One of my favorite books growing up was The Stupendously Strange and Surprising History of the World by Jonathon Green. I enjoy this list of interesting facts, but I don't think it's nearly as strange and surprising as Green's book is. Green's book is so strange that I don't think that I've been able to find any other books that are quite as strange as his book. In my opinion, it should be required reading for everyone. If you're not familiar with Green's book, it's a history of the world written by a historian who doesn't believe in history. The book starts by looking at how humans first appeared on Earth. Green begins with a theory that humans are an experiment, and then looks at evidence supporting the hypothesis. He then looks at how life first appeared on Earth. One of the ideas that Green suggests is that we're all characters in a cosmic play. The reason why humans have a tendency to think that they're special is because it would be odd if they were just characters in a cosmic play. I enjoy this list of interesting facts because I feel the same way.
‘Futurama’ created and solved a mathematical theorem on air.
Lucas trolled the Star Wars Episode II cast with the film’s working title.
A Japanese inventor dives underwater until he almost dies to get inspired.
The first full-length silent film had in-theater sound effects.
The Fiji Crested Iguana was first identified in the movie “The Blue Lagoon.”
Scotland Yard is built on the site of an unsolved murder.
Hackers testified before the US Senate Committee using their hacker names.
China used knives as money 2500 years ago.
Burning candles releases particles that are terrible for your body.
Real GTA fans had their rants played on an in-game radio station.
A town of barely a dozen people sells 4 million cans of beer a year.
Amazonian tribes use Google Earth.
Thunder Thighs was a sauropod with the largest leg muscles.
There is an area in the Pacific known as the “White Shark Cafe.”
A Navy Admiral “turned a blind eye” towards the signal to retreat.
Fox is contractually prohibited from interfering with ‘The Simpsons.’
Reindeer has specialized eyes for night vision.
Nestlé is referred to as the “Baby Killer.”
A US General was detained because the military police thought Chicago was Illinois' capital.
Artificial trees could soak up 1000x more carbon dioxide than real ones.