It's the age-old problem of how to enjoy this list of interesting facts and yet keep the fact that it's an interesting fact from becoming an interesting fact itself. We need to talk about a few things before we get to the good stuff. First, I am not a scientist, nor a scientist-adjacent. I have an interest in the subject of the odd and unusual, but my knowledge is not based in any kind of scientific expertise. My understanding of these topics comes from books and Wikipedia and, well, reading a lot. If there's something you find dubious here, please take it up with the experts. Second, I am not trying to start some kind of global religion. These facts are presented as amusing oddities. It's a little bit like when your friend is talking about their favorite book, and then you enjoy a list of interesting facts about that book. I am not suggesting that the existence of these facts somehow validate or endorse any religious belief. This is a list of facts for your amusement.
Spain was a real one when it came to the 1918 flu pandemic.
People in the middle ages thought the bodily fluids of redheads had magical properties.
A chemist blinked as many times as he could after his head was chopped off.
A Swedish scientist foresaw climate change over a hundred years ago.
Hawaii tried to give the homeless one-way rides out of the state.
Greek mythology says the sirens were human-faced bird creatures.
Thank bacteria for keeping Earth alive.
Don’t feed bread to ducks.
Jupiter’s moon Io is covered in constantly erupting volcanoes.
The average person who watches cable news is retirement age.
The inventor of Fidget Spinners didn’t make any money off of their explosion in popularity.
Northern Rhodesia entered the 1964 Olympics, and left as Zambia.
The first metal-framed glass facade building was panned in 1864.
A US senator wanted the UK to hand over Canada as payment for their support of the Confederacy.
“Kevin” is a dirty word in Germany.
Google thought everyone searching for Michael Jackson after his death was a malware attack.
Air pollution is making people dumber.
People really like Christmas movies.
Daredevil got an award from the American Foundation for the Blind.
Movie theater seats are red because of the Purkinje Effect.