or even start referring to her by her first name instead of always calling her “the virgin.” Or you could follow the advice of the Kama Sutra and throw a mixture of vajnasunhi powder and monkey dung over her head." {yo}
  • if you're of European descent, you're probably (as in, there's a 1 in 1015,000 chance that you're NOT) related to Charlemange, Confucious, Nefertiti, and the prophet Muhammad {yo}
  • Frederick the Great had a pathological fear of bathing
  • the full name of Venezuela is the "Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela"
  • Donald Duck has a pet dog called 'Bolivar' (after Simón Bolívar)
  • Alexander the Great's epitaph was AWESOME: "A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient."
  • The popular dice game known as Yahtzee was created by a Canadian couple who played it aboard their yacht — hence the name. {yo}
  • A large percentage of the budget from Monty Python and theHoly Grail came from donations given by members of rock bands Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd
  • Virginia Woolf had a really sad suicide note: "I feel certain that I am going mad again. I feel we can’t go through another of those terrible times. And I shan’t recover this time. I begin to hear voices, and can’t concentrate. So I am doing what seems the best thing to do" {yo}
  • Tuesday is the most popular day of the week for giving birth
  • habitual singing causes the lungs to release leptin, a protein manufactured by the body’s fat cells that is involved in the regulation of appetite {yo}
  • the original name for the starship in Star Trek was “Yorktown” not “Enterprise”
  • sign language speakers have been known to sign in their sleep
oct 28 2008 ∞
oct 28 2008 +
user picture Elise: The lobster costume is ADORABLE. oct 28 2008
user picture Kaitlyn: Dearest Kim, would it be alright if I pillaged from this list for my Senior page? I ran out of things to say, so I'm throwing in FACTS. For FACT BASED JOKES. feb 25 2010