25 Facts of Today – February 02, 2015

Facts of Today -when University of Vienna students were asked their reasons behind choosing to learn Finnish

when University of Vienna students were asked their reasons behind choosing to learn Finnish

Facts of Today -that when recycled glass is used to manufacture new glass containers

that when recycled glass is used to manufacture new glass containers

Facts of Today -Our genes show that we all share a male ancestor that is called Y-Chromosomal Adam

Our genes show that we all share a male ancestor that is called Y-Chromosomal Adam

Facts of Today -that there exists a planet between Mars and Jupiter known as Ceres. It’s a dwarf planet, like Pluto, and may contain water and an atmosphere.

that there exists a planet between Mars and Jupiter known as Ceres. It's a dwarf planet, like Pluto, and may contain water and an atmosphere.

Facts of Today -that the last recorded kill using a bow and arrow in war was made in WWII by British officer Jack Churchill, who carried a longbow, bagpipes and a Scottish broadsword into battle

that the last recorded kill using a bow and arrow in war was made in WWII by British officer Jack Churchill, who carried a longbow, bagpipes and a Scottish broadsword into battle

Facts of Today -that a Swedish man survived for two months in a car that had been snowed over. He ate only snow, and survived due a “igloo effect”.

that a Swedish man survived for two months in a car that had been snowed over. He ate only snow, and survived due a igloo effect

Facts of Today -Queen Victoria was prescribed cannabis for her menstrual cramps

Queen Victoria was prescribed cannabis for her menstrual cramps

Facts of Today – portable refrigeration was made possibly by Frederick McKinley, a black inventor. His invention allowed the transport of perishable goods across large distances

portable refrigeration was made possibly by Frederick McKinley, a black inventor. His invention allowed the transport of perishable goods across large distances

Facts of Today -that Stephen Fry is the only person alive who knows why Douglas Adams chose 42 as the answer to “Life, the Universe and Everything”

Facts of Today -after the Nazi occupation of Warsaw, so much of the city had been razed that a 18th century landscape painting was used to rebuild the city.

after the Nazi occupation of Warsaw, so much of the city had been razed that a 18th century landscape painting was used to rebuild the city.

Facts of Today -that the intense rationing in England during WWII actually reduced infant mortality by guaranteeing nutrition to everyone.

that the intense rationing in England during WWII actually reduced infant mortality by guaranteeing nutrition to everyone.

Facts of Today – at an Amazon.com warehouse in Pennsylvania, workers were required to work — in some cases walking 15 miles a day — in 100+ degree heat. When the news broke, Amazon’s initial response was to keep an ambulance outside the warehouse.

at an Amazon.com warehouse in Pennsylvania, workers were required to work -- in some cases walking 15 miles a day -- in 100+ degree heat. When the news broke, Amazon's initial response was to keep an ambulance outside the warehouse.

Facts of Today -Clearly Canadian is trying to bring back their beverage. They only need 25,000 cases sold to start production

Clearly Canadian is trying to bring back their beverage. They only need 25,000 cases sold to start production

Facts of Today -James Franco, a non-smoker, took up smoking two packs of cigarettes a day, learned to ride a motorcycle and play guitar, and cut himself off from his loved ones, all to prepare for his role as James Dean.

James Franco, a non-smoker, took up smoking two packs of cigarettes a day, learned to ride a motorcycle and play guitar, and cut himself off from his loved ones, all to prepare for his role as James Dean.

Facts of Today -as many as 38 of rape victims are male.

men and sexual assault.

Facts of Today -George Harrison could play 26 instruments

George Harrison could play 26 instruments

Facts of Today -That Tesla tried to name their 3rd generation vehicle the Model E, so that their model line spelt S E X.

That Tesla tried to name their 3rd generation vehicle the Model E, so that their model line spelt S E X.

Facts of Today -Frank Sinatra hated Rock and Roll the most brutal, ugly, desperate vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear

Frank Sinatra hated Rock and Roll the most brutal, ugly, desperate vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear

Facts of Today -Tadeusz Kosciuszko, a Polish war hero who helped win the American Revolutionary War, left his property in the USA to be sold to educate and free Thomas Jefferson’s and other slaves. As executor, Jefferson never acted on the will and no slaves were freed.

Tadeusz Kosciuszko, a Polish war hero who helped win the American Revolutionary War

Facts of Today -The United States in 1964 and again in 1966 conducted nuclear tests – in Mississippi.

The United States in 1964 and again in 1966 conducted nuclear tests - in Mississippi.

Facts of Today -that King James I of Scotland was trapped in a drain and killed because it was blocked to prevent the loss of tennis balls.

that King James I of Scotland was trapped in a drain and killed because it was blocked to prevent the loss of tennis balls.

Facts of Today -in the book Shawshank Redemption, Red, the character later played by Morgan Freeman, was a red-haired Irishma

in the book Shawshank Redemption, Red, the character later played by Morgan Freeman, was a red-haired Irishma