I enjoy this list of interesting facts, not because they're necessarily “fun facts” (which I often find to be the case, in that they're often stupid or trivial), but because they are all things that I have discovered by accident. They're a mix of things I found in books, and things I found out in other ways. The majority of them are also things that I find surprising or surprising that people would not know. The only thing I'm not sure about is whether it should be a list of interesting facts that are interesting to me, or whether it should be a list of interesting facts that are interesting to the general reader. If you enjoy this list of interesting facts, then I hope it is the latter, and I'd appreciate feedback from people who enjoy the former. I'm not sure which way to go on this. If you like the idea of a list of interesting facts, then maybe it is the latter, but I hope that people will enjoy reading it regardless of what they are interested in.
“Dr. Death” was the most prolific serial killer in history.
Bang Bang Chicken is tenderized with a stick, hence the name.
The Tower of Pisa isn’t expected to lean anymore.
There is an official Scottish tartan for Domino’s Pizza.
Hermann Detzner wrote a book about living among cannibals, but it was all lies.
The sun from Mercury appears to make a loop in the sky.
One village in India plants 111 trees every time a girl is born.
The world’s rarest colors are protected in Cambridge.
More than half of British teens think Sherlock Holmes was real.
King Philip II of France and King Richard I of England were very close.
A 3-year-old girl named Karina Chikitova survived 11 days in the Siberian wilderness with her dog.
A viper has evolved a tail that looks and moves like a spider.
Cooter Brown stayed drunk for the entire Civil War.
A cartoonist forged Norman Rockwell paintings so his ex wife didn’t get them.