Factoids can be fun, especially when they are nice to have and not must have. The things we have to know, well — we just have to. Less fun certainly than the things that we never dreamed of, or really thought that we would even want to discover. Discovery – that could be the key. Unexpected or forgotten factoids are fun because it is like a journey of discovery, a nice one, not one that we have been told to take. And so in homage to the unexpected journey of learning new things, with total disregard to usefulness, this list presents 10 factoids.
10. Nobody really knows how lightning happens.
9. Bruce Lee was so fast that they had to slow the film down so you could see his moves.
8. The first album to be released on CD was Billy Joel’s “52nd Street”.
7. The average raindrop falls at 20 miles per hour while drizzle drops fall at 4.5 mph.
6. In Disney’s Fantasia, the Sorcerer to whom Mickey played an apprentice was named Yensid (Disney spelled backward).
5. Every month more than 90 percent of American children eat at McDonald’s;
The average American eats three hamburgers and four orders of french fries every week.
4. The past-tense of the English word “dare” is “durst”.
3. John Lennon’s first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.
2. The name Jeep comes from “GP”, the army abbreviation for General Purpose.
1. The word “lethologica” describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
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