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Sometimes I come across facts that are too obscure to have their own full-blown category.

So every now and then I check my random facts file for those little known tidbits of info that you can use to amaze and dazzle your friends with your intelligence.

Friday Fun Facts About Facts

  • If you had to lift a 5,000-pound car what would you use? Cable? Chain? No, you’d want to use Duct Tape. It will do the job just fine.
  • There is only one of Sweden’s top 20 surnames that doesn’t end in “son.” Somehow “Lindberg” just doesn’t sound Swedish.
  • What species of spider was that? One of the approximately 38,000 known species. Learn them all — there will be a quiz next Friday.
  • Keep an eye out for snakes because they are keeping their eyes out for you. In fact they can’t blink or close their eyes at all — even when sleeping.
  • We are now in the longest period in American history where a president has not died in office. A president died in office every twenty years between Lincoln and Kennedy.
  • It’s never too late. Colonel Harland David Sanders founded KFC at the ripe old age of 65 after a work history of being fired from many jobs.
  • Not a fun fact but including it anyway. Six months before the Challenger disaster a lone engineer warned his superiors about an O-Ring problem the result of which “would be a catastrophe of the highest order: loss of human life.”
  • Ever wonder why wedding rings go on the third finger of the left hand? In ancient times it was believed it was the only finger with a vein connecting directly to the heart.
  • Think sea levels will rise due to climate change? Did you know there is 3 times the amount of water below the surface than in all the oceans combined?
  • There are currently 9 million people who speak the Hebrew language. In spite of the fact that the language died out between 200 and 400 AD. It was brought back by Germany in the 19th

Some Final Thoughts

Admit it. You feel so much smarter than when you first started reading. No need to thank me.

But if you do want to give me credit for your amazing wealth of knowledge I will be happy to take it.

Any facts you’d like to share with the group?

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