Random Factoids 14.02.2019

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‘Clinophobia is the fear of beds.’

 

Hmmm…I’m not thinking that makes for a comfortable living situation.

-Mliae

*Fact sourced via Fun Funny Facts

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Random Factoids 07.02.2019

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‘For every child born in Wales since April 2014, the Welsh Government have donated a fruit tree to Ugandan families, to celebrate the birth or adoption of every child.’

Does anyone know if this is actually true? What a good idea!

-Mliae

*Fact sourced via The Fact Site

Random Factoids 24.1.2019

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‘There are 5 temples in Kyoto, Japan that have blood stained ceilings. The ceilings are made from the floorboards of a castle where warriors killed themselves after a long hold-off against an army. To this day you can still see the outlines and the footprints.’

Creeeeppppy! An interesting fact, though. Try pulling this bad boy out on your next trivia night!

-Mliae

*Source: livin3

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Random Factoids: 17.1.2019

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Have you heard the saying ‘It’s raining cats and dogs’? That saying supposedly came into being in England during the 17th century when there were many homeless cats and dogs that would drown during heavy storms and float down the streets, making it appear as if it had, in fact, been raining cats and dogs.

Morbid, but interesting. I often wonder about the origins of sayings that seem so bizarre.

Have you heard about this one?

-Mliae

*Source: Livin3

Random Factoids 28.04.2018

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‘Handshakes were originally meant to make sure that the person you were meeting, wasn’t carrying a concealed weapon. The hand clasp proved that your hand was empty and Β shaking was meant to dislodge any weapons hiding up the sleeve.’

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I will never be able to shake hands again without reciting this, like a geek on crack, to the person I’m meeting.

-Mliae

Random Factoids 28.12.2017

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In 2010, a black widow suicide bomber planned an attack in Moscow on New Years eve. She was killed when a Happy New Year text message from her phone operator, detonated her bomber belt, hours before the planned attack. She was the only victim.

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Stranger than fiction, for real! Happy New Years, and I hope you have a new appreciation for spam texts now! ( I know I do)

-Mliae

Random Factoids 28.08.2017

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‘There are over 20 000 species of edible plants in the world. However, just 20 species provide 90% of human food.’

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Hmmm…food for thought. Literally! I wonder if these other 19 980 species of edible plant would help to solve the worlds food crisis as opposed to lab made frankenfood. Thoughts?

-Mliae

7 Weird Halloween Facts for a Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, all! I know that your feeds are bursting at the seams with Halloween posts. I will add to that πŸ˜‰ Β So, I decided to do something a bit different and share some random or little known facts about Halloween.Β 

  • The original Jack O’Lantern was carved into turnips, not pumpkins. Pumpkins are used in the Americanized version because they were more plentiful in the USA than turnips.

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  • Samhainophobia is defined as the fear of Halloween

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  • Tradition dictates that if you want to see a witch at midnight on Halloween, a person must wear their clothes inside out and walk backwards

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  • Apparently, using Β or selling silly string in Hollywood comes with a fine of $1,000 since 2004, in order to prevent vandalism of streets and neighborhoods

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  • Signs of a werewolf are said to be a unibrow, hairy palms, tattoo’s and a longer middle finger. (So, like half the guys I know…maybe minus the hairy palms.)

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  • This year, Germany, a country that usually enjoys wearing terrifying costumes for their Halloween celebration, has announced a ‘zero-tolerance policy’ regarding creepy clowns. This is due to the fact that the creepy clown phenom has reached Europe from the USA and following in excess of 30 attacks, robberies and the like, in Germany, the ministry doesn’t not really know how to deal with it, except to make it illegal.

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  • In 2007, Daylight savings time in the USA was actually changed, after many years of lobbying by the candy companies, to add an extra hour to Halloween for trick-or-treaters. It has been claimed that it was for safety reasons, as the hit and run statistics on Halloween are very high. But I think we all know it’s because adding an extra hour, means more time to trick or treat and an increased need for larger amounts of candy.

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I hope you enjoyed these weird Halloween facts!

Enjoy and save some candy for me!

-Mliae