Facts of the Day -George Lucas gave Mel Brooks his blessing to make Spaceballs on the condition that no action figures be made, as they could be confused with actual Star Wars toys.
Facts of the Day -Iran eliminated its kidney transplant waiting list by incentivizing unrelated donors with financial compensation and heath insurance
Facts of the Day -that 1389 people died at Tsar Nicholas II’s coronation party as people were trampled due to rumors that there wasn’t enough free beer and food.
Facts of the Day – that the founder of Victoria’s Secret sold the company in 1982 for $1 Million and killed himself in 1993 by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge
Facts of the Day -comedian Eddie Izzard completed 43 marathons in 51 days with no history of long distance running
Facts of the Day -that “Pixel” is short for Picture Element
Facts of the Day -that the descendants of Cornelius Vanderbilt, once America’s richest man, held a reunion in 1973. Not a single one of them were millionaires.
Facts of the Day -That 167 people cashed in big on 175 to 1 odds that Luis Suarez would bite someone during the 2014 World Cup after a Norwegian betting site posted a joke bet.
Facts of the Day -the Kodak company used a 13-month calendar from 1924 to 1989 and George Eastman pushed for its worldwide acceptance.
Facts of the Day -that, to date, six nuclear weapons have been lost and never recovered.
Facts of the Day -that in 1990 there was a revival series of The Brady Bunch called The Bradys, which featured most of the original cast and had more dramatic storylines (e.g., Bobby becomes a parapalegic and Marcia is an alcoholic). It lasted for 6 episodes.
Facts of the Day -867-5309 has been disabled as a working phone number in 95% of US
Facts of the Day -the 10 year old singer of “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas” got her wish and donated it to the local zoo
Facts of the Day -Mistletoe is a parasitic plan. It absorbs nutrients and water by penetrating branches high up on trees.
Facts of the Day -that although Antarctica is overall declining in mass due to melting ice, East Antarctica is actually gaining volume.
Facts of the Day -that the largest galaxy in the observable universe is elliptical galaxy, IC 1101. It has 100 trillion stars and is 6 million light years across! By comparison, the Milky way has a mere 100 billion stars and is 120,000 light years across.
Facts of the Day -that after losing his wife and two children due to a mid-air collision, Vitaly Kaloyev murdered the Air Traffic Controller responsible in front of the Air Traffic Controller’s kids and wife, spent 3 years in prison and returned back to Russia as a hero
Facts of the Day – Kenneth Dover, one of the 20th century’s top classical scholars, admitted in his autobiography to engineering the suicide of a colleague who bothered him
Facts of the Day -out of the top 10 most pirated E-books, Jan 2013, three were about sex tips and three were Photoshop guides.
Facts of the Day -that if you pull back and let go of the string of a compound bow without an arrow, it is possible that the bow will explode.
Facts of the Day – there are concrete pillars atop prominent hills all across Great Britain that were used as “trig points” in order to create an accurate map via angles
Facts of the Day – Portuguese king John II was called “The Man”/”The Dude” (El Hombre) by queen Isabella of Castile (Spain)
Facts of the Day -that a dreamachine is a device made with a light bulb and a record turntable that reportedly induces lucid dreaming.
Facts of the Day -that the United States has 17 intelligence agencies and they’re parts of a larger agency called the United States Intelligence Community (US I.C.)
Facts of the Day -Alexander Fleming warned that misuse of antibiotics could lead to resistant bacteria during his Nobel Prize acceptance speech for discovering Penicillin
Facts of the Day -That Gottfrid Svartholm from the Pirate Bay had his Mum read him computer manuals before he could read himself so he could learn to program Basic. He was 6 years old.
Facts of the Day -that the “Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs” who killed 21 people in less than a month, were caught because they tried selling a victim’s phone while law enforcement were tracking it.
Facts of the Day -the earliest pioneers in computer programming were women, until the home computing revolution software Engineering was considered “womens work”.
Facts of the Day – during WW2, a total of 14,903 pilots died in the United States during training exercises, 8,264 more than in Afghanistan and Iraq combined.
Facts of the Day – That an American sniper once crawled on his chest alone for 4 days and 3 nights to assassinate an enemy commander