I enjoy this list of interesting facts because it's not the same as any other list of interesting facts. You can read other lists, but these are special. I love these facts, but you don't. If you do, you're reading the wrong list. You have been warned. These are fascinating facts. They're true. Some of them might be kind of interesting. All of them are entertaining. Most of them will make you feel silly, like you missed something really obvious and dumb when you were a kid. What You Won't Find Here: I won't bore you with any statistics, and I'm not going to try to sell you anything. This isn't a “Top Ten Reasons to Buy This Book,” “10 Amazing Secrets of Success” or “5 Amazing Strategies to Get Your Man.” This isn't a how-to guide. There's no step-by-step process here. There's nothing that you're going to have to memorize. There's nothing to practice.
A play was ruined when tickets were given to bald men in certain seats.
Big Ben was cracked two months after its unveiling.
Steve Jobs called up the CEO of HP in 8th grade.
A wine by any other name tastes just as sweet, but more so if it’s French.
A Finnish soldier survived in a ditch for a week by eating pine cones.
Most people have bone spurs.
An architect wanted to join Africa and Europe.
More uranium is released by coal plants than all the nuclear power plants.
Being the 7th son born in Argentina in the early 1900s meant you’d turn into a werewolf.
The god Khepri was thought to have pushed the sun like a dung beetle pushes poop.
There are more tigers in US backyards than the wild.
“Happy” only made Pharrell $2,700 from Pandora plays.
Medical experts say “Memento” is accurate.
A man set up a toll number to make money from annoying calls.
King Cambyses II used cats as a meat shield to invade Egypt.
A grandmaster had to prove his identity with a chess game, or be executed.
A Black architect in the 1920s had to draw upside down so he wasn’t sat next to white clients.
A black belt in martial arts does not mean the wearer is Bruce Lee.
A koala was harder to steal from a zoo than a croc.
Rome adopted Christianity as their state religion after Ethiopia.