In my line of work as a comedy writer, I enjoy this list of interesting facts, as it offers me a chance to share with you some fascinating items of trivia. You may not be familiar with these facts, and if you are, it could be a while since you last heard them. If you have ever been stuck on an airplane next to someone who wants to know the capital of Burkina Faso, you know the value of knowing facts. I've compiled a list of such facts, and I will be sharing them in no particular order, so as to entertain your brain for a few minutes. I enjoy this list of interesting facts because it offers me a chance to share with you some fascinating items of trivia. If you have any additional facts, please do feel free to share them in the comments section with everyone else.
Farmers are hacking their tractor firmware.
Zimbabwe abandoned its currency due to inflation.
People in Nigeria will make coffins for dead pythons.
John Hughes almost made a “Jaws” sequel.
A computer system failed during a NASA flight, so Buzz Aldrin had to do the calculations.
A baseball coach “caught” a grapefruit dropped from a plane.
There has been the same percentage of left-handed people for thousands of years.
Marie Antoinette liked to LARP as a village peasant.
Expired mayo helped to power Michigan State University in 2017.
A type of pinecone only opens up during forest fires.
The US tried to make a flying saucer to fight the Soviets.
The police claimed a lottery jackpot because the ticket was bought illegally.
People were complaining about socialized medicine 80 years ago.
Before elevators, higher floors were for poor people.
The only civilian ship to sink an enemy warship was the Titanic’s sister ship.