Welcome to today's list of facts! Some may be surprising, while others are down-right wacky. But all matter nonetheless. Did you know that Lego used to bury its used molds in the concrete foundations of buildings? This was to prevent them from being reused because the accuracy of the product weight was so important. Talk about dedication! Or how about this one: Mormons will allow medical marijuana use with a doctor’s note - even though they forbid hot coffee. The rule set called “Word of Wisdom” prohibits alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs and coffee and tea, based on what church members believe was a revelation from God to Joseph Smith in 1833. So if you ever find yourself needing some weed under strict Mormon law, now you know there's a way around it. And finally, meerkats kill more of their own kind than any other animal with an astonishing 20% average “team kill” rate among all mammals. Impressive, yet chilling.
Doctors used moss to wrap wounds during WWI.
A band was told that Woodstock was just some pig farm in upstate NY.
Curved roofs in Chinese architecture are to ward off spirits.
North Korea cheated twice at the Math Olympiad.
A 456 pound man ate only multivitamins for a year to lose 276 pounds.
An orchestra conductor has a 30 second memory thanks to contracting herpes.
Michelangelo was not keen to share his sketchbook.
There were no industry equipment standards for firefighters by the time of the 1904 Baltimore fire.
A Pakistani game show offered orphans as prizes.
Big Ben is about to be the Leaning Clock of London.
Robert Downey Jr. buried his “Less Than Zero” role, literally.
A silent film called “Unknown” was lost among other film cans marked “unknown.”
There was a female Paul Revere that rode 40 miles in 1777.
A would-be victim of a serial killer survived and saw him in a bar months later.
An astronaut brought the ‘Firefly’ series to the ISS.
The blind in the US get a free device to read paper money.
Saint Arnold of Soissons is the Saint of Beer.
Meerkats are cute and murderous.
Mormons can’t drink coffee or tea.
Lego poured concrete over the old molds when new factories were built.