13 Illuminating And Also Entertaining Now-You-Know Facts

”I have too much fascinating stuff to think about,” said nobody ever. Especially nobody in 2020. In light of this fact, we’re proud to present you yet another roundup of 13 nuggets of at least mildly fascinating stuff for your brain to munch on:

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13 Illuminating And Also Entertaining Now-You-Know Facts 
 - In the 1790s, an Oxford undergrad pranked his alma mater with bat poop. Source: NPR

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13 Illuminating And Also Entertaining Now-You-Know Facts 
 - In 1977, Elvis stopped a fight and saved an innocent boy with karate.Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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13 Illuminating And Also Entertaining Now-You-Know Facts 
 - In Argentina, the 29th of every month is the Day of GnocchiSource: Food Republic

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13 Illuminating And Also Entertaining Now-You-Know Facts 
 -A scientist turned down a $100,000 prize because he couldn't share it with his colleagues.Source: National Post

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13 Illuminating And Also Entertaining Now-You-Know Facts 
 - In 2016, China banned seductively eating a banana on a livestream.Source: VICE

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13 Illuminating And Also Entertaining Now-You-Know Facts 
 - Queen guitarist Brian May uses sixpence coins instead of guitar picks.Source: Ultimate Guitar

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13 Illuminating And Also Entertaining Now-You-Know Facts 
 - Animals have regional dialects, too.Source: National Geographic

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13 Illuminating And Also Entertaining Now-You-Know Facts 
 - Samsung built a robot butt to test their phones. Source: TechRadar

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13 Illuminating And Also Entertaining Now-You-Know Facts 
 - High-ranking women in ancient Egypt weren't embalmed until they were deadSource: Ancient History Encyclopedia

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13 Illuminating And Also Entertaining Now-You-Know Facts 
 In Anton-Babinski syndrome, patients insist they can see just fine, even though they can't.Source: The American Journal of Medicine Blog

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13 Illuminating And Also Entertaining Now-You-Know Facts 
 - The word for orange as a color didn't appear in English until the 16th century.Source: Mental Floss

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13 Illuminating And Also Entertaining Now-You-Know Facts - The whole IT sector has the same carbon footprint as the aviation industry.Source: BBC

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13 Illuminating And Also Entertaining Now-You-Know Facts 
 - One of NASA's highest awards is the Silver Snoopy.Source: NASA

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