Friday, 31 July 2015

Almost True and Interesting Facts for Parties

The other day on Twitter an interesting idea was put forward which having nothing else in my mind I will put to the test. It was those chaps at ShrinkingShrimps (sorry SinkingShip) who are to blame, they happen to mention interesting facts and whether it mattered if they were real. Well this is a very good point and one that is ideally suited to the internet where truth and reality are sometimes a bit grey to say the least.

Therefore I thought maybe I should supply my trusty followers with some interesting facts that sound true which they can use at parties, and when quizzed about them they can turn round and say hand on heart . . . . . Well I read it on the internet from a reliable source. . . .  OK I’m sort of reliable. So I will now attempt to make up entirely plausible interesting facts that might or might not be real bearing in mind I am making them up as I go and have no plans to check anything.

OK here goes

Only 15% of all true facts published on the internet are in fact true

Elvis was afraid of toads

The European Swift never eats blue insects

The top surface area of all aeroplane wings is always 1.0754 times larger than the surface area of the bottom of the wing regardless of size or shape.

Putting the hard drive of your computer upside-down in your freezer for 12 hours will wipe all the data

Because Chinese text is based on images it is impossible to be dyslexic in Chinese.

The Russian Black Moth is the only Moth or butterfly in the world than can flap its wings at different speeds at the same time

Gold is the only precious metal that has been detected on another planet from here on Earth

Monkeys never share apples

Zero is the only number that has been mathematically proved not to exist.

The Empire State building is shrinking by half an inch a year and in theory will only be a third of its present height in 250,000 years time.

A humming bird can react 1000 times faster that a human to a sudden movement

The entire volume of water in the sea rotates round the world slowly once every twenty five years

If you pass a tiny electrical charge though the body of a dead spider within the first twenty four hours of dying it will spin a new web.

Up until 1923 all paper was slightly radioactive.

98% of all humans have legs that are slightly different lengths, this is due to the curvature and rotation of the Earth and is thought to be an evolutionary development to stop us going round in circles.

Well that’s it that is a short list of facts that may or may not be of interest . . . Why not try making up your own set of facts and then we can create Sillypedia the Oracle of all dodgy facts. . . . Hey that sounds like it’s an idea with legs but I'm lazy, and or Mad


  1. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

    Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every 2 weeks otherwise it will digest itself.

    No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver and purple.

    If a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.

    1. AH yes I knew the cat one, but I think you may have destroyed my love of Barbie for ever, that is not the sort of name for a young proportional distorted plastic woman to have. No more will I twist her joints and attempt to saw her little long legs off with there dainty feet and fourteen toes.

      I will think about a poem with all those words in so I can go YA SUCKS BOO a lot.

      Mucus I thought that was Barbie's boyfriend I'm so confused.

  2. Ghosts are magnetic.

    The well used @ sign was invented by accident. The writer was trying to draw a small g but hiccuped and didn't spot it.

    Dwarves have no echo.

    Nothing in nature occurs in 9's.

    1. I have always wondered about those Ghosts, ever since they protested outside the large hadron collider. only to vanish off on a 16 mile loop round the Swiss mountains when it was switched on. Those Dwarfs tried to warn them but well we all know what went wrong with that. . . . Don't Dwarfs come in nines?

      as for @ Well I always thought it was a sign from God. . . . HAHAHHAH Hah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha