8 Facts That Will Blow Your Mind
Are you in need of eight random facts that will blow your mind? No, of course you're not. But here they are anyway.
There is graffiti on the moon.
Astronaut Eugene Andrew "Gene" Cernan promised his daughter that he would write her initials on the moon. And he did. The letters "T D C" will be visible on the moon for thousands of years.
Polar bears are naturally camouflaged. Except for their black noses, which are a bit of a give away. Polar bears have learnt to cover their nose with their paws when they are trying to blend in with their snowy surroundings.
YouTube takes a millennium to watch.
Given the current number of videos on the famous website, YouTube, it would take over 1,000 years (a millennium) to watch every single video on there.
The CIA planned to use cyborg cats against Russia.
In the 1960s, the American CIA attempted to surgically implant batteries, microphones and antennae inside cats and release them into the Russian Kremlin to listen to secret conversations. The operation was called 'Acoustic Kitty'.
The shower scene in Psycho was fruity.
In the 1960 film 'Psycho' by Alfred Hitchcock, the famous sound effects heard in the equally famous shower scene were created by stabbing a casaba melon repeatedly with a microphone held up to it.
Grumbles are cute.
A group of lions is called a pride. A group of dolphins is called a pod. A group of penguins is called a huddle. A group of pugs is called a grumble.
Work is deadly.
Statistically, you are more likely to get killed going to work or at work than being killed on the battlefield. According to the National Safety Council, 1 in 112 deaths are due to traffic incidents whereas 1 in 6,107,959 chance to die in a warzone.
Heroin was a cough medicine.
A pharmaceutical company called Bayer held the trademark for the name "heroin". Heroin was sold as a remedy for coughs and headaches and Bayer even marketed it as safe for children, before people realised it was a dangerous narcotic.