Friday, December 23, 2011

Cephalopods... Cephalopods... Cephalopods...

Oh my gosh. Where do I start with these magnificent creatures. I could dedicate an entire year I bet to Fun Facts about these mysteries of the underwater world.

There are around 800 species of cephalopods including Octopi, Squids, and Cuttlefish.

These 8 armed wonders are probably some of the smartest critters on earth. An octopus has one brain in each arm of their tentacles that can think independently and one central brain in its head that controls them all. If you would happen to put a little crab inside a closed mason jar for instance and put that in front of an octopus it would eventually figure out how to twist the lid off too get to the tasty crab inside.

An octopus mother watches over its eggs without leaving their side to guard them in order to ensure that her young have a fighting chance. She does this at the expense of her own life because by the time they hatch she has died of starvation. This means that the young have to learn everything on their own and do not have anyone to pass down the knowledge that the mother has learned through her life. Just think how smart those buggers would be if things were passed on from generation to generation. I think they would be ruling us by now.

Also lets not forget about their crazy insane camouflaging abilities. If you dont know that they can hide from almost anything watch this video.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Ants In The Pants....

So for those of you who hated my tarantula facts might not want to look at this one either.

For those of you who don't fear ants might find it interesting to know that all the ants combined in the world would actually outweigh all the humans in the world on a scale. Ants also eat more meat than all the lions, wolves, and tigers of the world combined. The scariest fact of all is that if ants wanted to they could decidedly so take over the world. Luckily they aren't that smart due to the fact that they are working off instinct and pheromone commands as opposed to free will and the combined knowledge of the species cause we would be screwed.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

It's Always A Fun Fact In Philladelphia....

So for all you die hard sunny fans out there here's a little fun fact about the very end of the show. Here is a link to find out what they are saying backwards at the end of each season.

Also if you didn't notice from the credits the show was mainly created by Rob McElhenney (Mac on the show) with Charlie Day & Glenn Howerton. The pilot was recorded on a budget of $85 the cost of the digital tapes and shopped around networks until FX picked it up. It is now one of the most popular shows on the network.

Rob has recently gained 50 pounds for the current season because he felt most characters get better looking during the series of a show and he wanted to do the opposite for his character.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Faster Than A Speeding Bullet...

There's a gunslinger named Bob Munden who has a quick draw and aim so fast that you wouldn't even believe it unless you saw it in slow motion. In fact that is the ONLY way you can see it. He is able to draw his pistol and shoot two targets which are 8 feet apart so fast that you are unable to barely even see him draw his pistol. He is able to fire off two shots in under 0.02 seconds. Faster than a rattlesnake bite. In fact the the force of drawing his pistol that fast exerts something like 10 G's of forces. Normally I post a picture but if I figured I would include a link so you can see for yourself.

Friday, November 25, 2011

8 Legged Freaks....

Tarantulas are something to be amazed by. There are over 5,000 variations of this spider. Some as large as dinner plates and living up to 30 years in the wild. Tarantulas can go up to 2 years without eating. Not only do they periodically molt and grow a new outer exoskeleton but they also will replace internal organs and appendages if injured.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Here ya go "BREAKING DAWN" fans....

Did you know that fans of the Twilight Saga movies are 17 times more likely to have 6 or more cats. They are also scientifically proven to cry while stepping foot inside a Hallmark store while buying holiday cards from their cat to them. I repeat from their cat TO them.

Be very cautious making fun of these movies around these people. I can do so because this is the internet and I live a life of anonymity ;) Just in case someone knows where I live.....


Friday, November 11, 2011

11:11:11: ELEVENS GALORE :11:11:11

So. I have never done a "repeat" on here before but being that its 11.11.11 I just HAD to repost this one because it's one of my faves and I am such a numbers geek.

Did you know that 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 and that might just be the coolest thing ever.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Michael Myers. Tha face behind the mask....

Because of the small budget of the "Halloween"movie in 1978 the cheapest mask that the prop department could find was a Star Trek William Shatner mask. They spray painted it white and messed up the hair. Shatner had no idea of this until years later when he was asked about it in an interview. He takes great honor in the gesture.

On a side note the movie was filmed in 21 days on a budget of $320,000 and made it the highest grossing independent movie at that time.

Happy Halloween Facts....BOOOOO!!!!

I love Halloween. It's by far my favorite holiday because I get am considered normal for acting like a kid.

Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday behind Christmas. 88% of households decorate their house and the average person in America spends about $66 each on a costume, candy, and decorations. $2 billion in sales of candy are reported leading up to the days right before Halloween weighing in at nearly 600 million pounds of candy just for that one day. Strangely Candy Corn (which I can eat one of before i get tired of them) is the top selling candy and no surprise that Alabama would be the top buyer of candy corn.

Nicolas Cage is in fact a "day walker vampire"

Being Halloween weekend I figured this is worthy of the F.F.F. blog. A Seattle based man named Jack Mord is selling a Civil War-era photo for a coooool $1,000,000 on Ebay claiming that it is physical proof that Nicolas Cage is a bona fide vaaaampire.

Jack states, "... I believe it's him and that he is some sort of walking undead/vampire... reinventing himself every 75 years or so."

Friday, October 14, 2011


JUST.... DO.... IT.... Three little words that have changed advertising and peoples mentality and motivation ever since the late 70's. But so very few people know the origins of that 'killer' slogan. (pun intended)

In 1977 Gary Mark Gilmore demanded his own death sentence after murdering two people. His final words to the firing squad of 5 were "Let's Do It".

Dan Wieden from the advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy thought it would make a great slogan but needed a little tweaking and changed it to the three famous words we know today.

So next time you are facing the death penalty make sure you say something catchy because you never know how those words will change the world.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Steve Jobs... Original Gangster....

So we all know that Steve Jobs sadly passed away two days ago and that he changed the world in more ways than we could ever imagine. BUTTT did you know that ever since he took the company back over as CEO in 1997 his salary has been $1.00. That's not to say he was having hard time making ends meet. He owned 5.5 million shares of stock valued at $377 per share. Surprisingly he was only the 110th richest man in the world after his sale of Pixar for 7 Billion. If he hadn't sold his original shares in Apple after being force to leave from Apple, the company he had started with Steve Wozniak in his parents garage, he would have been the 5th wealthiest man on the planet. I respect a man who sets his own salary at $1.00 and doesn't give himself outlandish million dollar bonuses no matter how the company performs like those big investment firms do. He turned that company around.

On a side note Jobs once said about Bill Gates that "He'd be a braoder guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger." hahahaha. Could you imagine Bill Gates dropping acid? Hmmm maybe he did? That would explain the flying toaster screen saver...

...thank you...

Friday, September 30, 2011

Holy Glowing Bananas Batman....

Quick... Grab a ripe banana and a blacklight. We know you still have it in your college box in the garage. Turn it on and see that banana glow bright blue. Now compare it to an unripe banana. You can barely see it. No other plant or fruit has this effect. The glow is from the break down of Chlorophyll (more like BORE-O-PHYLL) in the banana when it goes from green to yellow of the remaining chemical Carotenoids. This comes in handy for animals like bats that are able to see ultraviolet light waves and distinguish ripe from unripe bananas.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Ohhhh.... NEVERMIND!!!!

Because tomorrow (9/24) is the 20th anniversary of the Nirvana album "Nevermind" dropping and helping change the course of music, I decided to do a little Nirvana F.F.F....

Did you know that they were originally thinking of naming themselves "Pen Cap Chew" and "Ted Ed Fred" before settling on the name "Nirvana". Cobain wanted something pretty to offset their music.

Friday, September 16, 2011

It's Alright... Cause I'm Saved By The Bell....

So who doesn't love the show "Saved By The Bell"? And if you don't, go watch it again.

Did you know that the final "Graduation" episode of their senior year had already been filmed when the studio got orders for more episodes. Tiffani Thiessen and Elizabeth Berkley were already involved in other projects so they brought in a ringer. "Tori" was brought in mid season and Kelly and Jessie magically popped back in again. Their appearance and her disappearance from the show was never explained.

The high school set has been redressed and used in many other school shows like "iCarly" and "That's So Raven". One more quick fact is that Zach, Slater, and Screech are the only 3 cast members to appear in ever single episode.

Friday, September 9, 2011


Hahahaha... Not the kind you are thinking.

Did you know that the donkey is probably more interesting than you ever thought. Donkeys are surprisingly smart. Smarter than a horse actually. They can remember other donkeys that they associated with 25 years before. They are also great defenders and will protect herds of sheep and goats. In the desert, donkeys are able to communicate up to 60 miles away. The most random thing about donkeys I would say is that their favorite past time is actually to just roll around on the ground.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Human Legacy....

Did you know that if humans disappeared from the face of the earth today, that 50,000 years from now, there would only be one thing left that was proof we even existed. Mt. Rushmore is all that would remain. All other artifacts would have crumbled and deteriorated except from those four faces on that mountain. So consider that our human legacy.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Wanna Hear The Most Annoying Sound In The World????

Hahaha. NO. This is not a "Dumb & Dumber" fact. It has to do with what I consider the most annoying sound in the entire world. It's the sound of those pesky annoying mosquitoes that buzzzzzzzzzz in your ear while you are pleasantly asleep.

The wings of a mosquito beat 400-600 times PER SECOND. That vibration is the sound you hear while you are trying to peacefully rest. Did you also know though that it would take 1.2 MILLION mosquitoes to consume every drop of blood in your body? Scientist have concluded that getting rid of mosquitoes completely would NOT effect the ecosystem. SO LETS GET TO SWATTING!!!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ohhhh! Sooooo Creeeepyyyyy.....

Everyone of us know who that the ever so creepy Steven King wrote some amazing books like Misery, It, Children of the Corn, and Pet Sematary that have been made into movies. BUT, how many of you know that he also wrote one of the greatest movies of all time "The Shawshank Redemption"? Yup. He also wrote "The Green Mile", "Stand By Me", "The Shining", and "Secret Window". If you would like to learn more about these and other great books by Stephen King... You can visit your local library.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sweet Sweet Deliciousnesss

The Eskimo Pie ice cream bar has been a popular favorite of kids and adults since 1921 to satisfy their sweet tooth. Did you know though that it was invented when candy store owner Christian Nelson dipped ice cream in chocolate when a kid wasn't able to decide between buying ice cream or chocolate. He originally named it I-Scream Bars. His business partner Russel Stover's wife (of Russel Stovers Chocolate) decided to rename it Eskimo Pies. It became such a big seller that by 1922 it had raised the price of the cocoa bean by 50% and was responsible for raising the country of Ecuador out of their depression from the increased cocoa sales.

Friday, August 5, 2011


Sharks are so highly adapted for swimming and hunting that they have very specialized skin made up of microscopic teeth called "Dermal Denticles" meaning skin teeth. These 'teeth' are designed to reduce drag by up to 8% pointing back towards the tail (similar to dimples on a golfball). They also reduce turbulence which makes sharks undetectable by microphones or other fish when cutting through the water.

Friday, July 29, 2011

QUANTUM QUANDARY!!!! Wrap your brain around this one.

So there has been a very well known experiment in the science community known as the "Double Slit Experiment". In a nut shell it's to determine the principles of light. There are two slits in a sheet of metal and a photon gun that emits one single photon of light at a time. Now since light is a particle it should appear on the sensor behind the slits in two stripes behind the slits right? Well not true. It appears that the sensor shows that there are multiple stripes that form which means that light actually has the same principles as a wave does. NOW... this is where it gets freaky. The instant they turned on two sensors in front of the slits to determine which slit the photon actually traveled through before it hit the back sensor, the sensor in the back started recording only two stripes of light appearing. This means that the second we try to really watch what is actually happening in our universe the rules of physics change. Think about it. The laws of the universe actually knows when we are watching what it's doing. Some scientists believe that we will actually hit a ceiling at some point where we are unable to really know what is happening in the universe around us.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Damn You Traffic!!!!

For every one minute that a car is broke down on the freeway it will cause SEVEN minutes of delays for everyone else which end up costing us more than you'd expect. Traffic jams and delays cost the US economy $78.2 billion dollars last year which is 3 times more than it cost to build the entire federal freeway system back in 1956.

Friday, July 15, 2011

In Honor of Unicorn Appreciation Day...

In 1577, Queen Elizabeth was presented with a narwhal tusk and told it was the horn of a unicorn. At the time it was valued around 25-40,000 pounds which is about 1.75 and $3,000,000 in today's currency . It is still considered a royal treasure. (I still think its a unicorn horn and refuse to believe otherwise)

Friday, July 8, 2011

James Bond Girl was a Transexual

Caroline Cossey, One of the "Bond Girls", was actually born Barry Cossey and started taking hormones at the age of 16 and later had the full 'snip, snip, nip, and tuck' done to become a woman. She started modeling and landed a roll as one of the women in the movie "For Your Eyes Only" and no one knew the difference till word got out in the tabloids. Since then she has been featured in Playboy.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Hooo.. HOoo..HoooOOOoo... Owl Vision Edition

Owls are unable to shift their vision around due to the tube shape of their eyes, instead move there head in 270 degrees to look around. Owls have twice as many neck vertebrae as humans (14) which enables them to view behind them. They are also able to view just as well at night as they can during the day. Also owls are three times cooler than humans in that they have 3 sets of eye lids.

Friday, June 24, 2011

MAKING YOUR BED.... Total Waste of Time.

If you spend on average of a minute making your bed every single day, from when you leave home as a kid until you die, you will have wasted 19,000 minutes. That's equivalent to making your bed during the day for an entire month of daylight. Kind of a waste of a month if you ask me ;)

Friday, June 17, 2011


The Stonefish (Synanceia genius) is not only the most poisonous fish in the oceans but stepping on it is also documented as the most painful thing on earth. People who have suffered that unlucky foot placement have been known to ask doctors to cut their leg off rather then live with the pain till the poison wears off.

Friday, June 10, 2011

FUN FACT FRIDAY... Thaaaarrr Sheee Blooowwsss!

If you are walking along the beach and come across a strange smelly, waxy, blob make sure that you grab it and bring it home. It is known as "Ambergris" and is produced in the Sperm Whale gastrointestinal tract. It is valued at $20 per gram and used in perfumes. A good sized chunk can be worth up to $1,000,000.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

FUN FACT FRIDAYS June 3rd 2011

During the movie, The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal Lector never blinks while talking on screen.

FUN FACT FRIDAYS May 27th 2011

Typically, if you look to the left you are constructing a thought or object, therefore often if you are looking to the left while answering a question you are conjuring up a lie.

FUN FACT FRIDAYS May 20th 2011

If you are skydiving in shorts you technically don't have to breath because you're traveling fast enough that oxygen penetrates your skin and into your blood stream.

FUN FACT FRIDAYS May 13th 2011

The movie "The Terminal" was based on a true story of Mehran Nasseri who's passport and papers were stolen and had to remain at an airport. He lived there for 18 years and when he sold the movie rights to his story he became the worlds richest homeless man. In 2006 he received rights to leave the airport yet STILL lives in a homeless shelter.


The Colorado River flushes out 5 TONS of debris through the Grand Canyon every single second.

FUN FACT FRIDAYS April 29th 2011

The reason we have a "Best Man" at a wedding is because they would stand at the side of the groom with a sword and defend at all cost any neighboring villages coming to steal the bride away.

FUN FACT FRIDAYS April 22nd 2011

Today (along with being Good Friday) is National Don't Use Backspace day. So make sure and let those 'MSITAKES' fly

FUN FACT FRIDAYS April 8th 2011

Benjamin Franklin felt the turkey should be the national bird and was only one vote away from having it on our national seal and the back of our currency.

FUN FACT FRIDAYS April 1st 2011

State Laws Edition. In the state of Washington it is illegal to pretend that one’s parents are rich. Also in the City of Everett it is illegal to display a hypnotized or allegedly hypnotized person in a store window.

FUN FACT FRIDAYS March 25th 2011

Pre-Shark-Week.... The great white shark has electroreceptors (or Ampullae of Lorenzini) along its head that are so precise that they can detect a difference of 5 BILLIONTHS of a volt. That is five million times more sensitive than any other animal on earth. They would be able to detect a 1 Volt charge across the Atlantic Ocean.

FUN FACT FRIDAYS March 18th 2011

Cannibalism Edition. Ounce for ounce the human brain is the most nutrient rich part of the body. Before you go chopping up your room mate to have a healthy meal know that eating human brains can transmit "Kuru" (or 'laughing disesase') which will lead to sporadic tremors and uncontrollable outbursts of laughter.

FUN FACT FRIDAYS March 11th 2011

YAYYYYY JELLYFISH. So each tentacle on a Box Jellyfish has 500,000 cnidocytes which are microscopic harpoon shaped coiled hollow hairs. When triggered they spring out as fast as 700 nanoseconds, thus reaching an acceleration of up to 5,410,000 G's. That is the fastest moving thing on earth not on a cellular, molecular, or particle level.

FUN FACT FRIDAYS March 4th 2011

Poker Edition: The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache on a standard playing card. Also it is the only "suicide king" with the sword going through his head. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history and the hearts is Charlemagne. Which makes me wonder why "The Suicide King" is Charlemagne since he didn't commit suicide.

FUN FACT FRIDAYS February 25th 2011

Egyptians invented mascara as an intimidation factor to make themselves look scarier in war. It then became customary and carried on into womens fashion with the Queen Pharaoh Hapshetsut. Thousands of years later here we are and some women still use their mascara to scare us off. hahahaha

FUN FACT FRIDAYS February 18th 2011

Julia Child (yes the famous television chef) was a spy during WWII as part of the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) set up by President Franklin Roosevelt.

FUN FACT FRIDAYS February 11th 2011

The word avocado comes from the Aztec word "ahuacate", meaning testicle.

FUN FACT FRIDAYS February 4th 2011

Lawn Ornament Edition... There are more plastic flamingos in the US then real ones

FUN FACT FRIDAYS January 28th 2011

Today is Kokanee Day in Uganda. In 1988 Kokanee was the first beer imported to the country and since then they get the day off since they realize most people tend to be out celebrating anyways.

FUN FACT FRIDAYS January 21st 2011

Quantum Physics Edition. All the matter that composes every single person on Earth right this very second could be compressed down to the size of a sugar cube if all the empty spaces between electrons & nuclei was removed.

FUN FACT FRIDAYS January 14th 2011

Wealth... If you think we are in a recession consider that the country of Zimbabwe is the poorest country on earth and has a GDP (gross domestic product) of less then $250 per person. On a 'closer to home' note... The average household income of a family in the Appalachians is less than $8000 per year.

FUN FACT FRIDAYS January 7th 2011

Conception Edition - Women are born with around 2 million fertile egg which end up dying at about the time of birth. She is left with about 400 egg which remain dormant until they are activated one by one each month after puberty. This means that they are the only cell in the human body that remains original and not regenerated from the time of birth.

December 31st 2010 FUN FACT FRIDAYS

New Years Edition. The Quakers actually invented the holiday of New Years to sell more Oatmeal during the winter months. (dont believe me? Google it haha)

December 24th 2010 FUN FACT FRIDAYS

Christmas Edition... If you count up all the gifts given from the song "Twelve Days" it totals 364 total gifts And cost $96,824.29 today.

December 17th 2010 FUN FACT FRIDAYS

Tron Homage.... The computer character that helps Tron connect to his user is named for Allen B. DuMont, inventor of the first monitor in the year 1920.

November 26th 2010 FUN FACT FRIDAYS

Worst Lottery Edition.... Your odds of being killed by space debris are approximately 1 in 5 billion. That means slightly more than 1 person will be killed by some junk from space.

November 19th 2010 FUN FACT FRIDAYS

Disney style. The Movie "The Black Cauldron" had to be edited down twice in order to NOT receive an R-rating. It also took over 12 years to make, 5 years of actual production, and cost over $25 million. Over 1,165 different hues and colors were used and 34 miles of film stock was utilized. It was also the very first Disney movie to NOT have "The End" in the film.

November 12th 2010 FUN FACT FRIDAYS

For all you lovers out there. The bedroom is the most common place for 'sexin'. Let's see if you can guess which place is second most popular. We will see if the guesses add up to the real winner.
(the car)

November 5th 2010 FUN FACT FRIDAYS

Todays topic is Pi. And I'm not talking about the delicious sweet stuff. The 1,000,000th digit of Pi is actually 1. Daniel Tammet is a savant who memorized and rambled off 22,514 digits of pi in just over 5 hours.

(might be useful to know one day)

October 22nd 2010 FUN FACT FRIDAYS

Men can typically read smaller print than women, but women can nag better..... I MEAN... read better. ;)

October 15th 2010 FUN FACT FRIDAYS

Movie trivia... This one is thanks to my sis Jeanette. Michael J Fox was not the first choice for the movie Back To The Future. Eric Stoltz filmed 5 weeks on set before the director Robert Zemeckis decided he wasn't getting the laughs needed so they fired him and reshot everything with M.J.F

October 8th 2010 FUN FACT FRIDAYS

(watch out this one is extra geeky. it's got everything. math and triple palindromes all in one)

111,111,111 X 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

September 24th 2010 FUN FACT FRIDAYS

"Proterotype" is the longest word you can spell with one single row on the qwerty keyboard. "Aftereffects" is the longest you can spell with the left hand and "Hypolimnion" is the longest you can spell with the right hand.

September 17th 2010 FUN FACT FRIDAYS

The only domestic animal NOT mentioned in the bible is the cat. Proving once again my theory that GOD hates cats ;)

September 10th 2010 FUN FACT FRIDAYS

ZZZzzzZZZiiiiiippppp.... So look down at your zipper right now. It probably says YKK. Ever wonder what it stands for? Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha is the worlds largest zipper manufacterer.

August 27th 2010 FUN FACT FRIDAYS7

Sand is the number 1 killer of people on the beach every year. 23 cases have been reported of people killed by sand over the last decade where only about 8 have been reported of shark attacks.

August 20th 2010 FUN FACT FRIDAYS

A block of gold one square inch can be pounded down into enough gold leaf that it would cover a football field

August 13th 2010 FUN FACT FRIDAYS

On a bit of a morbid tip... It is still legal in Uruguay to kill your oldest son up to the age of 13 if he is unable to finish the annual tribal mountain race. It is considered a great dishonor to not be able to finish.

August 6th 2010 FUN FACT FRIDAYS

Ahhhhh the magical whale. Did you know that at a certain depth in the ocean whales are able to communicate with each other 5,000 miles apart. If the pressure and depth of the water is ideal it creates a layer where the song of the whale will bounce in between and travel for distances across the oceans. Now go kill those whales Japan for your "research"

July 9th 2010 FUN FACT FRIDAYS

The golden orb spider of south America produces the strongest fiber known to man. Scientists can't replicate it. If the spider was able to produce a net large enough, and with a filament as thick as a pencil, it would be able to stop commercial jet in mid flight.

July 2nd 2010 FUN FACT FRIDAYS

Malaysia is the number one consumer of Twinkies in the world.

June 25th 2010 FUN FACT FRIDAYS

Spinach got the false reputation of being a power food super rich in iron when the decimal was placed in the wrong spot figuring out it's nutritional content. It is still a great source but not the super food it once was thought to be.

June 18th 2010 FUN FACT FRIDAYS

"tattarrattat" is the longest single word palindrome in the English language. It was coined by James Joyce in the book "Ulysses" to explain the sound of knocking on a door.

June 11th 2010 FUN FACT FRIDAYS

The Tulip bulb market is speculated to be the worlds first "economic bubble market" when a single bulb went for 12 acres of land in 1637. It quickly crashed and took decades for the Dutch economy to bounce back...

June 4th 2010 FUN FACT FRIDAYS

Bibendum is the name of the Michellin Man Mascot


Eskimos are unable to digest corn due to the fact that the grain was never introduced into their diet until travelers brought canned corn up there.